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Embracing opportunities, flourishing together as a family

Their family is well known in Kahauiki Village. Chevalee and Tuvalemalii are active community volunteers and staples at the playground with their children. They’re parents to seven keiki, spanning from the age of three to 18 years old.  Chevalee has come a long way since her family first moved in,...

Stories make up our lives, for Gerardo this one is the sweetest

The keiki at Kahauiki Village call him “Grandpa” and give him fist bumps when he walks by. Each one brings a smile to his face. When he’s not tending to the gardens in the village, he spends time with the children, teaching them multiple languages – Spanish, French, German –...

What’s Assisted Community Treatment (ACT)?

Assisted Community Treatment (ACT) allows a judge to require a mentally ill person who continues to refuse help to undergo outpatient mental health treatment. An ACT petition is made for chronically homeless individuals who are found to be dangerous to themselves or others and/or suffering from severe, untreated mental illness...

The Purpose of Emergency & Specialty Shelters

The entry-level, or “lowest barrier” shelter is an emergency shelter. Low barrier refers to the minimal restrictions on who can be served by a program. Shelter facilities are meant to support those who are in immediate need or in crisis. At all of our shelters, we provide three meals a...

Helping clients find permanent homes

Our Housing Program consists of a constellation of services, all centered around the same goal: helping IHS guests and clients reach sustainable permanent housing. How a client reaches this milestone, and the resources they tap into to achieve it, varies from person to person.  Guest – Someone who takes shelter...