When one thinks of homelessness it is a typical sterotype situation; such as, a drunk in the doorway, or a begger on the streets. While these types of situations are a reality, it is NOT what we think of homelessness.
Our agency targets to care for the CHILDREN living in poverty situations, such as a car, tent, or in the bushes...the majority of our keiki are in elementry school. Our reality is single parents (typically mothers) with several children doing the best they can with the resources they have to provide the basics for the children. These children live without running water, electricity or even a shelter outside of a puka filled tent or tarp hidden in the bushes.
Statistics of the Islands we serve:
O'ahu: Estimated 8,507 homeless people in general. This will include the 1,000 beds available for emergency housing for homeless.
Big Island: Estimated 2,565 with only 40 emergency housing beds available.
We estimate that WE provide services to an estimated 1,500 HOMELESS UNSHELTERED KEIKI per year between the islands.
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