KAILUA, Hawaii - Several dozen homeless people in Kailua Monday got a chance to eat, shower, and connect with agencies that could help them get off the streets. This is the "Windward Houseless Service Care Event", and it happens once a month. 

Several community groups and churches bring in a Project HieHie mobile shower van, set up a free clothing rack, bag up toiletries and snacks to go, offer free haircuts, and serve a hot meal. Agencies provide help with legal aid, documentation, health services, affordable housing, veteran's services, and more. It's at Kailua’s Daybreak Church next to the Windward YMCA just off Pali Highway, and the Windward Y is one of the co-organizers.

Windward Y board member and volunteer Wendy Hanna has been attending every gathering since it started in January. "It's important to help those who can't help themselves, who come up against hard times. Services are provided. IHS [Institute for Human Services] comes, a health care unit comes, we have a mobile shower unit, legal aid. Many services for them."

This free drop-in event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month.