New Hilo facility for homeless off to a good start, according to nonprofit

  • Courtesy photo Individuals stand in the clothing bank at Keolahou, an emergency shelter for homeless men that opened earlier this year in the old Hilo Memorial Hospital building.

More than two months after accepting its first clients, Keolahou — an emergency homeless shelter established at the old Hilo Memorial Hospital — is a refuge for the Big Island’s homeless men.