Department of The Army - Fort Shafter

Department of the Army - Fort Shafter

Fort Shafter
Hawaii 96858






Population Served


Phone:  438-9285
Bldg. S-330

Active duty and retired army service members, family members, widow(er) and orphans of deceased soldiers.

Program Description/Services Provided

The Army Community Service Center at Fort Shafter provides Army Emergency Relief (AER) applications, screening, and schedule appointments.  This location employs a referral specialist who is available for initial assistance for services with further referral to the AER section at Schofield Barracks, where direct financial assistance is obtained.

Army Emergency Relief (AER) assists with emergency financial needs through interest-free loans, grants (when loan repayment would cause undue hardship), and load and grant combination (when partial payment can be made without undue hardship).  Headquarters AER provides monetary assistance for dependent student educational scholarships. 

Active duty Army, retirees, and their dependents, orphans and widow(er)s of active duty or retired personnel are eligible for AER services.  Military identification and documentation is required.  Clients must show need and the need must fall within authorized categories established by Army regulations.




Population Served


1875 Aliamanu Drive
Phone:  833-1185

All military personnel and their families residing in the AMR, Fort Shafter, Red Hill and Tripler housing areas and the surrounding communities.

Program Description/Services Provided

Playmorning is a mobile playgroup that visits community neighborhoods with parent/child games and activities. Adults and their children up to age 5 are welcome to attend.

Welcome Baby provides outreach services to expectant or new parents to help with issues or concerns related to pregnancy, parenthood and changing family dynamics.

Keiki Care (Teenage Babysitter Training) prepares those 11 – 17 to care for others by providing basic babysitter skills. Instruction also includes CPR and First Aid certification.

Federal Surplus Food Distributions are offered 3 times a year to those meeting income qualifications. Canned and dry food products are available.

Food For Families provides emergency food lock assistance to families experiencing financial difficulties.

Cinderella’s Closet provides loaner gowns for proms and military balls.




South Side Chapels Worship Services
Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel (AMR),
Ft. Shafter Chapel, Tripler Army Medical Center,
& Ft. DeRussy Chapel


Program Description/Services Provided

Ft. Shafter Chapel, Bldg. 503B (Fort Shafter Dining Facility), Phone: (808)836-4599
Protestant Services: Sunday @ 1000, “The Wave” Contemporary Service

Ft. DeRussy Chapel, (across from the Hale Koa Hotel) Phone: (808) 836-4599
Protestant Services: Sunday @ 0900
Catholic Services: Saturday @ 1700 in Chapel; (May – August:  “Chapel
On the Beach” beach side of the Hale Koa Hotel at 1800 hrs)

Tripler Army Medical Center Chapel
Phone: (808) 433-5727
Protestant Services: Sunday @ 0900
Catholic Service: Sunday @ 1100
Mass: Monday - Friday @ 1200             
Mass: Saturday @ 1700

AMR Chapel

1790 Bougainvillea Loop
Phone: (808) 836-4599
Religious Education Office: 839-4319

Gospel Services: Sunday @ 1230
Choir Practice: Saturday @ 1600

Protestant Services
Service: Sunday @ 0945
Sunday School: (Sep-May only) Sunday @ 1100 (ages 3-adult)
PWOC: Tuesday @ 0900
Choir Practice: Thursday @ 1900

Catholic Services
Mass: Sunday @ 0830
Religious Education: (Sep-May only) Sunday @ 0945 (ages 4-12th grade)                  
Choir Practice: Thursday @ 1800

Chapel Wide – “Family Night” and Academy of Discipleship
Tuesday: Pot Luck @ 1730; Classes begin at 1800 hrs
Academy of Discipleship: Christian Foundations, Growth and Service
RCIA (Sep-May only): Catholic Adults
Youth Group (7th – 12th grade) & Children’s Bible Study




Population Served

  Active Duty, military dependents, retired military and their dependents and DoD personnel.


