Child & Family Service

Champions for Hawaii’s families for 125 years, Child & Family Service (CFS) is a “Hawai‘i-born” impact-driven, community-based organization. Since 1899, we have worked tirelessly to strengthen families and foster the healthy development of children. Our statewide support, counseling, and therapeutic programs help individuals and families heal from trauma, prevent abuse and neglect, and can break the cycle of generational poverty.

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  • H Humility
  • O Ownership
  • P Perserverance
  • E Engagement

Our Organization in Numbers

  • 125

    Number of years CFS has
    been serving the community
    (Est 1899)

  • 100%

    of donor dollars
    that stay in Hawai‘i

  • 110,000

    touched by CFS
    in FY2023

  • 15,691

    receiving direct services
    in FY2023

  • 45+

    Programs offered to
    strengthen families

  • How Family Centers Strengthen Local Communities

    This was true for Lani who learned about CFS Ewa Family Center when she moved to Ewa Beach two years ago. An elderly woman of Native Hawaiian descent, Lani was living on a limited income and...

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  • Finding Strength In Numbers

    “I’m finally in a place where I’m healed,” she says. “I’m OK speaking about it, and I can honestly say that I’ve learned from the experience. It’s made me who I am today.”

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  • When Family Comes Together

    “Mark thrived during the camp. Everyone saw that he was incredibly motivated, and we believe it was during camp where he caught a vision of what his life could be . . .

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  • CFS Hilo Center Gives Single Mother Fresh Start

    Many times when people walk into CFS, they are often at one of the lowest points in their lives. It was no different for 41-year-old Rhonda*. When she first visited . . .

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  • Coming Full Circle

    Julie was born into a life of financial hardship from a young age, growing up in low-income housing with her siblings on the west side of Kaua‘i. Her childhood was challenging, living in poverty while her . . .

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  • Forward Movement

    “Emma’s” 9-year-old son came up with a code word: “FM.” It stood for “Forward Movement.” As a mother, she taught her sons to always move forward in life. Little did she know that . . .

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