Hawaii News — Regarding Homelessness; Where To Go To Get Help Or Give It

A very incomplete guide to some of the major service organizations for the homeless on this island.  

Hope Services Hawaii



Operates a variety of services for homeless, mentally ill and other “at risk” persons around the islands, including The Friendly Place in Kailua Kona (see below), as well as housing programs, prison support services, and a financial management program for mentally ill individuals,

The Friendly Place

See Hope Services, above. A “point of contact for homeless and at-risk homeless persons/families needing assistance in the West Hawaii area. Provides registered clients with mail, emergency food, emergency supplies, phone, computer and fax usage, counseling and case management. Meals, showers and laundry services are also available Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

745593 Pawai Place, Kailua-Kona


Under His Wings Ministry  

New Hope Church’s Hilo food pantry and ministry for the homeless.  Offers showers, free meals, fellowship.

183 Keawe St., Hilo

next to Spencer’s Gym


Hawaii County Office of Housing and Community Development


Rental subsidies through Section 8 and other programs; low cost and senior housing programs

The Food Basket, Inc.

Distributes food through dozens of soup kitchens and food pantries around the island. See Website for locations.


Hilo Warehouse

40 Holomua St.

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone (808) 933-6030

Fax (808) 934-0701

Kona Warehouse

79-1016A East Honalo Rd

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Phone (808) 322-1418

Fax (808) 322-7373

Bay Clinics

Bay Clinics offer medical and dental services pro-rated according to income.


(compiled by Alan McNarie)

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