Registration for all CYS programs is coordinated through the two Child and Youth Services Outreach Registration offices. The Registration offices also maintain waiting lists, offer various education opportunities, coordinate special needs identification and services, and coordinate Short Term Alternate Care (STACC) and Voluntary Child Care in a Unit Setting (VCCUS) site as needed.

Aliamanu Military Reservation Registration Office

Building 1782, 154 Kauhini Road
Telephone: (808) 833-5393
Hours: Monday - Friday

Walk-in: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Appointment: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schofield Barracks Registration Office

Building 2091, Kolekole Ave
Telephone: 655-8380/655-5314.
Hours: Monday - Friday

Walk-in: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Appointment: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The following paperwork is required for registration:

For Child Care (Birth - 12 years)
  • Shot Record (current TB tine)
  • Sponsor's LES and/or Pay Vouchers
  • Phone number for emergency contact (other than parents)

For Youth Programs (11 - 18 years)

  • Shot Record (current TB tine)
  • Phone number for emergency contact (other than parents)
  • Proof of age

For Sports & Fitness Activities (11 - 18 years)

  • Shot Records (current TB tine)
  • Physical release form signed by physician (or bring within 30 days before participating in sport)
  • Proof of age

Child & Youth Services Annual Registration Fee

  • $18 per child
  • $40 for 3 or more children

Please contact the Registration office nearest you for further information or find us on the Army MWR website at:


The Child Development Centers of the USAG-HI are places of learning and nurturing for all of our children from birth to preschool. Utilizing the creative curriculum, our approach balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. We provide opportunities for learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, technology, and personal hygiene and health. Yet, we never lose sight of the importance of children's social/emotional development. The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts.

The Child Development Center delivery system offers full-day, part-day, and hourly care in five facilities located at Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks, Helemano Military Reservation and in the Aliamanu Military Reservation housing area.

Full-day programs offer services to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, whose parents require child care on a regularly scheduled, daily basis (five to 12 hours per day). While at the center, children are served breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks.

Part-day programs are offered in three of the five facilities. Program options are two-day, three-day, or five-day per week developmental programs with morning and afternoon sessions. The part-day program is offered for toddlers 18 to 36 months of age, and for pre-school children
3 to 5 years old.

Hourly care programs are offered in three facilities for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age to meet the needs of parents whom require child care on a drop-in basis (1 to 20 hours per week). Reservations for hourly child care may be made on the same day or up to two weeks in advance. Children for hourly care will be accepted on a walk-in basis if space is available and an up-to-date registration card is on file (to include shot records).

Aliamanu Military Reservation CDC

Bldg 1783, 114 Kauhini Road
(808) 833-5102

Fort Shafter CDC

Bldg 900, 462 Hase Drive
(808) 438-1151

Petersen CDC

Bldg 791, 155 Tidball Street
Schofield Barracks
(808) 655-5293

Schofield Barracks CDC

Bldg 9098, 2423 McMahon Road
(808) 655-7106

Helemano Military Reservation CDC

Bldg 30, 327 Kuapale Road
(808) 653-0724


This program is a professionally managed network of individuals who provide child care in their government quarters. Military family members who become child care providers receive formal training and must comply with established standards. Certified homes are monitored regularly by Community Health, Fire Department, Installation Fire and Safety Office, and FCC Staff. Family child care homes offer flexible hours and a wide range of services for the child. This service is convenient for the shiftworker and for parents of young children who prefer a "home atmosphere" for child care.

Aliamanu Military Reservation Family Child Care

Bldg. 1782, 154 Kauhini Road
Phone: (808) 837-0236
Office Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Schofield Barracks Family Child Care

Bldg. 645, 777 Leilehua Avenue
Phone: (808) 655-8373
Office Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


School Age Services program is designed for children 5 to 12 years of age. It includes before- and after-school care and full-day care during the summer months and school holidays.

