Renewing Souls Rebuilding Lives Restoring Families

SITC is a long-term, residential continuum of care treatment program that takes clients on a journey from rock-bottom to a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Long-Lasting Success

For 60 years, SITC has provided comprehensive mental health, drug and alcohol addiction residential services to clients who have hit rock-bottom, failed in other programs, or have found themselves in the criminal justice system.


SITC is proud of our accreditations from numerous local, national, and international organizations, recognizing the excellence of our work and our long-standing success in the communities we serve.

The Center is recognized by HMSA as a preferred provider. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the Hawaii State Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) and the Office of Health Care Assurance (OCHA).

CARF is an independent nonprofit that provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human services providers. The accreditation process is rigorous, including extensive reporting followed by an exhaustive in-person, multi-day review of the facility, programs, treatment files, living conditions, administration, and more.

SITC is proud to have repeatedly received a three-year accreditation, the highest offered by CARF. In reports issued in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019, CARF found that the SITC program excels in its compassionate, person-centered care in all aspects of its work.

Mayor's Proclamation - Sand Island Treatment Center 60th Anniversary Day

Our Treatment Process

When triaging individuals for acceptance into the program, we often ask ourselves, “If not us, then who?” Many clients have nowhere else to go and previous attempts at rehabilitation have failed. They are often experiencing homelessness, criminal activity, abuse, violence, addiction, anti-social behavior and mental health issues. Many of them are estranged from their family and simply trying to make it through another day.

Jordan P. Barnes, a former client and author of “One Hit Away,” discusses how SITC saved his life.