- No new parent feels isolated, ill-equipped or unsupported
- All parents develop the confidence to build strong, healthy families
- All children grown up in a social environment that allows them to thrive
- Community: We are passionate about and promote the role of community in creating and sustaining strong, healthy families.
- Peer Support: We abide by the philosophy that mothers and fathers are uniquely qualified to support each other in addressing the challenges of early parenthood.
- Respect: We foster a culture that is respectful and inclusive of all people and families and diverse ideas and values.
- Quality: We deliver outstanding parenting programs and exceptional service to all Piko Pals participants and partners.
- Integrity: We are trustworthy, honest, fair, and ethical.
- Stewardship: We preserve and enhance the organization’s financial, human, and physical resources.
So far, we've had more than...
This feeling of having “a village” helping me to raise my daughter is important since my family and close friends do not live in Hawaii. The Piko Pals support group was an integral part of my confident transition to parenthood and I am eager to have the program expand and become available to more parents.”
– Ashley B.
Despite the abundance of resources available to me from my colleagues, I was, like all new parents, entirely overwhelmed by the arrival of my first child. Without family nearby and with few friends with children, my husband and I were missing the requisite “village” to support us as we embarked on parenthood. Piko Pals filled this void in a way that felt organic, supportive and personal.
We leaned on each other, encouraged each other up, and normalized all of the intensely wonderful and tired feelings that come with parenthood. Programs like Piko Pals are what make a community great: building upon each other’s strengths to make for happier, healthier families.
Become a Group Leader
Groups meet weekly for 2 hours, for 12 weeks, in various parks, homes, and community centers. Group Leaders do not need to be parenting experts. They do, however, need to be nurturing, empathetic and supportive of a variety of parenting styles, diverse backgrounds, and cultures, and must be able to pass a background check.
Our group leaders find great joy in watching their Piko Pals group members develop confidence, as well as budding friendship and community with the other participants.
Our program manager will contact you shortly, and invite you to our next Group Leader training.
Contact us for more information.
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