Families in Hawaii face unprecedented pressure just to survive. Many families are just a paycheck or two away from economic crisis and taking unpaid leave from work to care for a baby, sick or aging relative is not an option.

Providing families with a paid leave option such as family leave insurance benefits families by:

  • promoting bonding time with parents
  • longer breastfeeding 
  • time to care for aging parents or sick relatives
  • economic security


In partnership with the Hawaii Commission on the Status of Women and other community advocates in the Hawaii Working Families Coalition, Hawaii Children’s Action Network launched a Family Leave Insurance Campaign in the 2018 legislative session.  The campaign for family leave insurance will ensure that Hawaii’s workforce has access to paid leave when they need to care for a new child or sick or injured family member.

To learn more about family leave insurance, check out the research here.