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Going Home Hawaii

"No new crimes, No new victims"

HILO, HI   |  WWW.GOINGHOMEHAWAII.ORG

Mission

OUR MISSION IS TO ASSIST JUSTICE-INVOLVED HAWAI'I ISLAND MEN, WOMEN, AND YOUTH WITH REINTEGRATION INTO COMMUNITY LIFE THROUGH EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, HOUSING, AND APPROPRIATE SERVICES. OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO LOWER THE RECIDIVISM RATE FOR OUR STATE THROUGH THESE EFFORTS.

Ruling year info

2015

Board President/CEO

Lester Estrella

Main address

80 PAUAHI STREET, STE 203

HILO, HI 96720 USA

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EIN

46-3483417

NTEE code info

Rehabilitation Services for Offenders (I40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 2004, the Hawai'i Island Going Home Consortium has been leading efforts to provide innovative and culturally responsive reentry and reintegration services to justice-involved individuals, their families, and communities. The Going Home Consortium consists of more than 50 public and private entities and their representatives with a network of over 300 state and national partners. Going Home Hawai'i is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the governing fiscal body for the Hawai'i Island Going Home Consortium. Going Home Hawaii believes we decrease the risk of new crimes and new victims by providing supportive services to meet the individualized needs of justice-involved persons experiencing barriers to successful reintegration. We accomplish this using a holistic approach of cultural inclusion and collaboration among community partners. Going Home Hawai`i provides reentry and recovery housing programs for individuals leaving incarceration and other supportive services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Reentry & Recovery Housing

Provides reentry recovery housing and supportive services for justice-involved men and women through four facilities in East and West Hawai`i. Going Home Hawai`i provides the only facilities on Hawai`i Island serving 100% justice-involved individuals. Housing programs are intended for longer-term stays to provide the time needed for career development, achievement of employment and/or educational goals, securing of permanent housing, and other goals contributing to stabilization and a lasting return to community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Incarcerated people
Substance abusers
Multiracial people
Native Hawaiians

Where we work

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to assist justice-involved Hawai'i Island men, women, and youth with reintegration into community life through employment, education, housing, and appropriate services.

HOUSING: Going Home Hawai`i (GHH) provides reentry and recovery housing programs for individuals leaving incarceration and who may be recovering from substance abuse, as well as those involved in the criminal justice system who are in need of safe housing. Such housing contributes to public safety and community healing by significantly reducing the the rates of relapse, recidivism and homelessness among those who struggle to achieve and maintain productive lives. The community impact of relapse, recidivism and homelessness is felt disproportionately within the relatively small number of disadvantaged communities in our state to which they return, among which Hawai`i Island has the highest poverty rates. Housing programs offering a safe, secure, clean and sober approach help individuals have a higher chance of success by providing conditions that keep individuals accountable in a structured setting essential to long term recovery.

MENTORING: Implements pre- and post-release mentoring support services in partnership with the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) program, to increase public safety and reduce recidivism for justice-involved individuals transitioning back into our Hawai`i Island communities. A mentor can make the difference between a successful return to community or re-offending. This is particularly true in the first few days and weeks after release when a person can feel most overwhelmed.

MATERNAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR JUSTICE-INVOLVED WOMEN: 9 Months: Windows of Hope provides supportive services for pregnant women 18+ years who are struggling with or at risk for alcohol and illicit substance use in the Hilo, Hamakua and Puna districts of Hawai`i Island. Services provided by the Program Case Coordinator includes:
- Outreach and community awareness
- Adequate prenatal and postpartum care, including childbirth education, newborn care and safe breastfeeding practices during COVID
Case Coordination includes referrals/links to:
- Housing
- Basic needs, such as food, clothing and housing items
- Child care
- Education and/or job training
- Employment, such as resume building and job-seeking skills
- Transportation
- Legal services
- Mental health treatment services
- Physical health/primary care services
- Family/social concerns
- Life skills, such as budgeting, goal setting, and personal hygiene
- Substance abuse and behavioral health counseling
- Assistance with accessing entitlement programs
- Volunteer mentors (matched through the established GHH Mentoring Program)
- Compliance with terms and conditions of release, if involved in the justice system
- Assistance with abstinence-based recovery

Our mission is to assist justice-involved Hawai'i Island men, women, and youth with reintegration into community life through employment, education, housing, and appropriate services.

HOUSING: Going Home Hawai`i (GHH) provides reentry and recovery housing programs for individuals leaving incarceration and who may be recovering from substance abuse, as well as those involved in the criminal justice system who are in need of safe housing. Such housing contributes to public safety and community healing by significantly reducing the the rates of relapse, recidivism and homelessness among those who struggle to achieve and maintain productive lives. The community impact of relapse, recidivism and homelessness is felt disproportionately within the relatively small number of disadvantaged communities in our state to which they return, among which Hawai`i Island has the highest poverty rates. Housing programs offering a safe, secure, clean and sober approach help individuals have a higher chance of success by providing conditions that keep individuals accountable in a structured setting essential to long term recovery.

MENTORING: Implements pre- and post-release mentoring support services in partnership with the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) program, to increase public safety and reduce recidivism for justice-involved individuals transitioning back into our Hawai`i Island communities. A mentor can make the difference between a successful return to community or re-offending. This is particularly true in the first few days and weeks after release when a person can feel most overwhelmed.

MATERNAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR JUSTICE-INVOLVED WOMEN: 9 Months: Windows of Hope provides supportive services for pregnant women 18+ years who are struggling with or at risk for alcohol and illicit substance use in the Hilo, Hamakua and Puna districts of Hawai`i Island. Services provided by the Program Case Coordinator includes:
- Outreach and community awareness
- Adequate prenatal and postpartum care, including childbirth education, newborn care and safe breastfeeding practices during COVID
Case Coordination includes referrals/links to:
- Housing
- Basic needs, such as food, clothing and housing items
- Child care
- Education and/or job training
- Employment, such as resume building and job-seeking skills
- Transportation
- Legal services
- Mental health treatment services
- Physical health/primary care services
- Family/social concerns
- Life skills, such as budgeting, goal setting, and personal hygiene
- Substance abuse and behavioral health counseling
- Assistance with accessing entitlement programs
- Volunteer mentors (matched through the established GHH Mentoring Program)
- Compliance with terms and conditions of release, if involved in the justice system
- Assistance with abstinence-based recovery

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Going Home Hawaii

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lester Estrella

Going Home Hawaii

Denise Pacheco

State of Hawaii, Workforce Development Division

Dr. Jamee M. Miller

Ekolu Mea Nui, Co-Founder & President; Kamehameha Schools, Regional Director

Lilinoe Kauahikaua

Papa Ola Lokahi, Population Health Specialist

Dr. C. Kimo Alameda

Hawaii Island Community Health Center, Vice President

Dr. Marilyn Brown

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.