Family Programs Hawaiʻi
Project Visitation is a program of Family Programs Hawaiʻi that aims to minimize the traumatic loss of connection to biological family when siblings are separated by placement into different foster homes. Volunteers reunite brothers and sisters in a safe environment for monthly visits and special events.
Family Promise of Hawaiʻi
Family Promise of Hawaiʻi mobilizes existing community resources to aid families with children experiencing homelessness and helps them transition to sustainable independence. Approximately 80% of the families transition out of homelessness, usually in 3-4 months.
Hale Naʻau Pono’s Neighborhood Place, Waiʻanae
This program acts to educates area residents, as well as local service providers about the wealth of resources available on the Wai`anae Coast of Oʻahu. Through encouraging collaboration and non-duplication of services, they enable the Waiʻanae residents to acknowledge their unique cultures, values, contributions and strengths. As an ʻohana (family or extended community), they become empowered to build a safe, nurturing, stable community for all keiki (children) to live culturally, spiritually, academically and economically rich lives.
HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support)
Families whose child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness are provided with a variety of free support services. Activities include family events, peer support groups, hospital outreach and assistance with basic and emergency needs.
Programs develop leaders with awareness of and sensitivity to Kauaʻi’s unique culture and people. Youth and adult participants represent all areas of the island and a wide range of interests and professions. The aim is to improve the quality of life on Kauaʻi through building relationships and encouraging a collaborative spirit to address community needs.
Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike
Students learn construction skills while expressing and improving their talents in ways that benefits residents of Hana, Maui. This program fulfills a need for facilities and improvements in the community while filling a gap in school curriculum for construction trades.
Mālama Learning Center
Art, science, conservation, and culture are brought together to promote ecologically sustainable and healthy living in Hawaiʻi. Getting area residents involved in nurturing each other and the environment, the Mālama Learning Center strives to unify the communities of West Oʻahu around the Native Hawaiian principles of mālama (to care for/protect) and hoʻokuleana (to take responsibility).
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council
High school students and teachers learn about critical global issues and perspectives while engaging in community building on a local level. Peer relationships are forged and leadership skills are gained as students study global issues, identify corresponding concerns in their immediate surroundings, then develop and implement programs to strengthen their local communities. Students come away with a greater awareness of international affairs and understanding of Hawaiʻi’s place in the world.
Project Dana’s Eden at Home Training Program
This interfaith caregivers program provides support services to the frail elderly, disabled persons to ensure their well-being, independence and dignity while remaining in their homes while also addressing the needs of those who care for them. Training and support is given to family caregivers and community volunteers based upon the award-winning Eden at Home program that focuses on nurturing the human spirit as well as the human body of both elders and their caregivers.
Waikiki Health Center
Friendly Neighbors’ Program
Volunteers of the Friendly Neighbor’s Program provide companionship and assistance to the growing population of frail, isolated elderly residents in Waikiki to help them maintain their independence at home. While many caring community members, social work and nursing students serve as volunteers, the aim is to build a caring community through recruiting long-term and area-resident volunteers who will grow and sustain lasting relationships with whom they serve.
Youth Outreach (YO!)
Homeless and runaway youths are provided a safe drop-in center where they can receive meals, clothes and hygiene supplies, medical and emotional support, life-skills and GED preparatory classes, substance abuse education and referrals, shelter and job assistance. YO! also reaches out to youths on the street to encourage them to receive proper services.
Women in Need
Both men and women are helped to get off drugs, off the streets, and out of abusive relationships, resulting in better parenting and leading more stable and fulfilling lives. Clients are educated in life skills, employment readiness, anger management and domestic violence issues. Clients are able to receive guidance, one-on-one support, transitional aid and case management.
Youth Service Hawaiʻi
Students and teachers study community need, attend training workshops and engage in service learning activities. Students are able to develop critical thinking, planning and leadership skills and compassion while becoming active citizens. Through participation with the Mini Grant program or Youth Philanthropy Board they can experience many facets of philanthropy and social contribution from grant writing and implementation of their projects to reviewing and awarding grant monies to their peers.