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We are the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive human services agency focused exclusively on ending and preventing homelessness in Hawaii.

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We are the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive human services agency focused exclusively on ending and preventing homelessness in Hawaii.

Our Impact

FY20 Results

2619

CLIENTS HOUSED

2145

PEOPLE SHELTERED

359159

MEALS SERVED

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The walls of Hele2Work's skill lab are filled with inspirational posters — and now a mural! Joesph, an IHS guest and a student in the @TakingRootHawaii Urban Agriculture program, has spent the past three months painting a 12x12 ft work of art. Joseph never thought he'd become homeless, just like many of our guests. By painting for others with similar experiences, he learned to rewrite the story of homelessness he once believed. With each brushstroke, his sense of community grew. The "Road to Success" mural showcases Joseph's belief that making pitstops is normal, but it doesn't excuse you from giving up on the destination ahead. Read about what inspired Joseph and his journey in our most recent blog: ihshawaii.org/creating-a-road-to-success/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us as we honor and celebrate the life of Michelle Go, an advocate for the homeless community and empowerer of struggling households. Although her life ended abruptly, her legacy is spreading rapidly. An active volunteer with @thenyjl, an organization where she helped families through education and nutrition, Michelle was a champion for mental health and chose to see the humanity in the houseless community. We urge policymakers and community leaders to revisit the mental health issues within their districts, make systemic changes that will benefit those experiencing a mental health crisis or break, and create safer communities and neighborhoods for everyone. Image by @yukiwamura, Associated Press. ... See MoreSee Less
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Calling all volunteers: We need your help with the 2022 Point in Time Count! Sign up to help survey or show your support by donating in-need hygiene items. This will be the first PIT count of unsheltered individuals since January 2020. The PIT Count brings together volunteers and service providers to conduct a census of individuals experiencing homelessness across the state. It's an essential survey that provides insight on those living on the streets and reports on age, gender, mental health, etc. From this data, we can better tailor our services to help the areas of most need.To find out more info, check out Partners In Care's website! www.partnersincareoahu.org/pit ... See MoreSee Less
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This Wednesday marks the start of the 2022 Legislative Session! Need help understanding some of this year's proposed bills? We got you covered.Today we're talking Ohana Zone! The fourth point of @ltgovjoshgreen's 10 Point Plan on Chronic Homelessness, the Ohana Zone is a pilot program that begun in 2018 to help fund administrative costs for existing and new programs that serve the homeless community. Already extended once, this legislative session the program's extension to 2026 is being potentially proposed. For more info, visit homelessness.hawaii.gov/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know our Tutu Bert volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy as part of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) Reserves during WWII? This week we celebrate Tutu Bert and the impact her and Fr. Claude DuTeil have made before IHS, with IHS, and emeritus (retired). Learn more about Tutu Bert's incredible story and life of service on our blog: ihshawaii.org/tutu-berts-100th/ ... See MoreSee Less
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