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Who We Are

I am reminded of what we do here at Family Programs Hawaii during challenges, such as these past two years. Maintaining the well-being and safety of children in care and supporting their families within the community is our top priority. We increased focus on prevention and creating stronger community partnerships so that more children have the opportunity to grow up in safe, stable homes. And we will continue to work towards our mission of strengthening youth and families to empower communities.


To do so, building a sense of hope and resilience will be the key. Recent studies have demonstrated that a positive attitude impacts both physical and mental health. We need to remain positive. And together, we can help one another through these demanding times.



Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW

President and CEO

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Total Number of Children and Youth Served in a Year

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Children & Families Served at Annual Holiday Party

Our Story

Family Programs Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) social service agency dedicated to strengthening children and families who are at risk or involved in the child welfare system through high-quality prevention, support, and transition services. Family Programs Hawaii provides services to prevent children from entering foster care; supports children and families already involved in the foster care system; and assists youth transitioning out of foster care. We currently have approximately 60 employees in our Honolulu office and a receiving home in Maili.

We have provided quality social services in Hawaii since 2004. Since then, we have grown, adding a community mental health clinic, several large state and federal contracts, as well as numerous smaller grant-funded programs to the original Enhancements program for foster youth and Long Term Foster Care services. Improving the lives of children and families especially those involved in the Child Welfare System is central to us. Family Programs Hawaii strengthens families and provides services to all children, especially those from the child welfare system including supporting foster parents who care for them.

Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW
President and CEO

Chiyomi Chow, LSW
Director of Programs

Alana Alissa Yoshiko Anderson, CMP
Director of Development

Tony McDonald
Director of Finance

Ria Rigoroso
Operations Manager

Chad Goldstein
Human Resources Specialist

Dr. Cheryl Andaya, PsyD
Director, Family Strengthening Center

Nadine Dudoit
Program Manager, Hoomalu o Na Kamalii

Dr. Kimberlee Kunichika, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, Family Strengthening Center

Steve Kahana’oi
Voluntary Case Management, Programs Supervisor, Family Programs Hawaii

Greg Schlais, Esq.
Board Chair
Hawaii General Manager and Senior Director of Business Develeopment and Operations, Satellite Healthcare

Caryn Okinaga, Esq.
Vice Chair, Administration and Finance

Director of Commercial Operations, American Savings Bank Hawaii

James Harrow
Vice Chair, Governance
President & CEO, Security Alarm Shop

Mark Nishiyama
Vice Chair, Development and Communications
Social Work Consultant

Verna Wong
Board Secretary
Verna Wong HR Services, LLC

Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW
President and CEO, Family Programs Hawaii

Peter Phillips
Member, Development and Communications
Manager, Projects & Construction, James Campbell Company LLC

John Keene
Member, Development and Communications
Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company

Tina Baltazar
Member, Administration and Finance
Vice President, Branch Manager, HomeStreetBank, Honolulu Office

Keoki Noji
Member, Governance
Economic Development Representative – Hawaii, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration

Marty Oliphant
Member, Development & Communications
Director of Program Integration, Lili’uokalani Trust

Paul Arinaga
Member, Development & Communications
Founder, Aina Digital LLC

Ryan Obrero
Member, Administration & Finance
Controller, Precision Air Conditioning



Family Programs Hawaii works statewide to provide services to children, youth, and families in need. We have an office in Honolulu and a children’s shelter in Maili. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Tel (808) 521-9531
Fax (808) 548-4000

The ten bedroom home accommodates 15 children ages 4-17 and provides 24/7 staffing, access to social workers and other health professionals in Hawaii.

Family Strengthening Center

2752 Woodlawn Drive, Unit 5-214
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel (808) 282-0156
Fax (808) 521-2000

Children’s Voices

Living with my (foster) parents made a positive difference in my life because they make me three meals a day. When I am sick, they stay home and take care of me. When I have a bad dream, they let me sleep with them. When I get hurt, they put the medicine and a bandage on the cut. Sometimes, we even go out to restaurants or the movies. They also help me with my homework every day. That’s why living with them has made such a difference in my life.

-child in foster care

Family Programs Hawaii

801 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel (808) 521-9531
Fax (808) 548-4000

Our Family Strengthening Center

2752 Woodlawn Drive, Unit 5-214
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel (808) 282-0156
Fax (808) 521-2000

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