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PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA ON JULY 30,
20150730-8267 REL HOMELESS The Institute for Human Services and its partners provide free comprehensive services to the homeless at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in McCully once a month for people who refuse shelters and other city services. It is part of the IHS Waikiki Homeless Outreach initiative, launched in April; held the last thursday of the month at the church. Homeless are provided free meals, toiletry kits, legal counseling, substance abuse and medical treatment, employment opportunities. Volunteers from different churches help out and Pastors David Blanchett and Greg Johnson offer spiritual counseling if asked. This is (l-r) Marilyn Albert, Gail Hirozawa, Pat Pyu and Annie Frazee are volunteers who help out and feed the homeless. This is Tina Rodrigues getting food. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. JULY 30, 2015.