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Kako‘o Maui Relief & Aid Services Center - Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

The hub will provide access to relief application assistance, legal aid, document replacements, mental & physical health support, Foodland vouchers, HEPA air purification systems, workforce training, financial support may be available, and more.

The hub will host both non-profit service providers and representatives from various agencies, on a rotating basis, including:

  • Imua Family Services
  • Hawai‘i Community Lending
  • Hawaiian Community Assets
  • Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i
  • Papa Ola Lōkahi
  • Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Inc.
  • Maui Rapid Response
  • Catholic Charities of Hawai‘i

For more information, go to hawaiiancouncil.org/helpmaui/mauiresources

Come down and get assistance today in person:

Maui Mall (next to the UPS Store and TJ Max)
153 E Kamehameha Ave, Suite 101

Open: Monday - Fricay, 8 am to 6 pm

Phone: 808-204-2722
Email: kakoomaui@hawaiiancouncil.org

kakoomaui@hawaiiancouncil.org
(808) 204-2722
70 E. Ka'ahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732
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Apply for FEMA's Critical Needs Assistance

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply through the FEMA mobile app or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

Critical Needs Assistance is a one-time $700 payment per household.

For more information on FEMA disaster assistance, visit FEMA Individual Assistance.

After you complete your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA application number.  Write down this number and keep it for future reference.

Also learn more about the steps after applying here.

Other helpful information:

FEMA is committed to providing equal access to disaster recovery resources and assistance. Let FEMA know if you or anyone in your household has a disability or language need.

If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot help with losses already covered by insurance.

Apply for Government Aid from FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP)

Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or under-insured necessary expenses and serious needs. IHP assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet your basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply through the FEMA mobile app or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

IHP Assistance may include:

Learn About FEMA IHP Assistance

View the Applying for Assistance: Tip Sheet (PDF) for persons with disabilities. Before you start your FEMA application, have the information on the Disaster Survivor Application Checklist ready.

After you complete your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA application number.  Write down this number and keep it for future reference.

Also learn more about the steps after applying here.

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

Visit our Individuals and Households Program page to learn more or go to DisasterAssistance.gov to apply for disaster assistance.

FEMA is committed to providing equal access to disaster recovery resources and assistance. Let FEMA know if you or anyone in your household has a disability or language need.

If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot help with losses already covered by insurance.

Apply for Maui Host Housing Support Program for $375-$2,000 monthly stipend from CNHA

Maui Host Housing Support Program provides $375-$2,000 monthly stipend

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement's newly-launched Host Housing Support Program provides financial assistance to households offering housing to individuals and families displaced by the Maui wildfires. During the initial phase of this pilot program, qualifying host households can receive financial support of $375 per person each month, depending on the size of the displaced family they are accommodating. Hosts may receive a monthly stipend of up to $2,000, which can be extended for up to 6 months.

It’s important to note that applicants do not need to be of Native Hawaiian descent to apply for this program.

Host households can use the financial assistance to cover additional costs like rent, utilities, groceries, household improvements and other necessities.

Who Can Qualify

  • The Host must be a Resident of the State of Hawaiʻi, hosting a family/individual(s) displaced by the Maui wildfires
  • The survivor family/individual’s pre-disaster primary residence, whether rented or owned, must be located in a confirmed disaster-impacted geographic area within Maui County. The residence should either be destroyed or have sustained significant structural damage necessitating extensive repairs. In cases where the damage is so extensive that repairs are not feasible, the family remains eligible.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must provide address of family/individuals whose home was damaged (impacted) by the Maui wildfires
  • Must pass a Housing Quality Standard inspection
  • Provide a brief explanation of how these funds will be utilized
  • Comply with monthly assessments of Applicant qualifications

Housing Requirements

Survivor families must

  • Be living in the Host family’s permanent housing accommodations to qualify for this program
  • Tents and temporary shelter living are not eligible
  • Access to a safe sleeping area, bathrooms, and kitchen/cooking area
Proof of housing and/or site visits may be required.

The level of assistance will be determined by the size of the survivor family as follows:

  • $500 per person
  • A maximum of $2,000 per month, for up to 6 months
  • $4 million commitment from Red Cross & HCF, in partnership with Maui County

Interested in Applying?

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at CNHA’s Kāko‘o Maui Resource Hub located at Maui Mall in Kahului or apply online at www.HawaiianCouncil.org/HostFamily.

Applicants can also contact CNHA at 808-596-8155.

Apply in person at our Kākoʻo Maui Resource Center or start your online application.
(Please complete your application using the Chrome, Firefox or Safari web browsers.)

For additional questions and support, please contact our team at maui@hawaiiancouncil.org

Apply for Maui Strong Fund grant funds for non-profit organizations from the Hawaii Community Foundation

If you are with a nonprofit organization seeking funding, please complete our short application.  If you have any questions on the application or our grants process, please email our HCF team at mauistrong@hcf-hawaii.org.

Organizations Seeking Funding

HCF is seeking funding requests for the Maui Strong Fund that have clear alignment with coordinated efforts on the ground on Maui. Requested fund amounts should align with the capacity of the organization to manage the grant funds (i.e., the organization has sufficient staff, accounting procedures, experience with programming, etc.). Independent efforts or self-deployment from neighbor islands or out-of-state organizations that have not been requested by Maui-based communities will likely not be funded. Read Maui Strong Funding Opportunity for detailed instructions on how to apply for a grant from the Maui Strong Fund.

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for financial resources from the Maui Strong Fund.

Non-501(c)(3) organizations are encouraged to find an existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to serve as fiscal sponsor, and submitted projects must be charitable in nature. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

To apply for funding, please log in or register for an account to the Grants Portal. If you need assistance, please view our Applicant User Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, How-To Videos, and/or submit a support ticket.

HCF staff will review applications weekly. Applicants should receive a status update or decision from HCF staff within one to three weeks.

Maui Strong Fund Frequently Asked Questions

As of August 25, 2023, $67,559,959 has been donated to the Maui Strong Fund.

Click here to see the list of past Maui Strong Fund Grantees.

As of August 16, 2023, in little over a week after the devastating Maui wildfires, the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation has received $35M from over 125,000 donors in 40 countries to support Maui communities affected by the devastating wildfires. Their team has been working with partners on the ground to understand the evolving needs and deploy these funds quickly and for high impact.

Partners in this round of funding are providing a wide range of important services including:
- coordination and shipping of fresh food and goods from Moloka‘i farmers, hunters and fishers
- temporary shelter support
- rental deposits and assistance for transitional housing- support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities- refrigerated trucks for food storage
- mobile clinics and traveling medical care
- gift cards to meet youth needs
- transportation coordination
- grief support, crisis intervention, mental health and well-being counseling
- gas and grocery gift cards
- standalone power stations
- internet access and mobile device charging
- emergency mobile pharmaceutical support
- vision clinics for those who need contacts or glasses replaced
- immigrant-focused services, including free green card replacement
- emergency shelter and feed for dogs, cats, and livestock that need temporary housing while displaced residents take care of other needs, and more.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email us at mauistrong@hcf-hawaii.org.

Apply for and Post job openings for the people of Maui via Hire Maui

HireMaui is a free community initiative to support thousands of residents suddenly left unemployed after the tragic wildfires on Maui. HireMaui provides a chance for displaced workers to get back on their feet and local companies to fill much needed positions.

The personal and economic consequences of sudden unemployment under tragic circumstances are profound. HireMaui is here to connect people with organizations who are ready to welcome them as employees.

Click here to find jobs and apply for temporary or long-term positions across the state

• Have a job opening you'd like to post? Register to start listing jobs today to find capable workers for positions you need to fill now.

For additional information and resources on Maui disaster relief, including financial, mental health, housing, and more, visit our Maui Resouces page.

HireMaui is a community initiative powered by the ALTRES Foundation in partnership with State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and other community partners.

Apply for emergency financial assistance from USDA Farm Service Agency Wildfire Recovery Programs

Has your agricultural operation been impacted by wildfire?

USDA offers programs that can help with wildfire recovery, as well as those that can help you manage risk on your operation.

Click here to see the USDA Wildfire Disaster Recovery assistance programs:

• The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish. It covers losses due to an eligible adverse weather or loss conditions as well as expenses associated with transportation of water and feed to livestock. ELAP is not eligible on federally managed lands.

• The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops to protect against natural disasters that result in lower yields or crop losses or prevents crop planting. Producers must have obtained NAP coverage for the crop year in which the loss occurs.

• The Tree Assistance Program provides cost-share assistance to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes or vines lost during the natural disaster.
This program provides assistance for trees, bushes or vines not covered by the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program or crop insurance.

•The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides benefits to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by specific adverse weather, disease, or animal attacks.

• The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) provides benefits for grazing losses due to wildfire. LFP benefits may also be available for loss of grazing acres due to wildfires on federally managed lands on which a producer is prohibited, by a federal agency, from grazing normally permitted livestock.

Emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres allows producers to graze livestock on lands enrolled in CRP, except for during primary nesting season.

• Livestock producers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program for forage losses due to severe drought or wildfire will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments to compensate for increases in supplemental feed costs through the Farm Service Agency’s Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP).

• The Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices. Common practices to help recover from wildfire include installing erosion control measures, planting trees, thinning and removing damaged trees and reseeding and replanting riparian areas.

• The Emergency Watershed Protection Program– with recovery and floodplain easement options – provides personalized advice and financial assistance to relieve imminent threats to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural disasters that impair a watershed.

• Farm Loans: USDA offers a variety of direct and guaranteed loans, including operating and emergency loans to eligible producers unable to secure commercial financing. Loans can help producers replace essential property, purchase inputs like livestock, equipment, feed and seed, cover family living expenses or refinance farm-related debts and other needs.

Learn about general eligibility for USDA’s disaster assistance programs: Disaster-Assistance-at-a-Glance Fact Sheet

For more information on USDA programs and how they can support, please contact the following or visit the Kahului Service Center at the address listed below.  

Kahului Service Center
77 Hookele Street, 2nd Floor Kahului, HI  96732

Mr. Gerald Gregory
Natural Resources Conservation Service

gerald.gregory@usda.gov

(808) 214-1747

Ms. Nenita Acob
Rural Development
nenita.acob@usda.gov
 
(808) 871-5500 ext. 4

Apply for financial assistance grants from Alzheimer’s Association Hawaiʻi's Maui Caregiver Respite Assistance Program

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Currently, nearly 100,000 kupuna and others in Hawaii are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, or another form of dementia. Serving Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa, the Alzheimer’s Association – Hawaii is here to help.

In response to the devastating Maui fires that displaced many families, the Alzheimer’s Association- Hawaiʻi is offering caregiver respite financial assistance to families impacted by the fires.

Alzheimer's Association - Hawaii's Maui Emergency Caregiver Respite Fund

This financial assistance program aims to provide support and temporary relief to caregivers caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another forms of dementia during this challenging time.

The caregiver respite financial assistance program will cover caregiving services of up to $2,500 per family in and outside of the home or a temporary residence, adult day care, or placement at an assisted living facility.

To apply for the program, please click here. If you have questions, please call our office at 808.591.2771 or email alohainfo@alz.org.


For additional support, we encourage Maui residents to reach out to the Maui County Office of Aging at 808.270.7774.
Maui and Hawaii Island Fires: Emergency Situations and People with Dementia Info Sheet

For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, visit alz.org/hawaii or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

For more information, and families in need of assistance are encouraged to contact the Maui County Office of Aging at 808-270-7774 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaiʻi at 808-591-2771.

Maui and Hawaii Island Fires: Emergency Situations and People with Dementia Info Sheet

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808.591.2771
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 301, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
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Apply for the Maui Relief Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for families with dependent children

In partnership with the state Department of Human Services, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) is administering the Maui Relief TANF Program that will provide help with housing, auto and utility payments and other expenses for income-eligible families with children who were directly impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires.

The Maui Relief TANF Program “Program” provides benefits to eligible families with dependent children with household incomes at or below 350% of the federal poverty level* who either experienced property damage or loss, or lost earnings or employment as a direct result of the wildfire disaster. The Program benefits are not intended to meet a family’s recurring needs and will not extend beyond four (4) months.

Rental and mortgage, utilities, and auto down payment on a new vehicle and loan payment assistance are available, as well as gift cards for clothing and school supplies.

Families with dependent children in their household, directly and indirectly impacted by the wildfires and earning less than 350 percent of the poverty level (which for a family of four is $120,750 annually) are eligible for the benefits.

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

Applications are accepted online and in-person:

• In person: The Maui Relief TANF Program, which launched on Oct. 20, continues to accept applications in-person at MEO offices in Wailuku. Applications are accepted in-person at MEO’s Wailuku office: 99 Mahalani St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (except holidays). Applicants should bring required documents with them.

• Online: The application for the Maui Relief TANF Program can be accessed from the MEO website. To apply for the Maui Relief TANF Program, go to www.meoinc.org and go to the Maui Relief TANF program under “Quick Links” or click this link directy.

For more information, leave a message on the Maui Relief TANF Program phone line at (808) 243-4404 and staff will return the call.

Families must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Hawai‘i resident.
  • Have at least one dependent child, up to age 24 years who is under the care of a relative.
  • Impacted by the Aug.  8 wildfires with property loss or damage or loss of earnings or job.
  • Family’s annual gross income is no more than 350 percent of the 2023 Hawai‘i federal poverty level, which is $79,380 for a family of two or $120,750 for a family of four.

The relief payments include:

  • One-time deposit and payments of up to four months for long-term (at least 12 months) housing. Monthly payments are based on the actual housing cost, up to $4,000.
  • One-time personal automobile down payment of up to $5,000.
  • Personal automobile loan payments for up to four months, based on actual cost, up to $500 per month.
  • One-time utility deposit of up to $2,000 and utility payments of up to four months, with a maximum of $750 per month, which both may be applied toward multiple utility sources.
  • Clothing allowance up to $350 per child under 18 years old and up to $500 for children ages 18 to 24 years and adults.
  • School supply allowance up to $300 for each school-age child.

A family may apply for benefits based on their current needs. The benefits received may not duplicate other emergency and disaster relief assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross or other disaster assistance organization.

For more information about the Maui Relief TANF Program, call 808-243-4404 or email nrst@meoinc.org.

MEO operates the program in partnership with the state Department of Human Services and Hawaii Community Foundation.

Apply to get small business, non-profit, and community organizational support from the Kāko‘o Maui Fund

The Kāko‘o Maui Fund is a donation campaign to aid communities impacted by the Maui wildfires.

Currently the Kāko‘o Maui Fund is accepting funding applications from small businesses, non-profits, and community organizations. If you have been impacted and need support, please fill out the following form.

Funds will support shelter, food, financial assistance, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact us at maui@hawaiiancouncil.org, info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or call (808) 596-8155.

Click here to apply and start a Kāko‘o Maui Support & Funding Application

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Parent Education and Play Groups

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Family Violence

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Family Planning

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Family Violence/Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse

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Infant and Child Safety

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Mental Health

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Substance Abuse

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Developmental Screening

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Transportation

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From "hello" to help. We've got you covered with over 4,000 local resources. AUW 2-1-1 is Hawaiʻi's only statewide helpline connecting you with resources you need. Whether you need information and resources or immediate emergency assistance, our 211 Helpline Specialists are available to guide you. Based on your needs and location, we can find helpful resources that you can take advantage of right away.

