Participating Agencies

Kauai United Way supports a broad spectrum of social service organizations, all on Kauai, that collectively improve the quality of life for everyone on the Garden Island.

Kauai United Way funding varies greatly from $1,000 to tens of thousands of dollars per year and is generally unrestricted, allowing agencies to devote more time to the work for which they are chartered. Many Participating Agencies would be forced to curtail their services severely, or close their doors completely, without Kauai United Way funding.

List of Participating Agencies

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association – Kauai Branch

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can be a challenging experience. The Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter provides a comprehensive range of programs and services in support of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s. Through no-cost counseling, information and referral, support groups, education trainings, community outreach and safety services, caregivers receive the information, resources, and support they need.
808-591-2771 ext. 8242

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua‘i

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua’i provides one-to-one quality mentoring through Community & School-Based Mentoring Programs for children 6-16 years of age. Children are matched with caring mentors that offer meaningful friendships, guidance and support. Mentors help youth build skills, sociability and self-confidence contributing to a brighter future and a stronger community.

Boy Scouts of America - Aloha Council, Kaua`i District

Boy Scouts of America – Aloha Council, Kaua‘i District

Boy Scouts of America develops leadership skills, citizenship, and respect for the environment in boys ages 5 to 20 and for young women ages 14 to 20 through Boy Scouts, Venturing (co-ed teens), Scoutreach, Exploring (career exploration) and Sea Scouts. Our activities focus on outdoor experience, community service and character development.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii - Kauai

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii – Kauai

Boys & Girls Clubs, the positive place for kids, conducts after-school education and career development; leadership; arts and culture; health and life skills; and, physical activity programs for youth, ages 7 to 17, at clubhouses, schools, and mobile outreach locations from Anahola to Waimea. Programs promote youth development and fun!
808-821-4406 (Kapaa)
808-245-2210 (Lihue)

Catholic Charities Hawaii - Kaua‘i

Catholic Charities Hawaii – Kaua‘i

Helping people in need help themselves, regardless of their faith. Depending upon funding and eligibility, support self-sufficiency by providing financial assistance for housing, utilities, transportation, or other special needs; referrals; immigration-related help; and financial literacy training.

Child & Family Service

Child & Family Service

Child & Family Service is a multi-service agency that provides counseling, case management, parenting classes and support, skill building activities, youth services, support groups, substance abuse outpatient treatment, crisis intervention services, domestic violence services, home visiting services, acculturation services, Head Start preschool, outreach, food pantry, clothing closet, and information & referral services to support Kaua`i families. Services and offices are available island wide.

Easter Seals Hawaii

Easter Seals Hawaii

Specializing in exceptional services for infants, children, teens and adults with disabilities or special needs. Services include occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as case management and developmental support to increase independence and employment. Service Centers are located in Waimea and Kapaa.

Friendship Club

Provides a safe, accepting environment reflective of the Clubhouse Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation in which adults with mental illness can take advantage of empowering opportunities in employment, housing and/or education to reach their full potential and regain purposeful and meaningful lives in the community.

Friends of the Kauai Drug Court

Friends of the Kauai Drug Court

Saving lives by providing opportunities for adults and juveniles to break the substance abuse cycle. Investing a little now saves a lot for the public, judicial system and the criminal justice system. 214 adult and 20 juvenile graduates to-date shows that the Kaua’i Drug Court works well, especially with your support.

Girl Scouts of Hawaii

Girl Scouts of Hawaii

Through Girls Scout’s Leadership Development Program, Hawaii’s girls discover their personal best and plan for a positive future, connect with others in a global community, and take action to make the world a better place. Serving Girls Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade.

Hale Kipa - Hawaii Advocate Program

Hale Kipa

Programs to prevent youth from further juvenile justice involvement; Intensive In-Home mental health services; Community-Based Outreach & Advocacy providing outreach & case management for youth ages 10-21; School Success Program designed to help youth stay on track educationally, avoid suspension or school dropout or prepare for GED or other education alternatives and obtain some workforce development.

Hale 'Opio Kauai, Inc.

Hale ‘Opio Kauai, Inc.

Effective youth development programs for education, prevention, court diversion and treatment including Therapeutic Family Homes, Intensive Independent Living Skills and Residential Services, First Jobs Academy, Hawaii Youth Opportunities Initiative, Y.E.S.!, `IHI (Independent/INTERdependent Living, High Education, Imua Kakou), Kaua`i Teen Court, Family Conferencing, Ke Kahua O Ka Malamalama, Positive Actions, Street Smart, and more. Forty one years Nurturing Our Youth.