Before School. The program operates from 5:30 AM in the morning until the children are dropped off at school or at the bus stop. A USDA approved breakfast is served and a variety of self-directed activity choices are offered.

After School. The program begins when the children are picked-up at the bus stop or arrive from school at the center. The program ends at 6:00 PM. A USDA approved snack is served and a wide variety of directed and self-directed activity choices are offered. Activity choices include homework center, computer lab, outdoor and indoor games and play, music and dance, arts & crafts, physical fitness and sports and various nationally recognized programs from 4-H and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Before and After School. A combination of the two previously mentioned programs with a standard monthly fee.

Full-Day Program. Full-day programs are offered from 5:30 AM until 6:00 PM during school vacations, inter-sessions, state holidays, teacher training days and waiver days. Children in the After School or Before and After School programs are guaranteed a space in all full-day program days as part of their monthly fee. Children in just the Before School program or not currently attending a SAS program must register for full-day care on a space available basis and pay a separate daily rate. The same type of activity choices as After School, along with swimming and field trips, are offered.

Open Recreation. Open Recreation is available to CYS registered children in grades K-6. The program is offered free of charge on Saturdays at each of the four SAS centers. Parents must register at least 24 hours in advance to determine space availability. Current health records and emergency contact numbers must be on file at the youth center you attend. Open Recreation offers a variety of directed and self-directed youth activities during the three hours of program operation.

Summer Day Camp. Day Camp is a fast paced full-day care program that meets the childcare needs of military and DOD civilian parents. The program runs for ten weeks to cover the summer break periods of both year-round public school and traditional public school calendars.

Youth Sponsorship. Youth sponsorship helps relocate youth to become familiar with their new home in Hawaii. School-Age Services provides a sponsor or welcome packet for family members in grades K-5. Sponsors are matched to youth according to their gender, age and interests. The sponsor takes the incoming youth around the post to see the school the youth center and introduce them to the various activities offered by Child & Youth Services and the Community Recreation Division.

AMR Youth Center

Bldg 1782, 154 Kauhini Road
Phone: (808) 833-4932

Fort Shafter Youth Center

Bldg 505, 293 Bonney Loop
Phone: (808) 833-4932

Bennett Youth Center

Bldg 9090, 2251 McMahon Road
Schofield Barracks
Phone: (808) 655-6461

Helemano Youth Center

441 Kuapale Road
Phone: (808) 653-0717


The Middle School/Teen Program is designed for youth 11 to 18 years of age and in grades 6-12 throughout the school year and summer time. The program offers a variety of recreational activities to include sports, fitness, recreation, health and life skills, arts, character and leadership development and career opportunities all of which promote volunteer opportunities, positive youth development, positive community involvement, leadership skills, skill development and fun & friends.


Computer Lab. This is a designated area in the center where teens may learn or practice computer skills

Leadership. Teens may join the Middle School Torch Club, or the High School Keystone Club. These clubs help teens learn and practice leadership skills. Club members assist staff in making rules, planning programs, decorating centers, provide community service, and evaluate teen programs and services. Middle School and High School teens have opportunities to have their voice heard by community command leaders; High School teens have opportunities to represent Hawaii teens through off island forums and boards. All trips are free of charge. Teens within the leadership program have opportunities for college scholarships and grants.

Special Interest Clubs. Various clubs are offered to support individual special needs, such as the DJ Clubs and Dance Clubs. Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Photo Clubs, Sewing Clubs, Cooking Clubs, and Fine Arts Clubs are also available. Teens within clubs have competitive opportunities throughout the year.

Teen Sponsorship. Teen Sponsorship helps relocate youth to become familiar with their new home in Hawaii and assists teens when moving to a new post. Each quarter a Hail & Farewell event is held. Teen Centers are always looking for new teen sponsors.

