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.


Mailing Address:

85-638 Farrington Hwy
Waiʻanae, HI 96792

Veterans Seeking Housing
808.208.4456 or 808.798.6122

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance

Veterans Seeking Other Services

Volunteer Opportunities

In-Kind or Goods Donations

Donations & Communications
Tatsu Sasaki



Executive Director

Sylvia Carter

Sylvia Carter is the Program Director for U.S.VETS Wai’anae. As the first person in her family to obtain a college degree, Sylvia is passionate about serving Hawai’i’s youth and has directed programming that made dreams of higher education a reality spanning from high school to college for the past 12 years.

Sylvia held office in state and regional TRIO organizations, raising money and awareness to advocate for underprivileged youth, garnering a 95% college going rate for pre-college students. In her role as a counselor at Windward Community College, she used innovative strategies to increase freshman enrollment by 10%.

Sylvia is extremely motivated to provide comprehensive services to U.S.VETS and Hawaiian families. She is dedicated to developing leadership skills and providing a platform to discuss homeless issues.

Sylvia holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University.

 Advisory Council

MCPO (Ret.) Kevin Rathbun (Chair)
KMR Properties, LLC

Leslie Cho (Vice Chair)
Hampton Inn & Suites

Kehau Amorin
HPM Building Supply

Jo Bautista
Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu

Sterling Beair
Ka Hale Pomaika

Lisa Collins
Tripler Army Medial Center

Glen Van Ingen
Overseas National Airways (Ret.)

Iris Katsura
Wyland Beachwalk Galleries

Chablis Paris Mathai

Sweetie Pacarro
KSSK iHeart Radio

Rev. Dr. Kaleo Patterson
Episcopal Church of Hawaii; UH Manoa

Kiran Polk
Kapolei Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Derek Tengan
5 Minute Pharmacy

Brian Wada
Kamaaina Services, Inc.

Robert Wu
R&A Investments, LLC 

Honorary Members

Capt. (Ret.) Jerry Coffee
Navy & Columnist

Tony Dias
Aligned Mortgage

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
2nd Congressional District

Judge Ed Kubo
O’ahu First Circuit Court

Dr. Jill Omori, MD
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH

Councilmember Kymberly Pine
Honolulu City Council, District 1

Lance Tanaka
Par Hawaii

Representative Andria Tupola
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 43

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