Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide a continuum of support that empowers Hawaii’s street youth to move beyond homelessness. We envision a community where there is no youth homelessness.
Residential Youth Services and Empowerment is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating a youth access center and shelter services in Kailua, Oahu. From 8am to 8pm seven days a week, youth ages 14–24 can use our drop-in services free of charge. Our goal is to provide safety and help youth get off the streets, so that they can live and thrive as healthy, happy young adults.
Programs & Services
Shelter and Housing
RYSE operates 2 emergency housing shelters and 3 housing programs for youth ages 14-24 on the island of Oahu.
Medical Clinic & Behavioral Health
RYSE helps youth with medical and mental health visits, COVID tests and vaccinations, family planning, HIV and HepC testing, and more.
Education & Employment
RYSE provides education and employment counseling, GED classes, driver license help, financial literacy courses, and more.
Outreach & Diversion
RYSE operates a mobile outreach team available 24/7 to reach youth where they are, when they need help. Call/ text 808-861-6606.
Empowering Hawaii’s Street Youth to Move Beyond Homelessness
How You Can Help
Together, we can end the cycle of homelessness. We appreciate your support, particularly during this global pandemic that has put a strain on all of us. Even small contributions have a major impact at our organization, and we thank you for considering a donation when you are able to.