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Community Re-entry Program: Rebuilding Lives and Reimagining the Future

Tana Alualu, case manager for IHS’s community re-entry program, knows exactly what just-released prisoners face as they take those first steps back into the community. “They can go back to what they were doing or they can come here,” he says. “Some people aren’t ready to make changes. Sometimes it...

IHS’ kitchen serves food for the soul

To stand in the kitchen of The Institute of Human Services, you can feel a sense of warmth, comfort, and happiness that’s palpable as smiles abound amidst the hustle and bustle.

Home for the first time in 30 years

Tommy and Tina say they “won the lottery.” Not the Powerball or Mega Millions -- an affordable housing lottery. After living on the streets for decades, the couple knew their dreams turned into reality after a single phone call.

Real Change is Possible – Advocate with Us

Part of our work to end the cycle of homelessness in Hawaii involves working with legislators to advocate for systems change. In fact, this year, I am serving as Advocacy Chair for Partners in Care Oahu, an organization whose mission is to coordinate care services between all of the diverse...