Aloha Chili Night
The CASA staff and volunteers delivered Zippy’s chili and ohana package dinners to the children and families assigned to the program on Friday, October 2, 2020. Through the Friends of CASA-Hawaii, we were able to share a little bit of Aloha to 85 homes, serving 469 individuals, including our emergency shelters at Ho’omalu and Hale Kipa. We all recognize the harsh realities during these trying times, and this small act, done with great humility and gratitude, is intended to acknowledge the children, families and community we serve. On behalf of the Judiciary, CASA program, and the Friends of CASA-Hawaii, we would like to express our Aloha and you are not forgotten!
Violet & Vivian Special Fund
The Violet & Vivian Special Fund (VVSF) provides assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing or have experienced child abuse or neglect. VVSF awards may be used for many purposes, including medical or dental care, education, job training, mental health, substance abuse or other social services, temporary shelter, etc. Each application may request up to $3,000.
Early Childhood Action Strategy
Hawaiʻi to Provide Cash Assistance for Children Who Receive Free or Reduced-Cost School Meals. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is part of a food assistance plan approved by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, and authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Households do not have to apply for P-EBT. A notification letter will be sent to eligible students’ homes. If you believe there are eligible students in your household but you do not receive the P-EBT by July, 20, 2020, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essential Support Childcare Scholarship Program
In conjunction with the Castle Foundation, we are proud to offer SCHOLARSHIPS of up to $200 per child per month to assist with childcare fees for the children of Hawaii’s essential workers.
Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE)
Continuity of Education
For parents and students to access homeschooling materials by grade level, includes online and offline work. Work is posted by week, grade level and contains support for parents and announcements.
CASA Program COVID-19 Update & CASA/GAL Visitation Policy
There have been new guidelines (Federal, State, City and County of Honolulu, the Judiciary, and National CASA) about how we interact socially including the use of social distancing, minimizing participation in large gatherings, and changes in our program operations.