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Hawaii Job Engine

Based in Honolulu, Hawaii Job Engine verifies employers posting jobs to protect the interest of job seekers. Hawaii Job Engine is connected with Hawaii’s community (universities, high schools, military, non-profits etc) by giving free seminars on job search strategies, current Hawaii job market info, and general career advice. –

TeenLine Hawaii

TeenLine Hawaii offers an information and peer listening/referral service for teens and parents. Recorded messages feature teen interest topics. Please contact 521-TEEN (8336) or visit

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Honolulu

This organization matches children and youth with responsible adult mentors who provide a positive lasting impression by sharing their friendship, guidance, and support.Please contact 521-3811 or visit

Youth Outreach (‘YO’) Project

The YO Project is a collaborative project of the Waikiki Health Center and Hale Kipa which addresses the social, emotional, and physical health and survival needs of Oahu’s runaway and homeless teens. Please contact 942-5858.

Adult Friends for Youth

This agency is dedicated to directing youth involved in drug and delinquent gang behaviors into pro-social behaviors. Please contact 833-8775.

Hale Kipa, Inc.

Hale Kipa is an agency with a variety of programs for runaway, homeless, and other at-risk adolescents, including prevention, shelter, foster care, residential treatment, and outreach.
Please contact 589-1829 or visit

The Parent Project

The Parent Project is a Hawai`i Department of Education-sponsored parent training program for parents of difficult, defiant, and destructive teens. For more information, please visit

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teen (LGBTQ) Support Program

The Center sponsors a weekly LGBTQ youth drop-in group for social support in a safe environment. Special projects enhance the development of self-esteem, leadership and advocacy skills. The Center also is able to provide community referrals for LGBTQ-supportive health care and counseling. For more information please call Caroline Leyva at The Center 545-2848 or visit

REAL: Hawaii Youth Movement Against Tobacco Use

Youth leadership and participation- including designing, implementing, and leading the program – are the cornerstone of the REAL program. The youth have developed the framework and focus for the statewide REAL Program and assumed major decision-making responsibilities. Please contact 441-8194.

Youth Citizens Police Academy (YCPA)

The Youth Citizens Police Academy (YCPA) is a police department interactive program designed to educate young men and women about its department policies, operational procedures, and ways to reduce crime.

Baby HEARS- Hawaii Project

A 1 – 3 – 6 Plan for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. Baby HEARS emphasizes screening before age 1 month, diagnostic evaluation before age 3 months, and early intervention before age 6 months. Please contact 594-0043.

The Inclusion Project

The Inclusion Project provides support to families for the inclusion of their children with developmental delays in childcare settings such as community pre-schools, daycare centers, and family childcare programs. Please contact 594-0022.

Keiki Care Project

Keiki Care is a statewide, collaborative project of EIS and the Hawaii Department of Human Services. Keiki Care provides training, technical assistance, and support for children from 3 to 5 years of age with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges who are enrolled in preschools, family childcare homes, and other “community-based” early childhood programs. Please contact 594-0065.

Mā’ili Land Transitional Housing Program

Mā’ili Land Transitional Housing Program is managed and operated by Catholic Charities Hawai’i. It is a 44-unit facility located in Leeward O’ahu. Please contact 696-4885 or visitā’ili.aspx

Safe Haven

For persons who are homeless and have mental illness Safe Haven offers outreach, medical and psychiatric care, case management, 24-hour residential services, and social rehabilitation activities. Mental Health Kokua and Kalihi-Palama Health Center work collaboratively in operating this unique project in Downtown Honolulu. Located at 41 S Beretania Street in Honolulu. Please contact 524-7233.

