Community Resources for ʻOhana

Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network

Click on the Hawaiʻi Island button to see many of the different services available to you in one place (childcare, health, screening sites, food).

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Financial help is available to low-income Hawaiʻi Island residents experiencing financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hope Services Hawaii, Neighborhood Place of Puna and Hawaiʻi County Economic Opportunity Council can distribute one-time emergency financial assistance of up to $1,000 per household to Hawaiʻi Island residents who have recently been laid off or whose income has been reduced. Restrictions apply. See website for details.

Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and needs for our kamaliʻi & ʻohana. Liliʻuokalani Trust is providing kōkua through one-time emergency stabilization financial assistance for those who qualify. If you or those you serve are interested in applying for one-time Emergency Stabilization Financial Assistance, please call our LT Kōkua Line at (808) 466-8102. Hours of operation: Tuesdays – Fridays, 9:00am–12noon & 1:00-3:00pm, excluding State/Federal Holidays. Or email at covidhelp@onipaa.org

Individual and Family Grants from ModestNeeds.org

A resource for low income families and individuals affected by COVID 19. Public housing residents and households who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are eligible to apply for an annual grant of up to $1,250 to cover unexpected/emergency expenses and monthly bills unpaid due to extenuating circumstances within the past year. Special consideration is given to persons living alone (single persons with no dependent children), public school teachers, and first responders. Apply at the website above.

If anyone needs kōkua with filing for unemployment, emergency food resources, and/or DHS questions – Maryam is available to help you! Contact your ʻuo mamo for a way to get in touch with her.


Food Distribution

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Ka Ua Paliloa’s Mālama iā Māmā Giveback

To our ʻohana Ka Ua Paliloa: Come to the kula this weekend to pick up a free meal on Saturday between 5 – 7 in the evening. Please drive up and your bag will be handed to you, no need to get out of the car.

Grab-n-Go Sites

Breakfast is offered from 7:30am to 8:00am. Lunch is offered 11:30am to 12:00pm. Here are the sites for North Kohala/Hāmākua

  • Honokaʻa High
  • Waimea Elementary
  • Waikoloa Elementary
  • Kohala High

Other Weekly or Occasional Resources


Mental Health

Child Mind Institute

Waihona noʻonoʻo, or mental health practices to help ʻohana relationships at home.

Domestic Abuse Help

Domestic abuse can take many forms; it can be physical, mental, emotional, and financial. Please reach out for help if you need it.

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