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‘Deep Sanitization’: Homeless People Removed From Hilo Park

‘Deep Sanitization’: Homeless People Removed From Hilo Park

Hawaii Island Parks and Recreation workers said they are cleaning up Mo’oheau Park.

New Psychiatric Beds Could Close Costly Gap In Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Psychiatric Beds Could Close Costly Gap In Health Care

The project is part of a larger statewide initiative to expand the state health care system to better support people struggling with mental illness, drug addiction or homelessness.

Denby Fawcett: Kakaako Homeless Population Grows While City And State Dither Over Land Transfer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Kakaako Homeless Population Grows While City And State Dither Over Land Transfer

The state is in the process of signing the area over to the city but the deal is taking longer to work out.

How These Bills Could Help Those With Serious Mental Illness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How These Bills Could Help Those With Serious Mental Illness

Advocates say the measures would be a huge victory for the state’s mental health and homelessness systems.

Denby Fawcett: Feeding The Homeless When The City Says Not To Courtesy of Danica Fong-Shoji

Denby Fawcett: Feeding The Homeless When The City Says Not To

A nonprofit bringing food and hot shower services to Kakaako Gateway Park is sparking a debate about the downside of free meals in parks.

State Ohana Zone Money Is Beginning To Produce Housing, Services Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Ohana Zone Money Is Beginning To Produce Housing, Services

Catholic Charities is getting $7.5 million to develop a 78-unit facility to serve the homeless on the Leeward Coast.

Lawmakers Propose Fixes For A Broken Psychiatric Care Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Propose Fixes For A Broken Psychiatric Care Law

Several proposals would make it easier for families and caregivers to get court orders authorizing long-term intensive treatment and medication for the severely mentally ill.

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter

Marti Claussen’s search for stable care and housing in Hawaii for her mentally ill daughter Christie has been a long journey of impossible choices and resilience.

Denby Fawcett: Homeless On Wheels In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Homeless On Wheels In Honolulu

People living in vehicles seldom get counted in surveys and are often beyond the reach of service providers. Some don’t even consider themselves homeless.