Mission: To provide services in a safe and nurturing environment to strengthen youths, their families and the community.
Programs: Residential programs:hale kipa has a range of residential programs that provides temporary residence and transitional living for youths experiencing homelessness. The programs provide a place for youths to practice living skills and achieve educational and employment goals. Served approximately 237 youths.
prevention/intervention:hale kipa has a range of programs seeking to reach youths who exhibit at-risk behaviors. These programs work with youths in home and school settings and through street outreach to prevent runaways and truancy, improve school performance, and stabilize families and strengthen family relationships. Referrals come from schools, child welfare, probation and in some cases, self referrals. Served approximately 1,609 youths.
foster care:these programs are designed to match a particular youth with a foster family that will best meet the youth's needs. The family provides the youth with basic care and structure as it teaches living skills and healthy relationships. Hale kipa maintains a foster home program that recruits, trains and supports foster families. Foster families may specialize in skill building, therapeutic care or respite care, and may house youths from a few days to 18 months. Served approximately 75 youths.
shelter services and outreach services:hale kipa provides physical shelter and emotional support for youths, many of whom are awaiting placement in a more permanent setting. For runaways and youths in crisis, hale kipa's shelters provide a place to regroup while their problems are worked out.