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Child and Family Service Domestic Violence Hotline (West Hawaii)


Domestic Abuse Shelters

The locations of our shelters are confidential. If you are in need of domestic abuse help, please call our Domestic Abuse Hotlines.

A Place of Refuge:

Domestic Abuse Shelters provide a safe haven for abused partners and their children. It is a time-out period for abused partners to learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, the cycle of abuse and how to develop a “safety plan”. It is also a time for learning about and making choices; discovering that they are not at fault for the abuse; building self-esteem and learning self-empowerment.

The shelters offer:

  • Domestic violence crisis hotline
  • Lodging and food
  • Crisis counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Educational workshops
  • Support groups
  • Information, referral & advocacy
  • Children’s program
  • Tutors for children who are unable to attend school
  • Assistance with obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
  • Assistance with obtaining housing and financial aid


Child & Family Serve accepts all victims of domestic violence and their children.


Yes, there are fees, however, no one is turned away due to lack of ability to pay.


The Shelter for Domestic Abuse Programs are funded by the Department of Human Services, through funds distributed by the Hawaii State Legislature and through private grants, donations and support from the general public.

Your Rights:

  • As a participant in a Child & Family Service program you have the following rights:
  • The right to a humane service environment
  • The right to services free from unlawful discrimination
  • The right to be involved in your own service planning
  • The right to confidentiality except when otherwise mandated by law
  • The right to services which are least restrictive and most convenient
  • The right to file a complaint if these rights are infringed


The shelters provide a safe haven for victims and their children to learn about domestic violence and ways to keep themselves safe in the future.

Hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

(808) 322-7233 - West Hawaii - Type: Hotline

Christmas Wish Program Inc.


Local non-profit that provides life changing experiences to the children living in extreme poverty situations. Their goal is to help children grow and break the cycle of homelessness.



(808) 987-6018 - Kea'au - Type: Main

808-982-8128 - Kea'au - Type: Classes

Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii


CDFH family strengthening services work to prevent drug abuse and its effects on children and their families by providing a foundation based on values, knowledge, and skills to strengthen the entire family within a cultural context. Family programs work toward improving family cohesion, family life skills in parents and children, and family order and organization.

Family programs include:
  • Strengthening Hawaii Families (SHF) Workshop Series
  • SHW Family Nights
  • Family Intervention & Training Services




1130 North Nimitz Highway, A259
Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 545-3228 - Oahu - Type: Main

1-800-845-1946 - Neighbor Islands - Type: Main

Consciousness Awakened


Supporting mothers with resources for natural wellbeing from pregnancy and beyond.




PO BOX 1067
Kilauea, HI 96754

808-651-6110 - Kauai - Type: Main

DHS Benefit Employment and Support Services


BESSD is the largest division in the Department of Human Services. Staff and administrators provide a continuum of services, through nine programs that serve different populations, aimed at providing clients with monthly benefits to assist them with such essentials as food, shelter, and child care, as well as employment support and work-training and dependency diversion and prevention.




820 Mililani Street, Suite 606
Honolulu, HI 96813

808-243-5866 - Wailuku

808-241-3660 - Type: Main

DOE Family Support Parent Community Network

(808) 553-9989 - Kaunakakai - Type: Classes

Domestic Violence Shelter (Ohia)


Offering a safe and confidential facility for women and their children who can no longer remain in their homes because of domestic violence. Crisis response is available 24/7. Trained staff assist women with safety and future life planning, and make referrals for housing, legal, and medical needs and recovery support services for those with substance abusing behaviors. Ohia After the devastation of a lava flow, the Ohia is one of the first plants that appear. It is delicate and hardy and survives the harshest of climates. "Ohia" is our metaphor for the women and children who come to us for safety. Ohia Shelter offers a safe place for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Services offered are: • Individual and group support meetings • Specialized services for women from an on-site Certified Substance Abuse Counselor • Specialized services for children from an on-site Children's Advocate • Personal development classes • Referrals to legal, medical, financial and housing assistance • 24 hour crisis and intervention hotline • Follow up services after discharge

(808) 526-2200 - Oahu - Type: Hotline

Easter Seals


Services are at no cost to families. Services for children age birth to 3 years old who have a developmental delay. Services include but are not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, special instruction, social work, and care coordination.




710 Green Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 961-3081 - Hilo - Type: Program

(808) 245-7141 - Lihue - Type: Classes

(888) 241-7450 - Type: Toll-free

(808) 678-3814 - Kapolei - Type: Program

(808) 261-4999 - Kailua - Type: Program

(808) 735-6981 - Honolulu - Type: Program

(808) 536-3764 - Honolulu - Type: Program

(808) 261-4999 - Kailua

Families for R.E.A.L.


In 1988, The Hawai’i State Legislature initiated the “Parent Education Demonstration Project,” later named “Families for R.E.A.L. (Resources and Early Access to Learning)” in response to a community vision of healthy children and families. Families for R.E.A.L. is a school-based program of courses and activities for parents and their children, ages 0 to 5.

Parents and children participate in the classes corresponding to their children’s ages once a week for eight to nine weeks to gain and share information and skills. Each course is offered at least three times (3 sessions) a year. There are regular courses for:

1. parents with their infants;
2. parents with their one-year-old children;
3. parents with their two-year-old toddlers;
4. parents with their three-year-old children;
5. parents with their four or five-year-old children;and
6. pregnant teens


641 18th Ave.
Honolulu , HI 96816

(808) 873-3402 - Kahului - Type: Main

(808) 453-6478 - Pearl City - Type: Main

(808) 235-9189 - Kaneohe - Type: Main

(808) 735-6225 - Honolulu - Type: Resources/Referrals

Family Advocacy Programs - Play Mornings


Little Ones Play Morning
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
From 10:00-11:00am
Schofield Barracks ACS
Bldg. 2091
Children 0-3

Sports Play Morning
4th Tuesday of Every Month
From 9:00-10:00am
Kalakaua Community
Center Grassy Area
Children 3-5

Sports Play Morning
2nd Friday of Every Month
SAMR Sports Field
Children 3-5

Looking for a great place to:
  • Meet other moms and dads
  • Share information and parenting tips
  • Give your infant/toddler a chance to interact with other children in a safe, structured environment
    Then register & come join us!


    (808) 655-4227 - Oahu - Type: Classes

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