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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 –...

When Joseph first showed up at Hale Mauliola (HMO), he was reserved and skeptical. All he knew about homelessness was the stereotypes. It didn’t take long for the HMO community to change his mind. In 2020, Joseph connected with a social worker who helped him transition...

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:...