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Aloha and Welcome

Kids on Grass Photo

Aloha and welcome to Hawaii Behavioral Health (HBH), where we believe each child has a special gift to offer; each family has its own unique strengths to build upon; and each person who struggles with emotional or mental challenges can find hope for a better life.

Hawaii Behavioral Health (HBH) is the leading regional resource for high quality community-based educational, social, and behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and families throughout the State of Hawaii.

Since 1993 HBH’s vision has been to develop a flexible system of services to meet the on-going needs of Hawaii’s youth and families through innovative, culturally relevant, person centered and best practice approaches. Our service continuum includes behavioral instructional and paraprofessional support services, behavioral health intervention services, services through early intervention programs, psychological assessments, individual and family therapy, intensive home-based services, therapeutic foster care, Multi-Dimensional Treatment Foster Care, and parent training.

Our team of dedicated staff lives our mission of improving the health and well-being of the children and families we serve by demonstrating EXCELLENCE in the delivery of our services.

There is a Hawaiian saying: ” A’ohe hana nui ka alu’ia” roughly translated as no task is too big when done together. Our legacy evolves each and every day we working together as a team in the lives of the children and families we serve. Together we nurture the potential and uniqueness of every child we serve, with the belief that each child has a special gift to offer.

Helping Out For the Holidays

Adopted family

HBH has adopted a family from Project Laulima. A 7-year-old boy lives with his mom and grandparents. Dad took responsibility for being involved in a crime and has been serving time on the mainland for 3 years. Mom is a flight attendant whose job keeps her away from her son for multiple days at a time. In addition to providing for her family, she is also working to pay off medical bills from major surgery.

The stress has taken a toll on the emotional stability of this young boy. At times, he is mute to his mom and grandparents. Sometimes he gets angry. On the positive side, teachers have noticed that he enjoys art, and mom remembers how he used to enjoy playing Legos with his dad.

The son is outgrowing his clothes. Mom requests

  • clothing, sizes 12-14
  • baseball shoes, size 4
  • art supplies
  • Lego set
  • Toys

Mom did not request anything for herself, but the family caseworker suggests holiday meal supplies, gas cards, groceries, and manicure or pedicure services.

If you would like to make a donation to this family, please drop off gifts or cash contributions to Marymay Hardy in the Oahu office by December 15.