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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

Kauai Big Brothers, Big Sisters

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 and girls ages 5 to 20 through cubscouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Scoutreach, Exploring (career exploration) and Sea Scouts. Our activities focus on outdoor experience, community service and character development.

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

Easterseals Hawaii

Easterseals Hawaii provides services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities(I/DD) focusing on an individual’s abilities to assist them in achieving maximum independence so they can live fulfilling lives. Service centers are located in Lihue (Early Intervention) Kapaa and Waimea (Home & Community Based Services and Employment Services for Adults).

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.

Girl Scouts of Hawaii

Girl Scouts of Hawaii

Through Girl Scouting girls learn problem-solving, they gain confidence, and build relationships through teamwork—all necessary skills for the development of leadership. Our programs also focus on exposing girls to STEM concepts and empowers them to be adventurous challenge seekers, rather than avoid things that are difficult. Go-Getter. Innovator. Risk-Taker. Leader.

Hale Kipa - Hawaii Advocate Program

Hale Kipa

Programs to prevent youth from further juvenile justice involvement; Intensive In-Home and Independent Living services for youth in CAMHD; Community-Based Outreach & Advocacy provides 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; Truancy Prevention collaboration with Family Court and Waimea Middle and High Schools; and HI HOPES program for youth in or transitioning out of foster care.


Healing Horses Kaua`i

Healing Horses Kaua`i provides equine assisted activities and therapies (lessons in groundwork, riding, and driving; camps; horse outreach; and special events) to enrich the lives of people of all ages & abilities, improving their physical, cognitive, social and/or emotional well-being. Activities focus on balance, coordination, independence, confidence, and communication.

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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 32 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 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 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.

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Kumu’s Cupboard

Kumu’s Cupboard is the free supply store for Kaua`i’s educators. We provide supplemental supplies at no cost to K-12 educators in Kaua`i’s public, private and charter schools. We have a lending service of educational materials and a resource center for educators. We are a community funded and completely volunteer run organization.

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.

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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 (PACT)

PACT’s Kauai programs include: Family Visitation Center – provides a safe and neutral setting for children to visit non-custodial parents or transition from one parent to the other. Intensive Support Services provides individualized services to families and youth with serious behavior, social, and emotional challenges.



PATCH is Hawai`i’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)
Email Lihue bill.simon@usw.salvationarmy.org, cathy.simon@usw.salvationarmy.org
Email Hanapepe shawn.keoho@usw.salvationarmy.org

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), Hawai`i Surfing Federation (HSF), Water Polo, Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge, Traditional Sporting Events, Camp Naue and other Community Events.