West Hawai’i

The Friendly Place Campus, Kona

West Hawai'i Emergency Housing Program

Referrals are conducted through outreach services and placed on a wait list.  
 
We prioritize placement for shelter based on the VI-SPDAT score and length of homelessness.

 
At present, program fees are $5 per day or $150 per month. Fee’s will be discontinued effective January of 2019 as we will no longer collect these funds.  
 
There are no check in and out times. 
 
We accept service/therapeutic animals into the shelter with proper documentation. One vehicle per participant will be allowed on property with up to date: registration, safety check and insurance in the name of the participant.
 
Cot sleeping is based on availability for up to 7 seven days.  Check in time is 7pm and check out is at 7am the following morning.

The Friendly Place

Point of contact for homeless and at-risk homeless persons/families needing assistance in the West Hawaii area. This program is funded by DHS and the County of Hawaii, Human Services Grant.

You do not need to be registered for:
  • meals
  • laundry
  • showers
We provide registered clients with:
  • mail (9-10am)
  • coin laundry (coins are not provided, detergent is) (8:30-11 [last load in])
  • emergency services
  • phone for housing or job related calls
  • computer
  • fax usage
  • counseling
  • case management
  • showers (8:30-11:45)
  • Meals (breakfast 8:30-9 or pau, lunch 11:45 to 12:15 or pau)
  • Lockers (when available)
To register, contact Housing Navigator Lisa Lea at 808-464-0032

The West Hawai’i Emergency Housing Program and the Friendly Place are located on the same campus.