Who We Are

Children are Hawaii’s most valuable resource. They are our future. Family Programs Hawaii is a unique non-profit agency remaining true to its origins of providing quality care to the children of Hawaii. Our goal is that every child in Hawaii has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential – especially children who are in or may become involved in foster care.

For more information about Family Programs Hawaii, please download our 2014 Annual Report.

Families & Children Served
Reduction in Risk Factors
Children Served At Holiday Party

Our Story

Family Programs Hawaii (formerly Foster Family Programs of Hawaii) is a 501(c)(3) social service agency dedicated to strengthening children and families involved in the child welfare system through high quality prevention, support, and transition services. Family Programs Hawaii provides services to prevent children from entering foster care; supports children and families already involved in the foster care system; and assists youth transitioning out of foster care. We currently have approximately 60 employees in our two offices, located in Honolulu and Hilo, and a receiving home in Maili.

We have provided quality social services in Hawaii since 2004. Since then, we have grown, adding several large state contracts as well as numerous smaller grant funded programs to the original Enhancements program for foster youth and Long Term Foster Care services. Improving the lives of children and families involved in the Child Welfare System is central to us. In September 2008, the agency changed its name to Family Programs Hawaii to reflect its broader service to all children from the child welfare system including supporting foster parents who care for them.


Jeff Case
Chairman, Member, Governance 
Senior VP, Aon Risk Services, Inc. 
Mei Nakamoto, Esq.
Vice Chair, Governance 
Attorney, Law Offices of Mei Nakamoto 
Mike Curtis
Vice Chair, Administration & Finance; Treasurer 
CFO, St. Andrew's Schools 
Mona Choy-Beddow
Secretary, Administration & Finance 
First VP & Regional Manager, HomeStreet Bank 
Gregg Dunn
Vice Chair, Development & Communications 
President & CEO, BBB of Hawaii 
Brian Keala Benz, ICE, CHE
Audit Chair, Development & Communications, Member 
President & CEO, Team Clean Inc. 


Paulette Bethel, PhD, MPA
President & CEO  
Family Programs Hawaii 
Stephanie Batzer
Owner & Operator Stephanie W. Batzer, MSW, LLC 
Melinda Mullis
Member, Development & Communications 
Principal, OrangeRoc 
Carol Ono
Member, Administration & Finance 
Sr. VP & Talent Acquisition Manager, First Hawaiian Bank 
Richard Emery
Member, Governance; Member, Audit; Member, Administration & Finance 
Regional VP,  Associa Corporate Hawaii 
Peter Phillips
Member, Development & Communications 
Land Acquisitions Manager, D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC 
James Harrow
Member, Governance 
President & CEO, Security Alarm Shop 
Greg Kimo Schlais, Esq.
Member, Governance 
Counsel, Legal Services, HMSA 
Michele Loudermilk
Assoc. General Counsel, Alexander & Baldwin 
Mike Wood
Member, Development & Communications 
Principal, MW Group, Ltd. 


Paulette Bethel, MPA, PhD, CMC
President & CEO 
Keith Kuboyama, MSW, LCSW
Executive Vice President 
Eva Chau, MSW, LCSW
Vice President of Programs 


250 Vineyard Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2445
Phone: (808) 521-9531
Fax: (808) 533-1018
120 Pauahi Street, Suite 306
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 935-2876
Fax: (808) 961-4913
For information on trainings and
support groups or other support
for resource families, contact:
Warm Line Oahu: (808) 545-1130
Neighbor Islands: (866) 545-0882
Toll Free 8:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Contact Us

250 Vineyard Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 521-9531

Statewide Warm Line for Foster Youth and Families
Oahu: (808) 545-1130
Neighbor Islands:
(866) 545-0882
Mon-Fri 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

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