PU’UHONUA O NĒNĒ – A Temporary Shelter

Posted on Oct 6, 2023 in Featured, Main

Governor Josh Green, M.D., is announced that the state, in partnership with the nonprofit Project Vision Hawai‘i (PVH), will open Pu‘uhonua o Nēnē, a temporary shelter for Maui wildfire survivors who were experiencing homelessness before the disaster. This temporary shelter opened on Friday, September 29, 2023.

The state has a long-standing relationship with Project Vision. The mobile health and social services provider specializes in bringing essential services directly to access-challenged communities and vulnerable populations across Hawai‘i and in developing countries. PVH set up the first COVID vaccination clinic in Hawai‘i and currently operates the Pūlama Ola Medical Respite Kauhale on O‘ahu. Daily medical and social services at Pu‘uhonua o Nēnē will be provided by PVH staff and partners from I Ola Lāhui and Maui Medics Hui.

Read the rest of the press release announcement here.

Click here for the photos and videos of the site.

Click here to for the press release about the blessing.

Click here for the Pu‘uhonua o Nēnē Postcard.

Click here for the FAQ (Updated 10.4.2023)

All photos and videos courtesy of Project Vision Hawai’i. For photos and videos of the opening day click here. For photos and videos of the blessing click here.

For more information call (808) 754-1241, e-mail [email protected]
or visit www.projectvisionhawaii.org

Media Contact:
State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services
Amanda Stevens – Public Information Officer
[email protected]