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Waianae Civic Center is the only U.S.VETS location that provides services to both veterans, civilians and their families.

WCC began serving the Hawaii homeless population in March 2007 and currently serves 300 men, women and children each day.

  • …and Justice for All: COO Darryl Vincent Featured in Midweek’s Go Kapolei

    “In his eyes, helping those who served our country isn’t anything heroic, it’s his duty.” Friends in our Kapolei, Hawai’i community have recognized Darryl Vincent, COO, as a local resident who has made it his mission to be a part of the solution ending homelessness amongst our nation’s heroes. Over the past 12 years, Darryl has worked to build a program for military veterans and their families providing assistance in housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. U.S.VETS is continually growing, providing tangible outcomes creating homeless prevention to our community. Please click here for the full story.

  • Say Aloha at U.S.VETS – Waianae

    U.S.VETS - Waianae opened our doors to the public for an Open House on Saturday, May 10.  With a canned food item as the price of admission, visitors were able to go on a tour of the facility to see what services we provide. Visitors were invited to buy cotton candy, country store items, baked goods, BBQ chicken plates, hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks, with the proceeds from every sale going towards serving our clients. There were also nine different games set up for the children. Guests also entered a raffle to win favorite local foods, graduation items, artwork and snacks, and were treated to a display of medicinal plants (la’au lapa’au) by Dr. Haaheo Guanson of the Pacific Justice & Reconciliation Center as well as the medical van from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, H.O.M.E. Project with Dr. Jill Omori and her staff.  JABSOM provided free blood pressure tests as well as testing blood sugar levels. U.S.VETS - Waianae is always thrilled to invite the community to learn more about our mission and to meet the staff of both locations - Waianae Civic Center and Kahikolu.  We enjoyed beautiful, sunny weather and all were ambassadors of Aloha for U.S.VETS. Thanks to everyone who came by!

  • In the News: Chief Operating Officer, Darryl Vincent, and His Fight to End Homelessness Amongst Veterans

    ABC News recently featured U.S.VETS Chief Operating Officer Darryl Vincent and his work with homeless veterans in Hawaii on their Second Tour segment. Darryl provided personal context to his work furthering the mission of U.S.VETS mission and services it offers by sharing his experiences as a Marine himself, and the challenges he faced when he first moved to Hawai’i. “We were always taught to give back to the community, so I never grew up thinking I’d be a social worker but it ended up being that way once I saw the gratification that came from it and also seeing it provided me a sense of fulfillment.” Darryl has always had one mission in mind – to get homeless veterans off the street. In his 10 years at U.S.VETS, he has opened amazing doors to new partnerships, secured more funding, and opened new sites. U.S.VETS is thankful for his exceptional, visionary leadership, for the lives he has changed, and for the future leaders he mentors. Click here to see the full video.

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Mailing Address:
85-638 Farrington Hwy
Waianae, HI 95762
808.696.6770

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Gladys L. Peraro
Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
Robert Woolfolk
808.664.1400 x 6775
rwoolfolk@usvetsinc.org

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Eric Hurd
808.294.0688
ehurd@usvetsinc.org

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Malia Anae
808.696.6884
manae@usvetsinc.org

Volunteer Opportunities
Rita Martin
808.696.6707
rmartin@usvetsinc.org

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Ikaika Pu’u
808.696.6779
ipuu@usvetsinc.org

Advisory Council

Louis Galdeira III
C&C of Honolulu Waianae Liaison

Chablis Paris
Educator

Glenda Hanna-Soanes
United States Army

Brian Wada
Kama’aina Services, Inc.

Blake Kolona
Kolona Painting, Inc.