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This week on Helping Hand, we’re wrapping up our third annual series of guests relating to Hawaii’s homeless crisis, which despite some progress, remains the most severe per capita in the US.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s another week in our series relating to the Aloha State homeless crisis, the worst homeless crisis per capita in the country. Mental Health Kokua CEO Greg Payton returns for a conversation with All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence.

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Today on Helping Hand we wrap up three weeks of covering Hawaii’s homeless crisis, the most severe per capita in the US. You can hear our previous two segments archived online with IHS: the Institute for Human Services and Mental Health Kokua.

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This week on Helping Hand we start three weeks of related segments covering the worst homeless crisis per capita in the United States, which if you didn’t know, was here in Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Mental Health Kōkua and CEO Greg Payton.

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Helping Hand continues three weeks of segments relating to the homeless crisis in the Aloha State, with returning guest Mental Health Kōkua, the largest mental health nonprofit in Hawai'i. They’ve provided services for more than 40 years, helping the homeless and mentally ill.

Entertainer Jeff Bridges is part of the Maui Celebrity Series at the Sheraton this Saturday, at an event that offers partial proceeds to Mental Health Kokua in their effort to help the homeless and those with mental illness in the Aloha State. He took time for this conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations each Friday afternoon and then available online here. As part of our statewide airing of the NPR afternoon drive program All Things Considered, ATC Local Host Dave Lawrence puts the spotlight on an organization or event that offers assistance to the disabled and others who are among the most vulnerable in the community.