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About The Kalihi YMCA

The Kalihi YMCA is located in the heart of West Honolulu serving all neighbors in the community that culminates all of different ethnicities.

The Kalihi YMCA specializes in after school, school-break intersession, and vocational and leadership programs for children and teens of all ages.

Various community outreach programs are housed at the Kalihi Y such as the Ho'okupa'a Teen "Drop-In" program providing a safe and enriching environment with positive adult mentors and activitiesfor teens.

Since 1962, the Kalihi Y branch has been the YMCA of Honolulu's headquarters for Y programs focused on helping teens throughout Oahu with substance abuse, gang, legal and family programs. Currently, the Y Substance Abuse Treatment program is offered onsite at 23 middle schools and high schools. 

In addition to treatment services, the Y initiative incorporates Kauhale, an after-care program for youth focused on relapse prevention and helping youth transitioning from treatment to after-care to remain clean and sober. As these youth transition to early adulthood, the Y Future Opportunity Program also supports youth with employment and educational opportunities.

On the Leeward Coast, the Y operates the substance abuse treatment programs at Nanakuli and Waianae Schools and the Kauhale after-care and teen programs at the YMCA Waianae Coast Youth Center.  Many of these teens lack the community-based resources to reconnect them back on track to school, jobs, or advancing to higher education and future careers.