Fellows mentioned in this story: Brandee Menino, Cohort VII
From Big Island Now:
Support and shelter for homeless in West Hawai‘i will continue at a campus in Kailua-Kona for the immediate future thanks to an action of the Hawai‘i County Council.
The Council on Wednesday, Aug. 3, during its regular meeting adopted Resolution 445, which authorizes the renewal of a lease with HOPE Services Hawai‘i for county property located at 74-5593 Pawai Place at an annual cost of $10. The lease is for two years.
The location serves as HOPE Services’ West Hawai‘i Homeless Campus. It houses The Friendly Place Resource Center, an assessment and resource center for homeless people; the West Hawai‘i Emergency Housing Program for single homeless people, a 31-unit shelter that is the only permanent homeless shelter in West Hawai‘i; and Hale Kikaha, a permanent supportive housing community of 23 units.
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Cohort VIII Fellow Jocelyn “Josie” Howard is from the small island of Onoun in Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia. Today, she is the CEO of We Are Oceania, a nonprofit that serves Micronesian communities throughout the state. Creating this bridge between cultures is something she’s been navigating towards for her entire life.