Community re-entry homes allow people exiting the criminal justice system to make a “soft landing” back into society. While living in our re-entry homes, residents can secure vital documents, apply for jobs, open bank accounts, and join a network of like-minded people looking to make a new start.
After being incarcerated, many do not have family or friends they can turn to. On average, 50% become homeless upon release. Without money or a place to live, former offenders can quickly fall back into old habits that result in re-offense. According to a 2018 State of Hawaii report by the Interagency Council on Intermediate Sanctions, nearly 49% of those formerly incarcerated in Hawaii become repeat offenders.
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In 2019, IHS opened the doors to House of Redemption 1 & 2. Early 2022, IHS opened the doors to the first house at the Village of Redemption. These transitional housing solutions are dedicated to recently released men 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.