Free Clinical Healthcare for Hawaii's Homeless
The first Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project student-run free clinic was established in 2006 at the Kaka'ako shelter for the homeless adjacent to the school of medicine. This site was chosen by the state government as a temporary site for the homeless displaced from Ala Moana Park. The project later expanded to the Pai’olu Kaiaulu shelter in Waianae in 2007 and then to the Onemalu and Onelau’ena shelters in Kalaeloa in 2008. We have since expanded our outreach services to include the unsheltered homeless at Kaka'ako Gateway Park, River Street, and those receiving services at the First United Methodist Church and The Institute for Human Services Men's Shelter in Honolulu. To date, the project has had over 5,500 patient visits and has serviced over 2,200 individuals.
Pai’olu Kaiaulu Shelter
85-638 Farrington Hwy., Waianae
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month at 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
River and Vineyard Street Clinic
1347 River Street
2nd, 4th and 4th Tuesdays of the Month 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kaka'ako Gateway Park
Next to the Medical School Campus
Thursdays 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (except the last thursday of the month)
Onelau’ena and Onemalu Shelters
Building 50, Belleau Woods, Kapolei
1st Saturday of the Month 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
1020 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu
2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Institute for Human Services - Men's Shelter
350 Sumner Street, Honolulu
Mondays 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Church
2062 South King Street, Honolulu
Last Thursday of the Month, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Medical - Our clinics provide preventive medical services as well as management of acute and chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, and more. We offer blood pressure and sugar checks, eye and ear exams, treatment of minor cuts and injuries, laboratory testing, and immunizations. We also provide limited pharmacologic assistance, and will arrange for qualifying patients to receive discounted medications through patient assistance programs.
Social - We understand that many of our patients need social resources as much as they need medical care. Part of our aim is to serve as the gateway for our patients by connecting them to other community resources.
Vision - Vision care is a large need in this population. We can provide simple visual screening and eye glass prescriptions. We also have partnered with Lens Crafters to be able to provide free eye glasses for those without insurance.