Let's end homelessness in Hawaii together

Hawaii's most comprehensive human services agency focused exclusively on ending or preventing homelessness 

IHS, The Institute for Human Services is 501c3 private non-profit organization. Each houseless person's unique story inspires us to action. By working with partners in government, business and community organizations, we deliver a spectrum of services with urgency, embrace innovation, and advocate for system changes through community education and outreach.

Our team of nearly 200 staff are experts in a variety of fields. Click here to learn about open positions and careers with us or contact us


To create and offer tailored solutions for those in crisis, and nurture homeless people toward greater self-direction and responsibility.


A community where homeless people are empowered with hope, dignity and confidence to quickly access and sustain a safe, decent and affordable home. 


Ho’okipa:  The hospitality of complete giving. We welcome guests with the spirit of aloha and offer the gift of hope.

Kuleana:  Personal responsibility. We encourage and challenge guests and each other to accept responsibility and accountability.

Alaka’i:  Leadership by example. We take initiative and empower others to find their voice.

Ha’aha’a:  Humility. We are open to learning from one another, practicing integrity and doing the right thing without desire for credit or recognition.

Ho’ohanohano:  Honor the dignity of others. We practice and cultivate respect of all guests and create a unique plans for each guest’s needs.  

Malama:  To care deeply. We serve, honor, and inspire our guests to be part of an ohana that genuinely cares.

Kulia ika nu’u:  Pursuing excellence. We work towards increasing our competence to help clients achieve their goals.

Lokahi:  Collaboration and cooperation. To achieve more, we work in harmony with each other and others outside our organization.

About Us

  • Our Team

    Providing leadership and expertise in addressing homelessness in Hawaii.

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  • Board of Directors

    Providing guidance and direction to address Hawaii’s homeless crisis.

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  • Our History

    Growing from a Peanut Butter Ministry into a multi-service center.

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  • Success Stories

    Individuals share their personal success.

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  • Programs & Statistics

    From outreach to housing, see the impact that IHS has made through the years.

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news & events

Get the latest news in our work to end homelessness.

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