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Hale Kipa’s Department of Therapeutic Services  

Since 2002, Hale Kipa’s Department of Therapeutic Services has worked tirelessly to evolve so it can meet the needs of Hawai‘i’s youth and their families.  

The Department of Therapeutic Services provides in-home counseling and supportive services to O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island, and Kaua‘i youth and children ages three to 20 and their families. Its programs include Intensive In-Home services, Transitional Family Homes services, and Intensive Independent Living Skills.  

Intensive In-Home youth and families are referred by statewide Family Guidance Centers through the Department of Health, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD). Hale Kipa’s dedicated team creates highly individualized, culturally sensitive therapeutic plans based on each youth and their family’s strengths and needs. Our services seek to fulfill treatment goals and support youth and families in their mental health journey. 

Transitional Family Homes services are unique in that we help license and train foster parents and then provide ongoing training and 24-hour support. Hale Kipa’s matching process ensures each youth is placed in a home where they have the environment and help to address their mental health needs. Foster parents decide what level of support they want to provide, such as full-time, respite, or short-term emergency.  

The Intensive Independent Living Skills program provides comprehensive services for youth ages 16 to 20 and their families referred by CAMHD. The program’s goal is to increase independence for a smooth transition to adulthood.