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 Without Partners - Hawaii
Eligibility:
Single parents (widowed, separated, divorced, never married) with at least one living child
Fee:
Membership dues: $40/year
Service:
Sponsors informal education and recreational activities. Offers support groups for single parents to help them adjust to new life style.
Phone No:
262-7441
Referred By:
self
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Parents and Children Together (PACT)
Eligibility:
Families in area who have custody of their children
Fee:
Free
Service:
Offers suggestions of places to go for more help and quarterly parenting workshops
Phone No:
792-9739
Referred By:
self (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu (Kalihi)
Agency:
Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition
Eligibility:
Anyone
Fee:
Free
Service:
Provides automobile safety and child passenger safety education and hands on installation of car seats. Website provides list of upcoming child safety seat checkups and safety seat inspection stations statewide
Phone No:
294-0402
Referred By:
self
Web Site:
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Kaiser Permanente
Eligibility:
Most classes are open to the general public, several are for Kaiser members only
Fee:
Varies depending on the class.
Service:
Classes including Parenting through personality styles, Infant/child CPR, Stork classes, anger management, prepared childbirth, and other health and wellness classes. See website for schedule.
Phone No:
243-6484 (Wailuku); 432-2260 or 432-2270 (Oahu); 332-4416 (Kona); 443-7877 (Hilo); 881-4701 (Waimea)
Referred By:
self
Area Served:
Oahu, Maui (Wailuku), Hawaii (Kona, Waimea)
Agency:
Hui Malama Learning Center
Eligibility:
Families with teens
Fee:
Free
Service:
This ten-week series can help you learn to prioritize family rules, provide clear rules with follow through, confront problematic behavior (truancy, alcohol, and other drug use), and provide positive opportunities for change.
Phone No:
298-5050 or 244-5911
Referred By:
self (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Area Served:
Maui (Wailuku)
Agency:
HOPE INC (In the Name of Christ)
Eligibility:
Expecting and single mothers, at-risk couples
Fee:
(call for information)
Service:
Provides a faith-based ministry to expecting and single mothers and at-risk couples through offering: alternatives to abortion, assistance helping parent who choose life plan for life, and resources and support to single mothers and their children
Phone No:
230-2445
Referred By:
self (child's social worker for children in CWS)
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Hawai`i Family Services, Inc.
Eligibility:
Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren (at least 1 under 18 in home) living on the Waianae Coast. Support services are for grandparents who have full-time responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Assessment project for those who are 55+
Fee:
Free
Service:
Support groups (once a week) where grandparents can meet others, share knowledge and strength; also support services such as home-visits, case management, and project to respond to needs & enhance quality of life.
Phone No:
696-3482
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Oahu (Waianae Coast)
Agency:
Hawai`i Department of Education - Family Support
Eligibility:
Children must be pre-kindergarten. Adults must be a parent or family member
Fee:
Free
Service:
An interaction program for parents and their infants, toddlers, or preschool age child. Individual sites hold age specific classes once a week for 8-9 weeks.
Phone No:
235-9189 (Windward); 453-6478 (Pearl City)
Referred By:
self (Inform child's social worker)
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Parent Project & Loving Solutions
Eligibility:
All Parents, Foster Parents or Guardians
Fee:
Free classes, $24 (Parent Project) and $22 (Loving Solutions) for required workbook
Service:
Parent Project is an award winning program for parents of strong-willed or out-of-control teens; 10 sessions. Loving Solutions is the same program for parents of strong-willed children ages 5-10 years old; 6 sessions.
Phone No:
Contact class facilitator as listed on the national Parent Project website.
Referred By:
self (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Hawai`i Counseling and Education Center
Eligibility:
Individuals, families, and couples.
Fee:
Varies depending on services provided. Accepts most insurances.
Service:
Provides counseling for special education students with learning disabilities and their families, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, domestic violence and anger management classes, parenting classes, stress management, trainings
Phone No:
254-6484
Referred By:
self (Child's social worker for children in CWS)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Kathy's Parenting Solutions
Eligibility:
Families and groups
Fee:
Varies
Service:
Parenting workshops, staff training, classroom interventions, and in home consulting.
