Adapted from the Oversight Coordinator Monthly Reports for December 15th, 2022:
GHH leadership met with Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission Chair Mark Patterson, Commission Member Theodore Sakai, and Oversight Coordinator Christin Johnson on October 12th, 2022, to discuss concerns regarding justice-involved homeless individuals, specifically within the jail and prison system. Since 2004, the Hawai`i Island Going Home Consortium has been leading efforts to provide innovative and culturally responsive reentry and reintegration services to justice-involved individuals, their families, and communities.
GHH has taken the initiative to develop a strategy for intergovernmental collaboration meetings leading up to a Reentry Housing Summit in April 2023. The Coordinator and Commission will be an active part in the intergovernmental collaboration and staff will attend the Reentry Housing Summit.
Full December 2022 Report.
Read article in The Hawaii Tribune-Herald here. Photograph by Michele Mitsumori.
Member businesses, supporters and friends of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce recently provided “Chamber Holiday Angels” family gift baskets for all 26 families currently serviced by Going Home Hawaii.
The chamber’s Social Committee selects a member nonprofit organization each year as the recipient of this annual Chamber Holiday Angels activity.
The gift baskets were delivered to Going Home Hawaii, where staff will be distributing them to each Going Home family who will receive a basket full of books, games, treats and supplies for family-related activities that they will be able to enjoy together during this holiday season, including “Family Pizza Party,” “Family Gardening,” “Family Reading Night,” “Outdoor Adventures,” “Family Baking Night” or “Space and Astronomy.”
Hawaii Island Going Home Consortium provides innovative and culturally responsive reentry and reintegration services to justice-involved individuals and their families.