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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 and 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, and research, and by enhancing the education of professional care providers, policymakers, 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 checkups, 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.

Homeless Outreach

Outreach and interim case management services are provided island-wide through funding from the Department of Health and Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD).  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.

Permanent Supportive Housing

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.

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