Welcome to the Behavioral Health & Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group (BHHSURG)
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration (DOH/BHA) in partnership with the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness and the Department of Human Services’ Homeless Programs Office (DHS/HPO) has prioritized the control of the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hawaiʻi among behavioral health and homeless populations while ensuring continuity of coverage of essential services including behavioral health and homelessness services.
These three entities along with City and County agencies as well as the University of Hawai’i will be coordinating as the Behavioral Health and Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group (BHHSURG) in response to COVID-19. Together, these entities oversee the majority of the state’s behavioral health and homelessness services systems. Other partners will be added to help coordinate and lead the response as needed. Behavioral health and homelessness services remain essential during this worldwide pandemic and will be vital far beyond its resolution because of the pandemic’s economic, social, and psychological impacts. The purpose of this website is to provide unified guidance and support to staff and providers across the behavioral health and homelessness services systems of Hawaiʻi during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last reviewed on October 12, 2020