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Helping Hand - IHS, The Institute for Human Services

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Helping Hand - June 23, 2017 complete interview with IHS, Institute For Human Services

This week on Helping Hand we begin three weeks of related features covering the homeless epidemic in the Aloha State. We’re learning about IHS, the Institute For Human Services. IHS is one of the leading organizations in the effort to help the homeless in Hawai‘i, where the United States’ most severe homeless crisis per capita exists. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Kimo Carvalho, spokesperson for IHS.

Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR. Each Friday afternoon as part of the statewide broadcast of NPR’s All Things Considered, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization topic or event that offers assistance to the disabled and others among the most vulnerable. It is then archived online here.      


Contact the Institute for Human Services:



Phone: (808)447-2800 (this number can be called 24/7 to report a homeless person in distress)

Find all the previous Helping Hand segments here. 

See a short video presentation about the homeless crisis in Hawaii,  the most severe homeless crisis per capita anywhere in the United States:

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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