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:
Hawai`i Department of Health - DCAB
Eligibility:
Parents, educators, other professionals who work with children and families, public and private organizations and community groups
Fee:
Free
Service:
Parent to parent "warm line" for support and understanding, information on a variety of special needs, services, educational programs and support advocacy agencies, quarterly newsletter, and annual conference. Website lists parent support groups.
Phone No:
586-8126 (Oahu); Neighbor Islands dial the following numbers then x68126: 274-3141 (Kauai); 974-4000 (Hawaii); 984-2400 (Maui); 1-800-468-4644 (Molokai, Lanai);
Referred By:
self
Web Site:
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Hawai`i Department of Health
Eligibility:
Children from birth to 2 years of age with a delay in development or at-risk of developing a delay
Fee:
Free
Service:
Assistive technology; care coordination; family support & education; audiology, vision, health, nursing, psychological & nutrition services; physical, speech, language & occupational therapy; parent-to-parent support; specialized teaching
Phone No:
594-0066; 1-800-235-5477 (H-KISS referral line)
Referred By:
Hawaii Keiki Information Service System (H-KISS) (Child's social worker for child in CWS)
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Hawai`i Department of Health
Eligibility:
Child/youth 3-20 years old, has Hawaii Quest or Medicaid Fee-For-Service insurance, has significant problems with different areas of life, and has a qualifying primary DSM-IV Axis I diagnosis
Service:
Services may include any of the following, as appropriate: 24-Hour Crisis Mobile Outreach, Intensive Case Management, Psychosexual Assessment, Intensive Day Stabilization, Intensive Home & Community Based Intervention, Multisystemic Therapy, Residential
Phone No:
733-9394(Oahu) or 1-800-294-5282 (ask for the SEBD BHP Office)
Referred By:
Parents/Guardians; Child's social worker for children in CWS
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Hawai`i Department of Education - Special Education Section
Eligibility:
Families with children (3-20 years old)
Fee:
Free
Service:
Helps identify children with learning difficulties from age 3 to 20. Informs families of the learning potential of children with disabilities, services available, and the early warning signs of disabilities.
Phone No:
203-5566 (Oahu); 1-800-297-2070 (toll-free on Neighbor Islands)
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Hawai`i Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (HIDA)
Eligibility:
Those with dyslexia, family/parents, teachers, and anyone wishing to learn about dyslexia
Fee:
Service/referrals free; Memberships and books for a fee
Service:
Offers tutor referrals, workshops for parents/teachers, information on dyslexia, teacher training, videos/audio tapes for rental, books/pamphlets for sale, annual learning disabilities conference, and school in-service workshops
Phone No:
538-7007 (Oahu); 1-866-773-4432 (Toll free for Neighbor Islands)
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker of any concerns about child)
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Easter Seals Hawai`i
Eligibility:
Youth 10-20 with developmental disabilities or other special needs
Fee:
Varies depending on services provided
Service:
Provides after-school recreational opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment designed to support and encourage self-esteem, independence, and social growth in students with special needs. Day camps available during school breaks.
Phone No:
536-1015 (Oahu); 1-888-241-7450 (toll free from the Neighbor Islands)
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Oahu, Maui
Agency:
YWCA Hawai`i Island
Eligibility:
Families with children ages 0-3 years old, identified as being "at-risk" for child abuse and neglect
Fee:
Free
Service:
Offers early identification, home visiting, child development and treatment-readiness services to non-military individuals and families with children ages 0-3 years old who are identified as being "at-risk" for child abuse and neglect
Phone No:
961-3877 press 1
Referred By:
Child's social worker for children in CWS
Area Served:
Hawaii
Agency:
Women in Need
Eligibility:
Women, men, and children at risk or in transition
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides supportive services and stabilizing courses for women, men, and children at risk or in transition in areas of parenting, domestic violence/anger management, self-esteem, referrals, and clothing
Phone No:
696-1996
Referred By:
self or professional (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
University of Hawai`i
Eligibility:
An Ohana Caregiver, which is someone who is unexpectedly responsible for raising their grandchildren or other young family members
Fee:
Free
Service:
Conducts research on issues that are important to Ohana Caregivers in Hawai`i; shares that research; does not provide direct services, but has several pamphlets that may be helpful to Ohana Caregivers
Referred By:
self
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Child & Family Service
Eligibility:
Children with autism and referred by DOE.
Fee:
Free
Service:
Services that are individualized to the student's IEP/MP goal and objectives by working with the student's IEP/MP team and home school special education teacher. Student's academic, communication, social, self-help, and vocational skills are addressed.
