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Waikoloa Community Wellness Center

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The old Waikoloa Village Store, also known as the "Kau Kau Depot" This once vibrant gathering place for the community now sits empty and is a sad gathering place for the homeless and addicts of the Island. As we have seen it sit empty for years, trying to bargain with the bank to turn it into anything but empty, we have seen an increase in activity there with homeless and addicts, drug use, paraphernalia, garbage, and a young beautiful man who lost his life to an overdose at the location. We have done community clean up with the trash outside and have notified local law enforcement of the drug paraphernalia inside of the location, but it still stands there today a sad reminder of this once beautiful place.
With this petition we hope to create The Waikoloa Community Wellness Center!  

Our hope is to help the less fortunate through Life is to Be Lived Foundation. Our Community Wellness Center plan is intended to drive positive change within the Hawaii community while also embracing Waikoloa community. Our Wellness Center will allow clients access to clubs, social groups and employment resources with opportunity for personal development and education. It is our goal to create a place for Wellness, Kindness and Respect for all of our community. It will serve as the bedrock for social equity with open doors for all with free or low cost community centric programs as well as help our community seniors and youth through activities and education.
Community Center foundations must constantly balance current needs and future needs, we must do what we can to meet current needs while at the same time providing resource to help future generations meet unforeseen future need which includes homeless individuals suffering from drug addiction and or mental illnesses.

This Plan aims to strike that balance sometimes addressing problems today can prevent them from becoming bigger problems in the future.


For further information Contact

Sheryl Shimata

Crystal Elliott



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