‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.
No task is too big when done together by all.


P.O. Box 15152, Honolulu, HI 96830
  • Free program offers beach access and therapeutic ocean activities in a safe and barrier free environment to anyone with a physical and/or cognitive disability and their family members
  • Trained volunteers provide adaptive surfing, shoreline flotation, and swimming lessons for any person with a disability on the first Saturday of each month at White Plains Beach Park from 9 am to 1 pm
  • No appointments necessary; sign up at the beach (arrive no later than 11:3 0am to ensure a surf time)
  • Participants range in age from three to 83 and have included paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees, cerebral palsy, blind, autistic, multiple sclerosis, downs syndrome, and others
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaiʻi (BBBSH)
418 Kuwili St., Ste., 106, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Community-Based Mentoring program offers one-on-one mentoring twice per month for 2-4 hours at a time doing activities they enjoy in the community
  • A Match Support Specialist will answer questions and offer guidance
  • Open to mentors 18 years of age or older and children ages 6 through 16 years of age
  • Helps children become responsible adults

Boys and Girls Club of Hawaiʻi (BGCH)
  • Offers guidance-oriented character development programs six days a week for youth 7-17 years old
  • Key programs emphasize character and leadership development, education, technology and career development,  health and life skills, arts, sports, fitness, and recreation programs and volunteer opportunities
  • Annual membership is $25 per year at each location:
  • Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse and Teen Center, 1704 Waiola St., Honolulu, HI 96826 (942-5111)
  • Hale Pono ʻEwa Beach Clubhouse and Teen Center, 91-884 Ft. Weaver Road, Ste. A, ʻEwa Beach, HI 96706 (689-4182)
  • Waiʻanae Clubhouse, 85-165 Plantation Rd., Waiʻanae, HI 96792 ( 96-2754)
  • Windward Clubhouse, Kailua Intermediate School, 145 S. Kainalu Dr., Kailua, HI 96734 (263-0555)

Child & Family Service (CFS) 'Imi 'Iki Program
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite C-301, Honolulu, HI 96817

  • Free project-based cultural learning program that helps youth to better connect with themselves, their 'ohana, and their community through group services asnd community-based cultural learning activities
  • Weekly groups focus on culturally relevant themes and culminates with a huaka'i (journey) to culturally-significant locations
  • Youth groups focus on various themes such as positive coping skills, good communication, healthy relationships, and other important concepts
  • Open to referrals from the public for youth ages 10-21

Family Programs Hawaiʻi (FPH) Youth Empowerment & Success (YES) Hawaiʻi Program
250 Vineyard St., Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Serves youth between the ages of 14-26 that are currently or formerly involved in the Child Welfare Services (CWS) system
  • Designed to engage youth in meaningful and supportive events and activities, prepare youth for adulthood, expand their supportive network, and build confidence and a feeling of empowerment
  • Services include: outreach and support, peer mentoring, events and activities, leadership and skill building training, and social media and electronic communication training
  • Contact Oʻahu YES Hawaiʻi Event Coordinator Jennifer O'Donnell (384-8383) (jennifer@familyprogramshi.org)

Hale Kipa, Inc., Youth Outreach (YO!) Program
615 Piʻikoi Street, Suite 203, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Hale Kipa’s YO! program in collaboration with the Waikīkī Health Center provide services and outreach to runaway and homeless youth and young adults on Oʻahu
  • Provides street outreach, drop-in services, case management, counseling, and health and medical services to street and street-identified youth on a referral and walk-in basis
  • Also provides assistance to youth to find permanent housing
Hālau ʻĪnana ma Kapaʻakea
2438 S Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96826
  • An innovation and collaboration space where Native Hawaiian learners and leaders converge for inspiration, experimentation and new knowledge creation.
  • Grounded in Hawaiian worldview, Halau 'Inana is place that will cultivate a new generation of 'oiwi leaders, innovators, intreprenuers, and entrepreneurs.
  • The Halau will host and curate various programs, services, events and activities that foster 'oiwi leadership development, creative thinking and problem solving, knowledge and resource sharing, innovation prototyping and incubation

Hawaiʻi Foster Youth Coalition (HFYC)
245 North Kukuʻi Street, Suite 202, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Youth-led organization that advocates for youth transitioning in and out of foster care as well as displaced youth who do not live with their biological parents
  • Offers workshops, training, mentoring groups, leadership opportunities, and career and college preparation
  • Provides a peer support system where the youth are able to make new friends and participate in fun activities and events
  • Youth drop-in center has games, movies, books, board games, computer lab, etc. for youth to utilize
  • Contact HFYC Executive Director Cynthia White (545-5683) (fosteryouthspeak@gmail.com)



Certified Copy of Birth Certificate: Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl St., Rm. 103, Honolulu, HI 96813

  • Open Monday through Thursday at 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • $10 for the first copy; $4 for each additional copy of the same certificate ordered simultaneously; $2.50 Portal Administration fee; total cost to order is $12.50 total
  • Order online at https://vitrec.ehawaii.gov/vitalrecords
  • Name on credit card must match applicant’s name

