Child & Family Service
Changes Lives

Our family-centered, full-service nonprofit is dedicated to “Strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children”. Through nearly 50 programs statewide, CFS works with those most in need – meeting them where they are, connecting them with the resources they need, and helping them envision and plan a future in which they can live successfully in the community.

Learn About Us

  • Welcome Families
  • Walk with Families
  • Meet Families
    Where They Are
  • Prove Effectiveness

Our Organization in Numbers

  • 121

    Number of years CFS has
    been serving the community
    (Est 1899)

  • 100%

    of donor dollars
    that stay in Hawai‘i

  • 75,000

    touched by CFS
    in FY2020

  • 19,960

    receiving direct services
    in FY2020

  • 45+

    Programs offered to
    strengthen families

  • Finding Strength In Numbers

    “I’m finally in a place where I’m healed,” she says. “I’m OK speaking about it, and I can honestly say that I’ve learned from the experience. It’s made me who I am today.”

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  • How Family Centers Strengthen Local Communities

    This was true for Lani who learned about CFS Ewa Family Center when she moved to Ewa Beach two years ago. An elderly woman of Native Hawaiian descent, Lani was living on a limited income and...

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  • When Family Comes Together

    “Mark thrived during the camp. Everyone saw that he was incredibly motivated, and we believe it was during camp where he caught a vision of what his life could be . . .

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  • CFS Hilo Center Gives Single Mother Fresh Start

    Many times when people walk into CFS, they are often at one of the lowest points in their lives. It was no different for 41-year-old Rhonda*. When she first visited . . .

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  • Coming Full Circle

    Julie was born into a life of financial hardship from a young age, growing up in low-income housing with her siblings on the west side of Kaua‘i. Her childhood was challenging, living in poverty while her . . .

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  • Forward Movement

    “Emma’s” 9-year-old son came up with a code word: “FM.” It stood for “Forward Movement.” As a mother, she taught her sons to always move forward in life. Little did she know that . . .

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