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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.

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April 23, 2016

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Mailing Address:

85-638 Farrington Hwy
Waianae, HI 96792
808.696.6770

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

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Howard Abraham
808.620.0173
habraham@usvetsinc.org

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Gladys Peraro
808.664.1400
gperaro@usvetsinc.org

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Ikaika Puu
808.696.6779
ipuu@usvetsinc.org

Leadership

Executive Director

Gladys Peraro

 Advisory Council

Frederick Daniels
U.S. Army (Ret.)

Blake Kolona
Kolona Painting, Inc.

William Self
Oahu Appraisals

Mary Daniels
Community Volunteer

Chablis Paris
Educator

Brian Wada
Kamaaina Services, Inc.

Louis Galdeira III
Waianae Lions Club

Rev. Dr. Kaleo Patterson
Episcopal Priest

Gladys L. Peraro

Gladys Peraro is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS Waianae. Her husband Charles served in the U.S. Coast Guard as Command Master Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) for 30 years.

Mrs. Peraro earned a Liberal Arts Degree at Regents University in Albany, New York and is currently enrolled in the Business Management Program at Chaminade University Hawaii pursuing a degree in Business Management and an MBA. She joined U.S.VETS in 2007, overseeing Paiolu Kaiaulu (Emergency / Transitional Housing) and Kahikolu (Transitional / Affordable Housing), and was named Executive Director in 2011. Mrs. Peraro and her team at U.S.VETS Waianae have received several awards for service to the community, including certificates from the House and Senate of the Hawaii State Legislature, a proclamation by Governor Neil Abercrombie proclaiming March 10, 2012 as Paiolu Kaiaulu Day, and recognition by former Mayor Peter B. Carlisle. In 2013, Mrs. Peraro was named a top ten finalist for the Pacific Business News’ Businesswomen of the Year Award.

In addition to her work at U.S.VETS, Mrs. Peraro served as the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for Hawaiis Continuum of Care for two years, currently Chairs the annual Legislative Breakfast Committee, and is Treasurer for the Executive Committee.