Author: IHS-admin

When Ketsy, Michiosy and their three children moved out of a Honolulu apartment a week before Christmas 2019, they didn’t know when they might live under their own roof again. Despite both parents working full time, the $1,800 rental payment was always going to be more...

I’m really happy to have my daughters back in a routine. Being homeless, everything gets out of whack and crazy. I watched my kids and I suffer. Things got out of routine. Now, it’s so good to see them have normalcy. I feel like it...

Terry Lauro, who was homeless on and off for seven years, recently transitioned from Tutu Bert’s House into a long-term independent group home, where she is now stable. She is the first person to successfully transition from the facility, which opened in March 2016. After a...

Michelle Kupahu was on the road to recovery when she first heard about IHS' services. A close friend who was also getting back on her feet, Vivian Kin-Seu, had recently received housing support and encouraged Michelle to also seek assistance from IHS. Through the help of a housing specialist,...

My experience at IHS was so welcoming, I have referred friends to their housing office to seek support. Lacking a stable home for years, Vivian Kim-Seu, a mother of six, often obtained food through homeless service providers in Waianae and Honolulu. Her extended family, who was also homeless...

Vaughn was in his senior year at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa—a straight-A dean’s list student on his way to a degree in social work—when a car accident left him with a badly broken jaw and opioid prescriptions for the pain. What was supposed...