Family Support Hawai’i was founded in 1979 by members of the community who were concerned about the life-long consequences of child abuse and neglect. They began providing prevention and early intervention services through Kapi’olani Women’s and Children’s Center until 1985, when FSH incorporated and became an independent, community based, not for profit organization.
Being community based is a fundamental principle for Family Support Hawaii. To us that means many things: that our staff work in the communities in which they live; that we have a council of advisors who live in each district who help staff set program priorities for their area and their home community.
Family Support Hawaii now provides supportive services to more than 3,500 Hawai’i Island individuals and families each year. http://familysupporthawaii.org/about-us/#sthash.HG4dUQ3M.dpuf