Point-in-Time returns

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Justine Erickson and Sha’nae Ramos approach a van to see if anyone is sleeping in it for the Homeless Point in Time Count Wednesday morning.

  • Justine Erickson and Sha’nae Ramos approach a woman sleeping in her car Wednesday morning during the Homeless Point in Time Count.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Justine Erickson and Sha’nae Ramos approach a woman sleeping in her car Wednesday morning during the Homeless Point in Time Count.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Justine Erickson and Sha’nae Ramos get supplies for the Homeless Point in Time Count Wednesday morning in downtown Pahoa.

  • Justine Erickson of HOPE Services approaches Ronnell Deroso during the Homeless Point in Time Count Wednesday morning in downtown Pahoa. (PHOTOS BY HOLLYN JOHNSON/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Justine Erickson of HOPE Services surveys Ronnell Deroso during the Homeless Point in Time Count Wednesday morning in downtown Pahoa.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Sha’nae Ramos, a family outreach specialist for housing at Neighborhood Place of Puna, gives Ronnell Deroso water and snacks Wednesday morning in downtown Pahoa. Ramos volunteered with HOPE Services last week during the Homeless Point in Time Count.

PAHOA — When volunteers approached a sleepy Ronnell Deroso on Wednesday morning offering water and snacks, he hoarsely replied, “water.”