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 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

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

During daytime business hours, non-guests of IHS from the community is welcome to enjoy a free meal, use of 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 is able to host 66 single women and 100 family individuals, at capacity. 

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


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