Mari’s Story

RYSE residents mark their transition to more permanent housing by leaving a reflection on our wall of hand prints. But our connection is never lost.  “They come visit. They call us,” says Mari of our staff. “If I need help, they immediately come and help me.”

In 2019, with your generous help, RYSE provided respite from the streets for 112 youth, 43 percent of whom transitioned into permanent or more supportive housing. Our 30-bed facility at the foot of the Ko’olau mountains in Kailua is currently at capacity, and last month we opened our housing collaborative in Haleiwa.