The Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction (HHHRC)'s Housing Outreach Program works to address the homelessness that is often intertwined with substance use among our participants. HHHRC provides housing linkage services through a partnership with Kalihi Palama Health Center (KPHC). HHHRC Outreach Workers accompany the KPHC team on homeless outreach in Honolulu and along the Windward coast from Kahuku to Kahalu'u, where we introduce harm reduction and syringe exchange supplies to unsheltered people.
As we build rapport and trust with participants, we are able to connect them to resources for shelter, housing, mental health case management, substance use treatment, and more. Our housing outreach work is closely connected with our LEAD Program.
HHHRC RECEIVES $25,000 GRANT FROM H.T. HAYASHI FOUNDATION
Hawaiʻi Health and Harm Reduction Center was awarded $25,000 to fund grief recovery, education, and certification for its staff with the goal of eventually extending these resources to other social service providers in the community.