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.

Waianae Hana Like Kakou LogoThe 5th Annual
Hana Like Kakou
Benefit Dinner

April 10, 2014

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  • Veterans Day at U.S.VETS – Waianae

    Veterans Day celebrations began at the U.S.VETS Waianae Civic Center Program (WCC) on November 2nd with veteran and non-veteran households and staff participation in the annual “Waianae Veterans Day Parade.” WCC participants passed out candy and U.S.VETS logo pens to eager recipients along the parade route that began at the local Waianae Boat Harbor and made its way to the local “Waianae Mall” about a mile and a half down “main street” Farrington Highway. After the parade, WCC participants made their way back to site where preparations were under way for a luncheon in honor of our veteran residents and all facility residents. On site events began with a an Oli Kahea (greeting chant) recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the National Anthem and Hawaii Pono’i, speeches by veterans (clients and staff), including a poem “What Freedom Means to Me” written especially for the occasion by one of our young veterans: [quote]What Freedom Means to Me I thank God for Freedom! To me Freedom means peace of mind, Living carefree and stress-free all the time, Being free from hunger, sickness and disease. To me Freedom means standing on my feet And not being forced to live on my knees But having the option to choose the lifestyle that I please. To me Freedom is a gift that God has given To both me and you. And I pray that God allows our Freedom to continue.[/quote] Also present at the event were members from the Aloha Chapter of Daughters […]

  • Happy 4th of July from U.S.VETS – Waianae!

    U.S.VETS – Waianae site sponsored an old-fashioned, family fun 4th of July celebration featuring games & activities for all age groups, mainly water play for the keiki (appropriate for Hawaii!), while the adults enjoyed energetic games of volleyball. The highlight of the day took place later in the evening, hot-off-the-grill barbecue steak! Thanks to everyone who came out to make it such a fun event!

  • Vets with Pets at U.S.VETS – Waianae

    Meet Gator and Sawyer, the first four-footed family members to reside at U.S.VETS – Waianae as members of a veteran household! Back in February 2011, U.S.VETS – Waianae sponsored an Animal Outreach day. Many homeless families in Hawaii have pets, and during the one-day outreach opportunity U.S.VETS – Waianae was able to provide services and supplies to 53 homeless families on the Leeward Coast of Oahu. The outreach team that day helped 150 dogs, eight cats and two goats! We are delighted to have Gator and Sawyer join us at U.S.VETS – Waianae. Since the Animal Outreach day, we have been working toward having the furrier members of our residents’ families join them at our site. Having their whole ohana with them will make their transition at U.S.VETS that much more successful.

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

Gladys Peraro






Gladys L. Peraro
Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
Robert Woolfolk
808.664.1400 x 6775

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Eric Hurd

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Malia Anae

Volunteer Opportunities
Rita Martin

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Ikaika Pu’u

Advisory Council

Louis Galdeira III
C&C of Honolulu Waianae Liaison

Chablis Paris

Glenda Hanna-Soanes
United States Army

Brian Wada
Kama’aina Services, Inc.

Blake Kolona
Kolona Painting, Inc.