Many want to help homeless
In response to the TGI letter, “The reality of homelessness is hard to take,” submitted by Janet N. Powell.
While I empathize about your situation, I have a couple of questions. Are you or your boyfriend employed? Are you incapacitated physically or mentally in seeking employment? Which agencies or nonprofit organizations have you turned to for help?
Believe me, there are several organizations you can turn to for free clothing, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, food and hygiene items. They will help you to find employment, help you with housing, bus passes, etc.
All of these services are free to you. Because you are homeless with no permanent address you can seek help from any district in Kauai that has these services.
It sounds from your letter that you are not grateful for those hygiene products. It’s not that these organizations think you are dirty. Good hygiene helps to promote good health. If you feel you are not being helped enough, I would recommend Nana’s House in Waimea.
They provide services until you can get back on your own two feet. You’d have to register first and, if you qualify, you can receive free food, free clothing, free blankets/sleeping bags, tents (when available, as these items are donated). You can also get free utensils, pot, pans, dishes, etc. (also when available), towels, linens, etc.
Our staff will be more than happy to help you. We are situated on the Westside and are open Monday to Friday (except for holidays) from 8 to 5. Our phone number is 338-0252. Hope this information was helpful.
Rene Muraoka, Kekaha