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 Goals

  • Create a seamless safety net of services to support children and their caregivers.
  • Strengthen the prevention and provider workforce.
  • Successfully educate and advocate for policy, program, and systems changes to prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Engage the community in prevention of child abuse and neglect.
  • Strengthen the Foundation of the Ho‘oikaika Partnership.

Link to Our Strategic Plan

In 2021, the Hoʻoikaika Partnership engaged in a strategic planning process to identify goals for the next three years.

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The Ho’oikaika Partnership is a cross-sector coalition of community-based organizations, individuals, county and state agencies committed to preventing child abuse and neglect in Maui County. Read more …

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – a “call to action


Special Event



2023 'Ohana Fest Flier

Learn about community resources with more than 30 local agencies!

Other activities include Native Hawaiian cultural activities and plant give-away, Maui Bookmobile and reading circles, video showings of “A Journey to Healing,” raffles, prizes, and lots of fun for the whole ʻohana.



Child Abuse


Calendar of Events

A Journey to Healing: Never Lose Hope!

Ho’oikaika Partnership’s Community Engagement Committee had a vision to create a video highlighting one of our local Maui families who was brave enough to trust in the system, engage wholeheartedly in services to better their lives, and to truly maintain their family no matter what it took. The result is “A Journey to Healing,” a short film beautifully created by students at Maui Waena Middle School.  Learn More.

Research to Understand Child and Family Service Needs in Maui County

In recognition of 2022 Child Abuse Prevention month, the Ho’oikaika Partnership released a report that helps us better understand child and family service needs and pandemic impacts. Conducting this research is part of our Strategic Plan.

The Stellar Group examined existing data from the last five years, focusing on the most common risk and protective factors for Maui County children and families, supports available to prevent child maltreatment, and the service gaps that exist.

Key Findings

    • Reflecting our housing crisis, inadequate housing is cited as a precipitating factor in child removal more than twice as often in Maui County as statewide.
    • Heavy continuous childcare and inability to cope with parental responsibility are also cited much more often in Maui County than statewide.
    • In FFY21, there were 212 children from Maui County in foster care and Native Hawaiian children are disproportionately represented.
    • Workforce challenges are common and affect the quality and continuity of services, especially due to issues with recruitment, retention, and cultural competence.
    • It’s difficult to know what’s working and what’s not – program outcome data is limited and families’ own voices and experiences are lacking from research and data.
    • There is some good news – child maltreatment rates in Hawai’i are lower than the rest of the United States.

Click here for a high-level overview of the most significant findings presented by the Stellar Group at Ho’oikaika Partnership’s Special Convening on April 13, 2022.
    (Adobe Acrobat – 12 pages – 558 kB)


Click here to read the full report: Preliminary Assessment of Family Services, Supports and Needs on Maui County A Synthesis of Existing Data
    (Adobe Acrobat – 34 pages – 2.6 MB)