Voluntary Case Management

The Voluntary Case Management (VCM) Program serves families on Oahu who have been referred by Child Welfare Services (CWS) following a report to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. The family is identified as “moderate to moderate high risk” and assigned a case manager who addresses the range of family system issues that place children at risk of child abuse and neglect. Our goal is to strengthen families so they can remain together and out of the foster care system.




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Voluntary Case Management (VCM)

Although this program is an added service in 2022, Voluntary Case Management has been in existance in Hawaii for many years, and had been a program of Family Programs Hawaii in the past. We are excited to offer these services again to our community to strengthen families, keeping them together and out of the foster care system.

One of our case managers shared a story about a referral that Family Programs Hawaii worked through the VCM Program. The client was referred to the program due to reports of domestic violence. The VCM Program supported the client through their current situation through case management services, resources, emotional support, and connected them with partner agencies that work specifically with victims of domestic violence. As a result, the client made the decision to separate from their partner and was able to emancipate themselves from their current situation. They are now working toward supporting themselves and their family and raising their children in a safe and healthy environment. This is just one of the success stories that come out of the VCM Program here in our organization. Our goal is to ensure that every family can remain a family under the best possible circumstances.

2023 found the Voluntary Case Management Program very busy! We did have 205 new referrals to our program and we were able to close 132 of those referrals. One of our more successful closures involved a family from Ewa Beach. With the assistance of VCM, this family was able to access the services of several agencies and gain valuable insight to sustain their familial connections and thrive. Parenting classes, youth mentorship, and family strengthening were just a few of the resources that empowered members of this family. Thank you VCM Case Managers!


Case Management services offered to help families address issues of alleged abuse and neglect.


VCM families are referred by the Hawaii State Child Welfare Services.



Steve Kahanaoʻi


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