Our Community Re-Entry Homes make it possible for people exiting the criminal justice system to make a “soft landing” back into society. While living in the homes, residents can secure important documents (such as state IDs and birth certificates), apply for jobs, open bank accounts, and find a network of like-minded people looking to make a new start.
After being incarcerated, many do not have family or friends they can rely on. Without money or a place to live, ex-offenders can become homeless and hungry immediately after release forcing many back into old criminal habits. According to a 2018 State of Hawaii report by the Interagency Council on Intermediate Sanctions, nearly 49% of ex-convicts in Hawaii become repeat offenders. Our Re-Entry programs help break the cycle and give second chances.
In 2019, IHS opened the doors to House of Redemption 1 & 2. These homes are dedicated to recently released men who are looking to get their lives on track.
In 2012, Reverend Samuel Cox, a Methodist minister, and his wife Reverend Barbara “Babs” Ripple transformed their home into transitional housing for women recently released from prison. Eight years later in 2020, Rev. Cox selected IHS to manage Beacon of Hope.
Beacon of Hope is a place of healing for women, but also an opportunity to mend relationships. Here, families can be rekindled as children are welcomed to stay with their mothers. This has become a strong motivator for our clients at Beacon of Hope and the property is focused on maintaining a family-friendly environment.