Parents And Children Together has been providing Hawaii’s most vulnerable residents with desperately needed social services since 1968.
We originated as a single program in Kalihi and have grown over the years to serve over 17,000 individuals and families annually throughout our state. While we have a legacy of serving areas of concentrated poverty statewide, our headquarters remain at the Kuhio Park Terrace because we believe in being deeply rooted in the communities we serve.
Parents And Children Together promotes meaningful and healthy relationships between parents and children, while creating support systems that empower people who often have nowhere else to turn. Our community-based services have grown into a multi-faceted organization with over 400 employees on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and the Island of Hawaii.
Parents And Children Together is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation and is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Working together with Hawaii’s children, individuals, and families to create safe and promising futures.
Hawaii is a peaceful, safe, and vibrant community with opportunities for all to fulfill their dreams.
Respect: In every action we nurture a sense of belonging and Aloha for all who come through our doors.
Collaboration: We build strong relationships to ensure that all community voices provide the foundation for our work.
Informed Approach: We implement effective and cultural inclusive best practices to generate meaningful conversations that guide us toward relevant solutions and create positive future stories for clients.
Excellence: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and service delivery; fostering a culture of professionalism and constant learning.
Holistic Care: We use a comprehensive and inclusive approach to meet the needs of the whole individual and the entire family, appreciating that neither can be fully understood without the context of the other.
Future Focused: Deep local roots drive our desire to cultivate a vibrant community. We require of ourselves authentic dialogue, up-stream thinking, and bold innovation.
Board of DirectorsJohn Whalen, Chair
Wai'ale'ale Sarsona, Vice Chair
Nicole Rino, Secretary
Craig Warren, Treasurer
Mihoko Ito, Past Chair
Executive TeamRyan Kusumoto, President & CEO
Norma Spierings, Chief Development Officer
Margaret Takahashi, Chief Administrative Officer
Melissa Cretsinger, VP of Administration
Trisha Kajimura, VP of Strategy and External Affairs
Ben Naki, EVP of Early Education Programs
Tina Porras-Jones, EVP of Community Building Programs
Marie Vorsino, EVP of Intervention Programs
Lara Won, VP of Fiscal Services / Controller