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AUW's 211 Helpline employs dedicated staff to curate and maintain resource data and programs. We are the best and most-trusted source of social service resources in the state of Hawaiʻi.  We will assist to connect 211 users with resources that best fit their geography and need.

Free OSHA, HAZMAT, and HAZWOPER Certification Classes for Maui Residents via the Hawaiian Trades Academy - Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is launching a comprehensive workforce development program to provide Maui residents with OSHA construction, HAZMAT, and HAZWOPER certifications.

This program seeks to equip local Maui residents with the necessary skills, training, and certifications that are necessary to actively participate in recovery efforts and good paying jobs, ensuring safety, efficiency, and long-term community resilience. Future additional training in the construction and transportation fields will also be made available. Additional classes, including Commercial Drivers Licensing (CDL), will soon be announced.

Classes will begin September 15, 2023 and are free for all Maui residents. Class schedules and times TBA.

If you are interested in these classes, please sign up using the Work Training Form here to help us identify the community's immediate workforce needs and interest.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Work Training Sign-Up Form to sign up for upcoming classes and to receive announcements about future programs. A formal application will be opened for enrollment at a later time. Mahalo.

In response to community concerns about keeping jobs in Hawai‘i for local businesses and workers, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement has pivoted its Hawaiian Trades Academy to focus on workforce development with the launch of its Maui Workforce Development Program.

For more information, email kakoomaui@hawaiiancouncil.org or call (808) 204-2722.

Get FREE workforce training classes from CNHA's Hawaiian Trades Academy for Maui residents interested in clean-up and rebuild-related jobs

Free Workforce Training Classes for Maui Residents

CNHAʻs Hawaiian Trades Academy is offering free workforce training classes to Maui residents interested in clean-up and rebuild-related jobs. Check out below for our active programs and application link to apply.

We continually seek community feedback to stay informed of immediate workforce needs / interest, which helps us plan for more or new programs. Fill out the Interest Form below to let us know what program(s) you are interested in.

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About Hawaiian Trades Academy

The Hawaiian Trades Academy launched in 2019 to provide workforce development for economically and socially disadvantaged communities. The program goal is to raise the household income of families in Hawaiʻi.

Since its inception in 2019, the Hawaiian Trades Academy has received over $1.3M in grants; delivered 12 academies spanning Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu; and, serviced over 390 students in Carpentry, CDL, Fire, Police, and Solar academies. We are exploring more programs to deliver across the pae ʻāina.

Accelerator classes take place over an 8-14-week span. Participants learn and develop trade skills, gain mentoring, and leave the program with numerous certifications, like CDL licenses, OSHA-10 certification, respiratory and/or First Aid training. All programs include financial empowerment and Hawaiʻi culture education, and job placement assistance.

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  • Interested/passionate in starting a trade career
  • Looking to learn new skills and change careers

Fill out the interest form below to receive future announcements and notifications about upcoming programs. INTEREST FORM

Aloha, mahalo for your interest in our Maui CDL-A licensing program. If you are interested in attending a Maui CDL-A training class, please fill out our Maui Workforce Development application and select CDL-A as an interest. We will reach out to you from there. Should you have any questions, please contact us at trades@hawaiiancouncil.org. Mahalo.

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Get in-person medical and behavior health services locally here on Maui in Wailuku or Lāhainā

LOCAL SERVICES AVAILABLE ON MAUI

Lāhainā Comprehensive Health Center - Medical & Dental Services

Location: Ākoakoa Place, below the Lāhainā Civic Center

Contact Malama I Ke Ola Health Center for medical or dental services:

  • Phone: (808) 871-7772

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

  • Adult Medicine: Monday-Friday
  • Pediatrics: Monday
  • Integrated Health: Tuesday
  • Dental Care: Wednesday

Appointments are recommended. Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance plans are accepted, with the exception of Kaiser, Humana & Tricare.

Community partners include Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Mauliola Pharmacy, and Clinical Labs Hawaii.

Behavioral Health Services

In a crisis like this, it’s also important to take care of your mental health. When people experience a disaster, they may be in shock and experience a wide range of emotions. DOH’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic is also available to support individuals impacted by the wildfires.

Walk-ins are welcome. Insurance is accepted, but not required.

West Maui Health Services Adult & Youth Services Available:

  • Resource Guidance
  • Supportive Counseling: Individual, Group, and Family
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services
  • Wellness Support Groups – Parenting, Stress Management & Mindfulness
  • Mental health counseling services
  • Trauma processing
  • Psychiatric services
  • First aid & wound care
  • Pharmacy services

Lāhainā Clinic:

  • Location: Ākoakoa Place, below the Lāhainā Civic Center
  • Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
  • Phone: (808) 495-5113
  • Email at mauiwellness@doh.hawaii.gov

Wailuku Clinic:

The Hawaiʻi CARES crisis line is available 24/7 by calling 808-832-3100 or 1-800-753-6879, or calling, texting, or chatting 988.

Preventing Respiratory and Vector-Borne Diseases

COVID-19 cases have been steadily increasing statewide for the last few months, with early indications of a further increase in cases on Maui based on DOH’s COVID-19 reporting data.

DOH recommends that all Hawaiʻi residents, including those on Maui, continue to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and take other precautions, such as wearing a mask and practicing good hand hygiene when possible. Find COVID-19 vaccines near you at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. DOH and its partners are also making COVID-19 vaccines available at its Lāhainā Comprehensive Health Clinic.

DOH is also working to monitor for vector-borne diseases, which can increase in an area impacted by a disaster because of an accumulation of debris. While no confirmed cases of vector-borne diseases have been reported yet, DOH is working with other federal, state and county agencies to clear debris and other hazards that could lead to an increase in vector-borne diseases.

Murine typhus, a disease carried by rodents and spread to humans by fleas, is endemic in Hawaiʻi. A handful of cases are reported in Hawaiʻi each year. Murine typhus can be prevented by clearing brush and trash near your home and using insect repellant before exposure to fleas. Click here to learn more.

Debris and standing water also have the potential to increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever. Response efforts, including debris removal and vector control activities in the impacted areas, are underway to prevent emergence of these conditions.

WIC Waivers Provide Flexibility to Families Impacted by Wildfires

Families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) impacted by the Maui wildfires will now have an easier time finding infant formula and food substitutions. The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved requests from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and granted waivers for flexibility to increase access to WIC-approved infant formulas and foods. The waivers allow infant formula substitutions, food substitutions, and authorizing new WIC stores.

It’s also easier for families impacted by the wildfires to apply for WIC. You may qualify if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum or have children under 5 years old. Click here to learn more.

RESOURCES

Hawai‘i CARES 988

Hawai‘i Wildfire Recovery and Resilience Resource Guide.

Local Clinic Services

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Mental Health Services and Support Groups

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Mental Health Support

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Navigating the Topic of Suicide

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English | Visayan (Cebuano) | 繁體中文 (Chinese-Traditional) | Kapasen Chuuk (Chuukese) | ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) | Ilokano (Ilocano) | 日本語 (Japanese) | 한국어 (Korean) | Kosrae (Kosraean) | Kajin M̧ajeļ (Marshallese) | Pohnpei (Pohnpeian) | Español (Spanish) | Tagalog | ภาษาไทย (Thai) | Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan) | Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) | Yapese

Re-Entry Visits & Mental Health: Advice for Families with Keiki

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English | Visayan (Cebuano) | Kapasen Chuuk (Chuukese) | ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) | Ilokano (Ilocano) | 日本語 (Japanese) | Kosrae (Kosraean) | Kajin M̧ajeļ (Marshallese) | Pohnpei (Pohnpeian) | Español (Spanish) | Tagalog | Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan) | Yapese

WIC Application for Maui Families

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English | Visayan (Cebuano) | Kapasen Chuuk (Chuukese) | ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) | Ilokano (Ilocano) | 日本語 (Japanese) | Kosrae (Kosraean) | Kajin M̧ajeļ (Marshallese) | Pohnpei (Pohnpeian) | Español (Spanish) | Tagalog | Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan) | Yapese

WIC Support for Maui Families

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English | Visayan (Cebuano) | Kapasen Chuuk (Chuukese) | ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) | Ilokano (Ilocano) | 日本語 (Japanese) | Kosrae (Kosraean) | Kajin M̧ajeļ (Marshallese) | Pohnpei (Pohnpeian) | Español (Spanish) | Tagalog | Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan) | Yapese

12 Tools for Mental Wellness

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English | Visayan (Cebuano) | ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) | Ilokano (Ilocano) | 日本語 (Japanese) | Kosrae (Kosraean) | Kajin M̧ajeļ (Marshallese) | Pohnpei (Pohnpeian) | Español (Spanish) | Tagalog | Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan) | Yapese

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Take a free online mental health test screening to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. Click here to take a free screening.

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Get support from Maui United Way's Fire Disaster Relief programs

Maui United Way (MUW) has provided support to 18 of our local nonprofit partners offering disaster relief in the wake of the devastating fires on Maui.  They are now planning for what comes next for Maui County, talking story with survivors, nonprofits, and our donors and funders to determine how to have the greatest impact.
MUW will be back with a new round of granting opportunities soon.  Please know how grateful we are to everyone who has done so much.  You embody the true spirit of aloha!  #LocalsHelpingLocals.

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Job Seekers and Employers: HireNet Hawaii provides a range of employment tools for job seekers and employers in Hawaii. Job seekers can access job listings, create resumes, and explore education and training opportunities on the platform.

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Comprehensive Job Search: HireNet Hawaii aggregates job listings from various local and national job search websites, making it a one-stop resource for job seekers in Hawaii.

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If ineligible for FEMA assistance, apply for financial assistance from the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) Rental Assistance program (RAP)

The State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services Rental Assistance program (RAP) is connecting FEMA-ineligible families with long-term rentals listed on Airbnb or through the Hawai’i Fire Relief Housing Program. This program will house FEMA-ineligible survivors of Maui wildfires for up to 12 months.

December 1, 2023 (Updated 12/12/23) – Governor Josh Green, M.D., and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the launch of the DHS Rental Assistance Program (RAP) specifically to help survivors of the Maui wildfires who are not eligible for FEMA assistance. With $2.5 million in initial funding, the innovative new RAP will make a significant difference for the many survivors still in need of housing solutions. RAP will work to secure housing for up to 12 months for eligible households by connecting them with Airbnb or through the HelpingMaui.org initiative that is being operated by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) as the Kākoʻo Maui Housing Program.

The RAP will be facilitated by community-based organization Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) in collaboration with Airbnb, and is designed to work best in Hawai‘i’s unique housing market. For households that move into short-term rentals with less than a six-month minimum duration, DHS and GEM will work to immediately book a consecutive stay to ensure housing over a longer period.

Households that have been identified as FEMA-ineligible and are in need of housing will be contacted by DHS, GEM, or the American Red Cross through the recently launched interim Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP). Once a household is confirmed for the program, DHS and GEM will work quickly to identify potential property options through Airbnb or the HHFDC Hawai‘i Fire Relief Housing Program. Additionally, GEM will provide a food box for each household in the RAP with sufficient food for the first week in their new accommodations.  

Benefits:

  • Use Airbnb’s platform
  • Airbnb AirCover for hosts
  • Can offer your unit for less than 1 year

List your property on AirBnB:

For Maui Hosts: New listing guidance: Download AirBnB guide PDF


If you have additional questions, or to participate in this program and list with Airbnb, please contact GEM at hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org.

Frequently Asked Questions:

(Updated 12/12/23)

Click here for the DHS RAP FAQs

DHS RAP FAQs pdf version

Q: Who is leading this program?

The DHS RAP is being led by the Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with Global Empowerment Mission (GEM). GEM is a non-profit organization that will facilitate this program on behalf of DHS and is the primary point of contact for any inquiries.

Please email hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org if you are a survivor interested in this program, or a property owner interested in possibly listing your short-term rental.

Q: Who is eligible for this program?  
This rental assistance program is specifically for Maui wildfire survivors who are ineligible for FEMA assistance.

Q: What kind of housing is available?  
The RAP will require that properties be conventional housing options, such as a single-family home, condominium, apartment, or similar with connect on to infrastructure. This means no tents/ yurts/ campers/ etc.
Requirements include:
• Connect on to county electric grid
• Running water
• Sewer
• Conventional construction

Q: How can you apply?  
Households that have been identified as FEMA-ineligible and are in need of housing will be contacted by DHS, GEM, or the American Red Cross through the recently launched interim Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP). If you are a survivor of the Maui wildfires, and believe you are ineligible for FEMA assistance and would like to inquire directly about DHS RAP, please email hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org for more information.

Q: What costs are covered? What are the limits on rent amounts?  
To ensure that the program is aligned with market needs and sufficient for families in need, the State of Hawai‘i has approved average monthly rates (AMRs) for properties in this program at the following rates:
• 0-1 Bedroom: $5,000/month
• 2 Bedrooms: $7,000/month
• 3 Bedrooms: $9,000/month
• 4 Bedrooms: $11,000/month

NOTE: these are maximum rates, inclusive of all taxes and fees, but these rates are not guaranteed.

Q: What does the program include?  


The RAP will help find, book, and pay for housing for Maui wildfire survivors that qualify for this program up to 12 months.

Q: How long will the program be available for?  


The RAP will provide housing support for Maui wildfire survivors that qualify for this program for up to 12 months.

Q: How is this program being funded/ how much funding is available?  
Funding is provided by the State of Hawaii. Governor Green has allocated an initial $2.5 million in funding for this RAP.  

General Information for Property Owners:

• The DHS RAP program provides funding to target the short-term rental (STR) market.
• While we encourage property owners to participate in this program, please note this program is specifically for the STRs that have not already leased their property to wildfire survivors or other local residents on a long-term basis.
• If you are a STR owner and have do not currently have a tenant in your property on a long-term basis, we encourage you to participate in this program and suggest you list with Airbnb.
• Doing so will greatly streamline the process of matching a survivor with your property and getting them into much needed housing quickly—and afford you as the owner all the protections and benefits of an Airbnb host. Note, Airbnb has agreed to waive its fees for this program.
• Further, listing through Airbnb will also streamline the booking/leasing process. IF you are an STR owner who has already listed your property on the Hawaii Fire Housing Relief site, we encourage you to also list with Airbnb for the DHS RAP.
• Please review the posted .pdf from Airbnb with listing guidance for more information on how to list with Airbnb.  

Note the following:
• Short-term rentals are required to pay State of Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET) and Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT). Short term stays are less than six months.  If a STR property is booked longer than 180 days, the TAT will not apply.
• The publicized RAP monthly rates are the MAXIMUM price point for STRs located in West Maui, inclusive of all taxes and fees. However, the maximum payment is NOT guaranteed. With free market pricing, listings will compete.
• In pricing your property, we ask you include tax and any additional fees such as for cleaning, parking, or for pet allowances.
• While the response to this program has been overwhelming posi ve, we want to be clear that terminating an existing lease with a Hawaii resident to list your property with this program is unacceptable. All reports of this conduct will be referred to the Department of the Attorney General for follow-up and any appropriate legal action, and those properties will be flagged and ineligible to participate in the DHS RAP un l that follow up is complete.

