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The Salvation Army Family Intervention Services (FIS) provides residential, prevention and intervention services to adolescents in communities on the Big Island of Hawai'i and Maui. Its mission is to provide youth with skills for a healthy lifestyle, and instill purpose, hope and vision to youth and their families. FIS provides opportunities to achieve academic success and personal resiliency. The specific programs within the Family Intervention Services include the following:
These two emergency shelter programs on the East and West sides of the Big Island provide a sanctuary to youth ages 12 to 17 for up to 90 days of residence. The youth learn life skills including cooking, positive communication skills, personal hygiene, and socialization skills. While in residence, the youth's behavior, school and academic performance are monitored. Transportation is provided to school, appointments and program activities within city limits.
Located in Hilo, Keeau, Pahoa, Honoka'a and Kealakehe, the Youth Service Centers assist youths ages 5 to 18 through in-school and after-school programs throughout the school year, including a summer program. The Centers offer educational development, mentoring, opportunities for community services, youth leadership, and positive alternative activities. Additional prevention programs include teenage pregnancy and family strengthening, tobacco prevention and METH prevention program.
Na Ho'ola Pono is an independent living program that provides life skills services to youth ages 12 to 21. It teaches self-development, home management, nutrition, personal finance, literacy, social competency, educational support, as well as career and employment exploration and readiness. Youths participate in individual and group sessions where they learn pro-social skill development, post-secondary preparation and employment.
This long-term program is a four-bed Safe House Group Home for girls ages 13 through 17. The goal is for the girls to learn decision making, independent living and social and life skills. The Home provides residential, recreational, peer-intensive, pro-social and cultural community-based services. There is also an on-site educational component. The Home also offers individual, group and family counseling to assist in developing positive peer, family and community relationships utilizing the cognitive behavioral approach.
This long-term program is a four-bed Safe House Group Home for boys ages 13 through 17. The goal is for the boys to learn decision making, independent living and social and life skills. The Home provides residential, recreational, peer-intensive, pro-social and cultural community-based services. There is also an on-site educational component. The Home also offers individual, group and family counseling to assist in developing positive peer, family and community relationships utilizing the cognitive behavioral approach.
Family Intervention Services - Hilo
1786 Kinoole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 959-5855
Family Intervention Services - Kona
82-6130 Mamalahoa Hwy
Captain Cook, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 323-8081
Family Intervention Services - Maui
1946 Wells Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 760-8600
“When I first got pulled into drug court, I didn’t like it. I thought everyone was trying to send me away. But I realized that they’re just trying to help me. This program has really helped me realize that I have to think about the future and not just live in the moment. Aunty Annette has helped me figure out what I want to do and how I’m going to get there. Aunty Annette is a miracle worker. Before I came to the program, I was lost. She found me, picked me up off the streets and helped me figure out who I am and who I want to be in life."
The welfare of disadvantage youth and at-risk children in our communities is one of our priorities. We provide care, guidance and the tools for success for our troubled and underprivileged youth.
We create a healthy home that fosters growth for our youth. We build hope, confidence and ambition for our clients through our services.