Family Centers provide an essential resource to communities, offering a walk-in, one-stop location for a multitude of services including help with food, clothing, information, and programs designed to strengthen Hawaii’s at-risk individuals and families. CFS operates five Family Centers on the islands of Kauai (Nana’s House & Hale Ho‘omalu), Maui (Neighborhood Place of Wailuku), Oahu (Ewa Family Center), and Hawaii Island (Child & Family Center).
Family Centers play a key role in this mission and our vision of continuing to strengthen our family-centered, full-service model of care statewide.
Each of our Family Centers offers services designed to support the immediate needs of at-risk individuals and families, and strengthen their ability to live successfully in the community. Services are tailored to meet the needs of their local communities and include:
1. Food Pantries and Clothing Closets
2. Information and Referral Services
3. Financial Literacy Education and Employment Preparation
4. Parenting Education and Relationship Counseling
Caregiver programs offering respite, resources, and support to families caring for elderly loved ones with other health issues. Wellness and case management programs help keep kupuna safe and living independently.