Kahumana Community was founded in 1974. Their mission is to co‐create a healthy, inclusive, and productive community with homeless families, people with disabilities, and youth. It achieves thismission by integrating mutually supportive social services, social ventures, and training venues at three sites in Waianae, on the island of Oahu. Kahumana Community provides two types of social services: transitional housing for homeless families and programs, and Hale Lana O Kahumana, for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Family Beds: Transitional Housing (TH)=500; Total Beds: TH=500
Catholic Charities Hawaii
Founded by the Maryknoll Sisters from New York, Catholic Charities Hawaii (CCH) has carried out the social mission of the Church in Hawaiʻi since 1947. Their mission is to help people, especially those with the greatest need, regardless of their faith or culture. In 2003, CCH became the first organization in the State to have a nationally accredited transitional housing program. CCH has operated the Maili Land Transitional Housing Program since 1990 and seeks to create more affordable housing opportunities.
Family Beds: TH=156; Total Beds: TH=156
Family Life Center (Maui)
Family Life Center (FLC) is a faith‐based organization that was incorporated in 1982, with a mission to stabilize the lives of individuals in their time of need with shelter, food, clothing, and access to life changing support services. Their target population is the homeless or those at‐risk of homelessness who live in the County of Maui. Programs include: Food and clothing distribution; Outreach services; Emergency Shelter; Housing placement and rental assistance; Affordable rentals; and other support services. Their most significant achievement is the recent purchase of two apartment complexes which serve as affordable rentals, both debt free.
Family Beds: Emergency Shelter (ES)=7; Total Beds: ES=47
Family Promise of Hawaii
Since Family Promise of Hawai‘i (FPH) opened its doors in 2006, they have helped over 1,400 parents and children transition out of homelessness. Their mission is to mobilize existing community resources to aid families with children experiencing homelessness and help them transition to sustainable independence. FPH operates two shelters, Honolulu and Kailua, providing laundry facilities, mail, showers, telephone, computer & internet access, daily meals, life skills training, employment assistance and weekly case management. Their partnerships and numerous community volunteers enable them to successfully house families.
Family Beds: ES=28; Total Beds: ES=28
HOPE Services (Hawaii Island)
In 2010, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu officially announced that the Office for Social Ministry's Care‐A‐Van department became HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc. (HOPE). HOPE's mission is to "bring to life gospel values of justice, love, compassion and hope through service, empowerment and advocacy." Since the incorporation of HOPE, new programs and services were expanded to meet the growing safety net needs of persons experiencing homelessness on Hawaii Island including the West Hawaii Emergency Housing Program, a transitional housing and affordable rental housing program for low income families.
Family Beds: ES=50, TH=73; Total Beds: ES=102, TH=90
IHS, The Institute for Human Services, is Hawaii’s oldest and largest multi‐service center working to end and prevent homelessness on O‘ahu. As an emergency shelter, IHS stabilizes homeless individuals and families by comprehensively assessing and triaging their core reasons for becoming homeless in order to deliver an array of services that qualifies them to obtain and maintain a home and live a sustainable lifestyle. Wrap around services include emergency shelter, meals, healthcare, case management, employment, children enrichment, housing and homeless outreach.
Family Beds: ES=90; Total Beds: ES=430
Mission Statement: The successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. As an agency, U.S.VETS has been providing services to veterans and their families across the nation for nearly 21 years. In Hawaii, U.S.VETS has proudly served veteran and non‐veteran households for eleven years. Specific to the Waianae area, U.S.VETS has provided comprehensive services at the Waianae Civic Center’s Paiolu Kaiaulu since 2007 (Emergency & Transitional Housing), and Kulia I Ka Nu‘u program since September 2013 (Transitional & Affordable Permanent Housing Opportunities).
Family Beds: TH=404; Total Beds: ES=15, TH=587
Waikiki Health was established in 1967, and was recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center in 1992. The mission of Waikīkī Health is to provide quality medical and social services that are affordable and accessible for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Waikīkī Health operates seven service sites, including: Next Step Shelter; Youth Outreach, assisting homeless youth; Care‐A‐Van Drop‐in Clinic, providing medical and support services to homeless and housed populations; and Care‐A‐Van Mobile Medical Clinic.
Family Beds: ES=72, TH=58; Total Beds: ES: 197, TH=140