Feb. 2017: Institute of Human Services
The Institute of Human Services (HIS), Hawaii’s largest homeless shelter, hosted a group of members from the Hawaii Society of Business Professionals for February’s boardroom tour. We were extremely lucky to be led by Connie Mitchell, the Institute’s Executive Director, who introduced the demanding array of services the Institute offers, which far exceed just housing and nourishment. They are constantly experimenting and trying new approaches in their outreach and assistance efforts and we were fortunate to hear about several great success stories. The highlight was the tour of the new facility on Sand Island, Hale Mauliola, opened in 2016 with some shipping containers and a lot of work from volunteers and City offices.
If you want to help, the Institute welcomes you! They need volunteers, donations - drive by at their Kalihi Headquarters next to CostCo in Iwilei – kitchen goods, sheets and towels, and toiletries, but most especially money. If you can help, please go online at https://ihshawaii.org/donate