“Housing is an immediate and highly personal need for the survivors of the Maui wildfires, and particularly households that do not qualify for FEMA support. No one affected by this disaster should be prevented from receiving the assistance they need. I have directed my administration to find creative, flexible ways to help everyone,” said Governor Josh Green, M.D. “This program is a direct result of this work, and we will continue to evolve and refine our approach to best meet our community’s needs. I am pleased to announce this rental assistance program so that no one is left behind.”  

A survivor who was recently placed through this program told the team, “Thank you for the help you have given us, a stable place to stay for six months. I will have my family sleeping in the same place again, and may God bless them.”  

“Since the start of the fires, the Airbnb host community has played an important role in relief efforts by offering emergency, short-term stays for residents displaced by the fires,” said Airbnb Public Policy Manager Alex April. “Airbnb is proud to continue supporting Maui’s recovery by working with the state of Hawai‘i and our hosts to offer additional housing for fire survivors.”  

“GEM is proud to partner with DHS and work to provide efficient and effective solutions for those most in need,” said Michael Capponi, founder and president of GEM.  

“The Department of Human Services is grateful to Governor Green for continuing to prioritize supporting the survivors of the Maui wildfires. This new housing program is a novel way to enable us to help more families find places to live and to recover without having to worry about where they will move next, or high rental costs,” said DHS Deputy Director Trista Speer. “Survivors, especially those that don’t qualify for federal assistance, need the state to step in and the Department of Human Services is proud to offer this help through Governor Green’s leadership and motto for equity.”  

Hawai‘i Media Contact:
State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services
Amanda Stevens – Public Information Officer
astevens@dhs.hawaii.gov  

DHS Maui Recovery Program and Media Contact:
Sherilyn Kajiwara
skajiwara-ctr@dhs.hawaii.gov

List your available housing or rental unit through State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) Rental Assistance program (RAP) with AirBnB and Global Empowerment Mission (GEM)

The State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services Rental Assistance program (RAP) is connecting FEMA-ineligible families with long-term rentals listed on Airbnb or through the HelpingMaui.org initiative that is being operated by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) as the Kākoʻo Maui Housing Program.

This program will house FEMA-ineligible survivors of Maui wildfires for up to 12 months

December 1, 2023 (Updated 12/12/23) – Governor Josh Green, M.D., and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the launch of the DHS Rental Assistance Program (RAP) specifically to help survivors of the Maui wildfires who are not eligible for FEMA assistance. With $2.5 million in initial funding, the innovative new RAP will make a significant difference for the many survivors still in need of housing solutions. RAP will work to secure housing for up to 12 months for eligible households by connecting them with Airbnb or through the HelpingMaui.org initiative.

The RAP will be facilitated by community-based organization Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) in collaboration with Airbnb, and is designed to work best in Hawai‘i’s unique housing market. For households that move into short-term rentals with less than a six-month minimum duration, DHS and GEM will work to immediately book a consecutive stay to ensure housing over a longer period.

Households that have been identified as FEMA-ineligible and are in need of housing will be contacted by DHS, GEM, or the American Red Cross through the recently launched interim Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP). Once a household is confirmed for the program, DHS and GEM will work quickly to identify potential property options through Airbnb or the HHFDC Hawai‘i Fire Relief Housing Program. Additionally, GEM will provide a food box for each household in the RAP with sufficient food for the first week in their new accommodations.  

Benefits:

  • Use Airbnb’s platform
  • Airbnb AirCover for hosts
  • Can offer your unit for less than 1 year

List your property on AirBnB:

For Maui Hosts: New listing guidance: Download AirBnB guide PDF


If you have additional questions, or to participate in this program and list with Airbnb, please contact GEM at hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org.

Call Global Empowerment Mission's Hawaii Branch today: (808)495-6747

Visit GEM today: 115 S Wakea Ave Unit B, Kahului, HI 96732

Frequently Asked Questions:

(Updated 12/12/23)

Click here for the DHS RAP FAQs

DHS RAP FAQs pdf version

Q: Who is leading this program?

The DHS RAP is being led by the Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with Global Empowerment Mission (GEM). GEM is a non-profit organization that will facilitate this program on behalf of DHS and is the primary point of contact for any inquiries.

Please email hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org if you are a survivor interested in this program, or a property owner interested in possibly listing your short-term rental.

Q: Who is eligible for this program?  
This rental assistance program is specifically for Maui wildfire survivors who are ineligible for FEMA assistance.

Q: What kind of housing is available?  
The RAP will require that properties be conventional housing options, such as a single-family home, condominium, apartment, or similar with connect on to infrastructure. This means no tents/ yurts/ campers/ etc.
Requirements include:
• Connect on to county electric grid
• Running water
• Sewer
• Conventional construction

Q: How can you apply?  
Households that have been identified as FEMA-ineligible and are in need of housing will be contacted by DHS, GEM, or the American Red Cross through the recently launched interim Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP). If you are a survivor of the Maui wildfires, and believe you are ineligible for FEMA assistance and would like to inquire directly about DHS RAP, please email hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org for more information.

Q: What costs are covered? What are the limits on rent amounts?  
To ensure that the program is aligned with market needs and sufficient for families in need, the State of Hawai‘i has approved average monthly rates (AMRs) for properties in this program at the following rates:
• 0-1 Bedroom: $5,000/month
• 2 Bedrooms: $7,000/month
• 3 Bedrooms: $9,000/month
• 4 Bedrooms: $11,000/month

NOTE: these are maximum rates, inclusive of all taxes and fees, but these rates are not guaranteed.

Q: What does the program include?  
The RAP will help find, book, and pay for housing for Maui wildfire survivors that qualify for this program up to 12 months.

Q: How long will the program be available for?  
The RAP will provide housing support for Maui wildfire survivors that qualify for this program for up to 12 months.

Q: How is this program being funded/ how much funding is available?  
Funding is provided by the State of Hawaii. Governor Green has allocated an initial $2.5 million in funding for this RAP.  

General Information for Property Owners:

• The DHS RAP program provides funding to target the short-term rental (STR) market.
• While we encourage property owners to participate in this program, please note this program is specifically for the STRs that have not already leased their property to wildfire survivors or other local residents on a long-term basis.
• If you are a STR owner and have do not currently have a tenant in your property on a long-term basis, we encourage you to participate in this program and suggest you list with Airbnb.
• Doing so will greatly streamline the process of matching a survivor with your property and getting them into much needed housing quickly—and afford you as the owner all the protections and benefits of an Airbnb host. Note, Airbnb has agreed to waive its fees for this program.
• Further, listing through Airbnb will also streamline the booking/leasing process. IF you are an STR owner who has already listed your property on the Hawaii Fire Housing Relief site, we encourage you to also list with Airbnb for the DHS RAP.
• Please review the posted .pdf from Airbnb with listing guidance for more information on how to list with Airbnb.  

Note the following:
• Short-term rentals are required to pay State of Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET) and Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT). Short term stays are less than six months.  If a STR property is booked longer than 180 days, the TAT will not apply.
• The publicized RAP monthly rates are the MAXIMUM price point for STRs located in West Maui, inclusive of all taxes and fees. However, the maximum payment is NOT guaranteed. With free market pricing, listings will compete.
• In pricing your property, we ask you include tax and any additional fees such as for cleaning, parking, or for pet allowances.
• While the response to this program has been overwhelming posi ve, we want to be clear that terminating an existing lease with a Hawaii resident to list your property with this program is unacceptable. All reports of this conduct will be referred to the Department of the Attorney General for follow-up and any appropriate legal action, and those properties will be flagged and ineligible to participate in the DHS RAP un l that follow up is complete.

“Housing is an immediate and highly personal need for the survivors of the Maui wildfires, and particularly households that do not qualify for FEMA support. No one affected by this disaster should be prevented from receiving the assistance they need. I have directed my administration to find creative, flexible ways to help everyone,” said Governor Josh Green, M.D. “This program is a direct result of this work, and we will continue to evolve and refine our approach to best meet our community’s needs. I am pleased to announce this rental assistance program so that no one is left behind.”  

A survivor who was recently placed through this program told the team, “Thank you for the help you have given us, a stable place to stay for six months. I will have my family sleeping in the same place again, and may God bless them.”  

“Since the start of the fires, the Airbnb host community has played an important role in relief efforts by offering emergency, short-term stays for residents displaced by the fires,” said Airbnb Public Policy Manager Alex April. “Airbnb is proud to continue supporting Maui’s recovery by working with the state of Hawai‘i and our hosts to offer additional housing for fire survivors.”  

“GEM is proud to partner with DHS and work to provide efficient and effective solutions for those most in need,” said Michael Capponi, founder and president of GEM.  

“The Department of Human Services is grateful to Governor Green for continuing to prioritize supporting the survivors of the Maui wildfires. This new housing program is a novel way to enable us to help more families find places to live and to recover without having to worry about where they will move next, or high rental costs,” said DHS Deputy Director Trista Speer. “Survivors, especially those that don’t qualify for federal assistance, need the state to step in and the Department of Human Services is proud to offer this help through Governor Green’s leadership and motto for equity.”  

Hawai‘i Media Contact:
State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services
Amanda Stevens – Public Information Officer
astevens@dhs.hawaii.gov  

DHS Maui Recovery Program and Media Contact:
Sherilyn Kajiwara
skajiwara-ctr@dhs.hawaii.gov

List your volunteer opportunities through County of Maui's Volunteer Center, Hands on Maui

Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief: We understand volunteers are needed in the short term and long term as we recover from the Maui fires.

Please sign up to list your urgent and timely volunteer needs to recruit volunteers for your program today.

The County of Maui Volunteer Center is the one resource and catalyst on Maui that leads, connects, and mobilizes volunteers and volunteer agencies to contribute to a better life on Maui. The website, www.handsonmaui.com, is our main ongoing service to the community and is interactive, informative, and educational. Non-profit agencies have the ability to register and use a complete volunteer management system. Residents and visitors are able to search for volunteer opportunities with ease.

You can also follow-us on Facebook, our Maui Volunteers Facebook page and/or Instagram.

Maui American Job Center

The American Job Center is your one-stop shop to find FREE services for job seekers and employers, including:

  • Computer access for HireNet registration and resume construction and updates
  • Employment counselors on site
  • Support services and training available for qualified participants
  • Job Fairs & support services for businesses
  • Help with job search
  • Services for individual career planning
  • Training opportunities, support, and assistance with HireNet Hawaii.

Resume Advice: Before you fill in the blanks, do some research, on what language to use, or Salary Expectations
Ready to apply for jobs? Find the Right Fit, Industry, or Sector
Research Companies: Preview Virtual Booths connect with employers with one click.

Ready to Get Started?

  • Sign in or Register today
  • Job Seekers: Search all Job Listings or Search for an Employer or upload your resume so employers can find YOU!
  • Employers: Post a New Job
  • Veterans: Maui AJC’s offer an array of employment and training services to veterans and other eligible persons. Specialized veteran staff known as the Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) & Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) are employed at the AJCs to offer assistance to employers seeking to hire veterans with specific skills and experiences.
info@mauiajc.com
808-270-5777
110 Ala'ihi Street Suite 209 Kahului, HI 96732
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Maui Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) – Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH)

If you have been affected by the wildfires on Maui, the Hawai‘i State Department of Health can assist you with accessing non-emergency health services to meet the needs of you and your family.

Call 833-833-3431 or 808-586-4468.
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) call center will be open Monday-Friday from 7:45 AM-4:30 PM, excluding state holidays.

DOH is also working with community partners to offer crisis mental health services for Maui residents who may not be sheltering at local hotels. No appointment is necessary for clinic services and insurance is not required.

Locations for in-person behavioral health visits:

Lahaina Comprehensive Health Center:
Akoakoa Place (below the Lahaina Civic Center). Mobile visits are also available, covering neighborhoods from Leiali‘i to Honokohau Valley.
Hours: August 2023 – Every Day, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. / September 2023 – Every Day, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Maui Community Mental Health Clinic:
121 Mahalani Street, Wailuku
Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM.
For information, call 808-984-2150, via email at mauiwellness@doh.hawaii.gov.

The Hawaii CARES Crisis Line is also available 24/7 by calling or texting 988 or visiting hicares.hawaii.gov.

Maui County Virtual Job Fair

The Maui County Virtual Job Fair has great resources to help you through the process of applying for jobs. In addition to getting your resume and cover letter in good shape, you can also find companies hiring now, research companies that you’re interested in, and determine your value, so you’re ready to negotiate your salary and benefits. There are resources to also help build skills, get training, take courses and earn certificates, get career advice, and financial aid links.

Job Seekers: 

Start searching for Maui County jobs
Search Maui County Employers
Upload your resume so employers can find YOU!

Get Training:

Build Skills – UHMC HO’ĀLA Extended Learning and Workforce Development offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. All of the courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Connect with ELWD Programs – Courses and certificates are offered in the following programs. Click on a program title to view more information or click the expand icon to view subjects within each program.

CareerLink – Students seeking assistance with the following: Resume | Cover Letter | Mock Interview | Career Assessment | Job Search Preparation | Cooperative Education | Career Spots Videos – Short video clips of career tips.

Earn a degree – UHMC Programs of Study

Career Guidance:

Get Career Guidance – Academic & Career Counseling Online & Phone Appointments Available. Academic counselors are available to meet online via Zoom as well as by phone during our regular business hours.

Hana Career Pathways – FREE Renewable Energy & Solar Trainings. Speak with Keisha Nakamura, Hana Lima Project
Ph: 808-984-3740 Email: keishan@hawaii.edu

Financial Aid – The UHMC Financial Aid Office is here to help you access higher education and to support your success by minimizing economic barriers and providing financial education.

Federal Student Aid – Learn the steps for obtaining financial aid.

Employers: Get featured at the Maui County Virtual Job Fair

info@mauiajc.com
808.270.5777
110 Ala'ihi Street Suite 209 Kahului, HI 96732
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Mental Health America

Mental Health America is offering mental health help. Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline for free if you need to talk to someone at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

  • Español: Llama o envía un mensaje de texto 1-800-985-5990 presiona “2”
  • For Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Callers: To connect directly to an agent in American Sign Language, click here or call 1-800-985-5990 from your videophone. ASL Support is available 24/7.

Mental Health America of Hawai`i's most comprehensive resource directory: Finding Help – A Resource Directory of Services in Hawai`i

Resources For Immediate Response:
Disaster Distress Helpline

The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available for anyone experiencing emotional #distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to be connected to a trained, caring counselor, 24/7/365. disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

Crisis Text Line

Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

Caregiver Help Desk

Contact Caregiver Action Network's Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Request or offer housing through community resource for long-term housing, Maui Hale Match

Connecting Hawaiʻi homeowners to displaced Maui locals - A community resource for long-term housing

Signup to list your home and immediately connect with displaced families that match your home’s parameters: location, number of bedrooms, monthly rent, etc. Once you connect, take the lease conversation offline and proceed as you see fit.