Phone No:
681-1532 (Hau`oli Na Keiki),
Referred By:
Department of Education (Inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
The Parent Line
Eligibility:
Parents, relatives, professionals, anyone with concerns
Fee:
Free
Service:
Confidential statewide phone line for parents and others with concerns about children. They specialize in child and adolescent growth, development and behavior and offers support, encouragement, information on parenting, community resources, and handouts
Phone No:
526-1222 (Oahu) 1-800-816-1222 (Neighbor islands)
Referred By:
self
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
The Institute for Family Enrichment (TIFFE)
Eligibility:
Families with children
Fee:
Free (includes childcare and snacks)
Service:
12-week Nurturing Parenting program; classes 1 1/2 hours each in areas of nurturing as a lifestyle, understanding discipline/family rules, money management, budgeting, family play/fun, behavior encouragement, making good choices, growth and development
Phone No:
596-8433 ext. 116 (Oahu); 645-1486 (Kauai); 281-1494 (Lanai & Maui); 640-1866 (Kona); 895-4850 (Hilo)
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
The Family Education Training Center of Hawai`i
Eligibility:
Families
Fee:
Free
Service:
12-week course for parents & children to: be organized as a participatory-democracy, distribute family work and resources, cooperate together, communicate respectfully and effectively, and parents to control their emotions & understand children's actions.
Phone No:
956-2248
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Susan Mitchell
Eligibility:
Parents
Fee:
Varies depending on course and whether group or private: $150-$400
Service:
Offers four courses on parenting: "1, 2, 3, 4...Parents!" (1-4yrs old); "Active Parenting" (5-10 yrs); "Active Parenting of Teens" (10 yrs and up); and Cooperative Parenting and Divorce. All classes are 3-6 weeks long and video-based with a book to keep.
Phone No:
542-3040
Referred By:
self (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Queen Lili`uokalani Children's Center, Lili`uokalani Trust
Eligibility:
Must be at least one child under 18 year old, part-Hawaiian/Hawaiian, and lost at least one parent/guardian by death (or may be considered if terminally ill). Families are assessed one by one for need.
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides grief counseling services, as well as, individual, couple and family counseling; and financial assistance for needs such things as back rent, enrichment, tutoring, food, trips, etc., but not college, funeral or private school.
Phone No:
847-1302 (Admin/Honolulu); 426-1300 (Waimanalo); 668-2314 (Waianae); 293-8577 (Windward); 235-7613 (Ko`olau Poku and Lanai); 935-9381 (Hilo); 329-7336 (Kona); 245-1873 (Kauai); 242-8888 (Maui); 248-7218 (Hana); 553-5369 (Molokai)
Referred By:
self (Child's social worker for children in CWS with need for counseling)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai
Agency:
PARENTS (Providing Awareness Referrals Education Nurturing Therapy Support)
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:
(call for information)
Service:
A16-week 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:
934-9552 (East Hawaii); 235-0255 (Oahu)
Referred By:
CWS social worker
Area Served:
Oahu; East Hawaii
Agency:
Neighborhood Place of Wailuku
Eligibility:
Families in the area
Fee:
Free
Service:
Informal "talk-story" counseling, family conferencing, information, referral and linkages to other resources, parenting classes, educational classes, support groups, child development classes, and youth leadership program
Phone No:
986-0700
Referred By:
self (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Maui (Wailuku)
Agency:
Neighborhood Place of Puna
Eligibility:
Must have a child, live in the Puna district and not be an open CWS (CPS) case.
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides services to help families build a safe /nurturing home: short-term family outreach, home visits, talk story counseling, information, referrals, solutions to difficult situations, address parenting concerns, advocacy, support, basic life skills
Phone No:
965-5550
Referred By:
self
Area Served:
Hawaii (Puna area)
Agency:
Neighborhood Place of Kona
Eligibility:
Families in area
Fee:
Free
Service:
Partners with public and private agencies and groups focused on the well-being of families and the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the Kona community; A neighborly place that serves as a hub for joint efforts and collaboration
Phone No:
331-8777
Referred By:
self or community agencies (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Hawaii (West)
Agency:
Ola Hou Clinic
Eligibility:
Adults and adolescents (separate)
Fee:
Accepts most insurance plans, cash plans available.
Service:
12-session anger management program with group therapy designed to integrate cognitive, emotional, physical, and interpersonal effects and solutions to anger management. Office hours 9am-5pm.
Phone No:
487-5433
Referred By:
self (Child's social worker for children in CWS)
Area Served:
Oahu

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