About Us

Our Purpose
Children and youth live in our communities. We must recognize and value them as community assets and include them in decisions that affect their lives in communities, school sys
tems, churches and in our public policy decision-making.

We must meaningfully engage youth in all aspects of community life.

Through recreation, education, prevention, treatment, outreach, counseling and shelter programs, HYSN supports youth and families and seeks to build stronger communities. Through our shared advocacy on behalf of youth, HYSN seeks to educate our communities and our decision-makers. Through our networking, HYSN seeks to build collaborations that provide for increased effectiveness and decreased costs of youth services

Networking and Coalition Building

HYSN believes in the power of working together for social change and mutual support. HYSN currently participates in the following inter-agency coalitions, task forces, and committees:

  • Sexual Violence Prevention Planning Committee
  • PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawaii’s Ohana Children Under Served Elderly and Disabled)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Task Force
  • Chlamydia Task Force
  • Hawaii Alliance of non-profit Organizations (HANO)
  • Healthy Youth Hawaii
  • Keiki Caucus Resource Group
  • keiki Summit Planning Committee

Fund Development

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

HYSN receives the bulk of its funding in the form of federal grants and state contracts for multi- agency collaborative programs and projects. HYSN funding for 2009-2010 includes:

  • Hawaii Communities Empowering Youth – Administration for Children and Families
  • Compassion Capital Demonstration Project – Ad ministration for Children and Families
  • Hawaii Teen Pregnancy and STI Capacity Building Program- U.S. Centers for Disease Control
  • Transitional Living Services – Contracts with State of Hawaii Dept. of Human Services and Department of Human Services (TANF) and federal grant from Administration for Children and Families
  • Basic Center Program – Administration for Children and Families
  • Street Outreach Program – Administration for Children and Families
  • Youth Matters Project- Hawaii Community Foundation
  • Rural Host Home Demonstration Project – Administration for Children and Families
  • Dept. of Health contracts for rape prevention conference logistics and workshops on male involvement in sexual violence prevention