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Why the Shelter
Homelessness is a BIG problem in Hawaii. Recently, HUD ranked Hawaii #2 in the United States per capita rate of homelessness. Yet, no active and complete solution currently exists to address and curb the problem. The recent model created by THE SHELTER, confirms that a faith-based approach using dome like structures can make a difference providing transitional housing for homeless mothers and their children. Receiving a new start in a drug and alcohol free environment, provides the safety and peace with which to create a strong foundation along with critical spiritual support and ohana valued community living. With a sense of regained self confidence, these women live each day with hope as they embark on a journey of employment and connections to affordable permanent housing. THE SHELTER model does work! Help us continue the good work that has begun. Help us also to expand the model to other parts of the island, state and the nation.
Executive Director, The Shelter