PACT Ohia Domestic Violence Shelter

The Ohia Shelter located in Windward Oahu is a 24-hour shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. The shelter provides individual and group meetings, personal development classes, and refers victims for legal, health, and housing assistance, and financial resources. The shelter also provides women support groups that empower adults with the dynamics of the cycle of abuse, power and control, effective communication, dealing with anger, anger management, the effects of abuse on children, self-esteem, developing healthy relationships, child development and effective parenting skills. The advocates at the shelter work closely with the residents on safety planning and individualized service plans, and also accompany residents to court appointments to provide support and assistance to them. Please contact 526-2200.

Safety Seat Fitting Stations Listing

This following link lists the Safety Seat Stations and their contact information. Please contact 537-9200 for general information.

Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition

Injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in Hawaii for all children. Injury is responsible for more deaths of children and young adults in Hawaii, age 1-17, than all other causes combined. KIPC highlights safety information regarding recalled products, preventing automobile injury, violence prevention, among others. Includes the Safety Seat Fitting Station Schedule. Please contact 537-9200.

Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

Please contact the free, confidential Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately if you suspect poisoning.

Hawaii State Perinatal Support Program

The Perinatal Support Program provides resources for women that have difficulty in obtaining or maintaining health services in pregnancy. The goal for the Perinatal Support Program is to promote health education, best practices and resources for healthly pregnancies in Hawaii. Please contact:
–   Kalihi Palama Health Center (Oahu) – Phone: 845-8578

  –   Kokua Kalihi Valley (Oahu) – Phone: 791-9420

  –   William McKenzie, M.D. (Oahu) – Phone: 623-2212

  –   Salvation Army (Oahu) – Phone: 732-2802

  –   Waimanalo Health Center (Oahu) – Phone: 259-7948

  –   Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (Oahu) – Phone: 696-1559

  –   Malama A Ho’opili Pono (Hawaii) – Phone: 974-4291

  –   Maui Family Support Services (Maui) – Phone: 565-7484

  –   Lanai Perinatal Support Services (Lanai) – Phone: 565-7484

  –   Molokai General Hospital (Molokai) – Phone: 553-3145

  –   Kauai Medical Clinic (Kauai) – Phone: 246-1681

Mothers Care

Mothers Care goal is to reduce the number of premature births and other birth complications by increasing the number of women who seek early and adequate prenatal care. If you are looking for a pregnancy test, doctor, childbirth class or breastfeeding help- they have an extensive collection of resources to help you find information for all of your pregnancy needs. Please contact 535-7988.

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

The Hawaii Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Project is a population-based surveillance system designed to identify and monitor maternal experiences and behaviors before and during pregnancy, and during the first months of the infant’s life. Please contact 733-9050.

Baby Center

Baby Center’s topics include safety answers regarding foods, medications, and exercise during pregnancy. Also includes information for each stage of preganancy through childhood.


Babyzone is an online guide to all things pregnancy and child development related. From gestational information to baby names to nursery checklists.

American Academy of Pediatrics- Hawai’i Chapter

The Hawai’i Chapter is a voluntary organization of over 200 pediatricians in Hawaii. We include members in private, group, military and academic practice as well as Pediatricians in training and other non-pediatrician physicians interested in Child Health issues. Resources include The Rainbow Book, an early intervention handbook. Please contact 377-5608.

Hawai’i Immunization Program

The goal of the Hawai’i Immunization Program is to prevent diseases such as whooping cough, measles, hepatitis B, chickenpox, tetanus, and influenza through vaccination. Please contact 586-8300.

Health Hawaii Initiative

The Healthy Hawaii Initiative is based on the socio-ecological model to affect behavior change at multiple levels of society (individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal).

Kapi’olani Health Connection 535-7000

Kapi’olani Health Connection offers referrals Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. Please contact 535-7000.

* The Parent Line 526-1222

The Parent Line is a free statewide confidential telephone line which offers support and information to parents and other caregivers. The phone line staff will help you problem-solve parenting challenges and child and adolescent behavior and development issues. Community resources information and parenting handouts are available.

