About DANA

The Diversity Activities National Association (DANA) is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization that helps, supports, and guides foster care, adopted, and high risk children.

Since its operation in 2006, it has helped countless families by providing activities, resources, and training for both parents and children.

DANA is an advocate of the efforts of various organizations and works in partnership with them in delivering community, educational, and cultural activities to better serve the community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase the effectiveness of the quality of care, assist training of youth and adults while healing broken families due to mental health issues.

At DANA we celebrate diversity and strive to instill integrity encouragement for all individuals to become his or her own unique self.


Helping Families

At DANA Foundations, we believe that every family deserves the chance to thrive. 

Through the help of our donors and supporters, we are able to reach and help beautiful families strengthen their bonds. 

DANA supports adoptive families, foster families, families dealing with various issues including mental health.

Support DANA today through a donation or a purchase in our store. You may also contact us for any queries. 

The Impact of COVID 19

The Coronavirus Pandemic has had a negative impact for many in the community. Current and former foster youth are among the most vulnerable.

A Hawaiian study done by HI HOPES (October 2020) found that:

  • 55% of foster youth and former foster youth experienced negative employment impact because of the pandemic; and
  • 35% did not have money for food.

Want to learn more about the challenges that foster youth face due to the pandemic? Reach out to us below.

Stories of Care

Raising children for a second time, 'grandfamilies' struggle during the pandemic

The foster father who cares when terminally ill kids have no one

Former foster child: 'It took a village' to be a success story

Youth in need of foster care homes increases during COVID-19 pandemic