Homeless Outreach and Medical Education
The Hawaiʻi H.O.M.E. Project was founded in August of 2005 and our first free clinic began servicing homeless individuals in May of 2006, with the opening of the Next Step transitional shelter in Kaka’ako.
The mission of our program is to improve quality and access to health care for Hawai’i’s homeless, while increasing student and physician awareness and understanding of the homeless and their healthcare needs.
Our program currently provides free medical services to homeless individuals at the Pai’olu Kaiaulu Shelter in Waiʻanae, the Onelauena Shelter in Kalaeloa, the IHS Men’s Shelter in Iwilei, and those that receive meals at the First United Methodist church in Honolulu. In addition to these locations, we also utilize our mobile health van for medical outreach services to the unsheltered homeless in the Kaka’ako area
A Student-Run Clinic
The funding for our clinic services comes mainly from donations, fund raising activities, and grants. The physician supervisors all volunteer their time to work at the clinic.