Resources

In order to support resource families providing foster care and adoptive, guardianship, kinship, and respite families, we have Resource Manuals available with lists of helpful agencies and programs. You may download the manials in entirety or search by category for a quick glance. We have other lists and flyers available for downloading as well.

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Agency:
PARENTS (Providing Awareness Referrals Education Nurturing Therapy Support)
Eligibility:
Families with open file with CWS (birth families) & families who want to learn more
Fee:
$45 materials fee per course. Financial assistance available on sliding scale.
Service:
Age specific classes for parents to learn the keys to communication, cooperation, mutual respect, self-esteem, discipline, and responsibility. 9-week curriculum
Phone No:
235-0255 (Oahu); 934-9552 (Hilo)
Referred By:
CWS worker and self
Area Served:
Oahu & Hilo
Agency:
Department of Health
Eligibility:
Girls 11-18 years of age
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides services for girls ages 11-18 who have been through some difficult times, and want to learn new skills and gain support to create a better life.
Phone No:
733-9857
Referred By:
SW, self
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
The Salvation Army
Eligibility:
Youth 16-24, who have been in foster care
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides support to former foster youth, including monthly support meetings, links to community resources, transportation assistance, links to financial aid assistance for college and housing reosurces
Phone No:
959-5855
Referred By:
Self or service provider
Area Served:
East Hawaii
Agency:
Project Spirit
Eligibility:
Caregiver with a child of 1 to 4 yrs old who is ''at-risk'' of falling behind. A child may be at-risk due to biological or environmental constraints, and early intervention is critical for ensuring future success. Priority given to Hawaiian families.
Fee:
Free
Service:
1-hr in home or community visits each week for a 6-month period. Will teach the curriculum principles and guide parents in engaging in responsive interactions with their child. Track progress with Pre-, Interim-, & Post-assessments.
Phone No:
(808) 956-4453, email- (dbettag@hawaii.edu)
Referred By:
self (inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Waianae Coast and Waimanalo
Agency:
Catholic Charities Hawai'i
Eligibility:
Families with children under 18yrs of age experiencing difficulty in accessing housing with their Section 8 voucher and other low-income families in an emergency housing situation, such as eviction or homelessness. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Fee:
Free
Service:
Financial assistance with first month's rent or deposit. Case management support for a min of 6 months after the family secures a home. Workshops on financial health, fair housing laws, and the landlord tenant code.
Phone No:
808-521-4357
Referred By:
self
Area Served:
Oahu, Kauai
Agency:
The Sex Abuse Treatment Center
Eligibility:
Anyone who has been sexually assaulted or abused or has been impacted by a loved one's abuse. Non-offending parents, in addition to family members or partners of survivors, can receive services with victims of sex abuse or assualt.
Fee:
Sliding scale fee, insurance, will work with one's financial situation.
Service:
Provides individual, family, group (teens) therapy to children, adolescents, and adults who have been sexually abused or affected by abuse in the home. Case management and legal systems advocacy services provided. 24-hour help and support hotline.
Phone No:
524-7273 (24-hour hotline); 535-7600 (Oahu location)
Referred By:
self, SW, other providers
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu (treatment center), statewide (24-hour hotline)
Agency:
Family Programs Hawai`i
Eligibility:
High school seniors (or youth completing a GED or alternative diploma program) ages 17-21 who are residing in foster care on the island of O‘ahu
Fee:
Free
Service:
Seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of youth in foster care through one-to-one relationships with caring adult mentors
Phone No:
540-2565
Referred By:
Youth's social worker; resource caregiver; legal guardian
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Child & Family Service
Eligibility:
Families at risk for child abuse/neglect; families that can be safely maintained or reunited with program services; resource families who need assistance in meeting the needs of foster children.
Fee:
Free
Service:
A child abuse prevention and treatment program which provides a broad array of services to meet the needs of children and their families including counseling, outreach services, parenting education classes, & supervised visitation
Phone No:
553-5529
Referred By:
Child's social worker for children in CWS
Area Served:
Molokai
Agency:
The Children's Alliance of Hawai`i
Eligibility:
Must be 9-18 years old and a participants in H.E.A.R.T. or Ho`omaka
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides sexually abused youth a place to hang out, cruise, do projects for school, play board games, watch movies, and talk to a mentor or a friend without worrying about being bullied, hassled, harassed, or bothered. Open Wed. and Fri. 2:30pm-5:30pm.
Phone No:
599-2955 ext. 210, 211 or 212
Referred By:
Self, parent, resource family, or other service provider
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Hawai`i Nature Center
Eligibility:
Children 6-11 years old
Fee:
See registration form for pricing, funding often available for children in foster care
Service:
