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

  • 117

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

  • 100%

    of donor dollars
    that stay in Hawai‘i

  • 43,000

    Lives touched
    by CFS each

  • 11,071

    receiving direct services

  • 45+

    Programs offered to
    strengthen families

  • 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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  • CFS Healthy Families Partners with Hawai‘i Families

    Madie joined the Healthy Start program in 2012 when her son, Koamalu was born. At the time, Madie was unsure about raising her son and the kind of Parent she would be. To add to her stress, Koamalu was diagnosed with several medical problems . . .

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  • A Heartfelt Letter from a Mother

    During the darkest and most stressful period of our family’s lives, Child & Family Service (CFS) stepped in and gave us hope and stability when we needed it most. Our son faced multiple medical conditions that greatly affected his mental health and . . .

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  • IRC Helps Family Adjust to a New Way of Life

    Sanguan met his wife Felonelia on a flight in the Philippines. They quickly fell in love and after a short courtship married in Sanguan’s home country of Thailand. Felonelia, originally from the Philippines, was a Kaua‘i resident and wanted . . .

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