Credit Report

Driver’s License

  • For youth under the age of 18:
  • Must complete driver’s education from a certified instructor
  • Must hold an instruction permit for at least 180 days (six months) before taking the road test
  • Youth in Legal Guardianship or Adopted must get application signed by their Legal Guardian
  • Youth in Foster Custody or Permanent Custody must:
  • Get the application from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and inform them of foster care status
  • Youth must turn the form in to their CWS SW to get it signed / approved by the CWS Section Administrator
  • Youth’s CWS SW will return the application to the youth to present back to the DMV
  • Cost is $40 cash
  • All applicants need completed application, certified copy of birth certificate, original (non-laminated) social security card, and two documents verifying proof of principal address (e.g., pay stubs, bank statement, utility bill, W-2, etc.)

Income Taxes: Federal (1040 EZ) and State (N-11)

  • Goodwill Industries of Hawaiʻi and Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Programs will complete taxes for anyone earning less than $50,000 per year
  • File taxes online for free at http://myfreetaxes.com/goodwillhi
  • Turbo Tax (http://turbotax.intuit.com) gives step-by-step help to complete and submit taxes online with help from experienced tax professionals

Med-QUEST Medical Insurance Card
Oʻahu Section: 801 Dillingham Blvd., 3rd Fl., Honolulu, HI 96817 ( 587-3521) or ( 587-3540)
Kapolei Unit: Kākuhihewa State Office Building, 601 Kamokila Blvd., Rm. 415, Kapolei, HI 96707 ( 692-7364)

  • Free medical coverage for former foster youth up to age 26, who have aged out of DHS foster care in Hawaiʻi or placed under Legal Guardianship or Adopted from CWS after age 16
  • Need to reapply by 18th birthday regardless of legal status
  • Full dental coverage through Medicaid Fee-For-Service program provided for persons under age 21; only emergency coverage is available for persons 21 and older

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Hawaiian Registry Program (HRP) Card
711 Kapiʻolani Blvd., Ste. 500, Honolulu, HI

  • Free photo ID card that confirms Hawaiian Ancestry to apply for OHA programs such as loans, grants, and scholarships
  • Must submit (can submit in-person, mail, or e-mail):
  • Completed and signed application form
  • Photocopy of applicant’s birth certificate stating Hawaiian ancestry through biological parentage
  • Photocopy of a photo ID of the applicant
  • Color photograph, which will be used on the OHA card
  • Renewal of ancestry verification is required every five years

Register to Vote

  • Law allows 16 year olds to pre-register to vote, but must be 18 years old by election day to vote
  • Need current Hawaiʻi Driver’s License or Hawaiʻi State ID card and social security number to register to vote
  • Can register to vote by mail or online

Register for Selective Service

  • Young men 18 through 25 years of age are required to register with Selective Service
  • Can register at any United States Post Office, online at www.sss.gov, or through completing the FAFSA application
  • Young men that do not register by their 26th birthday will not be eligible for any Federal benefits and jobs

State ID: Department of Transportation, Driver’s Licensing Division

  • Can be obtained at any state driver’s licensing office
  • Cost is $40 cash for an eight year ID; $5 cash for one year ID
  • All applicants need completed application, certified copy of birth certificate, original (non-laminated) social security card, and two documents verifying proof of principal address (e.g., pay stubs, bank statement, utility bill, W-2, etc.)

Social Security Card: Social Security Administration Office Toll Free
Honolulu: 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 1-114 Fed. Bldg.
Kapolei: 970 Manawai St., Kapolei, HI 96707

  • Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm; Wednesdays from 8:30am to 11:30am
  • Free; need proof of US citizenship and age (birth certificate), identity (picture ID), and completed application form (SS-5)

Three generations of birth certificates to prove Native Hawaiian Ancestry; register through Kamehameha Schools Hoʻoulu Hawaiian Data Center
Honolulu Office: 567 South King St., Ste. 102 (523-6228)
Open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
CLC at Nānākuli (CLCN): 89-101 Farrington Hwy., Waiʻanae, HI 96792 (668-1517) (http://apps.ksbe.edu/clcn)
Open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
CLC at Māʻili (CLC-M): 87-790 Kulauku Street, Waiʻanae, HI 96792 (670-2045) (www.ksbe.edu/kapua/site/clc_maili)

  • Open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
  • For adoptions, ONE of the following additional documents are required:
  • Letter of Non-Identifying Information of Racial Extraction of Biological Parents (LRE) shows ancestry of biological parents without revealing identity obtained from the Family Court in which the adoption occurred; OR
  • Adoption decree or court order identifying biological Hawaiian parents; OR
  • Pre-adoption birth certificate identifying biological parents along with post-adoption birth certificate
  • If birth certificates of the biological ancestors are not available, then an LRE should be submitted instead
  • Contact information for the Hawaiʻi Family Courts: (www.courts.state.hi.us/courts/family/family_courts.html)
  • If a biological sibling is registered in the Hoʻoulu Hawaiian Data Center and share Hawaiian ancestral parent(s), submitting a birth certificate verifying relationship to registered sibling will satisfy