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"It's not a shelter, it's a village"

Serving home to 219 people including 21 children, Pu’uhonua O Wai’anae is the largest and by far the oldest homeless camp on the island of O’ahu. The place is not considered a camp for the ‘homeless,’ rather a place for the ‘house-less.’


On the suburb of the Wai’anae Boat Harbor is the home to several kinds including children working families and elders. This village is based on shared love and bond that exists among the resident as well as known for its strict discipline and rules honored by the members. The community consists of eight sections and each section has its own captain.