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Family Programs Hawaii

"If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all"

Pearl Buck

 

Every year more than 2,500 people participate in a December holiday party featuring a delicious lunch, live entertainment and activity booths at Neil Blaisdell Center's Exhibition Hall. The event was started in 1999 and is sponsored by Friends of Foster Kids (an organization dedicated to improving the lives of foster children) the Rotary Club of Honolulu and other community organizations.

"These kids go through so much," said Craig Nakanishi, past president of Friends for Foster Kids and member of the Rotary Club of Honolulu. " We try to give them a sense of normalcy and self-worth."  Every year, the Rotary Club of Honolulu is a partner in the planning and executing of this event.  From wrapping gifts for the kids, preparing the meal, assisting with the booths and games and just having fun.  Lightening up the life of a foster child.

Please consider coming out and helping us this year.  The event will be on the first Saturday in December at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. 

 

Chairperson:  Doris Hannaford

Email: dorishannaford@hawaii.rr.com

Phone: 368-5154 Work

 

                                                 Organization Overview:

Family Programs Hawaii (formerly Foster Family Programs of Hawaii) is a 501 (c)(3) social service agency dedicated to strengthening  children and families involved in the child welfare system through high quality prevention and support services.   We provide services to prevent children from entering foster care; support children and families already involved in the foster care system; and assist youth transitioning out of foster care.  The mission of FPH is to strengthen youth and families in the child welfare system through high quality preventive and support services and its vision is leading Hawaii’s children to a better future.  FPH currently employees nearly 70 employees in its two offices, located in Honolulu, Hilo, and a receiving home in Waianae. 

                             History and Background of Family Programs Hawaii

Family Programs Hawaii has provided quality social services in Hawaii since 2004.  Its formation brought together a community based organization (Friends of Foster Kids) and a direct service agency (Casey Family Programs) with the intent of serving children and families involved in the Child Welfare System.  Since then, FPH has grown, adding several large state contracts as well as numerous smaller grant funded programs to the original Enhancements program for foster youth and Long Term Foster Care services.  Improving the lives of children and families involved in the Child Welfare System is central to FPH.  In September, 2008, the agency changed its name to Family Programs Hawai‘i to reflect its broader service to all children from the child welfare system including youth transitioning out of foster care. 

Improving the lives of children and families involved in the Child Welfare System is central to FPH.  We believe in putting children first and working with families to strengthen the family unit to achieve caring, loving, homes in which Hawaii’s children can thrive and succeed.