Homelessness Shelters – Oahu



Emergency Shelters
Emergency shelters are usually temporary shelters for a short term of stay of approximately six weeks. The emergency shelters also provide services. The shelter is run nightly and allows walk-ins. The provider running the shelter usually assumes the cost of the stay.

Transitional Shelters
Transitional shelters are temporary shelters for families and individuals with terms of stay of approximately 24 months. The shelter also provides services. The cost to stay in a transitional shelter depends on the shelter you are applying to, but generally is based on the size of the unit you occupy and your monthly income.

Institute for Human Services
(Emergency Shelter)
IHS Women and Families Facilities 546 Kaaahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 845-7052 | Fax (808) 845-7190

IHS Men’s Facility 350 Sumner Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 537-2724 Fax (808) 845-7190

•Emergency Services: Meals, shelter, showers and hygiene supplies, triage and referral phone and mail service, clothing, access to laundry facilities.
•Health Care: General health screenings at on-site clinics located at both shelters through Kalihi Palama Health Care urgent medical services, vaccinations
•Support Services: Specialized Case management, Housing placement, mental health support, substance abuse outreach, budgeting and financial management.
•Education & Employment: Adult education classes, job search skills, life-skills instruction.
•Special Support: Legal consultation through Legal Aid, onsite substance abuse treatment and referral, Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous, Headstart for toddlers, and parenting education.

Waikiki Health Center – Next Step
(Emergency and Transitional Shelter)

Waikiki Health Center Care-A-Van Drop-in Center in Kaimuki | Shelter Coordinator Phone: (808) 791-9385| Next Step Shelter | Pier One |Honolulu, HI 96813
•Housing and emergency services to homeless families, individuals and couples
•Helps to transition people into permanent housing.
•Intake, assessment and counseling services
•Current state and community pilot project to help people out of homelessness by providing work experience and a program to save money for permanent housing
Housing Solutions. Inc. (Oahu)
(Transitional Shelter)
Housing Solutions, Inc. | Singles: (808) 946-8063 | Families: (808) 522-0541 | Working Families: (808) 947-7181 | Elderly: (808) 599-5759 info@hsiservices.net
Shelters for Homeless Veterans

U.S. Vets Initiative – Kalaeloa/Barbers Point

US Veterans Initiative – Barbers Point 91-1039 Shangrila Way, Building 37, Kapolei, HI 96707 | Administration (808) 682-9000 | Emergency 24/7: (808) 682-0336 | Outreach Team: (808) 630-0771; (808) 347-4267 | Fax (808) 682-9006 kcook@usvetsinc.org


U.S. Vets Initiative – Waianae
US Veterans Initiative – Waianae 85-638 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792 | Administration (808) 696-6770 | Fax (808) 696-6711 kcook@usvetsinc.org

Current Services include:
•Homeless Veterans Outreach Program with the local VA
•Long Term Transitional Housing for up to 24 months
•Employment Assistance and Training
•Computer Classes
•Clinical Case Management on an individual basis


For additional information on homeless providers and services, visit these website:
State of Hawaii Public Housing Authority Homeless Programs Information

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Homeless

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