Aloha Mothers of Multiples (AMOMS)

A parenting support group for parents with multiples. Please call 247- TWIN or email

Hawaii Baby Zone

Hawaii’s online parenting resource, contains information on classes for kids, product reviews, schools, and local events. Also features a Hawaii message board to connect to other Hawaii parents.

The Baby Hui

Baby Hui supports parents through a network of neighborhood-based parenting groups facilitated by trained volunteers.Please contact 735-2484 or follow the link below for more information.

UH Center on the Family

The UH Center on the Family website features the following listing of resources in Hawai’i for parents and families.

Hawaii Covering Kids

Hawaii Covering Kids helps to find, enroll, and retain eligible children and youth in health insurance programs. We collaborate with federal, state, and community agencies to conduct outreach activities and help Med-QUEST simplify its processes. Please contact the Kids Health Insurance Line at 211.

Hawaii State Med- QUEST Division

Hawaii QUEST, commonly known as QUEST is a program that provides health coverage through health plans for eligible Hawaii residents. It provides medical and mental health services. Dental Services are provided under the Medicaid Fee-For-Service Program. QUEST is administered by the Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division and is financed through the State of Hawaii and the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Please call the Enrollment Call Center: 524-3370 on Oahu and toll free from the Neighbor Islands at 1-800-316-8005.

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

The Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i is the oldest and largest non-profit law firm in the State of Hawai`i. Intake Hotline Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Hotline Numbers:
536-4302 on Oahu, OR 1-800-499-4302 on the Neighbor Islands.You may also walk in to Legal Aid’s Honolulu Office at 924 Bethel Street during Intake Hotline Hours.

Volunteer Legal Services Hawai’i

Volunteer Legal Services Hawai’i provides free or low-cost legal help to low-income residents and the non-profit organizations serving them in communities across our state with the help of volunteers who contribute pro bono services.Please contact 528-7046.

Hawaii Disability Rights Center

HDRC is the designated Client Assistance Program (CAP) and Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for Hawaii’s estimated 180,000 residents with disabilities. Please contact Voice/TTY: (808) 949-2922, 1 (800) 882-1057.

Na Loio Immigrant Rights and Public Interest Legal Center

Na Loio is a statewide legal services agency. It provides legal assistance on immigration and immigration-related issues for indigent immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as human trafficking. It also offers brief legal advice on these issues over the phone to abused immigrants, service providers, agencies and others, regardless of income. Please contact 847-8828.

Office of Community Services- Immigrant Service Programs

OCS provides services to immigrants through purchase of service awards to community-based agencies statewide.

The Pacific Gateway Center

The Pacific Gateway Center (formerly known as the Immigrant Center) offers a range of direct and support-services to meet the needs of immigrants and refugees. In addition to its “kitchen incubator” – a program to help people start catering and food-product businesses – it offers small-loan, language, employment-training and micro-enterprise counseling programs. Please contact 845-3918.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

USCIS provides services for immigration-related matters related to employment authorization, case management, and applications for citizenship.

Hawaii Public Housing Authority Affordable Accomodations

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority administers federally subsidized housing and state affordable housing in Hawaii. For a list of affordable housing accomodations, please use the following link:

IHS Program Services

IHS offers numerous programs for families, women, and men providing temporary housing and supports Hawaii’s needy families with security deposit payments. Please contact 845-7150 or visit

City Housing Rental Assistance Program

The City of Honolulu offers rental assistance subsidies to qualified residents to a limited number of housing facilities. A list of those are available at the link.

City of Honolulu Section 8 HUD Voucher Program

Although a temporary suspension of new applicants is in effect, the federally funded Section 8 Program provides for rental subsidies to be paid directly to landlords on behalf of income eligible families and primarily elderly, disabled or handicapped individuals. The subsidy is “invisible” so that households receiving assistance are not identified and can remain anonymous within the community. For more information please contact 527-5909.

* Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), is a federally funded program which provides Hawaii residents with nourishing supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and health and social service referrals. The participants of WIC are either pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, and infants and children under age five who meet income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional risk. Please contact 586-8175.

Hawaii Dietetics Association

The Hawaii Dietetics Association (HDA) website offers nutrition information, a listing of dieticians, and other health resources.

Hawaii Mother’s Milk Inc.

Hawaii Mothers’ Milk offers a number of services, which help families who choose to breastfeed their babies, to enjoy a successful and healthy start. Some of the services that they provide are:
* Health Education and Counseling for the nursing mother.
* Assistance with breastfeeding problems or questions.
* Electric breastpump rentals.
* Sales of breastfeeding supplies and pumps. We offer Medela and Ameda/Egnell pumps.
* Educational materials and information on breastfeeding.
Please contact 949-1723 or via email

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii

This local nonprofit agency is committed to improving Hawaii’s maternal, child and family health, through collaborative efforts in public education, advocacy, and collaboration. Please contact 951-5805. is a great resource for raising a healthy child and offers a special section just for parents. Check out the Bright Papers and Frequently Asked Questions to get the facts about children and physical activity, healthy eating and self-esteem.

Hawaii Food Bank

The Hawaii Foodbank forms a vital link between the food donors and our member agencies by providing services in collecting, sorting, salvaging, and distributing food. The Hawaii Foodbank also supports its member agencies through financial and educational assistance. Please contact 836-3600.

Oahu Work Links

Oahu Work Links features seven centers on Oahu for job seekers that provide a wide range of services, all for free including job placement, resume writing, internet job searches of local and national job banks, access to telephones, faxes, and email, and reference materials.

Hawaii’s Family Friendly Employers

A Hawaii BabyZone listing of Family Friendly Employers who may offer flexibility in work schedules, prenatal excercise classes, job-sharing, tuition reimbursements, among others benefits.

Hoomanea – Employment & Training Program

Alu Like’s Ho’omānea ‘Ōiwi Employment&Training Program provides year round services to eligible adults 18 years or older and youth ages 14-21. They provide a wide range of services which includes outreach, intake, assessment, career counseling, work experience, occupational skills training, educational&tuition assistance, tutoring and internships.

* Hawaii Department of Education

The Hawaii Department of Education website featuring links to all aspects of education within the State of Hawaii. Please contact 586-3230.

Alani Children’s Center

Alani Children’s Center provides early childhood care and education for children of the campus community and also serves as a laboratory for the early childhood teacher training programs, service learning, and related programs in the University of Hawaii. The Center serves children two to five years old. Please contact 734-9394.

Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools features the private schools in Hawaii. Please contact 973-1540.

Oahu Head Start

Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood and care program for economically disadvantaged families with children between the ages of 3 and 5. Please contact 847-2400.

Special Education Services Branch

Services and information for children with disabilities in need for special education including IDEA and Felix decree. Please contact 733-4400.

Operation Search

Operation Search is the Hawaii Department of Education’s campaign to find children who may need Special Education Services but who are not receiving them at this time. The Department of Education provides Special Education Services for children with disabilities from age three to age twenty. Please contact 586-3230.

Preschool Developmental Screening Program (PDSP)

Preschool Developmental Screening Program promotes the screening and identification of developmental/behavioral problems in children age 3-5 years. The program trains community providers in using screening tools, provides developmental and behavioral screening for children who would otherwise not have screening, facilitates follow-up, and provides consultation regarding developmental/behavioral concerns and intervention strategies. Please contact 733-9054.

* Hawaii Department of Health Early Intervention Section&Hawaii Keiki Information Services (H-KISS)

The Early Intervention Section (EIS) is a federal and state-mandated program that provides services to support the development of infant and toddlers from birth to three years of age. H-KISS is a free information and referral system for families and pediatricians and is a program of the Early Intervention Section of the Hawaii Department of Health.Please contact 594-0000.

