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 uspport, 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 the Hawaii Foodbank’s Emergency Food Program credits to meet the increasing demand for meals which have also been addressed through churches and private groups who sponsor meals that serve up to 300  per seating at a cost of about  $900.00 per meal service.

In collaboration with the Hawaii Foodbank on the last Thursday of each month, IHS also hosts a food drop and distribution, allowing individuals living in the community to restock their pantries with produce and canned goods.

Sumner Men’s Shelter

The Sumner emergency shelter and multi-service center is a 24/7 facility with 134 single bunk beds and space for 44 single mattresses to shelter a maximum of 178 single men.

During daytime business hours, anyone from the community is welcome to enjoy a free meal, use the laundry facility and showers at appointed times, access mail, and utilize other supportive services as needed.

Kaaahi Women & Family Shelter

The Kaaahi emergency shelter and multi-service center is a 24/7 facility serving women and families with children. The women’s dorm offers single bunk beds to shelter a maximum of 66 single women. The family dorm has 36 double beds and 66 single bunk beds to shelter a maximum capacity of 100 individuals (IHS averages 30 families).

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