Community Partners Directory: Homeless

Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance (The) 

Address: 45-217 Kahuhipa Street Spc #3
Honolulu HI 96744
Phone: 845-4565 x 503
Contact:  Catherine Datuin
Email: catherine@hawaiihomeless.org
Organization Description: Opening Doors to Overcome Homelessness
Volunteer Opportunities: Community volunteer; Outreach volunteer

Institute for Human Services (IHS)

Address: 546 Ka'aahi Street
Honolulu HI 96817
Phone: 845-7150
Email: volunteer@ihs-hawaii.org
Organization Description: Oahu’s emergency homeless shelter.
Volunteer Opportunities: Kitchen assistant, meal servers, pre-school volunteer, after school and Saturday program volunteer, teen program, data entry.
Special Requirements: Current TB clearance within the last 12 months. Fifteen hours or three month regular shift.

No Mo' Haus' 

Address: 2560 Campus Road, George Hall 301
Honolulu HI 96822
Phone: 956-4218
Contact:  Dr. Ulla Hasager
Email: ulla@hawaii.edu
Organization Description: Several programs working to improve conditions for homeless in Hawai'i. The primary sites are Next Step Shelter/H5, Kaka'ako, and Institute for Human Services.
Volunteer Opportunities: Please see website


Ohana Ola O Kahumana

Address: 86-433 Kuwale Road
Waianae HI 96792
Phone: 696-4039
Contact: Helen Kimball
Organization Description: A transitional homeless program for families – 24 months. Assists families in becoming self-sufficient and obtain or retain permanent housing.
Volunteer Opportunities: Practicum site for HPU student nurses.
Special Requirements: Assigned to individual families for case management, childcare, outreach, special treatment, and homeless program.


River of Life Mission

Address: P. O. Box 37939
Honolulu HI 96822
Phone: 524-7656 x 229
Contact: Nanci Chinen
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email: nanci@riveroflifemission.org
Organization Description: Feeds the homeless and provides other services. Feeding program for low income and elderly.
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving meals, clothing distribution, driver, contact desk assistant, being friendly to guests, and data entry.
Special Requirements: Varies depending on volunteer opportunities.


Safe Haven

Address: 41 S. Beretania
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 256-8195
Contact: Stephanie Tinnell
Email: stinnell@safehaven.org
Organization Description: Transitional shelter for homeless, mentally ill adults.
Volunteer Opportunities: Working with case managers, doing outreach, helping plan and carry out activities, and directly working with clients.
Special Requirements: Must sign confidentiality waiver, have proof of TB test and health status.


Waianae Community Outreach

Address: 87-728 Farrington Hwy., #2
Waianae HI 96792
Phone: 668-4880
Contact: KananiKaaiawahia Bulawan
Title: Administrative Advisor
Email: kk.bulawan@wcohawaii.org  
Organization Description: Services to homeless individuals or individuals at risk of becoming homeless.
Volunteer Opportunities: Various: Case management on beach, clerical, building and grounds maintenance, thrift store receivers, pricing, cashiering, customer service, food pantry, making food boxes.
Special Requirements: Experience with homeless, problem solving skills, and good communication skills.