Ho‘omalu O Na Kamali‘i
Safety and Protection for Children
Ho‘omalu O Na Kamali‘i, a receiving home for children entering the child welfare system opened in April 2009. The goal of the home is to keep children safe until they can be reunified with their parents, placed with appropriate kin or with culturally similar resource parents in their community.
The ten bedroom home accommodates 15 children ages 4-17 and provides 24/7 staffing, access to social workers and other health professionals. Sibling groups are able to stay together in the home, greatly reducing the trauma of being removed from their home. Most children are able to remain in their home school while they are assessed and transitioned into safe and loving permanent homes.
The home serves children ages 4 through 17 in the child welfare system. Preference is given to children on the Leeward Coast of O‘ahu.
Location: Ma‘ili, Leeward Coast
• Temporary shelter and protection
• Child development activities
• Coordination of wrap-around services
• Transportation to and from school
• Medical and mental health assessments and services
Michael B. Wood Family
Department of Human Services
Building a brighter future for Hawai‘i’s children “One Brick at a Time”
The “Buy a Brick” campaign helps raise funds to operate Ho`omalu O Na Kamali`i and provide shelter and safety for children in need. Your brick can be inscribed with your name, logo, or message or name a brick in honor of a loved one. For more information click on Brick Brochure. Inside you will find information on purchasing a brick, sponsorship of one of the rooms in the home and a wish list of needed items.
For more information, please contact Connie Sizemore at 808-540-2534 or CSizemore@FamilyProgramsHi.org.
Support Ho`omalu O Na Kamali`i by donating items on our wishlist