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Roberta DuTeil, or as we know her best ‘Tutu Bert,’ turns 100 years young today, January 10th, 2022! An incredible milestone for an incredible person and family. Join us as we celebrate her virtually today and every day! Even after relocating to the U.S. Mainland in...

While some debate if the holiday season begins November 1st or the day after Thanksgiving, planning for the 2021 Christmas festivities at IHS began in the fall.  In September, the Development & Community Relations department began working with local businesses and organizations to organize toy drives...

As we roll into the cooler months we are reminded to give thanks to all those who have supported us throughout the year. We truly appreciate all the kindness bestowed upon our humble organization. We are especially grateful for those who spent their Thanksgiving Day...

There is a price for living in paradise, and everyone pays. In Hawaii, a gallon of milk averages $4.69 compared to Nevada’s $2.99. On average, tenants pay $1,500 to more than $2,000 a month in rent for a one-bedroom apartment, not including utilities. Even with...

In 2020, a total of 839 domestic violence victims sought services in one day in Hawaii. A 145% increase from 578 victims in one day in 2019, according to the countrywide census conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). October is national domestic...

Over 3,500 children in the Hawaii DOE system were living in unstable housing situations in 2020. Unstable housing refers to a lack of a fixed, regular and adequate primary nighttime residence. Those who are experiencing unstable housing typically fall into one of the three categories:...

The dining room at the Kaaahi Women’s & Family Shelter has long been a gathering place for guests. During meal times, children weave playfully between the tables while parents discuss the day and plan for the future. On off-peak hours, it is a place of...

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...