Hale Kipa provides opportunities and environments that strengthen and encourage youth, their families and communities to actualize their potential and social responsibility. With a range of services for at-risk, high-risk youth, Hale Kipa improves the lives of youth through shelter and support; through commitment and advocacy. Services include Prevention and Intervention, Foster Care, Shelter Services, Residential Homes and Outreach. Professional counseling is provided and program structure is geared to help individuals take responsibility for their behavior.
For 40 years, Hale Kipa has been “the House of Friendliness” to thousands of Hawai‘i’s runaways and homeless youth who have needed a place to stay and someone to talk to while they work out their problems. During this time, Hale Kipa has provided shelter and other services to more than 36,000 youth.
Today, Hale Kipa is very much involved in the efforts of the Hawaii Youth Services Network, Partners in Care, Weed and Seed, Foster Care Initiatives and other partnerships. Its statewide services are accredited through the Council on Accreditation. Hale Kipa also provides practicum placement for students. Hale Kipa is currently licensed as a child-placing agency by the Department of Human Services and maintains approximately 20 private foster homes.