Social Services At A Glance
Foster resource program has held the master contract by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services since 2006, to help enhance and advance Hawai‘i’s foster care system. The program is responsible for coordinating a statewide initiative to address the identification, recruitment, screening, assessment, training, ongoing support, and retention of resource families (formerly known as foster families). In addition to being the master contractor, Hui Ho‘omalu also recruits, trains, and conducts assessments for families who wish to become “General Licensed” Resource Caregivers (those who wish to provide care for unrelated children).
Ke Kama Pono Safehouse
Serves up to twelve adjudicated male youth at a time, ages thirteen to seventeen, for six to nine months. The goal of this program is to support the development and integration of critical life skills necessary for the youth’s long-term success and re-entry into society. Low recidivism rates and high employment or back-to-school rates of youth who complete this program are attributed to the program’s multi-faceted approach, which includes: youth mentoring, hands-on standards-based education by DOE teachers, family reunification, implementation of deep-rooted cultural values, and a safe, supportive home-like environment.
We Are Oceania
Is a three-year mentorship project to support a core group of Micronesian leaders in building and establishing an independent 501(c)(3) that will support the Micronesian community in achieving self-sufficiency, as PIDF has been striving to do for the Native Hawaiian community. The first pilot project under We Are Oceania is a One-Stop Center that aids in the successful transition of Micronesians in Hawai‘i, by linking the various Micronesian communities, families, and individuals with: public services, Federal, State, and community agencies, and other resources.