History of the Waikiki Clinic



Molica and Winn present the philosophy of a free clinic. They describe setting up of an advisory board, the miscalculations that they made in the type of clients they thought they would be seeing, and the fact that they did not foresee that they would not receive cooperation from the local medical facilities and counseling centers. The article goes into the struggles that ensued among the board and the staff, struggles that almost lead to closing down the Waikiki clinic. There is then a discussion of reorganization, the definition of the Executive Director's job functions, the opening of a halfway house, and the consequent good utilization of the community.