Who we are
Women In Need (WIN) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers women who have been through domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration.
WIN is committed to guiding women and teens towards sobriety, self-esteem and responsibility through our warm, nurturing and holistic approach.
We help our clients develop positive life skills they need to become independent and productive members of our community. We do everything we can to break the generational cycle of hopelessness and abuse.
Our founder, Mary Scott-Lau continues to teach and counsels women who are currently incarcerated at the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua. Families and individuals who turn to WIN for assistance become a part of our family. We are proud to have some of our former clients be part of our WIN staff, as well as continue to volunteer in our community to help give back.
We currently have two offices; our main office is located in Aiea, Oahu and our second is in Lihue, Kauai. We hope to expand to the other islands to help service more women in need.
Empowering Hawaii’s families to lead healthy & full lives.
Meet the team dedicated to you
Kauaʻi WIN Team
Oahu WIN Team
Dave Tateyama, MSCP, LMHC, NCC is the Clinical Director of Women In Need O’ahu. A proven leader, he continues to be calm, motivates staff and clients to achieve the organization’s objective to empathize, educate, and empower individuals. Dave brings with him over 20 years of military experiences, leadership, and knowledge. Drawing upon his experiences working in the mental health community for over 20 years, including working with juveniles for over 15 years, substance use disorder and dual diagnosis individuals. He has extensive experience facilitating groups, individual counseling, and therapy. He earned his Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu and currently is a Hawaii State Licensed Mental Health Counselors and National Certified Counselor. He is responsible for operations of Women In Need’s Oahu’s Intensive Outpatient for both the women’s and men’s groups.
Keanan Kamakais the Administrative Assistant for Women in Need O’ahu. He provides invaluable supplemental support for the staff to maintain proper handling of client information and paperwork. Being a recent graduate of Leeward Community College – Oʻahuin Liberal Arts, Keanan has always wanted to be the difference in his community and encourage people to embody their full potential. His future aspiration is to continue his education in Psychology.
Kari Yang, MSCP is a Treatment Counselor and Case Manager for Women in Need O’ahu. She provides individualized client care, specializing in substance use disorder and dual diagnosis individuals. She enjoys facilitating groups and getting to know each client on a personal level. Kari has her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu and is a pre-licensed Marriage and Family therapist.
Kim Paez, MSCP is the Billing Specialist, Treatment Counselor, and Case Manager for Women In Need O’ahu. She coordinates outreach with various community organizations and social services to provide more opportunities to best serve our clients. Kim also functions as the liaison to our stakeholders keeping them updated on the needs of the clients. She has experience in facilitating substance use treatment groups and individual counseling for substance use disorder and dual diagnosis individuals. Kim earned her Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu and is a pre-licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Monique Temblor-Lee is the Housing Director, Treatment Counselor and Case Manager for Women In Need O’ahu. She works closely with the House Managers of two transitional living houses to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. As a long-time survivor of domestic violence, she has a passion for working with women in recovery of domestic violence and substance use. Her specialty is facilitating trauma informed classes on Anger Management and Healthy Relationships. She has facilitated a wide variety of self-empowering classes since 1998 and is happy to experience the growth and transition of numerous clients from “Survivor” to “Thriver”.
Monique Monteville, M.S., CSAC is a dedicated Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and Case Manager for Women In Need O’ahu. She has her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitative Sciences from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Monique manages our domestic violence transitional shelter specific to women, children, and comfort pets. She facilitates substance use treatment and Hawaiian cultural classes. She is compassionate about coming alongside the women in the program, offering her experience, strength and hope to help other women overcome, and celebrate their accomplishments with them!