HOOMAU HOME VISITING PROGRAM

Hoomau Home Visiting is a program to help parents provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for their young children. Hoomau Home Visiting 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 on Oahu are encouraged to participate.

Hoomau Home Visiting Program works to prevent the occurrence or re-occurrence of child abuse and neglect by strengthening families "at-risk." Family support workers work with parents and resource caregivers of children birth to three 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 Welfare Services (CWS), Voluntary Case Management (VCM), or Family Strengthening Services (FSS) programs. Family support workers work closely with both the family and the CWS social worker, VCM case manager, or FSS family support specialist to assist families in meeting their goals.

What Services Will I Receive?

Home Visits
You will learn new and more effective ways to parent. Family support workers will work with you to address your concerns such as baby care, weaning, toilet training, temper tantrums, sleeping and feeding routines, developmental concerns, etc.

Counseling

Our family specialist will provide short-term, home-based clinical interventions to address substance abuse, intimate partner abuse, maternal depression, and other mental health concerns.

Family Support Plan
Your family support worker 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 receive assistance applying for Department of Human Services, food stamps, health care, mental health services, job training, adult education, child care programs, domestic violence services, etc.

Support
You may call our office when you need someone to talk with.