O ka hale e ku, o ke kananka e noho.
Where a house stands, there man dwells.


Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi (CCH), Horizons Independent Living Group Home in Salt Lake
  • CCH's Horizon's is an independent living program and outreach service that is available to young adults ages 18 to 24 who are transitioning out of mental health, child welfare, or the juvenile justice systems
  • Benefits:
    • Can stay up to a maximum of one year
    • Helps young adults achieve necessary skills and resources to become independent
    • Provides independent living skills assessment, training, services, and development of a written transitional independent plan
  • Costs:
    • $200/mo. for the first three months
    • Fees increase $100 every three months
    • 100% match savings account
  • Eligibility:
    • Young adults 18-24 years old in need of transition planning and assistance with independent living, preferably transitioning out of foster care and/or the juvenile justice system, and those aging out of the system.

For more information, please contact CCH Transition Facilitator Ryan Toma (527-4946) (ryan.toma@catholiccharitieshawaii.org)

Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi (CCH), Housing Placement Program
Help Line: 808-521-4357
  • CCH's programs are designed to help people move into or maintain affordable permanent housing and attain self-sufficiency. Programs provide transitional housing, housing placement, counseling, financial and material assistance, case management, employment training, budgeting and tenant education including workshops on the Landlord-Tenant Code
  • The Housing Placement Program provides emergency financial assistance for housing needs when funding is available

For more information, please contact CCH via phone or visit website

Hale Kipa Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Step-Up Program
808-589-1829, ext. 233
  • Provides Housing Choice Vouchers to youth between 18 to 21 years old aging out of foster care for a maximum of 18 months
  • Must have been in foster care after 16th birthday
  • Maximum rent between 30% to 40% of income (minimum is $50) with the balance paid by the Section 8 Program
  • Must have a stable source of income while meeting Section 8 eligibility criteria
  • Can be married and / or have dependents
  • Must work with a Hale Kipa ILP CM to complete financial literacy classes, rental portfolio, develop a transitional plan, and participate in monthly meetings
  • Contact the Hale Kipa Residential Services Office at 808-589-1829, ext. 200 or email info@halekipa.org.
Hale Kipa Hāloa Transitional House in Foster Village near Radford High School in Salt Lake Honolulu
808-589-1829, ext. 200
  • The Hale Kipa Hāloa Transitional House is a residential program located in Foster Village near Radford High School in Salt Lake. Services offered through the program include outreach and skill building to prepare them for independent living
  • Benefits:
    • Residential program for young women ages 18 through 21 who have exited from foster care that are in school or working;
    • Group and individual services provided by a case manager to teach health, education, employment, and home maintenance
    • Length of stay varies between six months to nine months
  • Costs:
    • Pay monthly program fees with 30% of income (refundable on completion of program in good standing);
    • Purchase own groceries, personal care items, and cook their own meals
  • Eligibility:
    • Must have been in foster care after 16th birthday;
    • Must be between the ages of 18-21 (has not reached 22nd birthday)
    • Can function in community with minimal supervision;
    • Obtain and attend work;
    • If not in school or working, youth must complete five job applications per day and log their progress
    • Willing and able to participate in program activities;
    • No current drugs/ alcohol use, violent behavior, criminal activity, not in psychiatric crisis;
    • Must identify higher education and/or vocational goals; input into case plan; participant in program and make progress toward skill attainment and personal goals

For more information, please contact the Hale Kipa Residential Services Office via phone, email, or visit website.

Hale Kipa Transitional Living Program (TLP) in West Loch Fairways in ʻEwa Beach
808-589-1829, ext. 200
  • The Hale Kipa TLP provides outreach and residential services to young adults ranging in ages from 18 through 21 to promote their successful transition into self-sufficiency. The program is located in West Loch Fairways in 'Ewa Beach
  • Benefits:
    • Young adults have the option to work with the staff on an outreach basis or within the more structured residential setting
    • Some of the services are case management, goal planning, and skill learning
    • Provides a maximum stay of 18 months
    • Four beds available for TLP males
    • Four beds available for TLP females who are single, pregnant, and / or parenting and houses two babies at the women's home
  • Eligibility:
    • Ages 18-21 years old;
    • Homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness;
    • Willing to participate in program;
    • Desire to make changes to better one's situation;
    • No presenting condition not able to be managed at residence (e.g. psychiatric, active substance abuse)

For more information, please contact the Hale Kipa Residential Services Office via phone, email, or visit website.

