Resources

hawaii RESOURCES and assistance programs

The following community programs are listed for support in addition to Neighborhood Place of Puna’s family assessment center (family shelter), family strengthening in-home outreach, & bi-lingual professional counseling programs.

covid-19 relief programs and pUBLIC ASSISTANCE

1. County of Hawaii Financial Navigator Program: Free remote program to help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the pandemic
2. State of Hawaii Rent Relief Housing Assistance Program: For additional assistance you may want to check the status of the State’s program
3. Utility Grant Assistance – Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council. Visit online or call 808.961.2681, ext. 400.
4. Financial Counseling – Hawaiian Community Assets: Click Client Intake or call 808.934.0801.
5. Financial Counseling and the Financial Navigator Program- Hawaii First Federal Credit Union.
6. Landlord-Tenant Mediation – Kuikahi Mediation Center.  Visit online or call 808.935.7844, ext. 2.
7. Landlord-Tenant Mediation – West Hawaii Mediation Center. Visit  online or call 808.885.5525
8. COVID-19 Low-Income Mental Health Counseling 
9. Hawaii Financial Assistance (For Parents)
10. Hawaii Unemployment Office & Hawaii Facebook Unemployment Network
11. Legal Aid COVID-19 Information Resource Page
12. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) For the Self-Employed
13. SBA Loans

To access services through Hawai‘i C.A.R.E.S., call 1(800)753-6879—the same number previously used by Crisis Line of Hawai‘i. Individuals in crisis can also text ALOHA to 741741. Learn more about Hawai‘i C.A.R.E.S. at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/cares/ and view the public service announcements here.

 

 

relief programs for Native Hawaiians

Kahiau Emergency Assistance Program

Hawaiian Community Assets Emergency Loans

Hawaiian Homelands Waitlist Rental Program

Lili’uokalani Trust One-Time Emergency Assistance

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Assistance Programs

 

 

Additional community Resources

To download the URGENT SERVICES DIRECTORY FOR FAMILIES for a more extensive list of services click here

To download the HAWAII ISLAND FOOD PANTRY times and locations click here

Childcare.gov Hawaii Resources for Child & Family

Hawaiiship.org – Healthcare Support

 

 

additional Non-Profit Providers

ALOHA INDEPENDENT LIVING HAWAII (AILH)
1055 Kino’ole Street, Unit 202 (same building as Office of Aging)
Hilo, HI 96720
# 808-339-7297

Eligibility Requirements:
Self Identifies as having a disability
*except severe mental disabilities

Services:
Documents/referrals
Medical equipment related to disability
Advocates for individual

BIG ISLAND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL (BISAC)
16-179 Melekahiwa Street
Keaau, HI 96749
# (808) 969-9994

Eligibility Requirements:
Adults needing counseling

Services:
Mental/emotional/substance abuse counseling

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION (CAMHD)
East Hawaii Family Guidance Center
88 Keanoelehua Ave, Suite A-204
# (808) 933-0610

Eligibility Requirements:
Youth needing counseling
They can also provide referrals to therapist for adults

Services:
Mental health services and/or referrals

CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (CFS) / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORTING
1045A Kilauea Ave.
Hilo, HI 96720
# (808) 935-2188

Eligibility Requirements:
Voluntary or mandatory evacuees who are elderly and or disabled and residing in the shelter or are very vulnerable.
Proof of residence and I.D.

Services:
Financial assistance, domestic violence shelter intake

CATHOLIC CHARITIES HAWAII
62 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI 96720
808-961-7050

Services:
Financial assistance for security deposit, rent, utilities

HAWAII COUNTY OFFICE OF AGING
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
1055 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8626

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
East Hawaii PHN Section
75 Aupuni Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-2917

Eligibility Requirements:
Medical need

HOPE SERVICES
296 Kilauea Ave.
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-3050

Services:
Deposit/first month’s rent, micro units, housing, financial support

TEAM AHA (FEMA/Care Hawaii Crisis Counseling)
Phone: 808-329-4817

Services:
Counseling Services/support groups, case management

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Hilo Office Number: 808-935-6677

Services: Building/home repairs

LEGAL AID HAWAII
Website: www.legalaidhawaii.org
Hilo office number: 808-961-2851

Eligibility Requirements:
Disaster-related legal needs; covid-19 tenant/landlord support

Services: Legal assistance

PATCH

Website: www.patchhawaii.org/

Services: Childcare Assistance Program