Maui Hale Match has no financial assistance component, but if you connect with a FEMA-eligible family, they will likely qualify for FEMA rental assistance.

Benefits:

  • Immediately connect with local displaced families who match your listing
  • Handle the lease process as you desire
  • Your potential tenant may qualify for FEMA rental assistance.

Over 10,000 residents lost their homes in the Maui wildfires of August 2023. This platform was built after seeing that our neighbors needed an efficient way to connect with each other, as landlords and renters. And, we realized that by collecting our community’s housing requests in one place, we can share important statistics to inform decision making and empower data-driven solutions to our housing problem.

We truly hope this tool helps you, whether you are looking for a stable home or offering one to the community.

Renters: Request Housing

Landlords: Offer Housing

Landlords: Direct Lease

Landlords are needed

Maui has 12,000+ Short-Term Rentals and 12,000+ Second Homes. We must house 3,000+ Displaced Families

Maui can house it’s displaced families, but owners of short-term rentals and second-homes must open their hearts and homes. Offer Housing


Maui Data & Statistics

By collecting families’ housing needs in one place, we offer a uniquely powerful view into Maui’s housing crisis. We encourage government leaders, community organizations, builders, developers, and anyone else shaping our housing solutions to use this data to make informed decisions.

See Housing Request Statistics

See Housing Supply Statistics

See Short-Term Rental Conversion Statistics

See Rent Statistics

See more Housing resource links here

For questions & any issues, please contact: support@mauihalematch.org

Maui Hale Match is a project of Maui Rapid Response.

Apply for State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a Federal and State-funded program that provides direct cash assistance payments to families, refers recipients to DHS’s First-to-Work program, and teaches necessary family skills. TANF and TAONF provide monthly cash benefits to families for food clothing, shelter, and other essentials.  

For help, call 1-855-643-1643 or email mauipc@dhs.hawaii.gov.

Maui Processing Center
54 High Street, #125, Wailuku, HI 96793

Lunalilo Building
35 Lunalilo Street, Suite 300, Wailuku, HI 96783

Qualifications:

To qualify for this financial assistance, a family must include children under the age of 18 and have gross income below 185% of the 2006 Federal Poverty level (FPL).  For a household of three persons, this means the monthly gross income must be less than $2,941 and the net income must be under $610, if the household includes an employable adult.  

For households where all adults are disabled, care is required for a disabled household member, or there is a child younger than six (6) months of age, the net income must be under $763 per month.  Effective April 18, 2013, assets are disregarded under the TANF and TAONF Programs.  Families may receive no more than sixty (60) months of cash assistance benefits in their lifetime through the TANF or TAONF Program.

TANF Brochure (REV 04-2022)

SNAP and Financial Assistance Application Form (DHS 1240 REV 11-2021

Public Assistance Information System (Online Application Form)

Statewide Benefit Processing Centers

Apply for a financial aid from the Catholic Charities Hawaii (CCH) State Homeless Emergency Grants Program for households at-risk of homelessness or homeless trainsitioning to housing

▪ For households at-risk of homelessness or homeless transitioning to housing

▪ Household income at or below 50% Area Median Income

▪ Open and accepting applications for this year from July 17, 2023 – June 30, 2024, and will reopen July 1, 2024 for a new cycle of applications.

For assistance, please contact:

Maui: (808) 873-4673
O‘ahu:
(808) 521-4357
Hawai‘i: (808) 933-4357
Kaua‘i: (808) 241-4673

Or call our main Help Line: (808) 524-4673.

Email: info@catholiccharitieshawaii.org

info@catholiccharitieshawaii.org
(808) 873-4673
1822 Ke‘eaumoku Street Honolulu, HI 96822
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Apply for a free, disaster relief laptop from the J. Walter Cameron Center's Laptop Relief Program

J. Walter Cameron Center announces a new Laptop Relief Program, a tech reconnect initiative to provide laptops for those affected by recent disasters to reconnect, rebuild, and renew lives.⁠⁠

Laptops will be provided to individuals and families who have lost everything, helping them rebuild their lives, seek employment, and stay connected to their support networks. ⁠⁠

📚 Empowerment: We're providing laptops to those who need them most, helping with job applications, online learning, and staying connected.⁠⁠

💪 Rebuild & Renew: We believe in resilience and recovery. With these laptops, we're offering a path to rebuild lives and renew hope.⁠⁠

📢 Sign Up Today: If you or someone you know has been affected by recent events and needs a laptop, sign up now! Don't miss this opportunity to access essential technology.⁠⁠

⚙️ Simple Process: Our sign-up process is straightforward. Reach out to J. Walter Cameron Center by calling 808.244.5546, emailing info@jwcameroncenter.org.⁠⁠

To fill out our Laptop Relief Request form directly.

Due to limited supply, we are only able to provide devices to those who are in high need and can only provide one device per household. Mahalo for your understanding. Decisions will be emailed to applicants within 7 days of receipt of this application.⁠⁠⁠Let's come together and empower our community!

info@jwcameroncenter.org
(808) 244-5546
95 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, HI 96793
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Apply for a six-month position with Hawaiʻi Land Trust

The nonprofit Hawai’i Land Trust has received a $1.1 million grant from the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to create temporary jobs for 48 Maui residents affected by the recent wildfires.

Maui residents can now apply for six-month positions, with work beginning Dec. 4, to engage in various land stewardship and conservation activities at HILT’s 277-acre Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge, its 82-acre Nuu Refuge in Kaupo and its 4.5-acre Veterans Peace Park in Wailuku. Most positions do not require previous experience.

“We are focusing this workforce development effort on those individuals who lived and worked in Lahaina and are out of work due to the wildfires,” ‘Olu Campbell, president and CEO of HILT, said in a news release. “We recognize there is a spectrum of needs to be addressed, employment being one of them. We are grateful to be able to provide meaningful opportunities that will empower families to support themselves financially through this tough time, while gaining valuable green workforce experience, and improving the wellbeing of our ‘aina.”

To apply, visit www.hilt.org/careers. The deadline is Nov. 17.

info@hilt.org
(808) 744-2462
126 Queen St. Suite 306 Honolulu, HI 96813
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Apply for an Off-Grid Tiny Home from Maui Wildfire Recovery

The Maui Wildfire Recovery Program is a dynamic program that focuses on addressing both the immediate and long-term needs of those affected by the Lahaina fires. The Maui Wildfire Recovery Program is a comprehensive initiative of non-profit Regenerative Education Centers (REC) dedicated to recovery efforts for the Lahaina Maui Fire and all those affected.

Our mission is to provide immediate and long term relief, regenerative solutions, and sustainable support to individuals and families impacted by this devastating tragedy. Together, we are working towards a brighter, more resilient future for our community. Regenerative Education Centers is raising funds to purchase RVs and tiny homes for those who lost their homes in the fire. We are working with several entities to find land that victims can have temporary least-hold to park their RV/tiny home on only until it is safe to park on their own property for rebuild.  

We have raised our fundraising goal to $3.5M because we started with the goal of providing 20 homes for those most in need of support, but because amazing people are stepping up it has led us to reach higher make our goal to build 200 houses to *give away* to our community so that we can help keep as many people possible here — because they are a Lahaina.

We want those who were displaced to live with dignity and rebuild your home in Lahaina. We already have 25+ units purchased or being donated to this project, and we are trying to get as many of these as possible, so every displaced family can stay on Maui and be self-sufficient whether property owner or renters.

Click here for the Maui Wildfire Recovery Off-Grid Tiny Home Application

Apply for disaster legal services with Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi

Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi is a public interest legal service provider dedicated to helping meet the legal needs of the most vulnerable in our community.

The Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and does not charge their clients for legal services.

Legal Aid and it’s pro bono partners provide free legal information and assistance to qualifying low-income individuals impacted by the Maui Wildfires regarding FEMA appeals, landlord-tenant issues, replacing documents, unemployment benefits, immigration, and disaster relief and insurance claims. We also provide free legal information resources that can be found on the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi's website here.

Disaster Legal Services may include:

FEMA Appeals

Unemployment Benefits

Public Assistance Benefits

Vital Document Replacement

Disaster Related Residential Housing Issues/Evictions

Family Law, Immigration

Consumer Matters

Mortgage Counseling

Legal Aid does not assist with: Criminal law, prisoner’s rights, lawsuits for compensation, trusts.

Click here to see Legal Aid Society of Hawaii's Legal Resources.

Click here to see eviction resources

• Click here if you NEED help

• Click here if you WANT to help

Call the Intake Hotline at (800) 499-4302 and select "Option 3" for the Disaster Callback line or complete an online intake application at www.legalaidhawaii.org and click on ONLINE INTAKEOR click here to get legal assistance

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm  

Although our physical offices are currently closed, all other services remain available. Legal Aid Society of Hawaii staff are working harder to help our community through this challenging time.

Oahu number: (808) 536-4302 or Neighbor Islands: 1-(800) 499-4302

Choose "Option 1" for general intake OR "Option 3" for a Disaster Callback Line.

Apply for financial aid (grants, loans, mortgage relief) and disaster assistance support from the Kānaka Anti-Displacement Fund

The Maui wildfire disaster temporarily displaced 271 kānaka (Native Hawaiian) homeowners from their land in Lahaina. Our people will need financial support and expertise to secure insurance claim monies and disaster assistance necessary to stay in place and rebuild. Unfortunately, kānaka may not have the funds to afford the costs of submitting a claim in the first place or to appeal insurance and FEMA denials. Without access to support and expertise, our people will be displaced from their homelands and potentially, from Hawaiʻi altogether.

The fund is to support the Native Hawaiian population facing challenges such as the Maui wildfire disaster that uprooted 271 Kānaka homeowners from their ancestral lands in Lāhainā. The fund rallies to provide the necessary financial aid and expertise required to secure insurance claims and disaster assistance. The fund will ensure our kānaka community remains rooted in their homeland, protecting our people’s place within the rich tapestry of Hawaiʻi’s cultural heritage.

The fund's objectives:

  • Prevent displacement of indigenous kānaka maoli in Maui and Hawaiʻi due to disasters.
  • Provide financial aid and expertise for insurance claims and disaster assistance.
  • Address financial barriers preventing kānaka from claiming insurance or appealing denials.

Support Services Provided:

Under the Kānaka Anti-Displacement Fund, HCL ʻOhana Advocates will collaborate with homeowners to:

  • Secure copies of certified policies from insurance companies active on the disaster date.
  • Obtain mortgage forbearances, modifications, grants, and loans.
  • Establish an emergency budget with HUD-certified housing counselors.
  • Complete FEMA disaster assistance applications and file appeals.
  • Retain a public insurance adjuster (PA) for insurance policy reviews and to fight on the homeowner’s behalf to get the monies they deserve for rebuilding.

The mortgage forbearance program allows you to temporarily halt mortgage payments, providing essential financial relief. During this period, you won't face fees, penalties, or additional interest beyond your regular payments.

Visit one of our two offices on Maui, call or text 808-587-7656 or visit www.hawaiicommunitylending.com

Kahului Office In Kāko‘o Maui Resource Hub
Maui Mall, 70 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave.
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Walk-ins welcome.

Lahaina Office – opening soon
Near Lahaina Civic Center and Leiali‘i subdivision

Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins welcome, Fri. – Sun. by appointment.

For more information, or to apply for assistance, fill out their Contact Form on their website here and select, "Maui Wildfire Relief & Recovery" from the "nature of your inquiry" menu drop-down.

The Fund has been established by Hawaiʻi Community Lending (HCL), a US Treasury certified native CDFI, to provide deferred payment loans and technical assistance for impacted kānaka.

Hawaii Community Lending is a 501c3 nonprofit Native community development financial institution that increases access to credit and capital for the  economic self-sufficiency of underserved Hawaii residents with a particular focus on Native Hawaiians.

Apply for job with American Red Cross' Disaster Team to help with recovery efforts on Maui

The American Red Cross has an urgent need to support those impacted by the wildfires in Maui. They are looking to temporarily hire individuals to support the disaster response for the next three to twelve months. This is a critical project to help those most impacted.

Available positions currently include (updated as of Oct 16, 2023): 

The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, if you share our passion for helping people, we invite you to join us - where your career is a force for good.

1 808-734-2101
4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI, United States, Hawaii
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Apply for jobs through KUPU EŌ (Emergency Outreach) Maui

Emergency Outreach for Maui Recovery

The Maui wildfire disaster has claimed the lives of a still-untold number of people and devastated invaluable and unique cultural and historical sites beloved by all who know Hawaiʻi. Our heart aches for Maui, and this is a time for action and response.

The word “Eō” in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, means to call, to uplift, and to respond. In this difficult time for our Maui ʻohana, Kupu recognizes the need for both short-term and long-term response for affected communities. EŌ Maui’s approach centers on paid positions for impacted residents.

Consistent with our strengths and experience in conservation and green jobs, our programs will empower the people of Maui to restore communities and ecosystems at the same time.

Employment and Program Opportunities

EŌ (Emergency Outreach) Maui was created to offer Maui residents paid positions supporting wildlife recovery. Eō Maui opportunities range from supporting community resource providers, to providing students environmental education, and assisting in native ecosystem restoration. Interested individuals may fill out the below applications to be considered for any available position they are interested in.

For an in-depth explanation of each type of positions offered, click here to view the Eō Maui Program Descriptions.

Apply Here

info@kupuhawaii.org
808-735-1221 ext. 1007
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1200, Honolulu, HI 96813
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Apply for new, temporary midterm housing for those displaced by the Maui Wildfires from ʻOhana Hope Village

Family Life Center in partnership with multiple organizations across the community are working to construct a midterm housing solution, ‘Ohana Hope Village.

Family Life Center selected Continest as the provider for the main living area for the homes due to their high-quality materials, advanced safety features, and flexibility. Multiple units can be combined to create larger living spaces and each unit can be set up in 3-5 minutes. In addition to the living space, private bathrooms, kitchens, and screened lanai’s will be sourced and assembled locally.

Click here for the Family Life Centerʻs Disaster Relief Intake form

In the aftermath of the Maui Wildfires of 2023, every helping hand and generous heart can make a lasting impact. Join us in rebuilding and supporting our community.

Get involved today: 

MAKE A DONATION DONATE RESOURCES OR LABOR

Apply for rental assistance from Family Life Center

Family Life Center operates and partners with other organizations to provide emergency shelter. We prioritize shelter based on vulnerability and need. Our shelters serve as a stepping stone to permanent housing.

The housing team provides financial assistance for individuals and families in need. Our Case Managers walk through the process to ensure a smooth transition from homelessness into permanent housing. With Rapid Rehousing, it is our goal to help them obtain permanent housing as quickly as possible, using a Housing First approach. This means we eliminate barriers to housing, such as sobriety requirements. After they are housed, we help them to develop a support network and connection to the community.

Apply for assistance:

• In Maui: click here for the application. Call 808-877-0880.

• In Kauai: click here for the application. Call 808-212-0850.