Phone No:
352-3303
Referred By:
self (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Maui Family Support Services
Eligibility:
All Child Welfare Services families with a child up to 3 yrs of age and pregnant women are eligible.
Fee:
Free
Service:
Expands on the practices of Healthy Start Program by providing additional services with a specialized team to provide intensive, comprehensive services for participants in their homes with at least one visit per week.
Phone No:
242-0900 (Maui); 565-7484 (Lanai); 553-8114 (Molokai)
Referred By:
H-KISS (800)235-5477 or PARENTS, Inc. or VCM services (child's social worker for child in CWS)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Maui, Lanai, Molokai
Agency:
Hale Kipa
Eligibility:
Youth ages 5-18 (or up to 20 if on parole); Youth in Project First Care for teen, families in need of foster care stabilization services to prevent disruption; families in need of services to prevent out of home placement or to support reunification
Fee:
Free
Service:
For children and families known to the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, or at-risk of becoming known, they provide comprehensive, community-based care, striving to prevent out-of-home placements of youth.
Phone No:
589-1829 x 230 (Oahu); 249-0698 (Maui); 246-4898 (Kauai); 969-1935 (Hawaii)
Referred By:
Child's social worker for children in CWS
Web Site:
Area Served:
Statewide
Agency:
Friends of the Future
Eligibility:
Individuals and families
Fee:
Free
Service:
Offers free health-related classes and programs each month, including parenting workshops and group support, and also has a traveling computer lab, lending library, and assistive technology resource closet.
Phone No:
885-6777
Referred By:
self (For foster child, inform child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Hawaii
Agency:
Family Support Hawai`i
Eligibility:
live in communities of Pahala, Na'alehu, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, South Point, or Milolii
Fee:
Free
Service:
Community-based, drop-in facilities that provide information and referral services, individualized assistance, resource materials, computer access, emergency food and clothing, collaborative partnerships with local businesses, and meeting spaces
Phone No:
334-4159
Referred By:
self (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Hawaii (southside - Ka'u area)
Agency:
Family Support Hawai`i
Eligibility:
Fathers with babies
Fee:
Free
Service:
Male family support staff and community mentors visit fathers in the home, community, or workplace to be supportive in dealing with the baby. Also assists with personal and family issues and organizes social activities and parenting classes for fathers
Phone No:
334-4154
Referred By:
self
Web Site:
Area Served:
Hawaii (Westside)
Agency:
Counseling and Spiritual Care Center of Hawai`i
Eligibility:
Anyone who believes they can benefit from the services offered
Fee:
Fees are adjusted to affordability, Some insurances accepted.
Service:
Counseling and therapy for individuals, couples, and families; consultation and education for ministry; classes and workshops for the community, churches, and temples; supervision and consultation in pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy
Phone No:
545-2740
Referred By:
self (Child's social worker for children in CWS)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu
Agency:
Child and Family Service
Eligibility:
Everyone who resides on the West Side of Kauai (Koloa, Lawai, Kalaheo, Eleele, Hanapepe, Waimea or Kekaha). Priority goes to families with children
Fee:
Free
Service:
Offers professional counseling, information and referral, community outreach, service coordination, support groups, parenting classes, enrichment classes, after school activities, food pantry, job information, art & crafts, and volunteer training
Phone No:
338-0252
Referred By:
self or other agencies (Resource families in crisis need to call child's social worker)
Area Served:
West Kauai
Agency:
Child and 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:
681-1467 (Oahu - Central & Leeward); 877-6888 (Maui); 245-5914 (Kauai)
Referred By:
Child's social worker for children in CWS
Area Served:
Oahu, Maui, Kauai
Agency:
Hale Na`au Pono
Eligibility:
Varies, depending on service
Fee:
Varies, depending on service. Sliding scale. Accepts health insurance
Service:
One stop service center for therapy, marriage counseling and family services, case management, therapeutic foster homes, respite care, anger control, employment/self-sufficiency support, financial management, 24 hour crisis hotline, and more
Phone No:
696-4211
Referred By:
Self (Child's social worker for children in CWS)
Web Site:
Area Served:
Oahu

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