The Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project
The mission of the Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project is to improve quality and access to health care for Hawaii's homeless, while increasing student and physician awareness and understanding of the homeless and their healthcare needs. The project was founded in August of 2005 and currently provides free medical services to homeless individuals through three student-run clinics per week at the Next Step shelter in Kaka'ako, the Pai'olu Kaiaulu shelter in Waianae, and the Onemalu and Onelauena shelters in Kalaeloa. In addition to these clinics, we also utilize our mobile health van for monthly medical outreach events at the First United Methodist Church in Honolulu and for other unsheltered homeless populations on Oahu.
Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project is a John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) student-run free clinic staffed by volunteers, including:
- University of Hawaii premedical students
- JABSOM medical students
- University of Hawaii resident physicians
- University of Hawaii and community attending physicians