Emergency Shelters

Providing individuals and families with short-term stabilization through shelter options that lead to permanent housing

We take pride in providing community shelter settings that are hospitable, safe, and welcoming. Clients can expect to be treated with respect and are offered supportive services on site, including housing placement support, access to healthcare, employment support, case management, daily meals, mail service, laundry facilities and storage space.

Meal Programs

We provide meals to sheltered and unsheltered homeless three times a day, seven days a week. Meals allow clients to develop relationships with IHS staff and consider services and housing. IHS benefits from Aloha United Way and Hawaii Foodbank’s Emergency Food Program credits to meet the increasing demand for meals. We also receive donations from churches and private groups. Donations like these help serve up to 300 per seating (or 900 meals per day) at a cost of about $900.00 per meal service.

In a joint effort with Hawaii Foodbank on the last Thursday of each month, we host a food drop and distribution at our Sumner Men's Shelter. This effort allows individuals living in the community to restock their pantries with produce and canned goods.

Sumner Men’s Shelter

As of February 1, 2017 - the Sumner Emergency Shelter remains a 24/7 facility and able to host 160 single men, at capacity. 

During daytime business hours, non-guests of IHS from the community are welcome to enjoy a free meal, use showers, and have access to mail and other support services as needed. 

Mail Services
Daily6:00AM - 10:00PM
Free Hot MealsDailyBreakfast: 7:00AM - 7:45AM
Lunch: 12:00PM - 12:45PM
Dinner: 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Showers & ClothingDaily10:45AM - 11:30AM


Kaaahi Women & Family Shelter

As of February 1, 2017 - the Kaaahi Women & Family Shelter remains a 24/7 facility and able to host 66 single women and 100 family individuals, at capacity. 

Kokua Corner 

During daytime business hours, guests and non-guests of IHS are welcome to shop for donated items, including clothing and household items, free of charge through our Kokua Corner mini "thrift shop." 

Kokua Corner (Women)Monday's 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Kokua Corner (Men)Wednesday's9:00AM - 11:00AM
Kokua Corner (Families)Friday's9:00AM - 11:00AM

Homeless clients experiencing evictions or whose items are stolen while on the streets now have a place to reclaim personal belongings they can call their own once again. Doing so restores hope, offset's the cost of starting up their new lives, and gives guests a chance to rejoin our community with a sense of dignity. We encourage Hawaii's public to give responsibly, and continue to helps those taking action to end their homelessness at no cost. 

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