IHS to air documentary on homeless during COVID pandemic
Sponsored by IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc.
IHS, The Institute for Human Services is the state’s largest homeless service provider, with programs to help people end or avert homelessness. IHS has 10 shelters across the island of Oahu and outreach workers in the field every day offering services and shelter to those in need.
In 2020, when COVID first hit Oahu and people were asked to stay home, IHS had to figure out how to safely house hundreds of people every night and keep them safe from the threat of contagion. Outreach workers were tasked with educating unsheltered homeless individuals about COVID and how to practice hygiene and distancing in order to stay safe.
Starting in late 2020, a documentary film maker started following the team at IHS in order to later share their story. This month, the documentary was featured at the Hawaii International Film Festival. You can watch it on Sunday, 12/5 at 10:35p on KGMB and Sunday, 12/12 at 8 pm on KHNL. Set your DVR for this in-depth look into this important work.
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IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc. is Hawaii’s most comprehensive non-profit organization focused exclusively on ending or preventing homelessness. IHS was founded in 1978 as a volunteer organization by Reverend Claude DuTeil. They opened Oahu’s first homeless shelter in 1986 and currently operates 11 shelters and specialty homes with programs and services that support nearly 6000 individuals each year. They offer individualized support to address each individual or family’s unique homeless situation.
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