Specialty Shelters

Kalihi Uka Recovery Homes

The Kalihi Uka Recovery Homes provides short term shelter for homeless discharged from the hospital, 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 will 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 engaged with a housing navigator prior to entry.

The facility consists of 25 modular containers converted into double and single units. Guests are provided 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. The facility is a place of healing and recovery where residents  regain skills for living in community. In partnership with the Veterans Administration and the support of Resident Assistants provide clients with a clean and comfortable room, access to veteran social services and housing support programs through the V.A. or other community-based partner agencies.

Tutu "Bert’s" House

Tutu Bert's House is an 8-bed private medical respite house in partnership with The Queen's Medical Center and HomeAid Hawaii. The house is dedicated after Roberta DuTeil, IHS' Founder Claude DuTeil's wife, who ministered to homeless people alongside Father Claude. Tutu Bert's House offers medically frail homeless discharged from The Queen's Medical Center who no longer in need of in-patient hospitalization, but who are still too frail to recuperate on the streets or in an urban shelter, with a safety net resource. 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. IHS aims to serve at minimum 60 individuals each year and save tax payers at minimum $2.68M per year from unnecessary healthcare costs. 


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