The impact of HOPE

How we helped our island ʻohana thrive in Fiscal Year 2018


individuals avoid or overcome homelessness


individuals were sheltered


children were helped into housing


families were helped into housing

The Reality of Homelessness in Hawai’i

On every island in Hawaiʻi families are sleeping in tents on the beaches, tucked away in the lava, and camped in public parks. Parents experiencing homelessness work full time jobs while children do their homework by flashlight – in cars parked in Hawaii’s towns and cities. Many of our elderly have to decide between medication or food at the grocery store, and the mentally ill of our state are left with little choice but to sleep outside. Homelessness in Hawaii is a growing epidemic, and these statistics are heartbreaking.

How we are helping

HOPE Services offers Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, Rental Assistance, Disaster Relief Services, and more to those experiencing homelessness, and those in imminent danger of becoming homeless.

Additionally, we are proud to announce that in October 2019, we openend Keolahou, our island’s first ‘Ohana Zone!
Click the buttons below to download infographics with data about housing and homelessness on Hawai’i Island, and flyers for our new programs. You can also visit the Services menu at the top of the page to learn more about what we offer.

Homelessness on Hawaiʻi Island

The Reality of the rental market

Bridging the Gap (Hawai’i, Maui, and Kaua’i Continuum of Care)

Individual Neighbor Island Demographics

Hawai’i County Metrics that Matter

HOPE Services Agency Outcomes

HOPE Services New Program Flyers

What we accomplished in Fiscal Year 2018

Annual Report designed by Daniella Kamei


“Share your story. I believe that is the #1 way to drive the message home.”

Susan, formerly homeless Hawaiʻi Island resident