‘Imi ‘Ike Program


O‘AHU: 808.726.5872

Honolulu Office:
Temporarily moved to Ewa Campus

Ewa Office:
91-1841 Ft. Weaver Rd.
Ewa Beach, HI 96706

‘Imi ‘Ike is a project-based cultural learning program that helps youth to better connect with themselves, their ‘ohana, and their community through group services and community-based cultural learning activities. Program staff receive referrals, complete intakes and assessments, and facilitate weekly groups with youth that focus on various themes such as positive coping skills, good communication, healthy relationships, and other concepts.

Groups take place in our Honolulu office and are focused around culturally-relevant themes. Each group unit culminates with a huaka’i (journey) to culturally-significant locations such as a loko i’a (fishpond), a lo’i kalo (taro patch), and a nahele (forest). The goal of the ‘Imi ‘ike program is to support youth in developing resilience and help them to achieve a successful transition into young adulthood.

‘Imi ‘ike is open to referrals from the public, including families, schools, and other agencies or organizations on O’ahu. Program enrollment is open to youth ages 10-21. Eligibility and appropriateness for participation will be determined by ‘Imi ‘ike program staff during initial intake and assessment. Services are voluntary and free; no fees are charged for this program.

The ‘Imi ‘Ike Program is open for referrals across all of O’ahu.

‘Imi ‘Ike HONOLULU evening group:
Thursday evenings from 5:30pm-7pm
1st group scheduled for Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Group dates are subject to change based on schedule availability.

We are completing intakes and assessments for groups starting now and have plenty of spaces available.
If you have any youth who would benefit from a group that focuses on themes such as positive coping skills, good communication, and healthy relationships, please send them our way!

For questions or to sign up for ‘Imi ‘Ike, please call our office at 808.726.5872 to speak to one of our program staff.



The Department of Health provides access to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, national origin/ancestry-including language, age, sex-including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, religion, or disability.

Write or call the Hawaii State Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division at 3627 Kilauea Avenue, Room 101 Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 or at (808) 733-9333. Or write or call the Affirmative Action Office at P.O. Box 3378, Honolulu, HI 96801-3378 or at (808) 586-4614 (voice/TRS) or 586-4648 (TDD) within 180 days of a problem.

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