Unfortunately this organization fails to screen properly when placing clients into their transitional shelter. Being despised to drug addict who are still using is not restful at all. Neither is an abuse person who brings male(s) who have questionable background to the location a good idea. Being screamed at breathed and having hate speech used on a regular biases even after asking staff to start addressing the issues doesn’t work. Ramps them of items, clothing, jelwery and documents with personal information!!! Blocking and threading for the director her self not allowed to call 9-1-1. Or you will be placed out of the program, this is common threats and fear be manipulation are used to ‘keep’ clients in ‘line’ when you stand up for your self then you are gone! The Director must be in control at all times. Along with the fact that if you are disabled they will throw you out! They also allow drinking alcoholic beverages in the home along with smoking pot and having sex occurring in the home. They also fail to have working oven, printer and other items that they claim to have available. The Director will make excuses and claim funds are goi g elsewhere. They also misappropriate the ADA room(s) on a continuous basis.
Shelter, they have one that is supposed to be for AdA clients, they will move you out of the ADA room, place you upstairs and you are unable to get down stairs the elevator exists but they are in control of it, so you are trapped by them unless willing to wait for them to get off the phone so that you can access the outside world at all. Talk about being trapped!! Expect theft, the doors are not securable the result is items cash and anything else will disappear!! They will deter you from filing a police report by threading to place you on the street.
Review from Guidestar
A terrific agency which started out in the 1960's as HeadStart Program now provides services for HeadStart and Early HeadStart families across the comjunities in Hawaii. It is one of the leaders in Domestic Viiolence Preventio and Intervention and runs a Women's shelter as well as a transitional facility for women emerging from abusive situations. Its Family Center Programs provide assessment and referral services for families and includes a variety of activities to engage youth in family strengthening and family growth. Its Economic Development Program helps families make the transition from welfare to work. Computer literacy, partnership with employeers, work and language skills are all a part of the workforce development activities of the Economic Development Center. Finally it was a leader in the healthy Staart Program which has since been abandoned by the state. Its Teen Program redirects the energy of adolescents toward productive outcomes, partnering with the police department to conduct a martial arts program afterschool actiivites and provides scholarhsip assistance for students who quaify for education at a private instittuion.