Hawaii's Going Home Plus (GHP) Project

Posted on January 20, 2018

Transitioning individuals from hospitals, nursing facilities, and ICF-IDs to community settings.

Success Story #1
After suffering a stroke, Cee was hospitalized and transferred to a nursing facility where he remained for eight months.  GHP assisted Cee in contacting the resident manager to reactivate his application for consideration of senior apartment while accessing his medical benefits. Transitioning back to independent living, Cee said “I’m happy. My peace of mind is back. I want to continue my peace in myself. I can go under the banyan tree and enjoy the breeze. I love you folks because of the services you did for me. You showed personal caring in working with me. I am thankful that I am associated with you and your organization. You don’t tell me what to do, we share and talk story.” – C.P.

Success Story #2
Huck was involved in an accident and paralysed of his legs, uses a wheelchair. Due to his lengthy hospitalizations, his house was foreclosed.   Going Home Plus assisted him with completing and submitting applications for affordable and accessible housing. With the support of his financial institution, housing agency and health plan, he was able to move into an affordable one-bedroom unit and has become an integral participant in his neighborhood community.

Success Story #3
Damon had been in the foster care system for ten years prior to participating the Going Home Plus project. Going Home Plus assisted him with completing and submitting applications for affordable and accessible housing options. Damon had the opportunity to apply his independent living skills with the support of friends and health plan agencies to successfully live independently.

Success Story #4
Lola was in long term care facility for more than three years and wanted to reunite with her grand‐daughter and live in her own home. While in the nursing facility, the family home burned down forcing them to find alternate housing. Going Home Plus assisted Lola in applying for various affordable housing. “I don’t want to be sick and thought I was going to pass away over there (nursing facility). I want to be healthy and visit friends and show everybody I’m still alive!” said Lola. “I’m very happy having my own place and living with my granddaughter,” said Lola.

Modified on December 21, 2017