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Basic Needs

We fight poverty with love.

The Salvation Army feeds an average of 156,000 every single day in the U.S.

Homelessness exists even in paradise. Many of Hawaii’s homeless find themselves around the islands’ beaches, parks, and other places where they can find refuge. The Salvation Army aids families who are in this daunting situation. We provide hot meals through our soup kitchens, deliver food bags, clothing, and where appropriate -- health, physical and substance abuse counseling.

Basic Needs Program Locations

Family Services Office

We meet the emergency material and financial needs of the people of Oahu. Basic material assistance, short-term utility and rent, clothing, and food assistance, referral services, and budgeting/nutrition workshops.

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The Kahului Corps offers the Care-A-Van program which utilizes a van equipped with basic survival needs and medical supplies. The program is designed to search for and provide assistance to homeless individuals and families living on beaches and cane fields on the island.

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Hale Palekana

The Lahaina Outpost's Hale Palekana Homeless Drop-In Center provides basic services to many of the island's displaced and homeless individuals and families. It provides hot meals, showers, laundry facilities, substance abuse counseling, telephone facilities to help the unemployed in their job search. It also gives referrals to other community resources.

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William Booth Safe Haven

Our Kahului Corps operates the William Booth Safe Haven, a drop-in center which provides basic services to the homeless including hot meals, showers, laundry facilities, substance abuse counseling, telephone facilities to help the unemployed in job search, and referrals to community resources.

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Kokua Soup Kitchen

Both the Hanapepe and Lihue Corps Community Centers serve the hungry and homeless community through its Kokua Soup Kitchen. With the full support and cooperation of churches, community leaders, businesses and dedicated volunteers, The Salvation Army serves hot meals twice a week to anyone who is hungry.