We are change agents of hope, transforming lives towards a stronger, healthier, and sustainable future.
Each year in Hawai’i, an estimated 14,000 people experience homelessness. Of those living in a shelter, 71% are unemployed. Fortunately, 14% of the state’s workforce is employed through the food service industry.
Through our Vocational Training Program in Food Services, we bring hope to the homeless and disadvantaged of Hawaii, changing their lives by training them and supporting them in their transition into the workforce.
Our social enterprise ventures utilize an organization’s commercial kitchen as a revenue generator, supporting our vocational training and internship programs. We are currently focusing on two branded product lines: Uncle Pono’s Ulu Ice Cream and A Baker’s Heart.
Touch a Heart is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the dignity of the homeless and disadvantaged. Through impactful, innovative community partnerships, we assist them toward self-sufficiency, independent living and life transformation.
Be a part of transforming lives in our islands. We are looking for volunteers and partners in various capacities from administrative work to culinary teachers. Let us know the areas in which you are gifted so we can find a place for you.