DHS Foster Care Program Receives National Attention

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in NEWS

Hawaii’s Voluntary Foster Care to 21
Ronan Farrow Daily
August 1, 2014

MSNBC Host Ronan Farrow talks to DHS Director Patricia McManaman, and youth advocate Noy Worachit, about what some supporters say is a game-changer for the foster care system.

NOTE: This segment begins with clips from mainland foster youth, and then transitions to Hawaii for a discussion about Imua Kakou, the DHS’ Volunteer Foster Care to 21 program. The DHS launched Imua Kakou on July 1, 2014 to help young adults transition to adulthood, independence and self-sufficiency.

To view the Imua Kakou public service announcement produced by foster youth, visit https://www.epicohana.org/homepage.aspx. To sign up for Imua Kakou visit www.Imua21.org or call 1-888-544-IMUA (4682).