Hawai'i Job Corps Center
41-467 Hihimanu St. Waimanalo, HI 96795
  • Hawaii Job Corps provides a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that teaches eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.
  • Benefits:
    • Provides basic education, vocational, and social skills training for out-of-school youth;
    • Has a GED program;
    • Provides job placement assistance;
    • Offers free on-campus dormitory style housing;
    • Each dormitory has bathroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities, TV rooms, lounges, and vending machines;
    • Three nutritious meals each day at no cost to the student;
    • Wellness center open daily for basic medical, dental, and vision services along with other health-related programs (e.g. weight management, smoking cessation, etc.)
    • Basic living allowance provided based on academic career skills achievement;
    • Training can take anywhere from eight months to two years;
  • Eligibility:
    • Youth aged 16 through 25 years old;
    • Meet federal low income guidelines
  • Contact the Admissions Office (808-259-3220) to schedule a tour on a Thursday at 9am

For more information, please contact Hawaii Job Corps via phone or visit website.

Hawaiʻi National Guard Youth Challenge Academy (HINGYCA)
91-1001 Shangrila St. Kapolei, HI 96707
  • The HINGYCA is a community-based program that leads, trains, and mentors 16-18 Year old high school dropouts so they may become productive citizens in America's future.
  • Benefits:
    • The program is a voluntary 22-week residential program (offers two cohorts per calendar year from January to June OR July to December
    • Upon graduating, cadets receive 12 month post-residential mentoring from a mentor in their community
    • Cadets will earn a General Education Development (GED)
  • Eligibility:
    • Commitment to change one's life;
    • 16-18 years of age on the start date;
    • Must be a legal resident: U.S. and State of Hawai'i;
    • Enter voluntarily;
    • Possess the physical and mental ability to participate and complete the program;
    • Have a mentor prospect;
    • At-risk of dropping out or has dropped out of high school;
    • Unemployed or underemployed;
    • Drug-free upon entering the program;
    • Not under any indictment or convicted of a felony. Must disclose to Outreach Advisor immediately if there are pending charges.
  • Orientations are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 9am and every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6pm, March through May, and September through December. All other dates by appointment only.

For more information, please contact HINGYCA via phone, or visit their website and facebook page.

Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center (KTLC)
91-1096 Yorktown St. Building 36 Kapolei, HI 96707
  • HCAP - KLTC is a transitional living center located at Kalaeloa, Barbers Point. KLTC provides housing, case management services, and ongoing workshops and classes for single adults and couples (18 and over) who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness
  • Benefits:
    • Residents cam stay for up to two years during which they will work with a case manager towards self-sufficiency;
    • Amenities include a small refrigerator and microwave, coin-operated laundry room, lounge area, and a computer lab
  • Costs:
    • Pay monthly program fees with 30% of income
  • Eligibility:
    • Single adults 18 and older or couples without children transitioning from an emergency shelter, currently unsheltered, or at-risk for homelessness
  • To Apply:
    • Applicants will need to have the following before placement into KTLC:
      • Completed application;
      • Consent to release/obtain information;
      • Government issued picture ID;
      • Declaration of homelessness status form (letter from a referring agency)
      • Proof of income;
      • Current TB clearance (within the last year)

For more information, please contact the KTLC via phone, email, or visit website.

Residential Youth Services & Empowerment (RYSE)
42-470 Kalanianoa'ole Highway Kailua, HI 96734
  • Residential Youth Services & Empowerment (RYSE) will provide a 24/7 access center to help give Hawaii's homeless youth a brighter future. At RYSE, 18 to 24 year olds who are currently on the street cabn have access to a safe temporary living space specifically desinged to address their unique needs.
  • Benefits:
    • Drop in hours are from 8am-8pm;
    • Hot showers available;
    • Provided hot nutritious meals,
    • Laundry facilities;
    • Health and medical attention;
    • Personal lockers;
    • Counseling;
    • Job training and employment assistance;
    • GED education;
    • Safe place to hang out
  • Costs:
    • Free

For more information, please contact RYSE via phone, email, or visit website.