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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
September 27, 2002

 

MAYOR ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO HELP THE HOMELESS

             Mayor Jeremy Harris announced that the City’s federally funded Emergency Shelter Program (ESG) will release $885,180 in grants to 11 organizations to assist the homeless.

 “These grants will fund projects that will continue the City’s commitment to help those who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless,” the Mayor said.  “This is another example of how government can partner with private nonprofit groups to effectively address a major problem in our community.”

            The ESG will help existing homeless shelters throughout the island of Oahu to provide supportive services for a broad cross-section of the homeless population – abused spouses and children, the chronically mentally ill, substance abusers, families, and youth.

 The ESG is a federal program authorized under Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The City’s Department of Community Services solicited proposals from qualified nonprofit agencies providing shelter and supportive services to the homeless.

 The breakdown of funding to the recipient nonprofit organizations is as follows:

 

ORGANIZATION

AMOUNT

 1.  Alternative Structures International
      Ohana Ola O Kahumana Transitional Shelter

$40,000

 2.  Angel Network Charities
      Emergency rent and services for at-risk homeless individuals  
      and families

$50,000

 3.  Catholic Charities Community and Immigrant Services
      Maililand Transitional Shelter

$50,000

 4.  Child & Family Service
      Domestic violence shelters and transitional apartments

$35,800

 5.  Hale Kipa, Inc.
      Transitional living for homeless youth

$65,000

 6.  Homeless Solutions, Inc. - Loliana Transitional Shelter for
      Families and Vancouver House Transitional Shelter for Families

$67,000

 7.  Institute for Human Services
      IHS Men’s Emergency Shelter

$190,000

 8.  Kalihi Palama Health Center
      Health clinic at IHS Men’s Shelter

$70,000

 9.  Mental Health Kokua – Safe Haven Project
      Chronically mentally ill homeless

$182,273

 10. Salvation Army Family Services Office
       Emergency rent and budgeting class for at-risk homeless
       individuals and families

$45,107

 11. Waianae Community Outreach
       Comprehensive case management services

$40,000

 

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Monday, September 30, 2002

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