‘Project Connect Kauai’ observes National Homeless Awareness Week

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Project Connect Kauai leaders Melody Lopez of Catholic Charities, Laura Ditroia of the Kauai Community Alliance, Makana Kamibayashi of Family Life Center, and Sharon Graham of the County of Kauai invite people to free snacks, Monday at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Leah Ragsac of the New Hope, Lihue church is joined by Kauai Realty’s Ashley Carvalho, Glen Kojima, and Kevin Horita is distributing free slippers provided by the New Hope, Lihue during the first Project Connect Kauai presented by the Kauai Community Alliance at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Hawaii Foodbank, Kauai Branch’s Jessica Espoza is joined by Chyenne Beach and Michelle Panoke, Monday in serving lunch to the homeless and participating vendor representatives at the first Project Connect Kauai presented by the Kauai Community Alliance at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Jenny Moura enjoys her chicken lunch in front of the Kauai Economic Opportunity table Monday during the first Project Connect Kauai at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Jesse Soares gets his free lunch Monday during the first Project Connect Kauai event presented by the Kauai Community Alliance at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

LIHUE — There were those who were skeptical about revealing where they live after previous experiences led to aggravating their homeless condition. There were those who were afraid of their parents’ wrath if they found out about their homeless situation, and there were those who were still looking for a place to call home.

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