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Tutu Bert House

Institute For Human Services
546 Kaaahi St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
United States
Jerry Coffee, Clinical Director
Phone Number:
(808) 499-7340
(808) 841-3315

Tutu Bert’s Homes are 8-bed private medical respite homes in partnership with The Queen’s Medical Center and Castle Medical Center. These homes are dedicated after Roberta DuTeil, IHS’ Founder Claude DuTeil’s wife, who ministered to homeless people alongside him and helped to lay the foundation of what has become IHS today. Tutu Bert’s Homes offer medically frail homeless individuals who are no longer in need of in-patient hospitalization, but still too frail to recuperate on the streets, with a safety net resource where they can heal, recover and access services. The house facilitates short-term stabilization and supportive case management that accelerates their transition out of homelessness, and into available housing options. Tutu Bert’s House opened in March 2016 with support from HomeAid Hawaii providing renovation support. IHS aims to serve at minimum 60 individuals each year per facility, and save taxpayers at minimum $2.68M per year from unnecessary healthcare costs.

Operating Agency:
Number of Beds:
Hours of Operation:
Average Length of Stay:
6-8 weeks
Admission Criteria:

Referral form must be submitted by Queens Medical Center or Castle Medical Center, Point of Contact via fax to Clinical Director for screening

Clinical Staff:
Nurse, Other
Clinical Services Provided:
Hospital Contracted Nurses provide wound care, IV antibiotic support, PT, OT, wound vac support, medication management and overall medical support. Hospital contracted home health care workers provide support for bathing and toileting. Shelter Workers provide house keeping, meal service, laundry and overall cleanliness of shelter 24 hours a day.
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Case Management
Funding Sources:
Hospital, Private Donations