Family Support Hawaii

Our Programs

Child Development | Early Head Start | Newborn Enhanced Support Team (NEST) | Enhanced Healthy Start | Fatherhood Initiative | Youth Development

Family Support Hawai’i was founded in 1979 by members of the community who were concerned about the life-long consequences of child abuse and neglect. They began providing prevention and early intervention services through Kapi’olani Women’s and Children’s Center until 1985, when  FSH incorporated and became an independent, community based, not for profit organization.

Being community based is a fundamental principle for Family Support Hawaii. To us that means many things: that our staff work in the communities in which they live; that we have a council of advisors who live in each district who help staff set program priorities for their area and their home community.

Family Support Hawaii now provides supportive services to more than 3,500 Hawai’i Island individuals and families each year.

Community Support

We are a non profit 501(c)(3) entity and appreciate the support that we receive from the  community. We accept both monetary and in-kind donations to help us in our mission  to support families and communities in providing love and care for our children.  We are a Hawaii United Way agency

Our Vision

Family Support Hawaii’s vision is that:

  • families will feel comfortable, confident and competent in their parenting and life skills and will enjoy their family life
  • children will be born healthy and that their emotional, physical and nutritional needs will be met
  • children will have quality, affordable daycare, preschool, after school and respite options;
  • children and youth will have opportunities to develop communication skills, life skills, vocational skills, survival skills and an ability to dream, achieve, and contribute to their community.

Our Mission

The Mission of Family Support Hawaii is to support families and communities in providing love and care for our children.

As are all mission statements, this one is carefully chosen. It embodies two key elements: support for families and support for communities. The first guides us in the direct work of supporting families, which we do through our counseling, home visiting, school based and parent education and support programs. The second is to assist communities to develop the capacity to provide a supportive environment for families. These are our community development activities, economic development projects, collaboration building and advocacy work for a better quality of life for families here in Hawai’i.

Location

Kona

75-127 Lunapule Road, Suite 11
Kailua-Kona, HI  96740
808-326-7778 | fax 808-326-4063

Kealakehe High School Child Care Center

74-5000 Puohulihuli Street
Kailua-Kona, HI  96740
808-4300 ext. 2442

Greenwell Child Care Center

81-6493 Mamalahoa Highway
Kealakekua, HI  96750
808-323-3303 | fax 808-323-3393

Waimea

64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 204
Kamuela, HI  96743
808-885-0086 | fax 885-8054