HUGS serves families with children up to age 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease.

Our nonprofit organization provides comprehensive, long-term support to Hawaii families and each member of the family, helping them on their journey of caring for a seriously ill child, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Our Mission

To strengthen Hawaii’s families and improve their quality of life as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child.

HUGS is able to provide programs and services free of charge – to the families we serve – thanks to the support of our generous donors.

Our organization provides programs designed to improve the quality of life for families as they deal with the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child.

Upcoming Events

Donations help programs aimed at helping local families, including SibCamp, SibShops, families on Kauai, families on Maui, military families, Celebration of Life, Peer to Peer Support and airfare assistance.


Special HUGS to...


The Hawaiian Airlines Airport Operations team, which included employees from airports around the Hawaiian Airlines system, spent a day in July at the HUGS center. This hardworking and dedicated group sanitized the sand box, trimmed the hedges, pulled weeds, and raked the leaves in the yard. They also made beautiful birthday cards that will be sent to our HUGS kids. Mahalo Hawaiian Airlines’ Team Kokua for your help, support and aloha!