Newborn Hearing Screening Program

The Newborn Hearing Screening Program supports statewide efforts to screen all babies for hearing loss. The program coordinates hospital screening activities statewide, helps families set up diagnostic evaluations for babies who do not pass screening and for children under three years old who may have developed a hearing loss after birth, helps families get early intervention services for young children with hearing loss, provides information to families, health care providers, early intervention staff and the public, and maintains statewide data on hearing screening results and follow-up.

Newborn Metabolic Screening Program

The Department of Health’s Newborn Metabolic Screening Program has tested all babies born in Hawaii for 31 metabolic disorders through expanded newborn screening using tandem mass spectrometry. Please contact 733-9069.

* Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline

DVCLH is a statewide resource for social service providers, educators, health professionals, therapists, attorneys, employers and civic groups. They provide a legal hotline; legal representation in family court actions involving divorce, custody, protection orders, and post decree matters; advocacy for individual victims; case management for up to one year for clients on their civil caseload, victim partners of convicted domestic violence misdemeanants, and hotline callers in crisis; outreach in civil court for petitioners seeking protection orders; outreach in criminal court for witnesses in abuse cases; advocacy and outreach to teen victims of dating violence; community education and material development; emergency cash grants for eligible applicants; and outreach to restraining order petitioners to educate them on how to implement their restraining order or to increase their safety. Please contact 534-0040 (admin), 531-3771 (hotline),(800)690-6200 toll- free.

Catholic Charities Hawai`i Family & Therapeutic Services

Provides therapeutic services, intervention and support for child sexual assault, victims, perpetrators, non-offending partners and siblings. Batterers’ Intervention Program and DV Victim Support Services (case management is not provided). Individual and Family counseling and specialized therapeutic support groups. Please contact 521- HELP (521-4357.

Child and Family Service – DOV

Child and Family Service provides a domestic violence group session for both men and women victims. They also provide Domestic Violence Intervention Groups for perpetrators, Violence Control Groups for perpetrators (non-intimate), and Domestic Violence Support Group/Victim’s Children’s Program for child witnesses of domestic violence. Please contact 532-5100, 841-0822 (24-hr hotline).

Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The HSCADV believes that violence against women and children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships. We also believe that societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, anti-semitism, able-bodyism, ageism, and other oppressions foster battering by perpetuating conditions which condone violence against women and children. Please contact 832-9316.

PACT Family Peace Center

Family Peace Centers promote family peace by teaching non-violent skills to assure victim safety and offender accountability, and to break family cycles of violence. The program emphasizes partnership, equality, and respect among and between all family members. Violence and power control groups for offenders are provided on Oahu, Maui and Lanai. On Oahu there are support groups for victims/survivors; support for children who have witnessed domestic violence; and parenting skill building groups. Please contact 832-0855.

Parents and Children Together (PACT) Pu’uhonua

Pu’uhonua is a one stop drop-in center for victims of domestic violence, providing crisis intervention and counseling, legal services, advocacy, education, and childcare. The program is a collaborative effort with the Honolulu Police Department. Services are provided at Pu`uhonua’s Honolulu office, and at various locations throughout Oahu. Please contact 585-7944.

Early Head Start (0-3 years )&Head Start (3-5 years)

Head Start is a national program which provides comprehensive developmental services for low-income, preschool children ages from three to five and social services for their families. The services for children focus on education, socio-emotional development, physical and mental health, and nutrition. Please contact 696-4815.

Hawaii Kids At Work

Hawaii Kids at Work is a non-profit day care program that provides care for children aged 6 weeks to 3 years. Please contact 531-7213.

Parents and Childern Together (PACT)

Parents And Children Together (PACT) is one of Hawaii’s leading private non-profit family service agencies and is a leader in the design and delivery of a broad range of innovative social and educational services. PACT is an active partner with numerous community efforts, coalitions, initiatives, schools and other providers, and is a prominent advocate for the needs of Hawaii’s most socio-economically challenged citizens. Please contact (808) 842-5996.