Hawaii Children's Theatre

Hawaii Children’s Theatre

Enriching the lives of young people, families and the community through live theatre and performing arts education.

Hawaii Food Bank - Kauai Branch

Hawaii Food Bank – Kauai Branch

Provides food specifically to Kaua`i islanders struggling with hunger. Food is distributed through Kaua`i non-profit organizations. All food and money raised on Kaua`i are used only for Kaua`i residents in need.

Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc. - Homeless Program

Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc. – Homeless Program

KEO Homeless Program provides services to meet the needs of approximately 600-800 homeless people on Kaua`i. The homeless and housing programs include a mobile outreach service, and emergency homeless shelter, transitional housing, supportive and permanent housing; a drop-in daycenter to assist the homeless with employment, housing and supportive services; and rent assistance programs.

Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc. - Mediation

Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc. – Mediation

KEO Mediation Program provides a confidential problem-solving process where a trained neutral mediator assists the disputing parties in communicating what is important in the dispute, creating and negotiating options and agreements that are fair and realistic.

Kauai Hospice

Kauai Hospice

Patient-centered compassionate palliative and hospice care and support for individuals—and their families—facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, bereavement support for those grieving the death of a loved one, superior volunteer training program, and professional community education on end-of-life issues.

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii - Kauai

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii – Kauai

Providing free and low-cost legal services to the low-income and homeless populations of Kaua`i. Focusing on family, public benefits, housing and consumer law. The Center for Equal Justice provides self-help legal resources, including computers and internet access.

Life's Bridges Logo

Life’s Bridges

Home of the BEST and the Good Grief Club, is dedicated to bridging the gap between grief and healing by offering specialized grief support services to individuals, youth and families on Kaua‘i. We offer care through our programs, each designed to meet the special needs of those dealing with the death of a loved one, and provides education and training on suicide prevention.

Malama Pono Health Services

Malama Pono Health Services

Free and low-cost HIV, Hepatitis B&C, STD testing, treatment/vaccination, Outreach/Mobile Testing, Counseling and Community Education services, Fatherhood and Families Program, Women’s Wellness Program, Smoking Cessation Program, and Transgender Health Care Program, for the entire Kauai community, as well as, Ryan White Care Act Program for HIV+ qualified individuals. Insurance and donations accepted. Confidential services, no appointment needed.

Mental Health Kokua

Mental Health Kokua

MHK addresses the recovery needs of persons with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. Kaua’i programs include homeless outreach services, supportive and supervised residential settings, case management services and a peer coach program. Services assist people with mental illness achieve their optimal recovery and functioning in the community. “Everybody needs a little help now and then”.

Parents & Children Together - Kauai

Parents & Children Together (PACT)

PACT’s Kauai programs includes Family Visitation Center – provides a safe and neutral setting for children to visit non-custodial parents or transition from one parent to the other and Intensive Support Services – provides evidence based family treatment services in the home and community for families and youth with serious behavioral, social and emotionally challenging behaviors.



PATCH is Hawaii’s only statewide agency specializing in child care resource and referral services. PATCH provides families with information and resources needed when looking for quality care for their children, guides and assists individuals who want to open licensed family child care homes/daycare, offers training and scholarships to child care professionals and much more!

Salvation Army of Kauai

The Salvation Army of Kauai

Weekly programs for youth, adults & seniors, food & clothing vouchers, referrals, holiday assistance, Emergency Disaster Services, weekly Kokua Soup Kitchens, Missing Persons assistance, community centers, Camp & Day Camp programs, Marshallese fellowship, spiritual guidance & pastoral counseling, volunteer & internship opportunities, etc.
808-245-2571 (Lihue)
808-335-0307 (Hanapepe)
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Women In Need - Kauai

Women In Need – Kauai

Empowering families and individuals at risk by helping them to acquire the basic tools and skills of personal development for self-sufficiency and success. WIN provides weekly courses in Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Relapse Prevention, Alternative to Violence, Transitional Women & Children Shelter & Intense Case Management.

YMCA of Kauai

YMCA of Kauai

Olympic Swimming Pool Complex, Fitness Center, Swimming Lessons, Swimming Meets, Aquatic Classes, Lifeguarding Classes, Surfing Contests, Bodyboarding Contests, Rodeo, 4-H, Dance Clubs, Canoe Races, Kauai Ocean Recreation Experience (KORE), Hawaii Surfing Federation (HSF), Water Polo, Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge, Traditional Sporting Events, Camp Naue and other Community Events.

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