Men’s shelter in old Hilo hospital accepts its first residents

  • Courtesy photo The old Hilo Memorial Hospital has been transformed into an emergency shelter, Keolahou, that will serve single men. The shelter had a soft opening Monday and will formally open next month.

  • Tribune-Herald file photo Hawaii County is using part of the old Hilo Hospital as an Ohana Zones shelter for homeless men.

The old Hilo Memorial Hospital has a new purpose: helping homeless men.