Day camps during school intersessions providing fun, outdoor, multi-disciplinary educational experience for children
Phone No:
955-0100 x126 (Oahu & Maui);
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Oahu, Maui
Agency:
The Children's Alliance of Hawai`i
Eligibility:
All parents and caregivers of sexually abused children are welcome
Fee:
Free
Service:
Parent/provider support group assists parents of sexually abused children to enhance communication skills, gain insights to the multiple and complex issues of child sexual abuse and its impact on family members, and develop needed resources.
Phone No:
599-2955 ext. 211
Referred By:
Self, resource family, or other service provider
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Maui Family Support Services
Eligibility:
Families with children 0-5 yrs old
Fee:
Free
Service:
home based services which focus on strengthening parenting skills and coping methods, as well as on the importance of nurturing and effective positive discipline
Phone No:
242-0900 ext. 241
Referred By:
self or professional (inform child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Maui, Lanai, Molokai
Agency:
Hawai`i International Child (HIC)
Eligibility:
Families interested in international adoption or domestic private adoption
Fee:
Call for information
Service:
Adoptive services: general and family adoptive counseling, licensed home studies, post placement and evaluation service, assistance in private adoptions, birth mother counseling, international adoption programs in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Philippines
Phone No:
589-2367
Referred By:
self
Web Site:
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Kupu
Eligibility:
US citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien, able to commit to specific program requirements, age (17 years old +) and additional requirements vary by program (21+ team leader, 17-20 yrs old for summer member).
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides four main programs: Gateway, Frontiers, Extended Internship and Education Awards Service Program. Participants gain skills, experience, earn college credits/money, and have a once in a lifetime experience.
Phone No:
735-1221
Referred By:
Self
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Kupu
Eligibility:
US citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien, between ages 16-24, able to commute daily to Kaka`ako, able to make a full-time commitment (8 weeks), able to participate in rigorous outdoor activities
Fee:
Free
Service:
Intensive outdoor program based in Kaka`ako that puts under-resourced youth to work for Hawaii's environment. Participants learn valuable skills and participate in meaningful work. (Winter/Spring/Fall sessions)
Phone No:
735-1221 ext. 2004
Referred By:
Self
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
YMCA
Eligibility:
Age for enrollment varies with programs
Fee:
Varies depending on services provided
Service:
Operates various athletic programs and youth programs, such as swim, dance, and martial arts classes. Programs available during school breaks.
Phone No:
941-3344 (Oahu-Central); see www.ymca.net for listing of closest YMCA
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii
Agency:
Winners' Camp
Eligibility:
Teens aged 13-16, drug-free and non-violent
Fee:
$980.00 for 7-day summer camp, $780 for 5-day spring break camp
Service:
A one week retreat designed to enhance teenagers' academic performance and social proficiency, giving them tools to make positive choices. Provided periodically throughout the year on Oahu, Kamehame Ridge (between Hawaii Kai & Waimanalo)
Phone No:
306-8008 (Main); 357-4050 (Maui); 822-5216 (Kauai); 345-1778 (Hawaii)
Referred By:
self (For foster child, inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Statewide (located on Oahu)
Agency:
The Salvation Army
Eligibility:
Youth 12-21 years old
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides life skills services to youth teaching self-development, home management, nutrition, personal finance, literacy, social competency, educational support, career and employment exploration and readiness. Individual and group sessions.
Phone No:
959-5855 ext. 14
Referred By:
Child's social worker for children in CWS
Area Served:
Hawaii
Agency:
The Maui Farm
Eligibility:
Youth age 10-17 years old; For Independent Living Program - 17-24 years old
Fee:
Arranged through referring agency
Service:
Provides residential services for troubled youth and families including life skills training in healthy `ohana living. Group home and independent living program for youth, and a family strengthening program working with homeless families
Phone No:
579-8271
Referred By:
Child's social worker, juvenile justice, or behavioral health systems
Area Served:
Statewide (Located on Maui)
Agency:
The Children's Alliance of Hawai`i
Eligibility:
Sexually abused children, Ages 9-18
Fee:
Free
Service:
An evidence based, gender specific six month program targeting elementary age children and adolescents with group sessions of art and expressive movement therapies, outdoor adventure, and therapeutic horseback riding. Available for girls and boys
Phone No:
599-2955, ext. 212 or 210
Referred By:
Child's social worker for children in CWS, resource family, or other service provider
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu

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Honolulu, HI 96813-2445
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Support, information and referrals for foster, adoptive & guardianship parents.

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Hilo, HI 96720-3048
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