Become a CAP Member

Become a CAP Member

Becoming a member is easy! We welcome people from all walks of life to contribute insight and action for ending homelessness on Big Island. Please review our Strategic Plan to be sure our work is right for you, fill out the Membership Packet and send your completed packet to Toni Symons at to join us.

Support the Awareness and Advocacy Team

Support the Awareness and Advocacy Team

Are you a media wizz? Do you love writing, creativity, and spreading awareness? Are you interested in supporting local legislation to make Hawai'i a better place? The Awareness and Advocacy team might be for you! First, become a CAP member, then contact Kristen Alice at to join

Join Interfaith Communities in Action

Join Interfaith Communities in Action

Interfaith Communities in Action is a CAP partner focused on spiritual communities. If you are a person of faith driven to address homelessness from spiritual teachings, join the ICIA network at and email Laverne Tolmie at to join the CAP-ICIA mailing list.

Ending Homelessness on Hawai’i Island – Because Everyone Deserves a Home.

The Hawaii Island HUD Continuum of Care

The HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers plus state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

In Hawaii County, our CoC is called Community Alliance Partners (CAP). Membership in CAP is required for all organizations who are granted Department of Housing funds to address homelessness. To end homelessness on Big Island, we need support from all community sectors including teachers, physicians, business leaders, philanthropists, mental health experts, faith group leaders, employment experts, addiction specialists, realtors and landlords. Join us to lend your ideas, your voice and efforts to the cause of ending homelessness on Hawaii Island.

2022 Community Alliance Partners Election Questionnaire

Download Important Information on County Housing Vouchers: NOTICE- Reopening HCV Waiting List 3-15-2021


CAP Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 9:00am-10:30am. To join the coalition download and fill out the Membership Packet above and email to Lori Ferrin at

CAP's weekly updates are moving to the Ho'owaiwai Network!

The Ho’owaiwai Network is a group of community organizations convened by the Hawai’i County Office of Housing and Community Development. Starting in June 2024, Ho’owaiwai Network’s twice-monthly e-news will include updates from CAP Members.


As of June 2024, Ho’owaiwai will send all weekly member updates on behalf of CAP, and CAP will no longer send weekly member update emails.

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