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Since March 2019, social work student Helana Kama has provided social services at the State Library’s main branch downtown, linking homeless individuals to shelter, hygiene services, substance abuse treatment, and housing. The services are the result of a new partnership between the State Library, the office of the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness, and the University ...
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Housing is the Answer

Posted on Apr 1, 2019 in Main, News

On April 1, 2019, Partners in Care and Bridging the Gap organized a rally at the Hawai’i State Capitol to advocate for sustained annual commitments by the Legislature toward truly affordable housing and core homeless services.  Over one hundred individuals and ninety organizations signed on a joint letter in support of: Sustained annual commitments for ...
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Tackling Homelessness Statewide

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 in News

The Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness and the Hawai’i Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) regularly review homeless population trends as one performance measure to evaluate the effectiveness of the State’s strategic plan and framework. Between 2017 and 2018, the number of homeless individuals in Hawai’i decreased by 690 individuals (9.6%).  The decrease was one of the largest ...
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The following stories were collected from homeless service providers throughout the year, and reflect the collaboration and partnership necessary to address and end homelessness as a community.   “Jane” is 22 years old and the head of household for a local family, which includes Jane and her two younger sisters.  Catholic Charities Hawai’i Intake Specialist Roddy ...
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