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808 HOMELESS TASK FORCE

OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT 

​​ASSISTING THE UN-HOUSED IN OUR COMMUNITIES  

WITH HOPE AND RESTORATION

on the Westside, Big Island, Hawaii:

Offering the safe haven referrals of: shared and permanent housing,

drug and alcohol rehabilitation, family reunification and return home to families of origin.


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Personal assessments

Each person is treated as an individual and not a category. For this reason, we make it a priority to interview clients on an individual basis to gather information about their personality, circumstances, hopes, and desires. Interviews help us create an individualized plan of action for the client. 

Based on Personal Assessments, the following services may be provided...

Rehabilitation Referrals

Given there are no rehab facilities on the Big Island of Hawaii, we assist clients with enrollment, and travel to, inter-island or mainland rehabilitation facilities (depending on facility availability and program relevance)

Food cards

We often provide temporary assistance with the acquisition of food via gift cards exclusively for grocery stores and/or fast food restraunts 

Clothing


Those living on the streets are often victimized by burglary. With this in mind, the only clothes many individuals own are the ones on their back. When such is the case, we assist clients with the acquisition of additional clothing items. 

Hygiene kits

Many individuals living on the street lack access to their basic needs. Our hygiene kits include items such as: a toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, etc. 

Housing Assistance

See our "Housing Assistance Program"


Return Home Flights


See our "Return Home" Program

Employment assistance

See Our "Return to Work" Program