Family Promise of Hawaii
The mission of Family Promise of Hawai`i is to mobilize existing community resources to aid families with children experiencing homelessness and help them transition to sustainable independence.
25% of all homeless individuals are children, most under the age of six, and over 40% of homeless are families with children. Family Promise of Hawai`i helps homeless families rebuild their lives to enable a productive future. At 1/3 the cost of traditional homeless shelter programs, FPH provides a cost-effective solution to the homeless epidemic on O‘ahu. Over 80% of our guests transition from homelessness to sustainable housing, usually in 3-4 months.
Family Promise of Hawai`i collaborates with local churches, synagogues, mosques and temples to provide overnight accommodations within their buildings. Families are provided a safe place to sleep, healthy meals and hospitality thanks to the help of 1,500 volunteers. During the day, guests work, pursue employment, attend school and/or participate in job training programs. Life skills training, financial management and parenting classes are also offered as part of our program.
A day center complements our overnight shelter network. The Family Center provides access to showers, laundry, phones, computers, mail, fax, copier and play areas for children. Daily transportation is provided between our Family Center and overnight host site. Guests work with case managers on a weekly basis to upgrade their employment, save money for housing, access educational and skill-building training, overcome barriers that led to homelessness and secure permanent housing.