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Kauai Offices

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30am to 5:30pm  

Office Closure:

The PATCH office will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 05, 2016. The office will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, September 06, 2016.

Aloha.  PATCH Kaua'i hosted a Provider Appreciation Breakfast Training on Sat. July 30, 201 at the Kaua'i Beach Hotel. Providers enjoyed breakfast and listened to Kaua'i Easter Seals’ Occupational Therapist Thao Tu speak about “Helping Children with Special Needs: A Practical Approach – Part II”.  This training was a follow up to the very successful and well attended Feb. 2016 Provider Event where Thao also spoke. Lindsey Shepherd of Aptitude and Christina White from Bayada talked about early identification of children on the autism spectrum and the services their organizations provide. Presentations were very informative and helpful to all providers in attendance.

Our annual Cash for Caring was open to all prospective providers and licensed FCCs. We had 3 applicants this year and awards were handed out at the July 30th Provider Appreciation event. Look for the email in Spring 2017 for our next Cash for Caring contest.

As you know, PATCH Kauai participated in the Visitor Industry Charity Walk on May 14th. PATCH wrote a request for funds from this group, and the awards will be announced on August 25th. Cross your fingers for a generous donation from the Visitor Industry Charity Walk folks.

Kauai United Way came through again this year for PATCH Kauai with a grant to help pay for our Provider Appreciation Breakfast Trainings.

The world-wide premier of the Birth of a Family documentary, produced by Kaua'i's own Mark Jeffers of Storybook Theater, highlights the wonderful journey and important decisions that a family undertakes to welcome its newest little member. Tickets are only $20 and include pupus at a very nice venue and a chance to wear those "dress slippahs". You can get your tickets at This premiere will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom starting at 5:30 pm with pupus followed by the 50-minute film at 6:30 PM.

Share Family Meals - Bringing Your ʻOhana Back to the Table: When is the last time your family shared a quality meal together? Did you know that simply eating together as a family 5 times per week has a powerful effect on your children? PATCH Kauai is partnering with Keiki to Career and are excited to be spreading the word about the benefits of sharing family meals:

  • MORE success in school, including better grades and better vocabulary
  • MORE feelings of safety and well-being 
  • LESS risky behaviors, such as smoking, drinking, and drug use; less depression
  • BETTER health: more nutritious food, reduces obesity, less eating disorders
  • STRONGER family relationships, better well-being of all family members

Bringing your ʻohana together for quality mealtime can be easy. Just remember to turn off the TV and cell phones and don't use meals as a time to criticize or discipline your children. Get some good conversation going with talk-story questions like these:

·         ~ What was the funniest thing that happened today?

·         ~ If you found $50, what would you do with it?

·         ~ If you could help one person today, who would it be?

~ What do you like most about our family?  

Aloha to all!


Kauai United Way

Kaua'i Visitor Industry Charity Walk 

Keiki Productions LLC

for Supporting PATCH Kauai Programs

Contact PATCH Kauai

4485 Pahe`e Street
Suite 124
Lihue, Hawaii  96766

Mary Lu Kelley
Kaua'i Coordinator Resources & Referrals 808-246-0622

Lorraine Shimauchi
Program Specialist:
Registry, Career Counselor

Natalia Perry
FCC Program Representative: USDA Food Program, Recruitment