Child & Family Service (CFS) is a Hawaii born, impact-driven, family-centered, full-service nonprofit founded in 1899, that puts community and empathy above all else. Our mission, strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children, has been the driving force behind an array of programs that welcome everyone from keiki to kupuna across the islands. CFS addresses life’s most serious issues including the root causes of poverty and prevention and treatment of abuse and neglect.
As a fierce advocate for Hawaii’s families CFS is a leader in bringing nationally recognized models of care to Hawaii and adapting them to meet the needs of our diverse local communities, while maintaining core fidelity to the models. CFS offers a wide range of programs state-wide to meet the needs of families in four core areas: Caring for Keiki, Empowering Youth, Healing from Trauma, and Honoring Kupuna.
We understand that it takes strong partnerships with other organizations and agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the individuals and families we serve. Through rigorous data collection and analysis, the culturally informed programs we offer are proven to be effective; serving thousands each year and touching the lives of thousands more through outreach services such as our crisis line, educational workshops and classes, youth events, presentations and trainings, food and clothing distribution through our seven statewide Family Centers, phone calls, and referrals.
As a Hawaii 501 (c)(3) organization, we are proud that one-hundred percent of donor dollars stay in Hawaii to advance our mission. To learn more, vist our website childandfamilyservice.org.