I have lived in Honolulu for almost 20 years and have many friends, but when I had my 1st child I found that many of my girlfriends with kids went back to work or just had different schedules. When my oldest turned 1 I needed to get out and make some friends with kids the same age. I called the Baby Hui & they set me up in a group that was in my neighborhood with Mom's who had the same age children. I was reluctant thinking it is just going to be a rag session of unhappy people unloading their woes of motherhood. But what I found was the opposite & now have a terrific network of friends all of whom I'm met through someone who knows someone etc from the Baby Hui. I'm not sure if I agree it should be subsidized by the State, but I didn't have a problem making the optional $100 contribution for the meetings where others may.