Provides reentry recovery housing and supportive services for justice-involved men and women through four facilities in East and West Hawai`i.
*** Note: Self Referrals are now being accepted***
Many shelters have a "housing first" harm reduction policy, including those receiving State funding through the Department of Human Services. This approach aims to quickly connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, abstinence or treatment. HUD's Housing First policies do not consider alcohol and drug use in themselves to be lease violations, unless such use results in disturbances to neighbors or is associated with illegal activity.
The Housing First model has proven to be an effective pathway out of homelessness for many. But it may not be an appropriate option for individuals reentering society from custody and are struggling with addiction, in treatment, or under court orders to avoid such behavior. They may need or prefer the abstinence-focused and peer-supported community of reentry recovery housing.
Going Home Hawai`i provides the only facilities on Hawai`i Island serving 100% justice-involved individuals. Housing programs are intended for longer-term stays to provide the time needed for career development, achievement of employment and/or educational goals, securing of permanent housing, and other goals contributing to stabilization and a lasting return to community. Learn more about Support Services provided here.
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Reentry Housing - Kailua-Kona
The Reentry Housing in Kailua-Kona (39 beds) accepts men and women 18+ years who have been involved with the criminal justice system within the past twenty-four (24) months. Individuals must:
The Kailua-Kona residence includes Affordable Rental Units (ARUs) for individuals that need an extended period of time to obtain stable, independent housing. Units are limited and requires a rental application.
Pu`uhonua Wellness Center - Women
The Pu`uhonua Wellness Center in Kaumana (8 beds) accepts women 18+ years who have been involved with the criminal justice system within the past twenty-four (24) months. Women must:
Pu`uhonua Wellness Center - Men
The Pu`uhonua Wellness Center on Kinoole Street (9 beds) accepts men 18+ years who have been involved with the criminal justice system within the past twenty-four (24) months. Men must:
COVID-19 Reentry & Recovery Housing - Men (Short-Term Program; Ended In December 2020)
The COVID-19 Reentry & Recovery Housing at the old Hilo Hotel on Waianuenue Avenue across the street from Kalakaua Park (9 beds) accepted men 18+ years who were released from incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency housing was a project of the CARES Act response in late 2020. Since the program ended in December 2020, clients have been transitioned to other GHH residences or other appropriate housing.