Who We Are

It takes a village to raise a child is a proverb, which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe environment. The villages would look out for the children to ensure their development & wellbeing.


At Family Programs Hawaii, it is our mission to be that village for children are Hawaii’s most valuable resource. They are our future. Family Programs Hawaii is a unique non-profit agency remaining true to its origins of providing quality care to the children of Hawaii. Our goal is that every child in Hawaii has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential – especially children who are in or may become involved in foster care.



Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW

President and CEO


Total Number of Children and Youth Served in a Year

Percent Reduction in Risk Factors

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

April Lum, MSW
Director of Programs

Alana Alissa Yoshiko Anderson, CMP
Director of Development

Tony McDonald
Director of Finance

Chad Goldstein
Human Resources Specialist

Dr. Cheryl Andaya, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, Family Strengthening Center

Nadine Dudoit
Program Manager, Hoomalu o Na Kamalii

Steven J. Choy, PhD
Director, Family Strengthening Center

Greg Schlais, Esq.
Board Chair

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

Michele S. Loudermilk, Esq.
Member, Governance
Partner, Cades Schutte LLP

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
Principle Consultant, Keoki Noji Consulting LLC

Marty Oliphant
Member, Development & Communications
Director of Program Integration, Liliuokalani Trust

Paul Arinaga
Member, Development & Communications
Grow Good LLC



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.

Children’s Voices

It was really difficult because we were split up for so long. If we had had a family or place to take all of us in and keep us together, it would have been way better.”

-child formerly in foster care, Hoomalu O Na Kamalii


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

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