The H.E.A.R.T program serves sexually abused children from the age range of 9 to 18. The intent of H.E.A.R.T is to increase self-esteem, self-confidence, and independence in the children in a group setting by addressing the social and emotional needs of sex abuse victims with a hand- on, experiential approach to intervention. Components of the H.E.A.R.T program offers an opportunity for the children to interact in outdoor adventures, expressive movement, therapeutic horseback riding, art, physical fitness, and social/community service activities. Each component is carefully catered to the identified needs of the children in a creative and interactive way, intended to help develop strengths, abilities, skills; and to help make them aware of how to label their emotions and that there are services/ people that support them and enable them to support others like them. Activities are free of charge.
The H.E.A.R.T program currently has a few open spaces available for girls. We would like to extend an invitation to any referrals you may have that meet the above criteria. We do not currently have a H.E.A.R.T. component planned for boys but could develop one if we were to receive enough referrals. Please refer to the attachments that include information about the program, our most recent H.E.A.R.T flyer, and a referral form. For more information, call 808.599.2955 or visit www.cahawaii.org.
Must be referred to the program
Must complete intake
Has been sexually abused
Child has received, is receiving or has been referred to sex abuse therapy/treatment
Available for the ages of 9 to 18
Child can commit to regularly attending weekly activities on Saturday mornings and/or afternoons.
Child can enter a component after intake process is complete, does not need to wait for a new 7 week component to begin
Must have transportation to the agency located at the Aloha United Way building at 210 North Vineyard Blvd., Suite #410.Honolulu
(CAH provides transportation from the office to off-site activity locations)
If you are interested in more information or making a referral, call 808.599.2955 or visit www.cahawaii.org.