About Us

The Ho’oikaika Partnership is a cross-sector coalition of non-profit organizations, individuals, county and state agencies committed to preventing child abuse and neglect in Maui County. Our hui welcomes a wide range of community members, many who are providers of health and human services such as early childhood and parent educators, social workers, public health nurses, substance abuse counselors, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, and others concerned with ensuring our keiki grow up healthy, safe and supported.

Our Vision

Our ʻohana are healthy, safe, and supported.

Our Mission

Strengthen and expand the system of supports in Maui County by building a strong prevention and provider network that supports collaboration, shares knowledge and resources, and shapes policy to prevent child maltreatment.

Our Symbol

Our symbol is the hukilau or net, which serves to remind us that our strength is in working together to make sure that our safety net has no puka’s (holes). In this effort, we work together in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

As we join together to create a safety net for our ʻohana and keiki, in the logo, the net is illustrated as the 3-dimensional triangular shape representing the partners joining arms to produce a safety net for the ‘ohana. The diamond shaped fish represents the ʻohana and keiki we are serving. The name of the partnership is to the left, indicating that the partners are also part of the ʻohana we endeavor to keep safe and supported. The triangular net points to the right, indicating we are committed to keep moving forward together.

The color selection represents the blue and purple shading that reminds us of the bruising and pain that comes from child abuse and neglect.  The colors are on the lighter and brighter shade to signify how we are working to PREVENT child abuse and neglect.  The green also symbolizes life and growth towards health, wellness and safety.  The 3 colors also denote the core colors of the ocean and aligned with our Hukilau* theme.

* A hukilau is a way of fishing invented by the ancient Hawaiians. The word comes from huki, meaning pull, and lau, meaning leaves. A large number of people, usually family and friends, would work together in casting the net from shore and then pulling it back. The net was lined with ti leaves, which would help scare the fish into the center of the net. Consistent with the Hawaiian subsistence economy, anybody who helped could share in the catch and celebrate their successes together.

Our Funders

Support for the Ho’oikaika Partnership comes from:

 

    • Kamehameha Schools
    • Casey Family Programs
    • Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui
    • Consuelo Foundation
    • Hawai’i Children’s Action Network
    • the Hawai’i Department of Health
    • and other generous donors