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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Hawaii Families As Allies

Mailing Address:
99-209 Moanalua Rd. Ste. 305
Aiea, HI 96701

Phone: (808) 487-8785
Fax: (808) 487-0514

Contact Person: Linda Machado


Web Site: http://HFAA@HFAA.net

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Hawaii Families As Allies, as the focal point of a dynamic ohana network. promotes equal partnerships between families who have children with emotionalm behavioral and mental health challenges, providers and policy makers by training, informing and supporting self-advocacy and system transformation throughout all cultures within the State.

Hawaii Families As Allies (HFAA) is a statewide family-run organization which has been in existence since 1987. It serves all families who have children or youth with behavioral/emotional challenges. We provide support groups, workshops, technical and one-to-one support to families throughout the state.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings

Organization type:
• A statewide youth-guided organization
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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