Our Vision

We envision a community where there is no youth homelessness.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a continuum of support that empowers Hawaii’s street youth to move beyond homelessness.

About RYSE

Residential Youth Services and Empowerment is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating a youth access center and shelter services in Kailua, Oahu. From 8am to 8pm seven days a week, youth ages 14–24 can use our drop-in services free of charge. Our goal is to provide safety and help youth get off the streets, so that they can live and thrive as healthy, happy young adults.

Programs & Services

Emergency Shelter & Housing

RYSE operates 4 emergency housing shelters for youth ages 14-24 on the island of Oahu. Support services are provided, including agency referrals.

Medical Services (Health & Wellness)

RYSE has a licensed APRN on staff with medical clinic hours as well as behavioral health counselors to treat the specific needs of opportunity youth.

Education & Employment

RYSE offers on-site GED classes, college application support, driver license help, vocation & life skills training, and employment assistance.

Outreach & Engagement

RYSE is here to help youth succeed. We can help you with agency & program referrals, support, emergency help, and crisis services to respond 24/7.

Drop-In Centers / Day Programs

RYSE offers many services for opportunity youth free, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm: food, laundry, showers, emergency supplies, WiFi & more.

RYSE Up! Annual Fundraiser

November 1–30, 2021

We will be holding a month-long event to raise funds that will help us to continue this important work and to expand our outreach on the island.

Please join us for this important time of giving!


Empowering Hawaii’s Street Youth to Move Beyond Homelessness

Ending Youth Homelessness

Who We Are

RYSE Hawaii Team

RYSE Hawaii Graduates

How You Can Help

Together, we can end the cycle of homelessness. We appreciate your support, particularly during this global pandemic that has put a strain on all of us. Even small contributions have a major impact at our organization, and we thank you for considering a donation when you are able to.