Family Programs Hawaii’s Resource Families Support Services provides support to resource caregivers, aka foster families, and providers in Hawaii.
Social Support for Service Providers
Parents with a network of supportive family and friends find that it is easier to care for their children and to care for themselves. Evidence shows that parents need people they can call, even just occasionally, when in need of a sympathetic ear, for transportation, or occasional child care. A parent’s supportive relationships can model positive social interactions for their children as well as give their children access to other supportive adults. Sometimes those relationships may need to be developed. Have you or your clients seen the recently released movie “Finding ‘Ohana,” filmed on Oahu, where a family discovers relationships they did not think they could count on?
This section will help providers share resources for families and gives recommendations to parents on how to build new supportive relationships.
SPIN provides latest information that is happening in Hawai’i to families and providers regarding educational service, healthcare, and more.
Autism Speaks provides educational resources and support for families and providers with autism. Tools and resources are recommended by the Covid-19 Autism Research Community Task Force.
Family Hui Hawaii created programs for families to build life-long relationships and receive support from other families in the community.
Support Your Teen in Unhealthy Relationships, Violence, or Digital Abuse
Find information and support to help provide for your family in Hawaii. Financial security is an important aspect for nurturing households.
Action sheets to help strengthen families by promoting the five protective factors for your clients and families.
Creating safe and nurturing environments for families are essential to healthy families.
Resources for Families During the Pandemic. Tips and information for families to help their children going through COVID.
The crisis card has been developed for people who are going through a difficult time during this pandemic.
(808)832-3100 – Oahu
All Islands, Toll Free
1(800)985-5990 Multilingual COVID-19 Emotional Distress
If you or a loved one is feeling anxious, has a crisis, thinking of suicide, or need access to mental health or substance use treatment, experiencing distress related to COVID-19 & other disasters, help is available. Visit Hawaii CARES.
Domestic Violence Action Center Help Lines
Call (808)531-3771 – Oahu
Call 1(800)690-6200 – Toll Free
If it is an emergency, please call 911. Domestic Violence Action Center provides information on ways to get help & answers to questions about domestic violence.
Call Monday -Friday 8am-5pm