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YWCA Family Violence Program and Shelter

Description:

The YWCA offers a 24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault crisis line; a 24-hour crisis response team for sexual assault; safety planning, safe shelter for female victims and their minor children; counseling, advocacy, referrals, support/empowerment groups and domestic violence education. Non-attorney legal advocates assist with TRO preparation, court escort and court advocacy.

Child advocates review for developmental milestones and facilitate age appropriate, constructive playgroups for children to address the affects of domestic violence on children. The Program provides training and education on domestic violence in schools and the community and collaborates with community agencies like Kauai Police Department for social change to fulfill the Program’s mission.

If you are in a crisis situation and require immediate assistance, dial 911 or the 24-hour shelter hotline on your island:

Hilo: 959-8864
Kauai: 245-6362
Kona: 322-SAFE (7233)
Maui/Lanai: 579-9581

Molokai: 567-6888 Oahu: 841-0822 (Town/Leeward) 526-2200 or 528-0606 (Windward)

Address:

3094 Elua Street
Lihue, HI 96766

(808)526-2200 - Windward Oahu 24-Hour Shelter Hotline

(808)841-0822 - Oahu (town/Leeward) 24-Hour Shelter Hotline

(808)567-6888 - Molokai 24-Hour Shelter Hotline

(808)579-9581 - Maui/Lanai 24-Hour Shelter Hotline

322-SAFE (7233) - Kona 24-Hour Shelter Hotline

245-6362 - Kauai 24-hour Shelter Hotline

959-8864 - Hilo 24-Hour Shelter Hotline

(808) 245-4144 - Sexual Assault Hotline

(808) 245-8404 - Kauai Main Office

(808) 245-6362 - Crisis Hotline



YWCA Hawaii Island Healthy Start

Description:

The YWCA of Hawaii Island Healthy Start Program is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The program empowers families to improve their lives and encourages them to raise healthy well-adjusted children who will become future leaders in our community. Women hold a unique position in the family and by empowering them to make needed changes that will influence the lives of their children, we can change the face of poverty, despair, and negative domestic realities to ones of economic opportunity, hope, and positive domestic outcomes.

Although the primary focus of the Healthy Start Program is healthy children, the ultimate goal is:
Healthy Families equals a Healthy Society and a Healthy World!

Service Description:
The purpose of the Healthy Start program is to support and strengthen families. The program service provides voluntary screening, assessment, and referrals to Pregnant Women, Expectant Fathers, and Caregivers of Newborns residing in the East Hawaii area on the island of Hawai'i who meet the program eligibility criteria.

Healthy Start provides home visiting services to eligible families. Program staff partner with parents to address individual needs, set and support goals, build a home environment around the baby and connects parents with helpful services and information that supports learning, safety, and developmental stimulation. The services are free, voluntary, and confidential.

Service Activities:
• Nurturing Parenting Curriculum
• Prenatal care planning and baby care basics
• Parenting techniques and information
• Goal setting and resource building
• Developmental activities and screening
• Support groups

Eligibility:
Eligibility is determined prenatally or in the hospital at the time of birth.

An eligibility interview may be requested by calling Healthy Start at (808) 930-5714.

Fees:
There are no fees charged for this program.

Website:

Address:

1382 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 930-5714 - Hilo - Type: Service/Intake

(808) 961-3877 - Hilo - Type: Main




YWCA of Hawaii Island Healthy Start Program

Description:

The only home visitation program throughout East Hawai’i to prevent child abuse and neglect and provide support for children, from newborn to 3, and their families. Enhanced Healthy Start is for families referred by the Child Welfare Services system.

Website:

Email:

Address:

145 Ululani Street
Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 935-7141 - Type: Main



YWCA Sex Assault Crisis Hotline (Big Island, Kilauea Ave.)

Description:

The YWCA of Hawaiʻi Island is dedicated to changing the beliefs that accompany sexual violence. We seek to create a society that does not minimize sexual crimes, that does not permit the shaming or silencing of the assaulted or hide the crime out of shame – a society where perpetrators are held accountable, mandated for treatment and prevented from offending again. Since the 1970s, we have provided response programs to victims of sexual assault known as Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Sexual Assault Response and Advocacy Services (SARAH) and Empowering Alternatives program (EAp). Need description of what each service provides. The YWCA offers support services for victims and their families: • Free, confidential counseling • Crisis intervention • Emotion and moral support • Support during a medical exam and the legal process • Assistance in deciding whether to file a police report • Therapeutic services • 24-hour crisis line • Community education, awareness and prevention activities What is sexual assault? Sexual assault is any unwanted, forced, tricked or coerced sexual activity; it occurs when one does not give consent to the sexual activity or is unable to. Sexual contact without consent is a crime. What does it mean to consent? Consent is when one person agrees to or gives permission to another person to do something. In this case, you understand what something is and what it involves. You are a willing participant in the act and are comfortable every step of the way. What is not consent? Remaining silent, not responding or submitting out of fear is not consent. Consent should never be implied or assumed.

Address:

1382 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 935-0677 - Hilo - Type: Hotline

(808) 935-7141 - Hilo - Administration - Type: Main



YWCA Sex Assault Crisis Hotline (Big Island, Ululani St.)

Description:

The YWCA of Hawaiʻi Island is dedicated to changing the beliefs that accompany sexual violence. We seek to create a society that does not minimize sexual crimes, that does not permit the shaming or silencing of the assaulted or hide the crime out of shame – a society where perpetrators are held accountable, mandated for treatment and prevented from offending again. Since the 1970s, we have provided response programs to victims of sexual assault known as Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Sexual Assault Response and Advocacy Services (SARAH) and Empowering Alternatives program (EAp). Need description of what each service provides. The YWCA offers support services for victims and their families: • Free, confidential counseling • Crisis intervention • Emotion and moral support • Support during a medical exam and the legal process • Assistance in deciding whether to file a police report • Therapeutic services • 24-hour crisis line • Community education, awareness and prevention activities What is sexual assault? Sexual assault is any unwanted, forced, tricked or coerced sexual activity; it occurs when one does not give consent to the sexual activity or is unable to. Sexual contact without consent is a crime. What does it mean to consent? Consent is when one person agrees to or gives permission to another person to do something. In this case, you understand what something is and what it involves. You are a willing participant in the act and are comfortable every step of the way. What is not consent? Remaining silent, not responding or submitting out of fear is not consent. Consent should never be implied or assumed.

Website:

Address:

145 Ululani St.
Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 935-0677 - Hilo - Type: Hotline

(808) 935-7141 - Hilo - Administration - Type: Main


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