Central Center
670 Waiale Road
Wailuku, HI 96793

Westside Center
15 Ipu'Aumakua Lane
Lahaina, HI 96761

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers and Pacific Cancer Foundation partnering to help homeless cancer patients gain access to safe, clean housing

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers and the Pacific Cancer Foundation are working together to help homeless cancer patients on Maui get safe, clean housing for vitally needed, life-saving medical treatment. “Most of us have family or friends who’ve underwent cancer treatment, and it’s hard to imagine going through such an ordeal without a safe and clean place to stay,” said Monique R. Ibarra, Executive director of Ka Hale A Ke Ola. “We welcome the opportunity to partner with the Pacific Cancer Foundation and help fill a gap in local healthcare and social service assistance for homeless cancer… Read More »

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc. Receives $5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc. Receives $5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness for Families in Maui County Fund grants $123.45 million to 40 nonprofits across the U.S. to move the needle on re-housing and supporting families experiencing homelessness WAILUKU, Hawaii – (November 22, 2022): Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc., Maui’s largest homeless shelter provider, today announced that it has received a $5 million dollar grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund—the largest private gift in the organization’s history. Launched in 2018 by Amazon founder Jeff… Read More »


2022 EXECUTIVE REPORT Aloha Beloved Community, We are convinced that the origin of the word “resilience” stems from families and individuals who have endured homelessness. The families, children, and single adults in our shelters are the strongest and most resilient people you will ever meet. They have gone through stressors and trauma that most of us will never experience, but they know how to survive. Most advanced through 2021 working towards their goals even as the COVID pandemic ensued with hell-bent force. When a family or single adult leaves the shelter to move into permanent housing, we give them the … Read More »

2020-2021 Donation Report

Read printed version of Newsletter Directors Report Aloha friends, Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc. has been serving the homeless and under-served in Maui County community for over 30 years, but like many, the last year and a half has been one of the most challenging times in our history. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our important work to break the cycle of homelessness did not ease up. Homelessness doesn’t take a  timeout or stop when there’s a pandemic. On a monthly basis, on average, we receive 216 (Wailuku shelter) and 122 (Lahaina shelter) calls… Read More »

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers is Recipient of $25K Donation

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc., a shelter for homeless individuals on Maui, received two substantial donations totaling $25,000 from Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust to assist with their mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness on Maui. The funds will be used for client assistance with bus passes, work clothing and household items, as well as development of a Culinary Arts Job Training program, and miscellaneous operational expenses. “The ongoing generosity of Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort’s Charitable Trust has provided us with much needed funding during these difficult times. Their partnership is an amazing statement on their… Read More »

Maui’s Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers Receives Donation from Jeff Bezos

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers sheltered 863 residents in two facilities, serving 46,876 meals and helping 294 individuals to become permanently housed.

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc., a shelter for homeless individuals on Maui, extended appreciation and gratitude to Amazon Founder and Executive Chair Jeff Bezos for his recent personal donation. It’s the latest in a growing list of Maui nonprofits identified as recipients of “personal donations” from the e-commerce executive. Monetary donations of unspecified amounts were also gifted by Jeff Bezos to Habitat for Humanity Maui, the Mālama Family Recovery Center, the Hawaiʻi Land Trust, the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center and The Maui Farm. The funds will be used to create a new job-training program, providing training in the culinary arena… Read More »

Office Closures due to Hurricane Olivia

Our shelter offices will be closed on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 due to Hurricane Olivia. We ask all homeless individuals seeking shelter to go to the County Evacuation Centers.   Here is a link to the County of Maui’s Disaster Preparedness Instructions: https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2408/Guide-for-Disaster-Preparedness?bidId=

Lahaina Fire Shelter Community Response

Maui has the honored title of No Ka Oi and this weekend proved it over and over!  Our community is the best and this article explains why.  When a crisis such as a fire or looming hurricane hit our island on Friday, August 24, 2018, our staff and guests took action to ensure all lives were saved and safe!  The whole Maui community came together to offer donations of food, water, clothing, and clean-up relief! We are proud of our staff, guests, and the community! Lahaina dad ferries families to safety

Hale Makana O Waiale

Today there was an incident on the property where a fugitive, who was not a tenant, came to Hale Makana and holed up in a unit. The Maui Police department apprehended the fugitive within a short time period. We’d like to thank the Maui Police Department for keeping the tenants, guests, and staff at Hale Makana safe and for their professionalism and speed in which they secured the facility and removed the fugitive out of the unit and off of the property. Assistant Chief Ramos and his team did an amazing job and we are so thankful to the MPD… Read More »

Executive Director Spotlight

On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13, as a false alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile unleashed panic and confusion across the state, Monique Yamashita began filling water jugs at her Wailuku home — while calmly giving instructions over the phone to the on-duty operations director at Ka Hale A Ke Ola (KHAKO) Homeless Resource Centers. “I called to ask if everyone was OK and told him to get all of the residents indoors,” she said. “I wanted to get to the shelter and help, but it was an internal struggle to stay with my family or help the shelter residents.” Yamashita is the… Read More »