Kauai News

County, Community Partners to Provide Homeless Outreach Services

Posted September 2, 2020, 9:29 AM HST ·Updated September 2, 9:30 AM

The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, in partnership with the Kaua‘i District Health Office, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Women in Need, Ho‘ola Lahui, Project Vision, Kaua’i Economic Opportunity, and Hale ‘Ōpio, will be providing outreach services to homeless individuals and families in Līhu‘e on Sept. 18.

“The primary goal of this planned outreach will be to connect people with housing assistance programs, including identifying prospective tenants for Kealaula on Pua Loke – the county’s new permanent supportive housing project in Līhu‘e,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami. “Additional services include Medquest/EBT signup, hygiene items, resource cards and service information.”

Officials will be wearing face coverings and physical distancing measures will be observed. Officials are also asking participants to wear face coverings over their noses and mouths.

The schedule for this central outreach is Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon across from the Līhu‘e Civic Center in the park fronting the Historic County Building.

For more information on this specific outreach program, call the Kaua‘i County Housing Agency homeless coordinator at 808-241-4427 or email at avarner@kauai.gov.