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

  • 118

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

  • 100%

    of donor dollars
    that stay in Hawai‘i

  • 50,000+

    Lives touched
    by CFS
    in FY2017

  • 16,702

    receiving direct services
    in FY2017

  • 45+

    Programs offered to
    strengthen families

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Safe Place: Neighborhood Place of Wailuku

    Neighborhood Place of Wailuku (NPW) is a walk-in family center located in Happy Valley, Maui. In this video, the individuals and families that NPW serves talk about how NPW is a safe place in their community.

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