About this resource
Hale Kipa’s Intensive In-Home Services provides comprehensive, behavioral, community-based services for children and families known to Hawai‘i’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD). The services are based on an intensive, individualized, strengths-based approach that focuses on the youth and family’s needs and goals.
A dedicated team of mental health professionals and trained therapeutic paraprofessional staff are assigned to assist and support youth and their families to meet the identified goals of their Coordinated Service Plan (CSP) and reduce the need for unnecessary out-of-home therapeutic placements. Services are designed to be both culturally sensitive and developmentally fitting to the strengths and needs of youth and families.
Hale Kipa’s Intensive Independent Living Skills Program provides comprehensive, behavioral, community-based services for teens and their families referred by the Hawaii Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD). The services are based on an intensive, individualized, strengths-based approach that focuses on building independent living skills for the youth and their families.
Hale Kipa provides Therapeutic Foster Care services on the Islands of O‘ahu of Hawai‘i under our Transitional Family Homes Program (TFH), which is overseen by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division of the State of Hawai‘i Department of Health.
We work with youth ages 3 through 17 years of age, connecting them with trained resource caregivers (or foster parents) for as little as a few days up to 11 months. We also provide regular ongoing support.
Youth in care are not “bad” children. They come from a bad situation, but not bad families. Youth in foster care need stability, consistency, safety and support to learn how to live in a healthy, nurturing home. Foster families take pride in helping youth regain a sense of stability in their lives.
• Youth ages 3 through 20 and their families
• Can serve CAMHD youth in residential care as part of a transition plan