New Year, New Project: Permanent Supportive Housing

January 31, 2020 – Since our founding in 2006, we have been rooted in our commitment to help families with children transition from homelessness to permanent housing. Our innovative approach to shelter has been successful at helping over 80% of families served transition to permanent housing.


What about the other 20%?

What about the families who we've had to turn away from our shelter program because it wasn't the right fit for their unique, complex needs?

That's where Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) comes in! Through a partnership with U.S. VETS, we are launching a new initiative aimed at housing chronically homeless families. It pairs subsidized housing with long-term case management and tailored supportive services, therefore serving as a proven solution to long-term homelessness for the most vulnerable families. Across the nation, PSH projects have been successful in facilitating housing stability for many families who as a result have experienced positive outcomes such as strengthened familial bonds. In the year ahead, we will be supporting fourteen families through the new initiative.


We recently welcomed Ernie Reese, who will be leading Family Promise of Hawaii's PSH initiative. Prior to joining our team, Ernie was the Assistant Shelter Manager for the Institute for Human Services. Learn more about PSH from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.



Ways to Get Involved

from our Manager of Community Engagement


I hope the start of the decade has been filled with grace, gratitude and abundance. It is with great enthusiasm that I tell you of the things unfolding here at FPH! First, we are officially launching the Central Oahu network at the top of the second quarter. As our Central Oahu ‘Ohana continues to grow, we welcome all interested in creating a collaborative partnership by volunteering time, donating resources, and becoming a host site in the network. We are calling on all of you to aid us as we continue to create a community response to families experiencing homelessness. Please reach out to volunteer@familypromisehawaii.org to learn more about how you can be a part of the growth that’s taking place.

For the year of 2020 and beyond we seek to band together with families, individuals, groups, organizations and agencies to realize a future where family homelessness is a thing of the past! We are looking forward to a collaborative year that ushers in the new and rejuvenates the old. We at FPH are expanding the opportunities for the community to be involved. Please stay tuned via the Volunteer link on our website to learn about all upcoming opportunities.

We are so grateful for you and look forward to a dynamic 2020!

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