Foster care services Hawaii

Nurturing & Empowering Children & Youth

Today’s children and youth need to feel protected and empowered. Catholic Charities Hawai‘i offers a number of programs that help children and youth address physical, emotional, and psychological needs through services that focus on building confidence and core values while strengthening families.

The Horizons program has helped me in so many ways, from learning to manage my finances to preparing me for my job.De’Andrew
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Our general counseling program provides individual and family counseling.

    • Hale Mālama (O‘AHU) – specialized foster care for infants and toddlers with special healthcare needs.
    • Interstate Compact Services on the Placement of Children (STATEWIDE) – monitoring and safe and stable placement of children in foster or relative care across state lines.
    • Nā ‘Ohana Pulāma (O‘AHU & HAWAI‘I ISLAND) – therapeutic foster care and group home program for emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parents – call us at (808)527-1941 (O‘ahu) or at (808) 961-7010 (Hawai‘i Island)
    • Statewide Resource Families (O‘AHU, MAUI, HAWAI‘I ISLAND) – assessment, training, and licensing of child-specific resource families.

This independent living program and outreach service is available to young adults ages 18 to 25 who are transitioning out of mental health, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems. For information about the Horizons Program, call Ryan Toma at (808) 218-0417.

Intensive therapeutic treatment and support to youth and their families in their home or community environment; purpose of the treatment is to prevent out-of-home placement of a child or to aid in the reunification of a child who is returning home from an outside placement.

*requires a referral from a state or federal government agency

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For information or to make an appointment, please call our Help Line:


(808) 521-HELP (4357)

Hawai‘i Island

(808) 935-HOPE (4673)

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