Visitor industry gives $100K grant to help homeless in Waikiki

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HONOLULU (KHON2) –There’s a big boost is coming to help the homeless in Waikiki.

The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association and the Hawaii Tourism Authority donated $100,000 to IHS to launch a new program aimed at addressing chronic homelessness in Waikiki.

The money lets IHS provide one-year of night outreach.

It also offers medical attention, transport homeless to IHS in Iwilei, and establish an evening drop-in service center at St. Augstine’s church where homeless will receive meals, hot showers and social services.

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