Ho'omalu 'O Na Kamalii
Safety and Protection for Children in Hawaii, Children’s Shelter
Hoomalu O Na Kamalii provides temporary shelter to children on Oahu, Hawaii who are involved with the foster care system. Hoomalu is a unique shelter, allowing siblings to stay together in a home-like environment while awaiting placement.
Total Number of Children and Youth Served in a Year
Number of Sibling Groups Served
Returned Home or Placed with Caregiver within 30 Days
Ho’omalu ‘O Na Kamalii
Ho’omalu ‘O Na Kamalii, a receiving home for children entering the child welfare system on Oahu, Hawaii opened in April 2009. The goal of the home is to keep children safe until they can be reunified with their parents, placed with appropriate kin or with culturally similar resource parents in their community.
Sibling groups are able to stay together in the home, greatly reducing the trauma of being removed from their home. Most children are able to remain in their home school while they are assessed and transitioned into safe and loving permanent homes.
Temporary shelter and protection
• Transportation to and from school on Leeward Coast
• Therapy from The Family Strengthening Center
Department of Human Services
Leeward Coast, Oahu, Hawaii
Nadine DudoitPROGRAM MANAGER (CURRENT)
*in the video above, Joshua Gaoteote, Staff Member (former Program Manager)
-child formerly in foster care, Hoomalu O Na Kamalii