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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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

RYSE values diversity, equity and inclusion as vital to our mission to provide a continuum of services that empowers Hawaiis street youth to move beyond homelessness. Read our full Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement:

About RYSE

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.

Access Center at Kawailoa

RYSE’s Kawailoa Access Center is open daily 8am-8pm, offering  food, hot meals, showers, laundry, WiFi, hygiene supplies,  & more.

Empowering Hawaii’s Street Youth to Move Beyond Homelessness

Learn More About Our Work From Staff And Former Residents

RYSE Hawaii Team

RYSE Hawaii Graduates

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.