Health Care for the Homeless Project

The Health Care for the Homeless Project (HCHP) has been providing accessible, quality care for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness since 1988.  The mission of the HCHP is to reach and care for those individuals most in need of help who are least likely to receive services in other settings.  We provide access to professional and integrated medical, mental health and social services.  Our commitment is to address both immediate needs and reintegration into the larger community.  We achieve our mission through cost-effective services, prevention, advocacy, research, and by enhancing the education of professional care providers, policy makers, and the general public.  Our approach to health care is team-oriented, client driven, respectful, creative, kind and non-judgmental,

 

HCHP programs include:

  • Ka’a’ahi Street Clinic: Located at the Institute for Human Services (IHS) Homeless Shelter for Women and Families, services are provided to single women and families who are guests of the IHS Homeless Shelter, single men who are accompanied by their Case Manager, and community members.  Services include: adult medicine, chronic disease management, immunizations and flu shots, infant and well-child check ups, physical examinations, women’s health, psychiatric counseling and medication management for adults, and multi-axial diagnostic assessments.  Call (808) 791-6342 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • OHANA (Oahu Health Access and Network Association) Project: This program provides case management and short-term residential care that allows homeless individuals discharged from Queen’s Medical Center and Castle Medical Center the opportunity to rest in a safe environment while accessing medical care and other supportive services.
  • Homeless Outreach: Outreach and interim case management services are provided island wide through funding from the Department of Health, Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) and the Department of Human Services, Homeless Programs Office (HMO).  Services help to integrate homeless persons, including those with mental illnesses, into existing services, housing, and back into the community.  Call (808) 791-6370 for more information or to make a referral.
  • Case Management: This program provides case management services to homeless individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.  Services include assistance with entitlements, and referrals for medical and mental health services.  The program also provides 24-hour crisis intervention.
  • Shelter Plus Care: Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this program provides rental assistance for homeless individuals with disabilities in connection with supportive case management services. Housing and supportive services are provided on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities, (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and other physical disabilities) and their families who are living on the streets or in emergency shelters.
  • Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program: Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this program provides homelessness prevention assistance to households that would otherwise become homeless, and provides rapid re-housing assistance to persons who are homeless.  Temporary financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services are provided to eligible households at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI).  Call (808) 792-4518 for more information or to schedule an appointment.