It Takes An ‘Ohana

It Takes An ‘Ohana is committed to providing resources information to those in the community concerned with protecting the interests of children and youth in out-of-home care, while providing responsible advocacy. It is centered on providing better outcomes for children and youth in out-of-home care by enhancing collaboration between all parties in the child welfare community.

Eligibility:
Resource families, adoptive families, legal guardians, kinship caregivers, social workers, current and former foster youth, service providers and professionals in the child welfare system

Location:
State of Hawai‘i

Services:
• Educating and training resource families
• Informing stakeholders of available services and resources
• Advocating for resource families as well as current and former foster youth at the Legislature, Executive and Judicial branches
• Working with stakeholders to help resolve complex issues that arise in Hawai‘i’s child welfare community
• Recruiting and retaining resource caregivers
• Representing the voice of resource families in the community

Funding:
Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation
Hawai‘i Court Improvement Program

http://ittakesanohana.org/