Aloha United Way's 2019 Safety Net Strategy Summary
$1,005,000 to be awarded in this impact area
Safety Net funding is intended to provide basic human needs and support people experiencing crisis.
The disaster/crisis category includes a broad range of assistance for individuals and families experiencing crisis with a goal of returning the household to stability. The category includes medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, family violence services, and community disaster response provided as one-time or short-term assistance, but may also include ongoing counseling, case management, or care coordination.
The food category is for food pantries, food banks, food delivery services, and served meals programs.
The rent/utility category is for rent (or mortgage) and utility financial assistance. Agencies may pay rent, security deposit, mortgage, and utility expenses to landlords or providers on behalf of eligible clients.
The shelter category is to provide housing and related support services. This includes emergency, transitional, and permanent housing.
Disaster/Crisis - $220,000
• Aloha Medical Mission, Emergen-Teeth - $50,000
• Catholic Charities Hawaii, Intake, Information, and Referral - $30,000
• Helping Hands Hawaii, Community Based Case Management Services for Low-Income or Homeless Adults with Mental Illness - $40,000
• Institute for Human Services, Health Services Program - $25,000
• Project Vision Hawaii, HiEHiE Mobile Hygiene - $25,000
• Susannah Wesley Community Center, TVAP Hawaii - $25,000
• Waikiki Community Center, Senior Case Coordination - $25,000
Food - $200,000
• Aloha Harvest, Feeding the Hungry - $30,000
• Gregory House Programs, Save the FoodBasket - $20,000
• Hawaii Foodbank, Grant-In-Aid - $10,000
• Institute for Human Services, Inc., Homeless Meal Program as a Portal to Entry - $50,000
• St Francis Healthcare Foundation, Our Lady of Kea’au - $15,000
• Susannah Wesley Community Center, Food Pantry - $10,000
• Waianae District Comprehensive Health, Hanai Ai O Wai’anae - $50,000
• YMCA of Honolulu, Feeding Program - $15,000
Rent/Utility - $80,000
• Child & Family Service, Transitional Housing Program - $15,000
• Domestic Violence Action Center, Emergency Rent and Utilities Payments for Survivor Families - $10,000
• The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division, Family Services Office (Homeless) - $35,000
• Waimanalo Health Center, Rent-Mortgage Assistance Program - $20,000
Shelter - $205,000
• Child & Family Service, Domestic Abuse Emergency Shelters - $20,000
• Hale Kipa Inc., Emergency Shelters - $40,000
• Institute for Human Services, Inc, Ending Family Homelessness through Effective Case Management - $25,000
• Parents and Children Together, Ohi’aDomestic Violence Shelters - $40,000
• Waikiki Health, Next Step Shelter - $40,000
• U.S. Vets, Shelter for Transitional and Emergency Housing Clients - $40,000
Two-year Grants - $300,000 (carryover)
Two-year grants are intended to support startup or pilot programs; programs/services with a higher degree of complexity; initiatives with a greater number of stakeholders or partners; initiatives that require substantial time planning; and new programs that are projected to be financially self-sustaining after the initial two years.
• Family Promise of Hawaii, Supportive Services for Families Seeking Long-Term Housing - $50,000
• Friends of Youth Outreach Hawaii Foundation dba RYSE, RYSE Outreach and Access Center Services - $50,000
• Hawaiian Community Assets Inc., Hawaii Emergency Loan Program - $100,000
• The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc., Early Access Landlord-Tenant Mediation - $50,000
• YMCA of Honolulu, Kauhale Program - $50,000