For assistance in-person:

*If you are not comfortable completing an online application or need help attaching and sending us documents, we offer a workspace in our office where one of our staff members can provide you with assistance.

Simply message us using the web form on the “Contact Us” page to schedule an appointment, or email InfoFLC@FLCMaui.org.

OUR SHELTER: 

Ho’olanani is our low-barrier shelter open to families. Find out more about our shelter, Ho’olanani which is located in Kahului, Hawaii. Ho’olanani is a housing-focused shelter. Through our shelter, we meet immediate basic needs but do so with a desire of resolving the person’s homelessness. We focus on permanent solutions to each person’s homelessness. Ho’olanani offers daily meals, case management, and life skills opportunities to our shelter participants.

InfoFLC@FLCMaui.org
808-877-0880
95 South Kane St. Kahului, HI 96732
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Apply for temporary and civil service jobs with the City and County of Honolulu

Our hearts are with the people of Maui, and we would like to offer access to employment opportunities for those who have been relocated, or plan to relocate, to Oahu. With the understanding that people will want to return home, we have Temporary Contract positions available. These positions may be eligible for time off (vacation, sick leave, and holidays), health benefits, and retirement benefits. For those who are looking for long-term employment, we also have many civil service positions available. We can also offer contacts and links to our American Job Center, which can provide resume-building, career coaching, interview practice, and other valuable resources.

The City and County of Honolulu is hiring. See the Permanent and Temporary Job postings here.

Career OneStop

CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources. Your source for career exploration, training & jobs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. For information about jobs, training, career resources, or unemployment benefits call:1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) or TTY 1-877-889-5627

DBEDT HHFDC Hawai‘i Fire Relief Housing Program joins CNHA's Kākoʻo Maui Housing Program

(Updated January 5, 2024)

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

The state Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program has merged with the helpingmaui.org initiative that is being operated by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) as the Kākoʻo Maui Housing Program . The information previously gathered by HHFDC is now incorporated into the helpingmaui.org database. For further details, please go to helpingmaui.org, or contact the CNHA Kakoʻo Maui Resource Center at kakoohousing@hawaiiancouncil.org or 808-596-8155.

All information and resources from the Hawaii Fire Relief Housing Program website can now be found on the helpingmaui.org website. The list of available properties will be administered through the Kākoʻo Maui Housing Program to assist survivors and those who would like to help.

Financial assistance for landlords & property managers

The Hawaii Housing Finance Development Program does not directly provide financial assistance to any of the parties for participating in the Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program. There are, however, other state, city, and federal departments with programs that provide some financial assistance directly to those who are offering housing to survivors, and to survivors and their families:

  • FEMA Direct Lease Program
  • FEMA will work with property management companies that act on behalf of the government and contract with property owners of rental units. The units are offered to survivors for up to 18 months.
  • CNHA Host Housing Support Program
  • The Host Housing Support Program provides financial assistance to households offering housing to individuals and families displaced by the Maui wildfires.
  • DHS Rental Assistance Program (DHS RAP)
  • The program may provide additional financial resources to those who offer long-term housing to Maui wildfire survivors, specifically those survivors who are ineligible for FEMA housing assistance. See more here.

We will list more financial help resources as they become available. Please visit this page for details.

HHFDC thanks the Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS® for making its Standard Form Rental Agreement available to property owners and landlords free of cost through a license agreement with HHFDC.  Use of the Standard Form Rental Agreement by property owners and landlords is subject to the Standard Form Rental Agreement End User License Agreement.

Call us at 808-587-0469 or Email us HHFDC at hhfdcfirereliefhousing@hawaii.gov.

Staff is available Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (except state-observed holidays).

Need More Information? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Staff is available 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. HST, Monday - Friday. Please email us or leave a voicemail outside of these hours and staff will respond as soon as possible.

A note about UNLAWFUL EVICTIONS

Attorney General Anne Lopez is asking residential rental tenants on the island of Maui to inform the Department of the Attorney General if their landlords are illegally raising rent or threatening them with eviction for failure to pay rent, taxes, or fees.

  • Under the Eighth Proclamation Relating to Wildfires, signed by Governor Josh Green, M.D. (the Emergency Proclamation), the landlord of a residential dwelling unit on the island of Maui is prohibited from charging more rent than what was being assessed as of August 9, 2023, unless such rent increase is contained in a written agreement that was signed by the tenant prior to August 9, 2023.
  • Landlords violating these provisions of the Emergency Proclamation may be subject to penalties and remedies as provided by law, including civil penalties of up to $10,000 per day. See sections 127A-30(e) and 480-3.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
  • If you believe that a landlord on Maui is acting illegally under the Emergency Proclamation, report what you know to the Department of the Attorney General.” hawaiiag@hawaii.gov
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Donate or shop to support the Maui Humane Society

Maui Humane Society says its animals are safe but needs to free up space to take in more displaced pets.

  • Volunteer opportunities - whether you are a resident or visitor, there are many ways you can give back. See volunteer opportunities below.
  • Drop off pet supplies to displaced families who still have their animals
  • Donate money to help the shelter meet an increase in demand for care.
  • Report a lost or found pet here.
  • Call (808) 877-3680 for more information or visit their website.

Maui Humane Society Wishlist

Mahalo for supporting Maui Humane Society! We are in desperate need of dry dog and cat food + cat litter to support the victims of the Maui wildfires. Any brand of food will do but here are our suggestions. Thank you for thinking of us and everyone on Maui who has been impacted. We are grateful for your support and love.

Donations:

We always welcome to keep our hubs in Lahaina filled are:

  • 💩 bags
  • Benebones, nylabones, tough toys for doggies
  • Cat scratchers/cat toys
  • Dry cat/dog/puppy food
  • Flea and tick for cats and medium sized dogs

Also, learn more about Maui Humane Society volunteer opportunities here.

Get Technical Financial Recovery Disaster Assistance from Project ReStore HOPE Maui – Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE is committed to supporting the relief efforts in Maui and the surrounding areas. If you are small business owner or individual in need of our financial disaster recover services, please register using the link below, and a member of HOPE team will contact you.

Disaster Recovery Service Details Register for Help Now

You can also contact by calling the HOPE Coalition America hotline at 888-388-HOPE to a certified financial disaster specialist. ‍

Certified coaches to guide victims of this disaster through the complex application process for post-disaster federal relief and insurance claims. With offices in Kīhei and Lahaina, the team of certified coaches includes Maui residents who understand the unique needs of the communities impacted. Each coach guides clients through the complex application process for post-disaster federal relief and insurance claims.

Read more about Operation HOPE's Disaster Recovery Services:

• FEMA applications and appeals
• Small business recovery / SBA Loans
• Obtaining copies of destroyed documents
• Insurance claims assistance and appeals
• Managing mortgage payments on damaged houses
• Assistance negotiating and working with your creditors
• Financial counseling
• Diaster recovery budget
• Home inspections and repair contracts
• Foreclosure prevention

If you are small business owner or individual in need of our financial disaster recover services, please register using the link below, and a member of HOPE team will contact you. Get Help from Operation Hope Now

Operation HOPE does not provide direct financial aid. However, their team will work diligently with you to obtain the resources and financial help you need to facilitate your recovery.

For more information and assistance, disaster survivors are encouraged to contact Operation HOPE Inside Disaster or visit a HOPE Inside office. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge. They are available at the two locations below, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • SBA – Business Resource and Assistance Center, Maui Research & Technology Center, 590 Lipoa Parkway, Suite 202, in Kīhei
  • FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiʻilani Highway in Lahaina.

If you have just experienced a natural disaster or are in need of immediate shelter, food, clothing or medical care, please reach out to your local American Red Cross chapter and your local authorities who should be able to direct you on how to get immediate assistance.

Find your Red Cross chapter

If you are engaged in supporting the current needs of Hawaii, as they recover from the recent fire storm, please consider joining the Coalition of the Willing, and make a commitment to provide resources, technical support or mentorship.

Get access to mobile, essential services (medical, physical, emotional, and legal support) for the unhoused with Maui Rescue Mission

We are on the ground responding to Maui Wildfires.

The Maui wildfires have left many residents now homeless across the island, intensifying the existing housing crisis here on island. Maui Rescue Mission will continue to serve the unhoused community in every way we can in the immediate and long term. Every day, we are still locating our unsheltered friends and working to get to everyone we have not seen since the fire.

Our pop-up outreach provides free laundry service, private hot showers, hygiene and first aid items, clothing, connections to other resources such as food, shelter, medical insurance and medical appointments, detox and rehab, ID replacement, etc. This access to physical, spiritual, and emotional resources provides a support system for struggling Maui families & individuals. While our guests are waiting for their clothes to be washed and dried, we have an hour of opportunity to build relationships and learn more about their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Offering Access to Resources, Relationships and Support

Thanks to our on-site partnerships and dedicated volunteers, our guests experiencing homelessness have access to the following resources when they attend our mobile resource center outreaches every week:

  • Showers, laundry, and bathroom facilities
  • Hygiene, first-aid items, and clothing
  • WiFi and cell phone charging station
  • Transportation coordination to/ from necessary resources
  • Help with airfare (situation depending)
  • Prayer, friendship & support

Malama I Ke Ola Health Center

  • Medical Insurance and Medical Appointments
  • On-site Wound Care
  • Tele Health
  • Substance use councilor

Project Vision

  • SNAP/ EBT assistance
  • Eye exams and reading glasses

Legal Aid Society

  • ID replacement
  • Legal assistance
  • Citation and court assistance

View Fire Relief Efforts Video Updates

info@mauirescuemission.org
808.727.9008
Maui Rescue Mission, 309 Puunene Ave, Kahului, HI 96732
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Get animal support from Maui Humane Society's mobile Lahaina Pet Resource Center for fire survivors

Maui Humane Society opened the Lahaina Pet Resource Center on Feb. 7, 2024, a mobile veterinary clinic offering free wellness services to pets affected by the fire.

This space will serve displaced Lahaina pet owners and those affected by the fire in an accessible location in West Maui, including the more than 400 pets living with their displaced families in temporary hotel housing. The following services will be provided:

  • Distribution of free pet food
  • Distribution of free pet supplies, such as collars, leashes, kennels, and more
  • Weekly mobile veterinary clinics for wellness services, such as vaccines, microchips, and flea prevention
  • On-site support from MHS’ Wildfire Community Liaison, who will work one-on-one with pet owners seeking resources for pet-friendly housing, financial support for off-island pet travel, resources for veterinary care, and more
  • Services offered at this location will evolve based on the needs of affected pet owners

Pet owners in need can also schedule one-on-one consultations with MHS’ Wildfire Community Liaison for specialized support.

MHS’ mobile veterinary clinic will offer free wellness services for affected pets each Wednesday at this location. Pet owners are encouraged to visit mauihumanesociety.org/events for more information about veterinary services and scheduling.

Get disaster recovery assistance and individual FEMA appeals support from SBP USA

Do you need help with your FEMA application or appeal?⁠

The deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance has been extended to Dec. 11, 2023. (Possible 60-day grace period extension till Feb. 9, 2024, based on extenuating circumstances, exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For in-person assistance, visit the Kaho‘o Center or the Lahaina Civic Center. For those off-island, call the FEMA Help Center 1-800-621-3362.)⁠

SBP's FEMA Appeals Program helps disaster survivors access more funding to support their immediate and long-term needs. If you applied to FEMA and are wondering if you can appeal your award, the answer is yes. If you were affected by the Hawaii wildfires and were denied or under-awarded, @SBPUSA is here to support Hawaii wildfire survivors with assistance, even with insurance. Don't give up. SBP offers FREE FEMA application and appeal help.⁠

SBPUSA is a non-profit organization offering help to FEMA applicants who were denied or under served in their initial FEMA application requesting assistance. ⁠

For those impacted by a natural disaster, SBP provides one-on-one support applying for and appealing to FEMA. For survivors navigating the post-disaster recovery process, they also offer preparedness and digital recovery resources such as tips for avoiding contractor fraud, how to navigate the insurance claim process, and much much more.⁠

If you need FEMA appeals assistance, contact SBP DAP representative, Kevin K. Ke'a at kkea@sbpusa.org or call 808-954-9623.⁠


Reach out for assistance at SBP: https://sbpusa.org/get-help

Get financial assistance for Hawai`i individuals and families fighting cancer from the UVSC Financial Assistance Program

Maui-based nonprofit provides financial assistance to wildfire survivors living with cancer

(Updated December 18, 2023)

📣If you are a cancer survivor AND have been directly impacted by the Maui Wildfires, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help with your cancer-related expenses and/or basic needs.⁠



Maui-based nonprofit organization, UVSC (Us Versus Cancer), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide hope by raising funds for individuals and families fighting cancer, throughout Hawaiʻi by providing financial assistance for those struggling with their cancer-related expenses, as well as supporting cutting-edge research for a cure. ⁠

UVSC’s Financial Assistance Program helps cancer patients with limited incomes and demonstrated financial need to cover their cancer-related expenses so they can more comprehensively manage their health in both the short and long-term. UVSC’s Financial Assistance Program is designed to relieve some of the financial stress associated with experiencing cancer treatment or having a family member in cancer treatment.⁠

By helping families to reduce financial toxicity and stress related to their cancer expenses, UVSC promotes better treatment outcomes and improved quality for life for cancer survivors and their families during treatment and recovery.⁠

In response to the August fires on Maui, UVSC announced additional efforts to help cancer patients that are dealing with trauma and loss caused by the devastation of the fires and financial challenges from their cancer diagnosis.⁠

UVSC is presently accepting applications from cancer patients that are not wildfire survivors, as well.⁠

📧 Contact us at team@uvsc.org or DM for more info and to request an application.⁠

To learn more, apply for the UVSC Financial Assistance Program, or donate to support wildfire survivors living with cancer, visit uvsc.org. ⁠

Funding in part from the Maui Strong Fund of the @hawaiicommunityfoundation ⁠

.#mauistrongfund #cancerawareness #uvschawaii #cancerresources

PO BOX 81615 Haiku, HI 96708
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Get free clothing, shoes, and bedding for displaced residents from South Maui Disaster Relief Hub, The Coconut Line Mutual Aid

We are a community-led volunteer group based in Kihei to support those impacted by the 2023 Maui wildfires. We field and distribute donations of food and supplies to  displaced Lahaina and Kula residents.

Shifts are now 2 hours long, but you are welcome to sign up for back to back shifts if you wish to stay longer. If you cannot stay for a full shift, that is okay. Please note the times you will be available. Mahalo!

​We have two locations:

1) South Maui Disaster Relief tent location
Non-perishable food, water, diapers, formula, hygiene items, pet food, hygiene items, and other supplies available only to displaced Lahaina and Kula residents.
Address: 1501 Liloa Dr. Kihei (South Maui Community Park aka Kihei Regional Park)
8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

2) FREE Clothing Shop
Adult sized clothing, shoes, and bedding available only to displaced Lahaina and Kula residents.
Address: 1280 S. Kihei Rd, Ste 119 (Azeka Makai shopping center,  located by "Next Level Marble & Granite")
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00-4:00pm. Available for appointments after 4pm upon request. Text: 206-948-5546

Due to the overwhelming generosity of donations, we can no longer accept clothing and shoe donations at this location.
Please view our
Amazon Wish List for the purchase of new household items that are being requested.

