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

Opening Their Hearts to Keiki in Foster Care

May 1, 2023

May is Foster Care Month and the Omerod ʻohana from Hawaiʻi Island has opened their hearts and home to more than 20 ʻōpio in foster care over the past three years.

Hawaiʻi’s Foster Care Youth Receive Nearly $7,000 From Ohana Fuels “Fuel Up. Do Good.” Program

March 14, 2023

Community members supported the Ohana Fuels campaign to benefit East Hawaiʻi graduating high school students in foster care.

Hawaiʻi’s Youth in Foster Care to Benefit from Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Program

September 29, 2022

The funds raised from the ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ program will support graduating East Hawaiʻi high school students in foster care to purchase prom attire including hair and makeup, as well as caps and gowns.

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.