Archive for February, 2011
Former foster youth are now eligible to apply for the $529 Higher Ed Board Payment monthly benefit if they: Are between the ages of 18 and 22, Submit their application for board allowance before their 22nd birthday Are a full-time or part-time student, Are attending or accepted to attend accredited institution of higher learning, Reached […]
Tips to make homework a more productive time.
HCAP/Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year for children born in 2007 – 2008. Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low income families with children ages 3 through 5 years old. We offer part day and full day early childhood education services throughout O’ahu. Enrollment opportunities are also available […]
Marlou Russell, Ph.D. is a psychologist specializing in adoption issues, an adoptee in reunion,and the author of Adoption Wisdom: A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption. Dr. Russell recently presented in Hawaii and offered this list of suggested books for both adults and children. Download: Recomended Reading on Adoption and Foster Care by Marlou […]
“Care to Share” is a way for people to share their unneeded items with resource families who need them. Resource families are families who have opened their home to children through fostering, adoption, or guardianship.
Enhancement funds are available for certain children and youth who have been abused, abandoned or neglected through Family Programs Hawai‘i. Follow link to learn more.
MENTORS: *Attend a 2 hour training *Are fingerprinted for background check *Most importantly, you have fun and are a friend to a child or youth *Mentors and child being mentored can attend FREE Monthly Activities sponsored by Keiki O Ka ‘Āina such as Glow Putt, Cosmic Bowling & more! Download: Mentor A Child with a […]
Brochure series on issues important to grandparents caring for their grandchildren.
This project provides an opportunity for siblings separated in foster care to visit one another with the assistance of a volunteer who picks up the children for an outing once a month.
A compilation of resources and supports available to resource caregivers. Some are DHS-specific; most are available to all resource caregivers, formerly known as foster parents.