Oahu’s annual Point In Time Count (PITC), conducted by Partners In Care, usually occurs in the end of January, but due to COVID surges, has been rescheduled to take place on Thursday, March 10th from 6am to 11am. The Point in Time Count is a federally mandated census count from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to be completed by each Continuum of Care across the United States.

The Point in Time Count provides a snapshot of all those experiencing homelessness in our shelters, streets, beaches, tents, cars, or other places not meant for human habitation. This count is vital for establishing federal funding from HUD, State, local and private funding to help end homelessness.

Volunteers are a crucial part of the Point in Time Count. They help outreach workers conduct surveys across the island for a comprehensive and accurate count, and also help in collecting and distributing hygiene kits. If you are interested in volunteering to help with donation or survey efforts, please click here to contact Partners In Care.

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RYSE Youth and Moanalua High School Collaborate on New Art Exhibit at the Hawaii State Art Museum

Two Hawaii organizations are finalists in national challenge

"Two Hawaii organizations have the chance to win $100,000 in funding as part of a national challenge. Startup accelerator FoundHer and nonprofit Residential Youth Services and Empowerment, or RYSE, are both finalists in the 2022 Gold Futures Challenge. The annual...

More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth

Act 130, recently signed into law, establishes the Safe Spaces for Youth Pilot Program under the Department of Human Services. "At 2 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, teenagers at the Residential Youth Services and Empowerment program have just finished their music therapy...

Annual Program Evaluation Report 2021

We are pleased to release our 2021 Annual Program Evaluation Report, produced by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Department of Psychology, Ecological Determinants Lab. The past year marks our fourth year of serving houseless and opportunity youth, and is...

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Mahalo To Dana Anderson

Please join us as we mahalo long-time board member Dana Anderson as she steps down from her role at the end of this year. We will greatly miss Dana, who was essential to the creation of RYSE back in 2014 and helped to set up our organization for success. She also...

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Mental Health Matters

The holidays can be joyful, and they can be stressful. It’s important to take care of your personal well-being and mental health during this time. Did you know that 50% of mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% begin by age 24? Addressing, diagnosing and treating...

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Holiday Cheer At RYSE!

We love celebrating holidays at RYSE! Check out some photo highlights of our holiday season: We were able to gift each resident with a backpack filled with daily essentials and a gift card (126 backpacks total!) plus each youth had a gift to unwrap on Christmas...

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A Message From The Executive Director

Dear Friends, As we come to the end of 2021, I would like to let you know how much we appreciate your support for RYSE- whether you donated items, made a contribution, read our newsletter or just liked a Facebook post. It takes a community to help our street youth and...

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Mr. Miyashiro

RYSE Street Outreach Lead Lee Miyashiro is famous. Well, outreach-famous. Besides having lived homeless experience on Oahu, Lee has been out at the beach parks, camps, and other areas of the island engaging and supporting our opportunity youth since before RYSE began....

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