Residential Housing Programs


The Friendly Place Campus: West Hawaii Emergency Housing Program

Provides emergency housing and daily meals for men and women experiencing homelessness. The West Hawaii Emergency Housing Program provides 14-hr shelter services with check in starting at 5pm and closes daily at 7am. Program participants receive case management services during the day at the Friendly Place Resource Center located on the same campus. This program is funded by DHS, the County of Hawaii, Human Services Grant, Hawaii Island United Way, Supportive Housing Program, and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).


Kihei Pua Emergency Shelter for Women and Families

Provides 24/7 short-term emergency shelter services to homeless individuals and families. Case management, life skills opportunities, on-site pantry, clothing bank and laundry facilities available. Preference given to unsheltered families with minor children. This program is funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS), County of Hawaii, Hawaii Island United Way, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Shelter Grant.

Wilder & Kuleana Transitional Housing Programs

Single Family Homes: Provides transitional housing services to families with minor children that are currently homeless or transitioning out from another shelter program. Homes are in scattered sites in the community.

Veteran Housing Program

Providing a safe place in our home for homeless veterans, including private and semi-private rooms, three meals a day, while helping secure a more permanent place to live at no cost. Download a brochure about this program here: Veteran Housing Program.