Child & Family Service

Child & Family Service (CFS) is all about FAMILY. Strengthening Hawaii’s families since 1899, CFS is a Hawaii-born, impact-driven, community-based organization. Their statewide community programs include preschool education, prevention of child abuse and neglect, programs for at-risk youth, domestic violence emergency services, therapeutic counseling, employment assistance, and programs for elder care. Using the organization’s core values of H.O.P.E. (Humility, Ownership, Perseverance, and Engagement), CFS works with families to help them achieve their dreams including, financial independence, planning for a thriving future and caring for all generations of their ‘ohana.

Their programs zone in on five focus areas:
  • Caring for Keiki: Childhood education programs and programs focusing on the prevention of child abuse and neglect through parent education and family counseling.
  • Empowering Youth: Programs that help teens through personal crisis in school and in life, providing tools to become confident, independent and successful with the ability to earn a high school diploma.
  • Healing from Trauma: Programs designed to aid individuals and families in crisis, helping them to heal and rebuild their lives through counseling and therapeutic support services.
  • Honoring Kūpuna: Caregiver programs offering respite, resources and support to families caring for elderly loved ones with other health issues. Wellness and case management programs helping keep kupuna safe and living independently.
  • Social Enterprises: Contracted counseling and crisis intervention services for local businesses.

For a full, complete listing of programs, organized by island and focus area, click here.

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For Lahaina & Kula residents impacted by the fires

Talk Story with Mayor Bissen

Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.

Series of events from December 9 through January 27.