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.

  • Darryl Vincent Receives AIM for Excellence Award

    On June 2nd, 2015, U.S.VETS COO Darryl Vincent was awarded the AIM for Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonprofit Management from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to assist the poor & vulnerable by strengthening community organizations that serve people in need.  Through the Weinberg Fellows Program they provide an opportunity to enhance the skills and effectiveness of leaders of nonprofit organizations. The AIM for Excellence Award is given to Weinberg Fellows who have completed the program and use the skills they learned to lead their organizations and positively impact lives. Darryl was previously awarded this honor in 2013; as this year’s recipient, he becomes the first Weinberg Fellow to have earned the AIM for Excellence Award twice. In addition, the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation made a $30,000 donation to U.S.VETS to help our veterans. Congratulations to Darryl, and many thanks to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for their ongoing support of our mission.

  • 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.  

  • Executive Director of the Year: Gladys Peraro

    Gladys L. Peraro, Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Waianae, has been named Executive Director of the Year. Gladys was chosen for this honor for her tireless work at her site and exceptional attention to detail. In addition to overseeing the 300-bed family program at U.S.VETS – Waianae, Gladys stepped up to the plate to lead another huge endeavor that needed her expertise. In September 2013, the State of Hawaii solicited U.S.VETS to operate another non-veteran specific program that housed families and individuals. The facility was only 6 years old with a 57% occupancy rate – only 5% of whom were veterans. U.S.VETS saw this an opportunity to provide more housing opportunities for veterans, since the occupancy rate for the facility was so low. Gladys and her team took charge of the new facility. In a 6 month period, under Gladys’ leadership, the site was at 100% capacity with a veteran occupancy of 40% for the total facility. Without question, Gladys has shown exemplary leadership over the past year. She is a true “unsung hero” who never seeks recognition, and it is an honor to recognize her dedication and hard work. Congratulations Gladys, and thank you for all that you do for U.S.VETS!

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Veterans Seeking Housing
Robert Woolfolk
808.664.1400 x 6775

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
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