Family Strengthening Services

Service Description:

The Family Strengthening Services Program helps families provide a safe home for their children, promote positive parenting, and help prevent child abuse and neglect.  Families receive free, short-term, home visiting services. These voluntary services are designed to provide support and help maintain and improve individual and family function by improving parenting skills.  The program also provides information and linkages to community resources.

Specialists are able to address parenting concerns such as: adolescence, aggression, baby care, child development, chores, discipline & sleeping concerns, fears, homework, power struggles, sibling rivalry, temper tantrums, toilet training, and weaning.

Eligibility:

Families are referred for services by the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Services. 

Families participating in the Family Strengthening Services Program are not currently active with Child Welfare Services.

Fees:

There are no fees charged for this program.

Funders:

The Family Strengthening Services Program is funded by the State Department of Human Services.

Your Rights:

As a participant in a Child & Family Service program you have the following rights:
  • The right to a humane service environment
  • The right to services free from unlawful discrimination
  • The right to be involved in your own service planning
  • The right to confidentiality except when otherwise mandated by law
  • The right to services which are least restrictive and most convenient
  • The right to file a complaint if these rights are infringed
Expectations:

  • The client is expected to call 24 hours prior to canceling a visit.
  • If the client misses three visits the case will be closed.
  • The client is expected to take an active role in achieving the planned goals.
Locations:

Kaua‘i
2970 Kele St., Suite 203
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245-5914

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

East Hawai‘i
1045A Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 935-2188



In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.





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