It will be the only one of its kind in the state.
Thanks to a unique partnership, a special place just for homeless women veterans is about to open up.
It's becoming the chance they need to finally re-build their future.
Joann Speakes was homeless for about seven years.
Kariann Lubin started smoking meth and popping prescription pills, not knowing how to ask for help.
The two mothers are veterans of military service and lived through homelessness, addiction, prison and the darkest days of their lives.
"I thought that was all I was ever going to be. I had no hope," said Lubin.
"It's a weird thing when you become homeless," Speakes said. "You adapt."
But now, with the help of a special program, they're finding their future.
"This is a huge deal to serve the needs of a community and population that is going unserved and unmet right now," said Kimberly Miyazawa Frank, CEO of YWCA Oahu.
Earlier this year, the YWCA of Oahu teamed up with U.S. Vets Hawaii, targeting a piece of $28 million in grants for homeless veterans.
They wanted a place just for women. It would be the only one in the state and they got it.
"Our whole facility is women who are in transition, who share some of same challenges," said Miyazawa Frank.
In November, the YWCA's Fernhurst Residence on Wilder will open up 10 rooms and 20 beds for homeless women veterans.
The whole point is to make women feel comfortable. Not only are some of the women coming from war, they're coming from domestic violence situations, incarceration or serious illness.
'We believe this is a model to show other agencies and the nation to say: 'collaborate, get the job done, and we all can be helpful in solving this problem,'" said Darryl Vincent, COO of U.S. Vets Hawaii.
It is a place to focus, transition, and rebuild, and for these women, that is priceless.
"I talk to my daughter every day. She knows her mommy is sick, but getting better," Lubin said.
"I feel good. I'm OK. I feel OK. I'm stable, and that's good for me right now, stable," Speakes said.