‘Imi ‘Ike Program


O‘AHU: 808.726.5872

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

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

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 take place in both our Honolulu and Ewa offices, 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 excited to share that we will be starting TWO new ‘Imi ‘Ike groups starting in March 2019, and are open to referrals across all of O’ahu:

‘Imi ‘Ike EWA afterschool group:
Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm-5pm
1st group scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Located at CFS Ewa office (91-14841 Ft. Weaver Rd. Ewa Beach 96706)

‘Imi ‘Ike HONOLULU evening group:
Tuesday evenings from 6pm-7:30pm
1st group scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Located at CFS Honolulu/Nimitz Office (1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite C-301, Honolulu, HI 96817)

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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