Make a difference by opening your heart and home to keiki in Foster Care!

Project Pilina (relationships, association, connection) is the continuation of the recruitment work of our former foster care program, Hui Ho’omalu, whose Master Contract with the Department of Human Services (DHS) ended in June 2021. Project Pilina, awarded the new DHS Recruitment Contract in July 2021, seeks to build relationships with island communities by raising awareness about foster care and connecting with resource caregiver applicants. Once you are ready to start the application process, a community liaison for your island will serve and assist you in the beginning steps of the general licensing process to foster.

Call or e-mail us! We have community liaisons who serve Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu & Kauaʻi who look forward to discussing initial steps with you!

Want to help Hawaiʻi Foster Care in other ways?

  • Invite us to come and give a Foster Care Presentation to your community.
  • Cook a meal for a Resource Caregiver Family you know, or offer a night of babysitting. 
  • Donate to increase the reach of Foster Care Awareness.

Fostering Begins Here

Fostering Begins Here

Recent News

Recent News

Four PIDF programs celebrate Lā ʻOhana in Waimea

June 13, 2022

Tūtū and Me keiki from Hawaiʻi Island’s Waimea and Honokaʻa sites celebrated their end of the year accomplishments with an in-person Lā ʻOhana (family day)! Four PIDF programs participated in the fun: Pili a Paʻa, Project Pilina, Tūtū and Me ʻOhana Support, and Hoʻopalekana Ola.

Foster Youth Shares Greatest Sign of Support: Show Up

May 2, 2022

May is National Foster Care Month. It’s a reminder that loving, supportive resource (foster) parents who are fully present for their keiki can change the lives of youth in the foster care system.

Project Pilina supporting children in foster care

March 14, 2022

Project Pilina appeared on KITV and shared about the “I Belong” campaign events in preparation for May, Foster Care Awareness Month.

COMMUNITY EVENTS TO ENCOURAGE KEIKI TO SAY “I BELONG”

February 7, 2022

Project Pilina and and community partners will host family-friendly events to share the various ways that Hawaiʻi can support keiki in care.