On May 2, from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., ono treats are on sale in the Medical Education Building Lobby to support the John A. Burns School of Medicineʻs outreach to homeless citizens. The HOME (Homeless Outreach and Medical Education) Project provides medical care by MD-supervised student volunteers three times a week at five locations on Oʻahu. There are plenty of baked goods, and HOME t-shirts, too!
The HOME project provides free services to citizens at:
• Pai’olu Kaiaulu Shelter on the Wai`anae Coast
• Onelauena & Onemalu Shelters in Kalaeloa
• Kaka’ako Gateway Park near the medical school
• First United Methodist Church
• Institute for Human Services
Annually, 12,000 to 15,000 people are homeless in the State of Hawai`i. On any given day, 8,000 people are homeless. Children make up 25 percent to 40 percent of the homeless population. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of the homeless are of Native Hawaiian ethnicity