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Jessica Terrell

‘Where’s Everybody Going To Go?’ Civil Beat

‘Where’s Everybody Going To Go?’

State and city officials are stepping up efforts to solve Hawaii's homeless crisis. The future of The Harbor is clearly on the table.
Ben: ‘It’s Not Really That Bad’

Ben: ‘It’s Not Really That Bad’

Ben Susa would like to leave The Harbor. But not without his loyal dog, Spice.
Charlene: Getting By One Day At A Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charlene: Getting By One Day At A Time

Charlene and her mother became homeless a few years ago after her grandmother died and they lost their house.
Kids In The Harbor: Lessons From The Edge Of Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kids In The Harbor: Lessons From The Edge Of Life

Learning to survive in The Harbor involves a kind of independence and resourcefulness that mainstream children aren't exposed to.
Hannah: ‘I Know They Need Help’ Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Hannah: ‘I Know They Need Help’

Hannah has other places she could move to. She stays in The Harbor because she wants to make sure the rest of her family is OK.
The Shepherd Of The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Shepherd Of The Harbor

Twinkle Borge rules the Waianae homeless camp with a strength and compassion that comes from her long experience with homelessness.
Houseless Not Homeless: It’s All About The Choices You Make Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Houseless Not Homeless: It’s All About The Choices You Make

The truth is that people who are so inclined will make a home wherever they live. And some will even build a community.
This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Not What You’d Expect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Not What You’d Expect

For years, a “village” hidden in the woods of West Oahu has quietly been home to dozens of homeless families.
Jay: ‘I’m Just Not Done Yet’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Jay: ‘I’m Just Not Done Yet’

An addiction to methamphetamine has contributed to the homeless life.
Tita: ‘I Love The Free Life’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tita: ‘I Love The Free Life’

Tita, who has made her home in The Harbor for more than a decade, says she's happy with the freedom it affords her.
WalletHub: Hawaii a Tough Place to Teach

WalletHub: Hawaii a Tough Place to Teach

Website ranks the Aloha State as one of the worst places in the nation in terms of schoolteacher working conditions.
Bringing Back Waianae’s Floating Classroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bringing Back Waianae’s Floating Classroom

An organization is working to restore E Ala voyaging canoe and create educational opportunities for students on the Leeward Coast.