For more updates and news, follow us on our South Maui Disaster Relief Facebook

For volunteer shift questions email: Aloha@CoconutLine.org

Get free equine therapy sessions upcountry at The Spirit Horse Ranch

The Spirit Horse Ranch is a certified Trauma Informed Care Facility open to all in our Maui community. We are offering free sessions with equine-assisted interventions that foster healing, resilience, and emotional well-being, grief support in a beautiful environment with horses as our partners. ❤️

The Spirit Horse Ranch offers grief support, crisis intervention, mental health, well-being counseling, and now offering an amazing technique called "brainspotting" to facilitate trauma healing and recovery. The trauma has affected EVERYONE and our island is in shock and grieving and we are available to help during this time. Our program is a ground based non-riding trauma Informed care equine assisted program. Sign up today to help with equine therapy sessions with the Spirit Horse Ranch for trauma-informed care for all ages: grief processing, PTSD, anxiety, anger, fear, depression.

In light of the recent devastating disaster fires in Maui, we have extended our program's scope to encompass all age groups free of charge to all of our Maui community members.

To schedule a free appointment, book a session using our online booking tool here.

Each session is available up to 6 people per session except on Weds mornings 10:30AM - 12:30PM.

Tuesday will now be reserved for Schools, 1st Responders and healing events, agencies clients and their staff to attend Equine and mindfulness sessions to help restore and rebuild our resilience within our giving community.

For the Lahaina residents Weds morning appointments please add your pick up address and Beachin Rides will pick you up there beginning at 8AM Weds and return in the early afternoon. If you have question please feel free to call or text us at 808-280-7070

For questions, please call (808) 280-7070 or email info@thespirithorseranch.org

To volunteer, please contact us at 808-280-7070 or email info@thespirithorseranch.org, especially if you have equine experience.

For agencies that would like to bring groups please call us at 808-280-7070.

Located upcountry five minutes past Maui Winery.

Spirit Horse Ranch (@thespirithorseranch) is a nonprofit providing trauma-informed care through equine therapy services on an idyllic, 132-acre, fifth-generation ranch located on the southwest slope of Haleakalā, Maui.

Get free nutricious meals for the hungry, home bound, and needy with Hale Kau Kau

Free Daily Meal at St. Theresa Church

Monday - Friday 5-6 PM
Saturday & Sunday 4:30 - 5:30 PM
On the campus of St. Theresa Church, 25 Lipoa Street corner of South Kihei Road

No questions asked.  No shame.

Free daily meals are also delivered to the homebound in South Maui.

We welcome all for a delicious, nutritious daily hot meal in a clean, safe environment.  Keiki & vegetarian meals available.  All meals include salad and dessert. All are welcome to enjoy a meal with us.

To alleviate hunger by providing nutritious meals to the hungry and homebound in a safe, loving, and supportive environment. Hale Kau Kau has been feeding the hungry since August 1991 and we have served more than 1.5 million meals. Hale Kau Kau has served a meal daily, 365 days a year for more than 32 years.

Get free, mental health crisis counseling and support from Hawai‘i UTelehealth

Hawai'i UTelehealth offers free confidential crisis counseling. The telehealth services are open to all, with a focus on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and rural communities, as well as older adults. Call 808-375-2745, email utele@hawaii.edu or visit hawaiiutelehealth.org. Callers will be directed to the website to set up an account and be connected with a provider within a week.

Get in-person and online grief support services, Zoom drop-ins, and compassion calls for grieving adults and children with Nā Keiki O Emalia

Nā Keiki O Emalia is offering in-person drop-in grief support services, Zoom drop-ins and compassion calls.  If you are an adult grieving alongside a child or you would like to register grieving children please click on the links below.

Register Adults who are grieving alongside a child or teen. The adult groups provided are specifically tailored to address the needs of any adult who is going through the grieving process alongside a child.

Register for Adults Grieving with a Child or Teen
Register For the Children and Teens
If you are not grieving alongside a child or teen, you can find grief support groups here: Find Adult Grief Support Groups

These groups aim to create a safe and supportive space where parents, guardians, adult siblings, and other relatives can come together to share their experiences, emotions, and challenges related to grief. The focus is on offering guidance, comfort, and understanding as they navigate the complexities of grief while also providing support and resources to help them support the child in their care.

contact@nkoemaui.org
(808) 214-9832
Cameron Center 95 Mahalani St., Room 10 Wailuku, HI 96793
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Get mental health and counseling for people affected by the Maui Wildfires

Together, We Heal • Supporting Our Community in Times of Crisis

In the wake of the devastating fires on Maui, our hearts go out to all those affected. We stand with you, our resilient community, and extend our deepest gratitude to the brave first responders, dedicated healthcare workers, and compassionate mental health professionals who have shown unwavering strength during these challenging times. Mindful Living Group is here for you. As we begin the recovery journey, we're committed to offering our support, resources, and care to those in need.

We are extending our services and hours to provide vital support to the first responders, leaders, healthcare workers, and clinicians who have been tirelessly dedicating themselves to the recovery efforts. Hereʻs our list of services specifically for First Responders Support - MAUI FIRES here

Our expanded new areas of focus include: 

– Mental and spiritual health

– Grief and trauma treatment

– Secondary trauma

– Compassion fatigue

– Anxiety, stress, and fatigue

– Healing and hope

Mindful Living Groupʻs typical services include


Together, we'll rebuild, we'll heal, and we'll grow stronger than ever before. Our community is our strength, and we're in this together.

Call Mindful Living Group today

Kihei - Maui Main Office →
Makawao - Maui Annex Office →
Mililani - Oahu Office →

Get rental financial assistance for eligible kūpuna (62yr+) from DHHL Kūpuna Rental Subsidy Program

CNHA and DHHL Kūpuna Rental Subsidy Program provides rental subsidies for eligible kūpuna (62 years or older) on the DHHL Wait List in Hawaiʻi. The rental subsidies will allow kūpuna in need to remain safely housed in their rental unit and position themselves to accept a DHHL lease when they are awarded.

Program recipients will pay up to 30 percent of their total household income towards their rent, and the program will cover the remainder of the rent. The program subsidy may only be used for rental payments and will go directly to the program recipient’s landlord. Applicants are eligible for up to 12 months in rental subsidies with an option to renew subject to the availability of funds.

APPLY ONLINE

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the program, applicants must pass a HUD Housing Quality Standard rental unit inspection. All approved applicants will be required to attend individualized housing counseling with Hawaiian Community Assets.

Contact us:

For more information about the program or to apply, contact CNHA’s DHHL Kūpuna Rental Subsidy Program:

Phone: 808-596-8155
Email: dhhl@hawaiiancouncil.org
Website: hawaiiancouncil.org/kupuna

Get support at local, community-led emergency relief distribution hub, Nāpili Holo

Nāpili Park Emergency Community Resource Center

'Nāpili Noho' is a community based emergency distribution hub at the Nāpili Park in Lahaina. We distribute donated foods, produce, dry goods, hygiene items, clothing, warm meals & more as available. We also serve as a site for lomi lomi, job & benefit assistance, child care, internet access, mental health services & additional services as available. Availability for these resources may change as they become available. Our focus is on those most directly effected & displaced by the Lahaina fire disaster.

Visit Nāpili Noho Emergency Community Resource Center at Napili Park, 50 Maiha St, Lahaina, HI 96761

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10-4, and Fridays 10-5. We are closed Sundays & Wednesdays to the public (for hub organization).

We encourage you to share our services with those you know in need. If you would like to partner with us, donate, or volunteer with us visit on our Support page, and donate to our cause. Nāpili Noho is a lifeline for many. We will get through this together. Come by the Nāpili Noho Hub and get resources & support. We are a community based emergency distribution hub at Nāpili Park.

NĀPILI NOHO SHUTTLE SERVICE

Click the button below to go to our Nāpili Noho Shuttle Schedule page for times the shuttle service runs. Focusing on those directly effected by the disaster in Lahaina. We also have posted the schedule for Maui's west side public bus route.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

info@NapiliNoho.com
50 Maiha St, Lahaina, HI 96761
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Get translation and disaster assistance through Roots Reborn Lahaina, Maui's Immigrant Aid Hub

Immigrant Aid Hub for Maui Fire Victims

We are Maui-based community organizers and immigration attorneys mobilizing volunteers to help immigrants with translation and to apply for aid and other resources as they become available. Roots Reborn is a multilingual hub for impacted immigrants, connecting them to whatever aid and resources they qualify for during the long rebuilding process.​

We are also providing document replacement for those impacted by the fire. Those documents generally include green cards, employment authorization, TPS and certificates of citizenship. We can also help with ADIT stamps and requests to expedite in coordination with the temporary USCIS field office on Maui.

We are available for ongoing interfacing with all the relevant agencies (USCIS, EOIR, ICE) in order to continue to advocate for systemic relief such as fee waivers, expedited case processing and mobile biometrics.

Maui's immigrant community is heavily Latino and Filipino and we encourage individuals fluent in Spanish, Ilokano, Tagalog, or other languages to volunteer.

CONTACT

For immigrant assistance:
Email: help@rootsreborn.org
* We are too swamped with requests to accept calls and texts right now. Please email.

To volunteer: Sign-up here

Email: volunteer@rootsreborn.org

For press inquiries: Email: press@rootsreborn.org

Get up to a $5,000 grant and vehicle financing to help Maui families replace vehicles destroyed in wildfire

A $5,000 grant program has launched to help families replace vehicles on Maui destroyed during the August wildfires. The program was announced by Rolina Faagai, the Executive Director of Hawaiian Lending & Investments, a nonprofit founded by the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations.

What is the Replacement Vehicle Program (RVP)?

The Replacement Vehicle Program (RVP) is dedicated to Native Hawaiian families that experienced transportation loss due to the Maui wildfires in August 2023.

This program provides vehicle financing with deferred payments for 12 months and a one time grant of up to $5,000 to replace a vehicle lost in the fires.

The funding is available for families that need help to purchase a new or used vehicle with help from grant funds, and/or with low cost financing.

How do I apply for the Replacement Vehicle Program?

Download this fillable PDF to start filling out a form today.

• Pickup a Consumer Assistance Kit at the Maui Mall. Visit the SCHHA Desk at the Maui Relief & Aid Services Center:
70 E Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732

• Email Rolina Faagai, Executive Director: rolina@hawaiianhomesteads.org

Contact Hawaiian Lending & Investments: 

Rolina@hawaiianhomesteads.org

(808)-208-6466

The launch of this program is based on input received at the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations’ Maui Disaster Recovery Roundtable held in late October.

Hawaiian Lending & Investments (HLI) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) 501c3 non-profit, sponsored by the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations (SCHHA).

HLI delivers financial services to support the capital needs of consumers, businesses, and homestead associations on or near Hawaiian Home Lands.

HLI has office locations on Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. HLI provides services to community members throughout the state of Hawaii.

rolina@hawaiianhomesteads.org
808-208-6466
70 E Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732
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Hale Makua Health Services's Emergency Disaster Relief Fund

In light of the recent disasters on Maui, Hale Makua has decided to setup a fund to assist those who may need financial support during a disaster or emergency situation. Though we cannot guarantee that funds will go to a particular individual, emergency, or disaster, anyone who is experiencing a disaster or emergency will be allowed to apply for funding with priority given to Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health staff, their immediate family, Hale Makua and OPH residents, and compromised individuals.  Please consider making a contribution to this fund to help this cause.

If you have been affected by a recent emergency/disaster like the Maui wildfires, you may apply for funding by visiting the application for the Hale Makua Disaster/Emergency Relief Fund application form page.

Thanks to donations received by the community, Hale Makua is offering financial assistance for those impacted by a disaster or emergency situation. Applications will be reviewed and awarded based on needs, with priority given to Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health staff and immediate family, Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health residents, and compromised individuals.

Please submit one application per household, applicant must be at least 18 years old or older. Funds are issued at a maximum $5,000 per award. If additional funds are needed at a later time, a new application may be submitted for review and consideration. Funds awarded will be dependent on the amount of funding available, and can therefore not be guaranteed.

Click here to donate to the Hale Makua Emergency/Disaster Relief Fund.

If you prefer to send a check donation, please make  it payable to "Hale Makua" and please indicate in the Memo "Employee Disaster Relief Fund" to ensure proper designation of your donation. Please mail checks to mailed to:

Hale Makua Health Services
Disaster/Emergency Relief Fund
ATTN: Office of Development
472 Kaulana Street
Kahului, HI  96732

Our Administrative and Business Offices are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hale Makua is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID 99-0080460)

808-871-9271
472 Kaulana Street Kahului, HI 96732
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Hawai'i Green Jobs Initiative

Hawai'i Green Jobs Initiative features current green job openings in Hawaii, information about local green training programs and training providers, and Hawaii's green labor market. This portal is a service of the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) which is responsible for ensuring and increasing the economic security, well-being, and productivity of Hawaii's workers.

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Services for Job Seekers: Search for Jobs Hawaii Directory of Green EmployersLearn about Green Careers

Services for Employers: Enter Job OrdersSearch for WorkersTraining for your Employees

Green Training Services: Green Training Programs & Green Training Providers

Need help? Visit the Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative Online Assistance Center

State Toll-Free access numbers for each island:

Hawai'i: 974-4000 (at the tone enter 69025, and press #)
Maui: 984-2400 (at the tone enter 69025, and press #)
Kauai: 274-3141 (at the tone enter 69025, and press #)
Molokai/Lanai: 1-800-468-4644 (at the tone enter 69013, and press #)

dlir.rs.greenjobshawaii@hawaii.gov
(808) 586-9025
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 304 Honolulu, HI 96813
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Ka Hale A Ke Ola's (KHAKO) Emergency Shelter Program

We provide emergency shelter for verified homeless individuals and families seeking shelter in Maui County. For single men and women, we provide shelter beds in a dormitory-style setting. For families, we provide either a studio or a two-bedroom unit. To speak with an Intake Coordinator, please call our intake line at (808) 242-HOME ( 808-242-4663 ).

Intake Procedures

For the Central Facility (Wailuku) please call (808) 242-HOME (4663) or (808) 242-7600 (press 1).

For the West Side Facility (Lahaina)*TEMPORARILY ClOSED please call (808) 242-HOME (4663) or (808) 662-0076 (press 1).

Those in need may call our intake phone line between 8am to 4pm; Monday through Friday. After hours, please leave a voicemail message and we will return your call within 48 hours.

Walk-ins are welcomed, but not guaranteed to get an intake appointment that day.  If we are not able to do an intake appointment on the day of the walk-in, an appointment will be made for the next available space.

Intakes will be set up on a first-come, first-served basis and the following documents are requested upon intake:

  1. Picture ID (any kind of picture ID)
  2. Verification of Homelessness Letter

Central Center
670 Waiale Road
Wailuku, HI 96793
808-242-7600

Westside Center
15 Ipu'Aumakua Lane
Lahaina, HI 96761
808-662-0076

Ka Hale A Ke Ola's (KHAKO) Rental Assistance Program

Rental Assistance Program

The KHAKO Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is a homelessness prevention program that provides direct rental assistance payments, supplemented by counseling and case management for a minimum of six (6) months to a year, to individuals and families moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing and Maui residents at risk of becoming homeless due to a temporary lack of financial resources.

