Homeless outreach programs connect with unsheltered individuals and families, and provide linkages to critical services – including housing navigation, shelter, assistance with obtaining identification documents and other vital records, assistance with employment and public benefits, and connection to healthcare services. Homeless outreach programs also serve as an access point for the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for housing resources. The Hawai’i Department of Human Services (DHS), Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH), and the Office of Youth Services administer contracts with the following organizations to provide homeless outreach services. For an example of what services are provided by homeless outreach, click on this video of a recent outreach training conducted in Region 1 on Oahu.
Please visit our Identification and Vital Records Assistance page for information on how outreach programs can assist with identification documents (e.g. State I.D., birth certificates, etc.).