At the lowest time of my life WIN was there for me and picked me up.
— Belinda, WIN Client

Our Mission 

Empowering Hawaii's families to lead healthy & full lives.


who we are

Women In Need (WIN) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers women who have been through domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration. 

WIN is committed to guiding women and teens towards sobriety, self-esteem and responsibility through our warm, nurturing and holistic approach. 

We help our clients develop positive life skills they need to become independent and productive members of our community. We do everything we can to break the generational cycle of hopelessness and abuse.

Our founder, Mary Scott-Lau continues to teach and counsels women who are currently incarcerated at the Women's Community Correctional Center in Kailua. Families and individuals who turn to WIN for assistance become a part of our family. We are proud to have some of our former clients be part of our WIN staff, as well as continue to volunteer in our community to help give back. 

We currently have two offices; our main office is located in Aiea, Oahu and our second is in Lihue, Kauai. We hope to expand to the other islands to help service more women in need. 


Services We Provide 

Clean and Sober Housing

Bridge to Success Transitional Housing

Resource Referrals 

Parenting Classes

Life Skills Classes

Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention 

Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

Re-Entry from Incarceration

Domestic Violence Education 

Employment Services 

Case Management