Wailuku Youth Shelter Expected to Open this Spring

The Hale Pono Youth Shelter is expected to open its doors by the spring....
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The Hale Pono Youth Shelter—about which MauiTimes first reported in September—is expected to open its doors by the spring.

Genesis Young and Sulara James want to help Maui’s at-risk youth. Photo by Dan Collins

Renovations have begun on the two-story facility in Wailuku, located on Wili Pa Loop. The plan is to have 13 beds for young people age 12 to 17. Sulara James and Genesis Young, the founders of the shelter, said in a statement, “Hale Pono is based on our belief that each person of any age is precious, and that love, honor and respect are the keys to supporting and encouraging everyone’s gifts, happiness, self-respect and success in life.”

Jacob Shafer

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