Barbers Point

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U.S. VETS – Barbers Point at Kalaeloa provides affordable, long-term, supportive housing for veterans. This site supports the U.S.VETS signature work re-entry program, Veterans in Progress.

Barbers Point serves 275 veterans daily.

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  • Gentry Homes Partners with U.S.VETS – Barbers Point

    Nearly 50 Gentry Homes employees and several of their subcontractors generously donated their time, talents and building materials to help make improvements at the Kalaeloa facility for U.S.VETS – Barbers Point. “It is our pleasure to help our veterans through U.S.VETS,” said Debbie Luning, Director of Community Relations for Gentry Homes. “Our company recognizes the dedication and hard work that our veterans have provided to protect the citizens of our country and our freedom.  Our donation is a mere demonstration of our heartfelt thanks to our military troops and the respect they deserve. We strongly feel that it is our duty to give back to those who have given us so much.” Some of the work that Gentry Homes provided included installation of new cabinetry and shelving, cleaning the dining facility and on-site gym, landscaping, and constructing a new stage. The group also prepared dinner for 130 U.S.VETS clients and staff. Dr. Kim Cook, Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Barbers Point, offered her thanks for Gentry’s generous service.“We value Gentry’s contributions because it helps make it possible for U.S.VETS to offer essential services that support the individuals who served when their country needed them,” she said. “As troops return home, U.S.VETS strives to be a leader in innovative programs that empower our evolving veteran population with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.  If not for our community’s help, many veterans would struggle to adjust to civilian life, facing issues like homelessness and substance abuse without the support system that our organization provides.” […]

  • Special Thanks to Logan Atamian and Family

    It all began with a phone call. Mrs. Jory Atamian heard about U.S.VETS and wanted to know more about what we did for veterans in her community, so she picked up the phone and called. She spoke to Dr. Kim Cook, Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Barbers Point, about our mission and what the site does on a daily basis. Wanting to help out, Mrs. Atamian asked for a list of what the veterans need the most. She went on to explain to her son Logan was about to turn 6 – and that instead of presents this year, he had asked to give gifts to less fortunate individuals. He asked his family members who were coming to his birthday party to bring donations for two chosen causes – including U.S.VETS – instead of toys and games for himself. After his party, Logan came to U.S.VETS to drop off several boxes and bags of clothes, shoes, household items, canned goods, and more.  The staff and veterans of U.S.VETS were not only humbled to receive much needed items for its veterans, but were inspired by Logan’s selfless act of compassion at such a young age. He serves as an example of what random acts of kindness can do to change the life of others, and even more importantly serves as an example of inspiring others to do the same. We were thrilled to get to meet one of our youngest donors. In the spirit of community, compassion, and giving, U.S.VETS – […]

  • IN THE NEWS: “Old Friends” with Darryl Vincent

    Hawaii’s popular newspaper, the Midweek, recently featured COO Darryl Vincent in their “Old Friends” column, which gives its readers a chance to catch up on people who have been featured on the cover in the past. Back in 2006, Midweek printed a story about U.S.VETS, and interviewed Darryl, who at the time served as Vice President of Programs, supervising the organization’s Executive Directors at all U.S.VETS locations in six different states.  Now as Chief Operating Officer, Darryl continues his philosophy of utilizing strong community collaboration to end homelessness. “Let’s all work together to make sure veterans have a place to go before they even need a homeless program,” he says. Please click here for the full story in Midweek.  

More News

3rd Annual "No Vet Left Behind" Golf Tournament
May 22, 2015 – 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Directory

Mailing Address:
PO Box 75329
Kapolei, HI 96707
808.672.2977

Kimberley Cook

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kim Cook
Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
808.630.0771

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
808.330.5566

Veterans Seeking Other Services
808.286.5867

Volunteer Opportunities
808.271.7022

In-Kind or Goods Donations
808.271.7022

Advisory Council

MG (Ret) General Peter Pawling (Chairman)
PACOM

SMSgt Roxanne Bruhn
DOD HIANG

Al Denys
Pacific Fisheries & Industries, LLC

Kiran Polk
Chief of Staff (Councilmember Kymberly Pine)

Kehau Amorin
Hardware Hawai’i

Lt Col (Ret) Peter Ching

Command Chief Rob Lee
Hawaii National Guard

Richard Emery
Hawaii First

Leslie Cho
Ala Moana Hotel

Sweetie Pacarro
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment

MCPO Kevin Rathbun (Ret)
Island Realty Group, LLC

Honorary Members

Duke Aiona
David Carey
Capt. (Ret.) Jerry Coffee
Tony Diaz
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
Rick Hamada
Judge Ed Kubo
Councilmember Kymberly Pine
Representative Mark Takai

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