Oahu Island Chapter and HQ
Island of Oahu
1616 Kewalo St, Honolulu
808 VET PTSD
Michelle Tippens, Executive Director
Feena Banoan, Executive Operations Officer
The headquarters (HQ) of the HVCA is located on the island of Oahu, about one mile inland of Magic Island Beach Park. The HQ Chapter of the HVCA holds monthly meetings (3rd Sunday of every month), schedules events for veterans throughout the island, coordinates any state-wide events for the chapter, helps organize and create new island chapters upon request, maintains the website, handles media requests and maintains social media accounts, conducts fundraising efforts and continually works to expand the number of programs we have available.
What we seek to accomplish:
Reduction in veteran and PTSD related suicide in the US annually.
Reduction in the number of veterans referred to Tripler psychiatric ward by Honolulu Police Department.
Creation of an open forum for veterans suffering from PTSD to express themselves and receive constructive feedback from recognized peers with a shared background.