Respite Care

Provides a break from child care responsibilities for parents who are under stress and cannot afford childcare. Please contact (808) 841-1027.

Preschool Open Doors

Preschool Open Doors is supported by the Department of Human Services, Preschool Open Doors (POD) helps families pay for preschool. Specialized for children with special needs, English as a second language and the homeless. For more information please contact O’ahu (808) 587-5254 Neighbor Islands (toll free) 1-800-746-5620 or visit

* P.A.T.C.H.

Provides parents with referrals to family child care homes and child care centers, resources on how to choose quality child care, information on child care subsidy programs,and connections to resources for raising healthy children. Please contact(808) 839-1988.

Alu Like Native Hawaiian Child Care Assistance Program

Alu Like provides subsidies to Hawaiian families for child care from birth to 13 years of age. Please contact 535-1300.

Child Care Connections

Helps low income families pay for child care servies for children ages newborn to 13 years old. Please contact (808) 587-5266.

* Child Welfare Services 832-5300

Any person who has reason to believe that a child has been or may be abused and/or neglected can immediately report to CWS or to the police department. On Oahu, please call 832-5300.

The Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Services Branch, is committed to strengthening families and helping
parents provide a safe family home for their children. The Statewide toll free child abuse reporting hotline number is 1-800-494-3991. The child abuse and neglect reporting hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii (PCAH)

Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in all it’s forms and to ensuring that every child in the state of Hawaii is able to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment. Please contact 951-0200.

The Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Hawaii

The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) of the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children (KMCWC) is a statewide program valued for its leadership and expertise in providing treatment services for survivors of sexual assault, preventing sexual violence and effecting change through public policy, awareness and education.

24 Hotline is available at 808-524-RAPE (7273)

* DOH- ADAD How to Access Substance Abuse Treatment in Hawaii

Substance abuse treatment is available at the following agencies funded by the Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. If you or someone you know needs treatment, please follow the link below for a link to these resources.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD)

CAMHD provides timely and effective mental health prevention, assessment and treatment services to children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, and their families.

Hawaii Families as Allies (HFAA)

HFAA is a statewide parent-controlled family network organization, recognized in Hawaii and nationally as a voice on behalf of families of children and adolescents with emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Please contact 487-8785.

Mental Health Association Hawaii

The Mental Health Association specializes in Alcohol Treatment, Recovery, Memory Loss, Cutting, Borderline Personality, Male Menopause, and offers an array of other products and services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The NAMI- Honolulu office offers support and advocacy services for families and individuals. Please contact 591-1297.

Suicide Crisis and Access Hotline 832-3100

Please contact 832-3100 (Oahu). Neighbor Islands 1-800-753-6879.

The Autism Society of Hawaii

The Autism Society of Hawaii is committed to educating service providers and the community about autism spectrum disorders, as well as advocating for and supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. For more information on the Autism Society of Hawaii (ASH), please call Naomi Grossman at (808) 228-0122, or email, or Evelyn Akamine at (808) 282-3676, or email

* After School Plus Program (A+)

The A+ Program brings affordable after-school child care services to children in public elementary schools whose parents work, attend school or are in job training programs, so that the high incidence of latchkey children is reduced. Please contact 586-3230.

Camp H.R. Erdman

YMCA Camp H.R. Erdman has been providing programs for children, youth, men and women of all ages, faiths and backgrounds since 1926.If you have questions or need more information please call camp at 637-4615.

Alice’s Musikgarten

Alice’s Musikgarten features music and movement for children and adults from infants onwards. Please contact 393-3977 or email at

Manoa Valley Church After School Program

The Manoa Valley Church after school program provides care for children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Children have ample opportunities to be themselves in their relationships with other children. They are free to select from activities according to their interests. Please call the church office at 988-3271 for more information.