Workforce Preparation. Workforce Preparation helps teens prepare for youth employment and future careers. For Middle School Teens there is the Career Explorations Program. For High
School teens there is the Workforce Prep program. Teens may become volunteers through Workforce Prep and gain valuable experience and awards, suitable for college scholarships or grants. Teens may join the AFFES Teen Board, where they provide guidance to the AFFES management within teen desired retail items; provide Teen Days at AFFES. Teens may also register to be commissary baggers at either Schofield Barracks or Fort Shafter. Teenage Hawaii State Work Permits services are also available.

Educational Assistance. The MS/T program has a certified secondary teacher available to assist teens with homework. Tutor service may be requested; assists home schooled youth, by appointment. Assists teens with finding college scholarship & grants and helps teens prepare and complete all paperwork. Provides SAT & ACT classes, additional classes are added by need of the community. Teens have fun, educational special activities offered. Our teacher will help parents and teens enroll and be part of our new Project Learn Program.

AMR Middle School Teen Center

Bldg 1781, 165 Kauhini Road
Phone: (808) 833-0920

Schofield Barracks Middle School Teen Center

Bldg 556, 556 Heard Street, Ka'Ala Rec Center
Phone: (808) 655-0445

Youth Sports and Fitness Program

Children ages 5 through 18 learn teamwork, sportsmanship and other valuable lessons when they participate in a Youth Sports and Fitness program. Available programs include team and individual sports, sports clinics and individual and group lessons. Classes offered include gymnastics, soccer, flag football, football cheerleading, basketball, basketball cheerleading, baseball, softball, t-ball, track and field, and many other programs. Practices are held at local facilities after school and on weekends. Clinics are held prior to the start of the season to sharpen skills and act as an introduction to each program.

AMR Youth Sports & Fitness

Bldg 1782, 154 Kauhini Road
Phone: (808) 836-1923

Fort Shafter Youth Sports & Fitness

Bldg 505, 293 Bonney Loop
Phone: (808) 438-9336


This program is responsible for youth education and there are three program elements to support youth education within the YESS program.

School Liaison Officer (SLO):

Serves as the installation subject matter expert (SME) for youth education and school transition issues. Informs and advises commanders and parents on student education transition issues. Promotes parent involvement in youth education and collaborate with local schools and installation. Coordinates School Transition Support Services, Home and School Linkages Partners in Education (PIE) Initiatives and Post Secondary Opportunities. For more information call (808) 655-2414.


Youth Education Liaison Officer (YELO):

Provides programs and services that help ensure a "level playing field" for Army youth transitioning among installations and school systems. Coordinates Youth Sponsorship and Transition Program, School-Age and Youth Computer Labs and Homework Centers, Home School Support, Youth AFAP Education Summit Issues. For more information call (808) 655-2263.

Instructional Programs:

Implement, Manage and coordinate Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills (SKIESUnlimited) programs. SKIESUnlimited, is the framework for the Army's Child and Youth Services Instructional Programs. It consists of classes designed to complement and support the experiences children and youth have in ARMY CYS and in Schools. For more information call (808) 655-5525.




Population Served

Army Community Service
Bldg. 2091
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 96857-5019
Telephone Number: (808) 655-2400
All active duty soldiers and their families, as well as deployed National Guard and Reservists and their families.

Program Description/Services Provided

The Family Advocacy Program provides prevention and education programs to include infant play groups, anger management, stress management, couples communication, school age and teen programs and community and Soldier education on identification and reporting of child and spouse abuse. Victim advocacy is offered 24/7 for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

The New Parent Support Program is a voluntary program. Military families expecting a child, or with a child under three years are invited to participate free of charge in all of the services offered. Services provided are home visits, referrals, support, resource materials and information on parenting. The program offers the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and improve old ones. The New Parent Support Program is a reliable source for answers to questions in the privacy of the home.

Contact Information:

Department of Social Work

Tripler Army Medical Center
1 Jarrett White Road
Tripler AMC, HI 96859-5000
Telephone Number: (808) 433-6606

Family Advocacy Program

Army Community Service
Bldg. 2091
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 96857-5019
Telephone Number: (808) 655-2400