Specialty Shelters

Kalihi Uka Recovery Homes

The Kalihi Uka Recovery Homes provide a short-term shelter for homeless discharged and enrolled in The Queen's Medical Center Outpatient Substance Abuse Day Treatment Program. These homes provide 24/7 staffing support, daily meals, and housing support services in tandem with homeless substance abuse treatment programs. Clients are expected to assist with daily chores, attend meetings, and work together toward a common goal - a happier, healthier home and lifestyle. 


Hale Mauliola at Sand Island

Hale Mauliola is a low-barrier Housing Navigation Service Center and a portal toward permanent housing for unsheltered individuals, couples, pet and vehicle owners. They must be in contact with a housing navigator before entry.

The facility consists of 25 modular containers converted into double and single units. Guests have access to shower and restroom hygiene facilities, access to potable water, barbeque grills, a central communal area, daily meals, and a transportation service. Clients are also provided with a private, lockable residence, comfortable beds and linens, recharging power stations, room lighting, and shelving.

With the availability of onsite services, clients are expected to quickly and easily move into permanent housing.

To apply for Hale Mauliola, visit www.IHSHawaii.org/HaleMauliola


Veterans Engaged in Transition (V.E.T.) House

The V.E.T. House is an 8-bed private community group home in Kalihi Valley for homeless veterans transitioning out of homelessness. Our house is a place of healing and recovery where residents regain skills for living in the community. In partnership with the Veterans Administration and the support of Resident Assistants, together we provide clients with clean and comfortable rooms, access to veteran social services and housing support programs through the V.A. or other community-based partner agencies

Tutu "Bert’s" Homes

Tutu Bert's Homes are 8-bed private medical respite homes in partnership with The Queen's Medical Center and Castle Medical Center. These homes are dedicated after Roberta DuTeil, IHS' Founder Claude DuTeil's wife, who ministered to homeless people alongside him and helped to lay the foundation of what has become IHS today. Tutu Bert's Homes offer medically frail homeless individuals who are no longer in need of in-patient hospitalization, but still too frail to recuperate on the streets, with a safety net resource where they can heal, recover and access services. The house facilitates short-term stabilization and supportive case management that accelerates their transition out of homelessness, and into available housing options. Tutu Bert's House opened in March 2016 with support from HomeAid Hawaii providing renovation support. IHS aims to serve at minimum 60 individuals each year per facility, and save taxpayers at minimum $2.68M per year from unnecessary healthcare costs. 


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