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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 12:28 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2006

Events slated for Homelessness Awareness Week

Advertiser Staff

To mark Homelessness Awareness Week, the statewide Continuum of Care is sponsoring a series of events to raise awareness about the issue.

O'ahu events include:

  • Hawaii Statewide Homeless Forum, "Unlocking the Door: The Key to Ending Homelessness," 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Waikiki Beach Marriott. Attendees are expected to include representatives from nonprofit and for-profit groups, government agencies and legislators. For additional information, contact: Bruce Newman (541) 332-0703 or BNewman@rcac.org.

  • Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Catholic Charities Hawaii Community Center, 1822 Ke'eaumoku St. For registration information, contact Laura Thielen to register at (808) 497-4175 or lthielen@hawaii.rr.com.

  • Candlelight Vigil, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the State Capitol — near the Father Damien statue. Entertainment, stories of survival from people who are homeless and formerly homeless. Contact Laura Thielen at (808) 497-4175.