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This is Hawaii’s state network community to connect and help youth who are or were in Hawaii's foster care system.

Our Town's Mission...
Helping our youth make the transition from foster care to independent living.

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Last Revised: Nov 6, 2013

Graduation  Higher Education Students can now apply online for benefits to assist with the cost of attending an instituition of higher education:
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Nytd-1  NYTD

The National Youth in Transition Database Survey (NYTD): share information to help improve services to youth in foster care and earn some money at the same time.

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Moneycalculator64   Money Smarts

Helps youths learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. Equipping young people in their formative years with the basics of financial education can give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to manage their finances once they enter the real world.

Money Smart - A Financial Education Program

News & Events

Dec 30, 2015  

 ShakaTown will be down for maintenance tomorrow (Thursday 12-31-15) morning from 7am to 8am HST.  

Thanks and Happy New Year from your SHAKA development team.


Oct 29, 2015  

Higher Education and ETV Applications are NOW Open for Spring 2016

  • 12/31/2015 - Last day for ETV applications. All ETV applications and all required documentation must be completed by this date.
Jun 09, 2014  

Watch this video on DHS' new program called Imua Kakou. Log into ShakaTown to Apply Now.


imua kakou video

May 08, 2014  

UH Maui College Software Development Center (The tech support department for ShakaTown) is currently seeking applicants for their Fall 2014 Internship Program.  For more information about this internship please go to

May 05, 2014  

ETV applications for Fall 2014 are now available.

  • 08/15/2014 - Last day for applications. All applications and all required documentation must be completed by this date.
  • During the week of 09/22/2014,  ETV benefits will be issued.


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`Ohana is Forever V: Our Next Steps
Working Together to Improve Outcomes for Transitioning Foster Youth in Hawai'i

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Family Findings

The Kalani Story

Family Findings will help reconnect youth with their lost relatives. Coming Soon to ShakaTown!!!!

If you are a youth looking for a lost relative, please contact your social worker.