SOCIAL and FAMILY Services



The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is reminding residents and visitors that anyone who has been affected by the recent eruptions and is seeking help in coping with mental or emotional effects, may call the Crisis Line of Hawai‘i toll-free at

(800) 753-6879


SELF care tools for Evacuees and others: Downloadable PDF


Private Foundation assisting families in response to the evacuation. Limited funding to provide financial assistance for those who have lost their home or is displaced by the volcanic eruptions.  Financial may be provided for housing, relocation, and other immediate needs not met by other community resources.  1045A Kilauea Avenue • Phone 808.935.2188     HOTLINE:  808.959.8864

Help talking to your kids about what is going on  

The Parent line is a great resource for child behavior, child development, parenting, caregiver support, and you can find lots of community resources at the link above. Get help problem-solve challenges during this eruption crisis, for both children and adolescents.  Call 1-800-816-1222

Big Island Substance Abuse Council

Mental Health Services and Counseling for those coping with the lava.  16-179 Melekahiwa Street , Kea'au, Hawai'i 96749   (808) 969-9994

County of Hawaii – Office of Aging

Kupuna care. Resources, referrals and option counseling for long-term support.  1055 Kinoole Street, Suite 101, Hilo (808) 961-8600

Neighborhood Place of Puna

16-105 Opukahaia St., Keaau   •   Monday – Friday 8- 4:30 • Call 808-965-5550

East Hawaii Office of Child and Family Services

1266 Kamehameha Ave # A5, Hilo, HI 96720       (808) 935-4747

The Food Basket

40 Holuma Street, Hilo  Phone  (808) 933-6030

Catholic Charities Hawai'i Island

62 Kinoole Street, Hilo  (808) 935-4673

HOPE Services Hawai`i

296 Kilauea Avenue,   Hilo   (808) 935-3050

County of Hawaii – Office of Housing and Community Development, Existing Housing Division

50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo (808) 961-8379


VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars - Pahoa Post

VFW national has sent a grant under the Unmet Needs Program to Pahoa vets. The state VFW department will be here at our Post on May 29 thru May 31 to distribute grants to veterans who have been displaced. It looks like those grants will be in the amount of $300 each. You will need to fill out a short form and show your DD214 to qualify. VFW Auxiliary #3830 - Pahoa • 808-936-6862 or Patti 808-936-7611 (text or call)

Department of Human Services

SNAP benefits and more. 13 Kekaulike St, Hilo, HI 96720 • Closes 3:30PM  • Phone: (808) 933-0331