Ka Hale A Ke Ola Receives Donation to Support Homeless Resources in Maui County

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc., a homeless shelter on Maui, has received another substantial donation from Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust to help them in their mission to break the cycle of homelessness on Maui. The money will be used to cover the increased costs of food and supplies at shelters in these times of difficult inflation.

Ka Hale A Ke Ola – Homeless Resource Center in Wailuku. PO Box: Maui County

“Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc. would like to offer a huge mahalo to the Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust for this generous donation to help shelter participants throughout the program find permanent housing. KORCT focuses on high-reach, high-impact giving for the citizens of Maui. They devote themselves to civic and social welfare purposes and work in cohesion with the community. said Monique Ibarra, Executive Director

With the support of partners such as Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust, KHAKO is developing a business plan for a “food service training program” to increase skilled labor jobs for the hospitality industry.

In 2020, Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers housed 863 residents in two facilities, serving 46,876 meals and helping 294 people secure permanent housing. File photo: Courtesy of Ka Hale A Ke Ola

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers have been serving Maui County’s homeless community since 1986. Ka Hale A Ke Ola locations in Wailuku and Lahaina provide safe emergency shelter and secure with nutritious meals served on site and housing programs that support up to 1,500 people. in Maui every year. Additionally, Ka Hale A Ke Ola coordinates a range of housing-focused programs and services aimed at empowering individuals and families to become responsible, self-reliant and contributing members of the community. All case management services focus on obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.

The number of people helped by KHAKO in 2021 is as follows:

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Shelter: 781 people

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(figures lower than 2020 due to reduced COVID mitigation capacity)

Meals: 37,889 served

Families placed on permanent contracts Housing: 107

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Kaanapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust’s mission is to honor the people and spirit of Maui by significantly amplifying our voice through the Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Foundation and the Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust, funded by owner contributions of the complex.

The mission of the charitable trust is to communicate and demonstrate hoʻokipa (hospitality, especially towards strangers) and malama (care for, serve, honour, protect) for the Maui ʻohana (family) by physically and financially supporting the needs of the local community. By kissing lōkahi (unity, unanimous agreement) and hoʻohanohano (honouring the dignity of others), KOCT hopes to improve the kalāhikiola (optimism, hope, promise) of Maui and its people.