Ho’oikaika System Navigation Services
Ho’oikaika System Navigation Services helps families access services and supports in Maui County. The social services system can be overwhelming and confusing and families may feel intimidated or embarrassed – which makes reaching out for help or following through on referrals very challenging. Our navigator acts as a “guide by the side” to coach families and provides a “warm hand off” so children and their caregivers actually connect with program services. By coordinating, communicating and collaborating across agencies, the navigator helps weave a seamless safety net.
The Systems Navigator provides three main functions:
1: Coordinate with Maui County programs and agencies to provide seamless services.
2: Direct services and community resources to eligible children and families:
– System navigation
– Parenting and life skills coaching
– Access to concrete supports to assist in stabilizing their lives
– Aftercare coaching to help heal from trauma
– A “warm hand-off” between clients/participants and programs
3: Community outreach and education to prevent CAN.
Meet Ho’oikaika Navigator – Heidi Allencastre
Heidi works with families to get connected to the resources and services that they need while focusing on the protective factors. She believes that it is important for families to feel supported while going through different challenges. She meets families where they are at and partners with them so they can work through barriers and make lasting changes for their ‘ohana. Heidi’s hope is that with her support, parents will learn to become their keiki’s #1 advocate.
Support is extremely necessary for families to succeed and move past difficult circumstances.
To make a referral, complete a referral form or contact Heidi Allencastre