Who We Are
Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families in Hawai’i achieve sustainable independence by mobilizing existing community resources and support.
An Oʻahu where vulnerable families have equitable access to housing.
Theory of Change
When we utilize family-centered strategies and mobilize community support, we competently and effectively increase equitable access to housing for Hawaiʻi's vulnerable families.
Our Core Values
Dignity and Worth of All Persons
We treat all people in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual differences, and cultural and ethnic diversity. We promote families' self-determination. We seek to enhance families' capacity and opportunity to change and address their own needs.
We welcome families with empathy and respect.
Our programs are focused on identifying permanent housing resources so that families can move as quickly as possible to sustainable independence.
We believe every family deserves a home and therefore accept families as they are.
Our community is strong. We collaborate with existing community resources (faith-based congregations, partner agencies, volunteers) to fulfill our mission of helping families achieve sustainable independence by cultivating meaningful social connections.
We recognize that many families experiencing housing instability have also experienced trauma. Our services provide emotional and physical safety.
We are committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. We work to continuously increase awareness of racial injustice and are dedicated to fighting against racism.
Since 2006, we have provided shelter, case management, rental assistance, homelessness prevention, meals, and stabilization services to over 6,000 family members.
Keeping Families Together
We believe families should stay together — not be separated — during the most difficult times in their lives.
More than 80% of families in our shelter program secure housing because of our intensive case management and community support. Once families secure housing, 95% retain their housing.
We mobilize more than 500 dedicated volunteers annually who make a tremendous difference in families’ lives—and in the community.