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Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless

Each of the nine council districts will receive an equal share of the money to fund projects in their own communities.

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.

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.

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.

Islandwide Homeless Restrictions Approved — But Are They Legal? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Islandwide Homeless Restrictions Approved — But Are They Legal?

A recent federal court ruling has some cities pulling back their bans on homeless people camping in public places.

The State Should Support Waianae’s Existing ‘Ohana Zone’ Facebook: Pu'uhonua o Wai'anae

The State Should Support Waianae’s Existing ‘Ohana Zone’

A well-established homeless camp on the Leeward Coast easily qualifies for a share of the money set aside by the Legislature for safe zones.

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Going Legit Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Going Legit

Residents, who fought off state plans to sweep the camp at the Waianae Boat Harbor, want to create a new self-made village for up to 300 homeless people.

Cops and Social Workers Join Forces To Get Homeless Help — And Off The Street Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cops and Social Workers Join Forces To Get Homeless Help — And Off The Street

But low-level offenders, who were supposed to get services instead of jail time, still aren’t eligible for the new program.

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless Courtesy of Nicolle Soriano

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless

ALEA Bridge hopes to break ground in November for a 12- to 16-unit transitional housing development in Wahiawa.

Denby Fawcett: This Psychiatrist Takes His Practice To The Streets Courtesy oF Chad Koyanagi

Denby Fawcett: This Psychiatrist Takes His Practice To The Streets

A Honolulu doctor has spent years caring for mentally ill people who are homeless, trying to earn their trust and overcome their resistance to getting care.

Neal Milner: Stop Talking About The Homeless As If They’re Not Like Us Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Stop Talking About The Homeless As If They’re Not Like Us

Sweeps and bans and even safe zones do nothing to bring “deviant” homeless people back into the norms of our existence.

Hawaii Homeless Numbers Drop By 10 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Homeless Numbers Drop By 10 Percent

The latest “point in time” count also shows an almost 9.4 percent drop on Oahu.

Hawaii Homelessness