Families Overview

Project Kealahou provides services for girls ages 11-18 who have been through some difficult times, and want to learn new skills and gain support to create a better life.

The Project collaborates with Hawai‘i Families As Allies (HFAA), a statewide family organization. HFAA is a parent-guided, family network organization that is recognized as a voice of families, children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. HFAA is the state chapter of the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, a national family-run organization that advocates for system change. At HFAA and Project Kealahou, families are valued and treated as true partners.


For more information about trauma and healing after trauma, please call us at 733-9859 or write us here. To learn more about trauma in adults, visit the website of Psychology Today.

We recommend the The National Child Traumatic Stress Network‘s resources about childhood trauma:

What is child traumatic stress?

Trauma Types

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Resources for School Personnel

Resources for Other Professionals



For Families: Fact Sheet (PDF)