Ways To Get Help

Drop-In Centers

RYSE Facility

The drop-in center is a safe place for youth to come off the street during the day and access a variety of services including (but not limited to): basic needs support, education, case management, and clinical services. These youth are able to stay engaged with services while waiting for a shelter bed or other housing referral.

The drop-in center is a good place for youth to “try out” RYSE, meet the staff, and become comfortable in the building. That way, when a youth turns 18 or decides that he/she is ready to move into RYSE, they are familiar with the program and can complete an intake.

Address:
Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center
42-470 Kalaniana’ole Highway
Kailua, HI 96734

Hours:
7 days a week , 8:00am–8:00pm

Age Limit:
Open to youth ages 14-24

Services:
Showers, meals, lockers, laundry, clothing, hygiene supplies, computer/web access, life skills groups and special events, education and employment programs and medical care.

YO ! House

Youth Outreach (YO!) is a safe haven for homeless youth, offering shelter referrals, drop-in services including medical care, social services and non-judgmental support along with food, hot showers and clothing.

Address:
415 Keoniana St, Honolulu, HI 96815

Phone Number:
(808) 537-8438

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 3:00pm–6:00pm

Clinic Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 3:00pm–5:30pm

Age Limit:
Open to any youth under the age of 22 (must be 14 and above for medical services).

Services:
Medical care, social services and non-judgmental support, food, hot showers and clothing.

Emergency Shelters on Oahu

If you are in need of shelter immediately, call or text RYSE’s 24hr Emergency phone number 808-861-6606.

RYSE Facility

RYSE is an emergency shelter that provides three tiers of housing for male clients and two levels of housing for female clients. There are ten bunkhouse beds for male clients who are street entrenched, not working, not in school and not engaged with RYSE. This is the basic level of housing that provides these clients a place to get off the street for a night and sleep inside.

Address:
Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center
42-470 Kalaniana’ole Highway
Kailua, HI 96734

Age Limit:
Serving youth ages 14-24

Hours of Operation:
Open 24 hours

Phone Number:
(808) 498-5180

Services Provided:
Showers, meals, lockers, laundry, clothing, hygiene supplies, computer/web access, life skills groups and special events, education and employment programs and medical care.

Supportive Housing / Engagement

While our emergency shelters offer a bed for the night, RYSE also has several housing programs if you are looking for longer-term support.

There are two additional levels of housing for male clients in the access center, four cots (tier 2) and six single rooms (tier 3). For female clients, there are just two tiers of housing: four cots (tier 1) and six single rooms (tier 2). For clients who identify as transgender or a different gender, they are able to choose which wing of the center that they in which they would like to stay.

Youth living in individual rooms are expected to be involved in some sort of education, work or job training that will set the foundation for a successful future. What the youth is working on is individualized to the youth’s specific situation and goals. By individualizing this expectation, it allows the youth to fully control how they decide to shape his/her future. Examples of engagement include working toward a GED or high school diploma, full or part time employment, and job training programs like Marimed-Maritime Crew Exploration. RYSE is actively involved with Oahu’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) and works closely with different housing programs to move youth who are ready into long term housing with voucher support, as the youth are ready. The ultimate goal of all housing tiers is to set the youth up for long term success with support, connection to services, cultivation of soft skills, and unconditional positive regard.

Education & Employment

Age Limit:
Open to any youth ages 14 – 24

Services:
Job readiness, college readiness and application support, computer classes, job placement and retention, internships, tutoring, GED tutoring and classes, secondary and post-secondary school enrollment and support, mindfulness, visual and performing arts, drivers license assistance, life skills training 

Emergency / Crisis Services

Medical/Health Emergencies

If there is a medical emergency that may need a doctor’s attention right now, don’t delay — call 911.

 

Mental Health

If you are struggling to cope, feel helpless, or just need someone to talk to, call any of these phone numbers. You matter and you are important! People are waiting to talk with you. Call…

Domestic Violence

Do you feel like you are being mentally, psychologically, physically, sexually, or financially abused by an intimate partner or family member? Are you afraid for your safety at home? Call…

Collaborators and Partners

There are few places to go for street-youth on Oahu. The RYSE access center collaborates with the existing services to conduct an assessment to connect a youth seeking service with the most appropriate resource for their individual needs.

 

Aloha United Way (AUW)

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i

Central Oahu Youth Services Association, Inc. (COYSA)

Child Welfare Services (CWS)

Hale Kipa

Partners In Care (PIC)

The Institute for Human Services (IHS)

WorkHawai‘i — Oahu WorkLinks (OWL)

Youth Outreach (YO!)

More Resources

We’ve collected a handful of additional non-emergency resources for any youth currently in need, including ways to contact them.