Author Archives: Alexander Deedy

Hawaii’s Newest Shelter Aims to be a Blueprint for Future Services

Hawaii’s Newest Shelter Aims to be a Blueprint for Future Services

Crystal Lewis, a Coast Guard veteran and mother of three, was the first client at Hawaii’s newest homeless shelter, a remodeled warehouse in urban Honolulu that provides 24-hour shelter for families while working with them to find long-term housing within 90 days. In Hawaii, where homelessness is so widespread, the governor declared it a state

Puuhonua O Waianae: Hawaii’s refuge for the homeless, by the homeless

When Twinkle Borge heard about the community meeting in 2010 to discuss what to do about the growing population at the homeless encampment near Waianae Boat Harbor on Oahu’s west coast, she figured the camp’s residents ought to have a voice. Borge had been living in the camp since 2006, a few years after she

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