'Imi 'Ike Program

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O‘AHU: 808.726.5872

1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite C-301
Honolulu, HI 96817

Services may also be held in community locations as needed.

‘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 are focused around culturally-relevant themes and 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

ELIGIBLE?
‘Imi ‘ike is open to referrals from the public, including families, schools, and other agencies or organizations on O’ahu. 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.

 

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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, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 216, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or at (808) 586-4122 within 180 days. 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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