For more information, contact Debbie, the Rental Assistance Coordinator at (808) 446-8129 or Joy at Joy at (808)446-8132.

Get Started:

Qualifications, Guidelines and Process for applying for rental assistance

Pre-Application Screening (Online Form)

Full Application (PDF Form download)

Checklist of Required Documents

Central Center
670 Waiale Road
Wailuku, HI 96793

808-242-7600

Kaunoa Senior Services

A division of the County of Maui's Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Kaunoa Senior Services provides Assisted Transportation and Home Delivered Meals to older adults 60+ who are frail, homebound and in need of support in order to remain independent. Kaunoa’s Leisure, Volunteer (RSVP), and Congregate Nutrition programs provide learning and socialization opportunities for participants. Online wellness classes are also available.

List of Child Care Options for Maui families affected by the recent fires - State of Hawaii DHS' Child Care Resource & Referral Agency PATCH

A list of child care options for families affected by the fires in Maui is now available.  PATCH, the state’s designated Child Care Resource & Referral Agency, worked with licensed and registered providers to determine who is still operating and providing care.

List of Available Child Care Options for Maui families affected by the recent fires

This list is being updated on a regular basis.  It contains contact information, ages the program accepts, address, city (for Family Child Care providers), and phone number.  Parents can call PATCH’s referral lines for further assistance at (808) 961-3169.

If licensed or registered providers are willing to provide care for keiki on Maui, they can contact PATCH to be placed on the list.

Feel free to use the QR code or the link located above to access child care providers who have openings for children of impacted families.

Mana Mental Health

Mana Mental Health is offering FREE individual counseling sessions for mamas who are pregnant or postpartum with Dr. Kalena Lanuza, Family & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Certified Lactation Counselor.

Services: Counseling, Medication Management, Lactation Counseling. Call or Email. 971-251-2081.

**All sessions virtual or by phone-all islands**.

Maui Strong Job Fair

E Holomua Kākou – Let’s Move Forward Together

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My Next Move

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

Still not sure?  Check out careers in these groups:

For information about career services for workers and employers, laid-off worker assistance, and the location of American Job Centers call:

Toll-free number: 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) TTY:1-877-889-5627.

Are you a veteran looking for work? My Next Move for Veterans helps you find a civilian career similar to your military job.

Offer support (donations, volunteer) or get support directly from community-led Maui Fire, Flood and Disaster Facebook Relief Group

See current posted community needs, volunteer opportunities, relief events, resources, and any new local developments shared about the Maui recovery efforts.

Anyone can OFFER support or post a NEED for support or services in this local community disaster relief Facebook page. The purpose of this local group is where we can have a "go to" hub to locally exchange information of supplies/help *needed* and services and help we can *offer* due to disasters on Maui.

Click here to go see locally offered community assistance needs and offers

Pacific Birth Collective

The Pacific Birth Collective is routing donations directly to displaced families, mothers, caregivers, small children.

Please fill out this PBC Displaced Families Direct Relief Support form with your clothing, pre- and postpartum, diapering, and feeding needs.

If you or your friends cannot access the form, please text your needs directly to (808) 283-9646. Include your name, ages of children, specific needs, contact info, and address for delivery.This form is NOT mandatory to recieve goods, it is helping us to know what is needed, what sizes, formula types and if you'll need delivery etc. You are welcome to drop by in person at our Haiku distribution center and pick up what you need there as well.

If you are impacted, contact pacificbirthcollective@gmail.com or find us on social media @pacificbirthcollective or our PBC Facebook page to get connected with emergency supplies and additional resources.  We are a grass roots, boots on ground organization based in Maui.  All funds go directly to relief efforts.

Receive medical equipment or case management services from The Kelea Foundation

Kelea Foundation works to advocate for, and meet the access and functional needs of Maui fire survivors. They have been coordinating the donation and distribution efforts for medical equipment.

The foundation also advocates for those in need through referrals and case management services.

They are working on distributing donations we have received for those who have been impacted by the fires. Please contact Kelea Foundation if you or someone you know needs:

XL-XXL Adult diapers
Wheelchairs
Transports
Shower chairs
Walkers/Canes
XL-6XL Women's Clothing

For more information or assistance, please contact Jennifer Gladwin from the Kelea Foundation at 1 (808)344-2345 or keleafoundation@gmail.com.

Request transportation assistance from Hawaii Tours

In the face of adversity, the resilience and unity of the Maui community have never been more crucial. We believe in the power of coming together – both in offering assistance and seeking it. If you’re in need of transportation support or other immediate services, or if you’re searching for avenues to contribute and help our Maui ohana, this section provides essential information. Our combined efforts and shared aloha spirit will be the driving force that helps Maui rebound from these challenging times. Let’s stand united, ensuring that every individual finds the support they need and every helper finds a meaningful way to contribute.

Request Transportation Assistance:

If you have supplies, evacuees, or volunteers you need to be transported, please fill in the "Transportation Request" form on this page here.

Hawaii Tours Maui Relief Coordinator

You can reach our on-island relief coordinator – Chris Ishizaka at:

  • Email: chris@hawaiitours.com
  • Text: (808) 500-2018
  • info@hawaiitours.com
    1- 808-379-3701
    55-541 Naniloa Loop, Laie, HI 96762
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    St. Joseph Church Emergency Kōkua Center, Upcountry Maui

    The Maui wildfires left their mark on Upcountry, Maui, destroying 16 homes in Kula and three in Olinda. In a compassionate response, the Upcountry and Catholic communities have rallied to help impacted families and created the St. Joseph Church Emergency Kōkua Center. Although initially established to help Upcountry residents impacted by the wildfires, the center also helps displaced Lahaina residents who lost homes, jobs, belongings and more.

    Open Tuesday and Thursdays: 5-7pm, Saturdays: 9am-2pm

    Donated items that can be picked up:

    • Non-perishable food
    • Baby: formula, wipes, diapers, clothes, toys, strollers and car seats.
    • NEW clothing infant-4x
    • NEW and gently used pillows, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, bed linen, towels
    • NEW hygiene and household items such as silverware, pots, pans, plates, dishes, cups and serving utensils.
    • NEW school supplies
    • NEW rubber slippers
    • Paper towels, toilet paper

    Those in need can also receive cases of water, nonperishable foods and packaged snacks.

    Delivery services:

    The Center also has a delivery service for those in need but are unable to drive to St. Joseph School at 1294 Makawao Avenue. (Drive to the top of the road.)

    For deliveries, call (808) 354-0971. Deliveries are provided by Epic Ministries, a Catholic Young Adult Ministry.

    The Center has worked collaboratively with Upcountry Catholic Churches & Community, Upcountry Strong, Sugar Beach Events, Maui Rapid Response, Brown Cross Hui, UH Maui College, Sacred Hearts of Lahaina and more.

    Emergency Kokua is expected to continue as long as there are community needs.

    In the face of ongoing challenges, the center remains steadfast, extending an invitation for more volunteers to join the cause and help meet the ever-growing needs of the community.

    For more information, email sjckokua@gmail.com.

    sjckokua@gmail.com
    +18085727652
    1294 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768
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    State of Hawaii, Department of Health / Ka ‘Oihana Olakino Maui Wildfire Response

    If you have been affected by the wildfires on Maui, we can assist you with accessing non-emergency health services to meet the needs of you and your family.

    Call 833-833-3431 or 808-586-4468.

    The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) call center will be open Monday-Friday from 7:45 AM-4:30 PM, excluding state holidays.

    Call or text 911 for emergency medical assistance.

    For individuals impacted who need replacement vital records, like certified copies of birth, marriage/civil union, and death certificates, orders may be placed online at Hawaii State Department of Health website for Vital Records Ordering and Tracking here.

    A relative may make an order on behalf of the person needing a replacement by uploading a copy of their own government ID (if born in Hawaii). For more info about vital records, call (808) 586-4602. They're open from Mon-Fri: 7:45am-4:30pm. You can also email DOH.MauiVR@doh.hawaii.gov.

    Support Displaced Mothers, Caregivers and Families with Small Children

    Our efforts are intended to help connect families with the many resources we have specific to displaced mothers, babies, and families with young children.

    This form is through Pacific Birth Collective. Our efforts are intended to help connect families with the many resources we have specific to displaced mothers, babies, and families with young children.

    Volunteer Form (Pacific Birth Collective)

    This form is through Pacific Birth Collective. Our efforts are intended to help connect families with the many resources we have specific to displaced mothers, babies, and families with young children. If you are a birth worker or provide pre- and postnatal care, please provide your contact info and availability below.

    Birth Workers/Care Providers Volunteer Form

    To offer support for families impacted by the Maui Wildfires, please consider donating to Pacific Birth Collective here.

    USDA Rural Development Disaster Assistance Programs

    USDA Rural Development Disaster Assistance

    The USDA Rural Development Disaster Assistance is crucial for rural communities affected by crises and disasters. It offers essential support to homeowners, businesses, and communities to aid in their recovery and rebuilding process. If you are facing immediate needs due to a disaster and live in a President-declared disaster area, we recommend first seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    The resource guide provides information on programs and services offered by RD and other government agencies. It aims to support rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by disasters by helping them with long-term recovery and planning efforts. 

    We Care Letters are generated for RD Home loan borrowers when a major disaster occurs in a state. We want you to know that USDA Rural Development is here to help you when a disaster happens and causes damage to your property or affects your income. Our aim is to make sure you are aware of the assistance we can provide during these difficult times.

    For more information, individuals can review the USDA's Rural Development’s Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Resources Guide for Rural Communities. USDA RD offers more than 40 loan, grant, and technical assistance programs and servicing options that can help rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by disaster, and support long-term planning and recovery efforts that build for the future.

    USDA RD has more than 40 loan, grant, and technical assistance programs available to help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America . Many of these programs can also help community efforts related to disaster preparedness, resiliency, and recovery . USDA RD partners with local leaders, developers, local, state, and Tribal governments, cooperatives, nonprofits, private organizations and a nationwide network of participating lenders to help build resiliency through planning and preparedness, and to help rural people and communities suffering the effects of disasters.

    USDA RD programs support a variety of needs including:

    • Transitional Housing and Home Repair
    • Infrastructure and Emergency Equipment Financing
    • Essential Community Facilities
    • Telehealth, Distance Learning and Rural Broadband Connectivity
    • Rural Business Planning and Recovery

    Learn about general eligibility for USDA’s disaster assistance programs: Disaster-Assistance-at-a-Glance Fact Sheet

    Contact: 

    Nenita E. Acob

    Area Specialist
    Maui Satellite Office, Rural Development
    United States Department of Agriculture
    Phone:  (808) 214-1733 / Fax:  (855) 878-2464
    www.rd.usda.gov

    We Care Letters
    Help for Rural Americans (usda.gov)

    Publications | Rural Development (usda.gov)

    Upcountry Strong Housing & Support

    For those DISPLACED UPCOUNTRY:

    Upcountry Strong Housing & Support Towards Recovery Form

    We made this form in order to support Upcountry residents who have lost their homes or are currently displaced, and to help towards recovery.  Please feel free to fill it out or reach out if you need any help - happy to assist in person or over the phone.

    If you have limited access to a phone or computer at the moment, or are just feeling overwhelmed, we are also happy to help via text. Contact Alicia at 925-338-1505.

    Visit our website for updated resources for those Upcountry in need of housing and those of you offering. Upcountry Strong has created fillable forms if you don't want to talk to a human directly.

    This program is in partnership with AIA Maui and Kokku, Inc.  

    Volunteer as a translator to help Maui immigrant fire victims with disaster assistance through Roots Reborn Lahaina, Maui's Immigrant Aid Hub

    Immigrant Aid Hub for Maui Fire Victims

    Roots Reborn Lahaina is a Maui-based community of organizers and immigration attorneys mobilizing volunteers to help immigrants with translation and to apply for aid and other resources as they become available. Roots Reborn is a multilingual hub for impacted immigrants, connecting them to whatever aid and resources they qualify for during the long rebuilding process.​

    They are also providing document replacement for those impacted by the fire. Those documents generally include green cards, employment authorization, TPS and certificates of citizenship. We can also help with ADIT stamps and requests to expedite in coordination with the temporary USCIS field office on Maui.

    We are available for ongoing interfacing with all the relevant agencies (USCIS, EOIR, ICE) in order to continue to advocate for systemic relief such as fee waivers, expedited case processing and mobile biometrics.

    Maui's immigrant community is heavily Latino and Filipino and we encourage individuals fluent in Spanish, Ilokano, Tagalog, or other languages to volunteer.

    CONTACT

    For immigrant assistance:
    Email: help@rootsreborn.org
    * We are too swamped with requests to accept calls and texts right now. Please email.

    To volunteer: Sign-up here

    Email: volunteer@rootsreborn.org

    For press inquiries: Email: press@rootsreborn.org

    Volunteer at the Maui Humane Society

    Maui Humane Society says its animals are safe but needs to free up space to take in more displaced pets.

    • Volunteer opportunities - whether you are a resident or visitor, there are many ways you can give back. See volunteer opportunities below.
    • Drop off pet supplies to displaced families who still have their animals
    • Donate money to help the shelter meet an increase in demand for care
    • Report a lost or found pet here.
    • Call (808) 877-3680 for more information or visit their website.

    Opportunities for 'Drop in Volunteers'

    • Take a pup out for the afternoon to give them a break from the loud and crowded shelter while also getting them seen by potential adopters and fosters!
    • Dog on Demand
    • Prepare enrichment items to be handed out to our cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs!
    • Most projects can be taken home to complete and brought back the next day.
    • Many projects are kid and group-friendly!
    • https://signup.com/go/FOCdweQ
    • Pet supply distribution at the Hyatt for displaced Lahaina residents and their furbabies!
    • https://signup.com/go/CrVpDsv
    • Drop by the shelter 7 days a week from 11-4 to assist with regular shelter duties like laundry, dishes, cleaning and feeding!

    Opportunities for Maui Residents

    • Sign up for an in-person orientation to work with cats, bunnies & guinea pigs (Cat & Critter Training, age 5+ with an adult) or shelter doggies (Dog Concierge, 16+). After your orientation, you can come by to volunteer 7 days a week from 8am-5pm, no sign-up necessary! You can then also participate in outreach events and many other volunteer opportunities as well!
    • https://www.mauihumanesociety.org/volunteer/

    Foster

    When you foster any animal with us, you can have them for 1 night or 1 year, up to you! We supply everything for the animal (food, medicine, supplies) for the duration of your time with them. All that we ask is that you open your heart and home. Fill out a foster application here.

    or come by the shelter and pick out an animal to take home immediately while we are in SOS. If you already have a dog, bring them with you to see if they are compatible with the dog you would like to foster!


