2 Windward churches aiding the homeless get different results

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2 Windward churches aiding the homeless get different results

2018-12-18

"Two Windward churches that began hosting monthly fairs this year to attract homeless people in their communities have seen dramatically different results, underscoring the complexities of addressing island homelessness.

Kailua’s Daybreak Church and Kaneohe’s Parker United Methodist Church started feeding the homeless seven months ago — while offering social services that could help them get off the street.

But while Daybreak Church has welcomed as many as 41 homeless people, Parker United Methodist Church saw its largest number of homeless clients on Thursday: 19.

“This is the first, best day we’ve had so far,” said volunteer Alika Sheldon.

There are reasons for the differences in turnout, said Kimo Carvalho, spokesman for the Institute for Human Services, which organizes both efforts." -  Read the full article on the Star Advertiser website

By Dan Nakaso 

December 17, 2018

 Updated December 16, 2018 10:10pm

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