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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2003                                                   

 

 

 MAYOR HARRIS ANNOUNCES 13 GRANTS TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS PROGRAM

            Mayor Jeremy Harris announced the award of 13 grants totaling $925,371 for the 2003-04 Fiscal Year Emergency Shelter Grants Program.  The grants are as follows:

 

ORGANIZATION

AMOUNT

 1.  Alternative Structures International

      Ohana Ola O Kahumana Transitional Shelter

$40,000

 2.  Angel Network Charities

      At-risk homeless individuals and families

    

$50,000

 3.  Catholic Charities Community and Immigrant Services

      Maililand Transitional Shelter

$54,000

 4.  Child & Family Service

      Abused spouses and children

$35,800

5.      Community Assistance Center

      Homeless ex-offenders

         $15,000

 6.  Hale Kipa, Inc.

      Transitional living for homeless youth

 

$69,000

 7.  Homeless Solutions - Loliana Apartments

      Homeless families

$20,000

8.      Homeless Solutions – Vancouver House

Homeless families

         $55,000

9.      Institute for Human Services

Homeless individuals

$202,000

 10.  Kalihi Palama Health Center

      Health clinic at IHS Men’s Shelter

$73,093

 11.  Mental Health Kokua – Safe Haven Project

      Chronically mentally ill homeless

$194,273

 12. Salvation Army Family Services Office

       At-risk homeless individuals and families

$45,107

 13. Waianae Community Outreach

        Homeless families

$72,098

 

          “These 13 grants for 12 projects continue the City’s commitment to work with nonprofit agencies to help 2,000 clients currently in a homeless situation or on the verge of being homeless,” the Mayor said.  “These grants are another example of the private nonprofit and the public sectors working together to help solve homelessness.”

          The City’s Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG) will contribute to the continued operation of existing shelters all around the island of Oahu and provide supportive services for clients which represent a cross-section of the homeless population – abused spouses and children, the chronically mentally ill, substance abusers, families, and youth.  The ESGP funds encourage grantees to continue providing activities that assist the homeless at emergency and transitional shelters to achieve independent living.

           The ESGP 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.

 

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Monday, October 27, 2003

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