“Working Together” to strengthen Hawaii’s Families! Enhanced Hana Like is a program to help parents provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for their young children.
The Enhanced Hana Like Program works to prevent the occurrence or re-occurrence of child abuse and neglect by strengthening families "at-risk." Home Visitors work with parents and resource caregivers of children birth to 3 years old in the Diamond Head, West Honolulu, Aiea, Pearl City and Windward areas of Oahu to provide parenting education, promote child health, development, and safety, offer emotional support, and link families to resources in their community.
Families are referred to the program by Child Protective Services (CPS), Voluntary Case Management (VCM), or Family Strengthening Services (FSS) programs. Home Visitors work closely with both the family and the CPS Social Worker, VCM Case Manager, or FSS Family Support Specialist to assist the family in meeting their goals.
Services are voluntary and provided free of charge.
The Enhanced Hana Like Program "works together" with families by offering home visits that help parents/caregivers provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for their children. Mothers, fathers and other caregivers are encouraged to participate.
What Services Will I Receive?
You will learn new and more effective ways to parent. Home Visitors will work with you to address your concerns such as baby care, weaning, toilet training, temper tantrums, sleeping and feeding routines, developmental concerns, and so on.
Family Support Plan
Your Home Visitor will work in partnership with you to develop a plan for how you will work together toward accomplishing your family's goals.
Referral to Other Community Agencies
You will be provided assistance with applying for DHS, food stamps, health care, mental health services, job training, adult education, child care programs, domestic violence services, and so on.
You may call our office when you need someone to talk with.
Who is Hana Like for?
Families who live in certain areas of Oahu and who are referred by the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Services (CWS), Voluntary Case Management (VCM), or Family Strengthening Services (FSS) programs.
Parents and Resource Caregivers with children ages birth to 3 years old.
Families who have struggled to keep their children safe from harm. Our parenting curriculum promotes safe and nurturing parenting and healthy child development.
Is there a fee?
Enhanced Hana Like services are provided free of charge.
1505 Dillingham Blvd #208
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 841-2245
Fax: (808) 842-9604
Monday through Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm
1485 Linapuni Street, #105
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Hana Like Enhanced is primarily funded by The State of Hawaii Department of Human Services.