Responding to COVID-19: We need your help to save lives
People experiencing homelessness are at an especially high risk for contracting COVID-19, because social distancing and sanitation are virtually impossible for those living on the street and in congregate shelter facilities with shared spaces.
We are currently continuing all programs, including shelter operations at all 8 sites, Homeless Outreach, Street Medicine, and case management support for those recently housed. We need your help to continue offering these life-saving services.
Your community needs you. Give HOPE today.
You can save a life.
We are hard at work protecting the most vulnerable people in our community by offering drive-through testing, Street Medicine, Outreach Services, Emergency Shelter, and services to keep people from becoming homeless. During this crisis, more of our neighbors are at risk than ever before.
We have teamed up with the County of Hawai`i COVID-19 Task Force and Premier Medical Group Hawai`i to offer pop-up testing clinics with onsite physicians. We hope to offer more pop-up clinics in the near future, but we can’t do it without the help of generous donors like you.
Homeless Outreach and Street Medicine
Our teams are literally bringing water and soap to encampments and educating people about protecting themselves and each other. We’ve laminated these cards and are sharing them with our houseless community.
Shelters & Resource Centers
We have increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning and disinfecting at all sites, altered sleeping arrangements including increasing distance between people, and begun screening residents daily. We have also begun restricting visitors, with the exception of community providers who are not exhibiting symptoms, have not traveled, and have not come into contact with a known case of COVID-19.
What TeamHOPE is doing to protect our community:
Your contributions will help us rise to meet the evolving needs of our community, while also ensuring we can keep our doors open to those on the brink of homelessness.
HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit charitable organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Other ways to give
Donations: Hard to get supplies like hand sanitizer, soap, cleaning supplies, and masks are accepted gratefully. All other items will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call Joycelyn Cabal at (808) 217-2830 if you have a question about making an in-kind contribution.
Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure that we can continue bringing live-saving services to our houseless ‘ohana.
Your compassion, even during great difficulty, is the reason we can continue to serve those in our community who suffer the most.
Please, support our community with a donation today.
Mahalo nui loa,
“I'm so grateful you are there for the people of Hawaiʻi.”
Susan, formerly homeless Hawaiʻi Island resident