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Hauʻoli lā Hānau, Tutu Bert!

The angel number 101 signifies your spiritual awakening. It represents hard work, optimism, hope, and bravery. Roberta DuTeil, or as we know her best ‘Tutu Bert,’ turns 101 years young today, January 10th, 2023! An incredible milestone for an incredible person and family...

The Gift of Giving & Gratitude

As the holiday season gives way to the return of routine in the New Year, we can’t help but reflect on the incredible kindness and generosity that were felt throughout our shelters at the end of the year.  This year's Christmas experience was about sharing and giving to one another...

What’s the McKinney-Vento (Homeless Assistance) Act?

Education is a protected right, but a little more complicated to ensure for those experiencing unstable housing. The McKinney-Vento Act (MVA) reinforces a child's right to enroll while their records paperwork is pending, receive comparable services to their peers and transportation to/from school, and more! MVA was first enacted in...

United, a family can weather life’s unexpected obstacles

A friendly, consistent face. Weathered by lived experience with eyes that express respect and compassion. No matter what’s happening at home, or with family, Betty is there ready to greet you, ring up your purchase at Palama Express, and say “have a good day.” Her family’s journey to Kahauiki Village...

Angels are Among Us

Aaron said that if he wrote a book, it would likely be called “Angels are among us”. It would feature the people who helped him along his journey out of homelessness. Angels, he said, that saved him from his darkest days and helped restore his faith in humanity. One such...