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 2016 Annual Report.

Families & Children Served

Reduction in Risk Factors

Children Served At Holiday Party

Our Story

Family Programs 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. Family Programs Hawaii strengthens families and provides service to all children from the child welfare system including supporting foster parents who care for them.


Stephanie Batzer, Esq., MSW
Owner/Operator Stephanie W. Batzer, MSW, LLC 

Carol Ono
Vice Chair, Administration & Finance
Senior Vice President & Talent Acquisition Manager, First Hawaiian Bank 

Mei Nakamoto, Esq.
Vice Chair, Governance
Attorney, Law Offices of Mei Nakamoto 

Jeff Case
Vice Chair, Development & Communications, Audit Chair
Senior Vice President, Aon Risk Services, Inc. 

Greg Kimo Schlais, Esq.
Secretary, Governance
Counsel, Legal Services, HMSA 


Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW
President & CEO
Family Programs Hawaii

Mona Choy-Beddow
Member, Administration & Finance
First VP & Regional Manager, HomeStreet Bank

James Harrow
Member, Governance
President & CEO, Security Alarm Shop

Peter Phillips
Member, Development & Communications
Land Acquisitions Manager,
D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC

Michele S. Loudermilk, Esq.
Member, Governance
Of Counsel, Cades Schutte LLP

Caryn Okinaga
First Vice President, Director, Bank Regulatory Compliance, American Savings Bank

Warren Aoki, LCSW, ACSW, MA
Member, Development & Communications
Social Work Consultant, US Army Regional Health Command-Pacific

Leslie B. Turnbull
Member, Development & Communications
Author, Consultant & Educational Advocate


Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW
President & CEO
Eva Chau, LCSW, MSW
Vice President of Clinical Programs
Ryan Obrero, CPA
Director of Finance


801 S King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 521-9531
Fax: (808) 548-4000
64 Keawe Street, Suite 201
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
MON-FRI 8:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.