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Let’s foster an empathetic and informed discussion about SB 3139 and its potential to support our fellow community members struggling with homelessness, mental health and substance abuse crises. Understanding the complexities of homelessness is essential to finding compassionate and tailored solutions. Respectful dialogue and shared knowledge can help us move forward together. #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth ... See MoreSee Less
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Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation and Ruby Tuesday Hawaii brought Thanksgiving early to our guests at Sumner Men’s Shelter yesterday.For the 10th year in a row, Ruby Tuesday cooked up a storm, preparing 800 pounds of turkey and all the fixings for their annual Giving Thanks event. All of the meals were shared between our Men’s Shelter, River of Life, Surfing the Nations, Waianae Boat Harbor, and the Veterans Center.To the team of volunteers who came out and served food, and to Marcus and the Foundation, all of us at IHS thank you 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Shout out to our volunteers who came out this month for service and beautification!Members of the U.S. Marine Corps visited Kahauiki Village and tackled the challenge of clearing mangroves, while our Target volunteers went to Hale Mauliola and got busy with landscaping. Both groups’ efforts helped to create a more inviting space for our residents, demonstrating that when we come together in service, we transform lives and create a brighter future for some of our most vulnerable communities. ... See MoreSee Less
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To the incredible team at First Hawaiian Bank's Residential Real Estate division: your compassion and support mean the world to us and the families we serve. From all of us at IHS, and on behalf of the mothers who were touched by your generosity, we extend a heartfelt mahalo. Thank you for making this #mothersday extra special for all of the moms in our shelters. ... See MoreSee Less
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Something BIG is coming 🏠 In partnership with the visionary team at Brain Health Applied Research Institute (B+HARI), the City and City and County of Honolulu and the State, we’re harnessing evidence-based science to design transitional housing that promotes recovery in diverse ways. This is not just about providing shelter, but a springboard for healing and positive change. Everyone here at IHS is eagerly anticipating the groundbreaking of this inaugural Compassionate Housing project later this month in urban Honolulu! Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes updates and reach out if you are interested in helping us through your volunteerism or philanthropy. In the meantime, we want to hear your thoughts: What should a “home” include in order to be a place of peace and healing? ... See MoreSee Less
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