Family Programs Hawaii: A Decade of Serving Children & Families in Foster Care

Mar 2, 2015

Family Programs Hawaii celebrates a decade of serving children, youth and families in foster care in Hawaii with a special 10th Anniversary Celebration at The Plaza Club on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 5:00-8:00 pm. The event will commemorate the growth and accomplishments of the social service agency, as well as unveil its new brand, logo and website created and designed by OrangeRoc.

Family Programs Hawaii is dedicated to providing services to prevent children from entering foster care; supporting children and families already involved in the foster care system; and assisting youth transitioning out of foster care. In 2014, 92% of families receiving Voluntary Case Management services prevented entrance into the CPS system; Project Visitation brought over 200 siblings together to maintain family bonds; and 86% of high school foster youth working with Family Programs Hawaii’s programs enrolled in post-secondary education institutions.

The local nonprofit 501 (c)(3) agency established in 2004 is led by President and CEO, Paulette Bethel, PhD, with a committed board of 17 directors, chaired by Jeff Case, and currently employs 60 staff in its two offices located in Honolulu and Hilo, and a receiving home in Maili.

“Our transformation over the last decade is reflective of Family Programs Hawaii’s ability to navigate challenges, growth and the changing needs of our community as we move the agency toward greater and effective change,” said Bethel. “We also want to acknowledge the support of our sponsors and donors, especially our Platinum Sponsor, HomeStreet Bank, who have contributed generously to the agency in a variety of ways over the years.”

“We feel immense pride to be in partnership with Family Programs Hawaii and to support the critical work they have done over the past decade to decrease the number of foster children in Hawaii through their family intervention program,” said Mona Choy-Beddow, first vice president and retail banking regional manager for HomeStreet Bank. “We wish them continued success in the coming years.”

Stay tuned for the launching of the new Family Programs Hawaii website at on March 5th and find out more about their branding story.