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

Midweek Cover Story: Fostering Love

July 14, 2021

Love remains the driving force for Duane and Lyn Pagay, who are the proud parents of four children and 15 foster keiki. Read more about the family in this week’s MidWeek cover story.

Fostering Begins Here

July 1, 2021

A hui hou, Hui Hoʻomalu! Join our new journey as Project Pilina, where Fostering Begins Here.

Maui family fosters 15 children, shedding light on National Foster Care Month

May 27, 2021

Duane and Jonahlyn Pagay of Maui have fostered 15 children since 2015, adopted one, all while raising three keiki of their own. The Hui Hoʻomalu-trained ʻohana shares how they beat the odds and celebrate foster care awareness month.

With big hearts and a big home, this Hawaii family seeks to inspire others to foster

May 10, 2021

The Rogers family fosters and adopts medically fragile children in the Hawaiʻi foster care system. They shared their story on Hawaii News Now for Foster Care Awareness Month.