Hale Kipa provides opportunities and environments that strengthen and encourage youth, their families and communities to actualize their potential and social responsibility. With a range of services for at-risk, high-risk youth, Hale Kipa improves the lives of youth through shelter and support; and through commitment and advocacy. Services include Prevention and Intervention, Foster Care, Shelter Services, Residential Homes and Outreach. Professional counseling is provided and program structure is geared to help individuals take responsibility for their behavior.
Hale Kipa has been “the House of Friendliness” to thousands of Hawaiʻi's runaways, at-risk and homeless youth who have needed a place to stay and someone to talk to while they work out their problems. Hale Kipa has served more than 40,000 youth since its founding in 1970, and continues to serve more than 2,000 youth and families each year through its 19 locations on Oʻahu, Maui, Hawaiʻi Island, and Kauaʻi. Its statewide services are accredited through the Council on Accreditation.