Hale `Opio Kaua`i, Inc., is a non-profit organization serving youth and families of Kaua’i since 1975. Hale `Opio is committed to youth-directed, family centered, culturally sensitive programs that address the physical, emotional, educational, recreational and developmental needs of those in our care.
Chartered in 1974, in a response to a Needs Assessment calling for a more structured helpful setting for the state’s young people, Hale `Opio began as a large group home in Puhi, Kaua`i. Believing young people need supported opportunities to develop their interest and strengths in the least restrictive setting, Hale `Opio staff provide support by attending school with our young people and after school activities in our Learning Resource Center include art, culture and recreation.
Current Hale `Opio programs include; Therapeutic Foster Homes, Emergency Shelter Services, Kauai Teen Court, Family Group Conferencing, Victim Impact Classes, Independent Living, First Jobs Academy, School Connections, Positive Action, Street Smart, Teen Dating Violence Prevention, Making Proud Choices and Truancy Prevention and Intervention.
Hale `Opio is only one of four non-profit organizations, operating on Kaua`i that is nationally accredited, and the only one of three Kaua`i non-profit organizations administered by a community-based, local Board of Directors.
Hale `Opio Kaua`i, Inc., is committed to the community of Kaua`i and actively participates by taking leadership roles to help bring training, education, and resources to benefit the children, youth and families, and the professionals who serve them.