SYM is intentionally designed to create a dignified, compassionate process for those who have become marginalized from their communities to rejoin. Interruptions in economic, physical, and emotional components can deteriorate an individual’s ability to remain healthy and active. SYM identifies and works to restore these functions so they may to rejoin their community.
Lisa’s Recent Work
- 2017, 2015, 2014 Point In Time Count Upcountry Team Leader – Organized colleagues and volunteers to take census of those homeless/unsheltered for HUD related funding for the Maui Homeless Alliance.
- Designed and implemented the interface for Ho`omoana, a private operating Foundation dedicated to creating safe living opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness/mental illness related complications by creating open door policy with a one-stop shop for all needs with a focus on removing barriers to employment opportunities, providing transportation supports, and creating direct access to the Maui Homeless Alliance supportive agencies.
- Currently serving my second year as a Board member representing Maui County on the Hawai`i Public Housing Authority.
- A six year member of the Maui Homeless Alliance as the Membership and Advocacy committee Chairs. Designed and moderated both Community Educational forums.
- An active member of the Maui Disability Alliance, Transportation and Housing Chair, and Legislative Forum moderator.
1. nvs. Supernatural or divine power, mana, miraculous power; a powerful nation, authority; to give mana to, to make powerful; to have mana, power, authority; authorization, privilege; miraculous, divinely powerful, spiritual; possessed of mana, power. Cf. -āmana. Mana makua, parental authority. Leo mana, voice of authority that is obeyed. Mana kiaʻi, guardian power. Mana loa, great power; almighty. Noho mana, to wield power, occupy a position of power. Ke kumu … i mana ai ka ʻaoʻao aliʻi, the reason for giving the chief’s side power. E mana ana nō i ke konohiki (Kep. 159), it is the privilege of the landlords. E mana nō ma ka lā ʻumi, effective on the tenth day [as a law]. hoʻo.mana
a. To place in authority, empower, authorize.