Prison Re-Entry Services


HOPE Resource Center (Previously known as Ponahawaiola)

Provides transitional housing services for men and women returning to our community from incarceration. Program is staffed 24/7 and is a sober living environment. Random drug testing is conducted on site. Daily evening classes include house meetings, relapse prevention groups, gender specific groups, meth groups, new hire club, budgeting, renter’s education and other life skills classes. Structure recreational activities are coordinated and offered on the weekend. Persons returning to our community have limited direction of nowhere to go and do not know what to do once they are released from incarceration. An inmate’s housing plan may be denied from the supervising authority and thus have no other housing resources if not for HRC. This transitional housing program offers an alternative to continued incarceration. This program is funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS), County of Hawaii, Hawaii Island United Way and Hawaii Community Foundation.


Mentoring Program

Provides case management services to selected inmates currently incarcerated at Hale Nani Correctional Facility to provide a greater chance to success upon release and decreased recidivism. HIWEDO has sub contracted us to provide mentoring and case management services for Hale Nani inmates who are transitioning back into our community. This includes case management support, mentoring training and mentee support services. This program was made possible through a SAMHSA grant to HIWEDO (Hawaii Island Workforce Development). Download a brochure about this program here: Mentoring Program.

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