    Donations

    We always welcome to keep our hubs in Lahaina filled are:

    • 💩 bags
    • Benebones, nylabones, tough toys for doggies
    • Cat scratchers/cat toys
    • Dry cat/dog/puppy food
    • Flea and tick for cats and medium sized dogs

    Volunteer to help the upcountry Kula recovery community through Mālama Kula programs

    Mālama Kula is an action-oriented, results-driven organization that was formed to provide disaster relief in response to the Kula Fire, but also also aims to address current challenges facing the Kula community.

    Currently the work days and service projects are ongoing 2-3 times per week, and work days vary depending upon weather, site location, contractor availability, etc. Contact the Mālama Kula for more details at malamakula@gmail.com to find our more about how to volunteer today.

    Visit malamakula.org to see our services, programs, aid, and support for the town and residents of Kula to help Kula fire victims recover.

    Kula Disaster and Fire Relief

    From day one of the Kula Fire, the Mālama Kula team had boots on the ground and rallied to help serve our neighbors. We’re committed to offering that same level of support in the event of future disasters.

    Kula Community Work Days

    Want to help out, volunteer, and make a difference? Join in one of service projects that help make Kula the clean, beautiful, community-oriented town that we’re all proud to call home.

    Email malamakula@gmail.com to find our more about how to volunteer today.

    Our Purpose

    Mālama Kula is an organization based in Kula, Hawaii, that helps provide programs, funding, and services toward community cleanup, disaster relief and mitigation, invasive species management, challenges facing the area’s rural and agricultural economy, and social networking and educational events that help foster and strengthen community.

    It advocates for services that will help protect property, life, infrastructure, and health, and manages educational programs that not only highlight the area’s rich history from a cultural and ecological perspective, but also provide training toward skills and knowledge that benefit the Kula community."

    What Programs Does Mālama  Kula Currently Support?

    The amount of need in our Kula community became glaringly apparent when we nearly watched our town go up in flames.

    From providing immediate disaster relief to victims affected by the fire, to programs and services for green waste, air sampling/testing, and Axis deer fencing, our programs aim to address underserved services where our community is in need of support.  

    Click here to see all of our upcountry programs:

    • Kula Green Waste Removal

    • Air, Soil, and Human Health Testing

    • Kula Disaster and Fire Relief

    • Axis Deer Fencing And Support

    • Kula Curbside Recycling

    • Neighbors Hiring Neighbors

    • Infrastructure Advocacy

    malamakula@gmail.com
    PO Box 1134 Kula HI 96790
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    ALU LIKE, Inc.

    Alu Like provides “kokua” to Native Hawaiians who are committed to achieving their own potential. Their mission is to kōkua Hawaiian Natives committed to achieving their potential for themselves, their families and their communities.

    • Youth employment and training opportunities for Native Hawaiian, Native American, and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24
    • Take advantage of the Hana Lima Scholarship Program

    Connect with Maui American Job Center at 808-270-5777. Get expedited help by clicking here.

    Alu Like, Inc. Services:

    Ho‘āla Hou – High Risk Reduction: The Ho‘āla Hou Department continue to provide on-going substance free activities at various schools statewide and partner with other local agencies

    Ho‘omānea ‘Ōiwi – Employment & Training: The Ho‘omānea ‘Ōiwi Department provides outreach, intake, assessment, career counseling, work experience, occupational skills training, educational & tuition assistance, tutoring and internships.

    Ka Ipu Kā‘eo – CTE & Scholarships: The Ka Ipu Kā‘eo Department consists of programs relating to fostering and furthering education for Native Hawaiians, specifically in the area of vocational, or career and technical education and training, which includes technology, natural resources, health and culinary arts.

    Kūlia Like – Individual & Family Stability: ūlia Like looks to strengthen individual’s and families’ economic situations. Services provided are to enhance skills to make financial and survival decisions towards self-sufficiency.

    Kumu Kahi – Elderly Services: The mission of the Kumu Kahi Department is to advocate for and support Native Hawaiian elderly in enriching and enhancing their lives by preserving and restoring their health and well-being, sense of dignity, self-respect and cultural identity.

    Ka Waihona Puke ‘Ōiwi – Native Hawaiian Library: The Ka Waihona Puke ‘Ōiwi offers library resources for adults and children. Our collections include basic references and reading material, a Native Hawaiian research collection, and a unique collection of quilt patterns.

    info@alulike.org
    808.535.6700
    Hale O Nā Limahana, 2969 Mapunapuna Place, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96819
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    Apply for 2024-2025 Common Scholarships from the Hawaii Community Foundation

    The 2024-2025 HCF Common Scholarship Application opened December 12, 2023.

    More information and a downloadable season flyer can be found on our website at: https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/students.  Applications are due on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm HST.  

    HCF distributes over $7 million annually to deserving students, making it the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarship in the state. Our scholarships support students who are pursuing degrees from colleges and universities, as well as those obtaining career and technical education at a community college. In 2021, the average scholarship award was $6,200 per student.

    The 2024-2025 HCF Common Scholarship Application will open on December 12, 2023 and close on February 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time. Applicants can check the status of their application by logging into their student account.

    Download 2024-2025 Flyer

    For all student and parent inquiries please email at scholars@hawaiicommunityfoundation.org, or to HCF's scholarship hotline at 808-566-5570 (ext. 570).

    Apply for jobs through Hawai’i Career Acceleration Navigator (HI-CAN) - State of Hawaii Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations

    Hawai’i Career Acceleration Navigator delivers data-driven career recommendations for you to explore new career paths that may leverage your skills in a new way, boost your income, or for which there are many jobs available in Hawai’i. When you find a new career that interests you, you can explore available jobs and training programs within that career.

    The Hawaii Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the launch of the Hawaiʻi Career Acceleration Navigator (HI CAN), a digital hub connecting unemployment insurance (UI) claimants and jobseekers to high-impact career pathways. The HI CAN platform will help residents searching for a new job and those looking to transition careers, emphasizing supporting those receiving UI benefits for the next steps in their career journey.  HI CAN will also help those eligible for additional social services efficiently connect to the programs they need for a successful career transition.

    Find a paid internship through the State of Hawaiʻi's Hele Imua internship program

    Paid Internships today. Quality Jobs Tomorrow. Earn while you learn, get on-the-job training, and gain work experience. No experience necessary.

    Hele Imua is a 12-week internship opportunity for the State of Hawaiʻi. The purpose of this program is to provide eligible candidates exposure to various high-demand occupations in state government that may transition into gainful employment within Hawaii’s labor market. Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Workforce Development Division (WDD).

    These services are 100% federally funded under a QUEST grant to the State of Hawaii.

    Intern Applicant Forms for State Internship

    Please email both completed application forms, a current resume, and a cover letter between 250 and 500 words to your WDD local office as follows:

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Host Agency – State Department/Division (Employer)

    DLIR WDD seeks to partner with state departments and divisions that can offer real on-the-job work experience, training, and supervision for select interns of the Hele Imua program.  Interns may conduct duties that are the same or similar to those of your current employees.  This program is intended to prepare interns for a possible career in state government and offers job seekers an inside look and feel of what it is like to work for a state agency while at the same time allowing you the opportunity to stretch your resources further with the assistance of one or more interns.

    Interns will be registered with the DLIR payroll system and will be paid by DLIR.  There is no cost to the employer with the exception of time for supervision and the cost of supplies necessary for the intern to complete assigned tasks and duties.  The Hele Imua Program will offer each selected intern a duration of up to 12 consecutive weeks to complete their internship with the possibility of extension.

    Please email an intern position description (one paragraph) to:  dlir.wdd.intern@hawaii.gov

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Get FREE employment, education, and training services from Goodwill Hawaii

    GOODWILL PROGRAMS

    (updated Dec 19, 2023)

    Goodwill Hawaiʻi was recently awarded a new one-year contract by the State of Hawaiʻi DLIR Office of Community Services to provide Employment Core Services to Lahaina’s immigrant population or any other Maui resident who was displaced from work as a direct or indirect result of the Maui fires in August.

    Job seekers who enroll in the program will be paired with a Goodwill employment counselor and together they will develop an individualized action plan including specific supports needed to obtain the desired job. Supports can include translation services for non-English speakers, updating resumes, preparing for job interviews, and vocational training assistance.

    Goodwill also provides wrap-around services for all of its clients, ranging from tax preparation to financial literacy training and other social and human services.

    Statewide Goodwill Hawaiʻi assists more than 7,000 people annually, including low-income families, adults with disabilities, immigrants, reintegrating individuals, at-risk youth and others with employment, educational, financial literacy and social services. For more info, visit www.goodwillhawaii.org.

    Career Services

    DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING A JOB OR WANT TO ADVANCE IN YOUR CAREER?

    It can be difficult to support yourself and your family if you do not have the right education, training and resources. Our employment counselors will work with you for FREE to identify, prepare for and land the job or career that you’ve always dreamed of. Some services are based on eligibility and location.

    We will provide one-on-one help for Maui residents who’ve been displaced from work or have experienced a loss of income. Goodwill employment counselors will work together with job seekers to develop an individualized action plan including specific supports needed to obtain the desired job.

    Job seekers needing assistance can visit the Goodwill office in Kahului (250 Alamaha Street, Suite N16B).

    EMAIL: rsaludares@higoodwill.org

    CALL: 808-443-5870 ext. 1470 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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    To schedule an appointment, contact us by island for more info on how we can help you achieve your goals: 

    OAHU • BIG ISLAND • MAUI • KAUAI

    SERVICES ARE FREE. WALK-INS WELCOME!

    Services are at no charge to anyone 18 years or older who meet current eligibility criteria. Call your local American Job Center for details.

    WE ARE OPEN! Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm

    Job seekers needing assistance can visit the Goodwill office in Kahului (250 Alamaha Street, Suite N16B)

    Email rsaludares@higoodwill.org or call 808-443-5870 ext. 1470 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

    Learn more at Goodwill Hawaii's Career Services webpage.

    Goodwill also provides wrap-around services for all of its clients, ranging from tax preparation to financial literacy training and other social and human services.

    The Adult & Dislocated Worker program is designed to help workers get back to work as quickly as possible and overcome barriers to employment. When individuals become dislocated workers as a result of job loss, mass layoffs, global trade dynamics, or transitions in economic sectors, the Dislocated Worker program provides services to assist them in re-entering the workforce:

    • Working individuals terminated or laid-off
    • Individuals employed at a facility that will close within 180 days
    • Displaced spouses of the military or displaced homemakers
    • Displaced by natural disasters or economic conditions
    • Identify a career pathway
    • Develop a specialized employment plan
    • Learn about the local job market and opportunities
    • Get tuition assistance for online and in-person course
    • Access job readiness training
    • Keep your job and earn a promotion
    • Acquire tools to become self-sufficent

    WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program equips adults and others displaced from their job with the tools they need to secure and maintain competitive employment.   Our dedicated and trained employment counselors provide each participant with one-on-one guidance and job-coaching to assist in achieving their employment and career goals. Services are individualized based on your input and frequency of services is determined by your needs. Call your Local American Job Center for upcoming training schedule and the next available start date.

    808-443-5870 ext. 1470
    2610 Kilihau Street Honolulu, HI 96819-2020
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    Get individual disability assistance from the Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

    State VR programs provide VR services for individuals with disabilities, consistent with their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in competitive integrated employment or supported employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

    • The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides services to Hawai’i community members who experience barriers to employment due to a physical or cognitive disability.
    • Designed to assist job seekers with disabilities prepare, secure, and retain competitive employment in an integrated work setting.
    • Furnishes the finest resources and opportunities for training, support, and career placement. Productive partnerships with other state agencies, private non-profits, and employers pave the way for our consumers to find successful employment with the reality of competitive wages.

    Under the WIOA, DVR has embraced initiatives to invest in the skills of students with disabilities along with their families, as well as disenfranchised youth, as they access opportunities to become self-sufficient adults in tomorrow’s workforce. DVR remains committed to partnering with Hawai‘i’s employers to reinforce networks of support so participants can achieve their hopes and aspirations for meaningful employment and thrive as active citizens in our community.

    DVR’s offices on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i, are accessible statewide within our communities in order to meet the needs of those individuals seeking our services.

    Get job/employment assistance from Wagner-Peyser Employment Services through the American Job Center Hawaii

    The Wagner-Peyser Employment Service focuses on providing a variety of services including job search assistance, help getting a job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers. Additionally, re-employment services are available for unemployment insurance claimants, as well as recruitment services to employers with job openings.The “Welcome Team” offers programs such as:

    • Objective Personal Assessment that identifies qualifying barriers to employment
    • Skills Assessments
    • Competency Testing
    • Career Interest Surveys
    • Pathway Planning
    • Trade Act Assistance (TAA) Disability and Education Initiative

    Unemployment Insurance Call Center (for all UI claims):

    • 1-808-762-5751 or 1-808-762-5752
    • 1-833-901-2272 or 1-833-901-2275

    American Job Center Hawaii – Oahu
    Dole Cannery Complex

    680 Iwilei Road, Suite 700, Honolulu, HI 96817
    Map Directions  |  Ph: (808) 768-5701  | Website

    American Job Center Hawaii – Hawaii Island
    Hilo (NEW LOCATION)                                                                            

    88 Kanoelehua Avenue, Suite A-204, Hilo, HI 96720
    Map Directions  |  Ph: (808) 935-6527  | Website

    American Job Center Hawaii – Maui
    Kahului

    110 Ala’ihi Street, Suite 209, Kahului, HI 96732
    Map Directions  |  Ph: (808) 270-5777 | Website

    American Job Center Hawaii – Kauai
    Lihue

    4444 Rice St. #302, Lihue, HI 96766
    Map Directions  | Ph: (808) 274-3056  |  Fax: (808) 274-3059

    Maui County Office on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center

    The Maui County Office on Aging provides services to the Islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.  Every service, program, and product referred or implemented by the Maui County Office on Aging and contracted providers serve to assist Maui County’s seniors and adults with disabilities to lead independent, fulfilled, and dignified lives in their own homes and own communities for as long as possible.

    Please contact our office at 808-270-7774 if you have been affected by the wildfires on Maui.  We can assist with non-emergency services for seniors 60 years of age and older, persons with disabilities 18 years of age and older, and caregivers.  You can also visit our website at https://www.mauicountyadrc.org/apply-for-assistance to complete a Consumer Registration Form to help us identify your needs.

    mcoa.adrc@mauicounty.gov
    808-270-7774
    95 Mahalani Street, Room 20, Wailuku, HI 96793
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    Quality Jobs, Equity Strategy, and Training (QUEST) Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG)

    The Quality Jobs, Equity Strategy, and Training (QUEST) Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) seeks to help dislocated workers and other eligible participants, including underserved and historically marginalized individuals, develop economic resilience to future economic shocks through employment, training, and entry into high-quality jobs, especially in growing and critical industries.

    To qualify for the QUEST Internship Program, participants must fall into one of the following categories.

    QUEST Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fired or quit a job to take care of family member or because of unsafe working conditions due to COVID pandemic and still unemployed
    • Worked fewer than 30 hours/week for last 4 weeks
    • Had no paid work in your area of training, education, or certification for last 26 weeks
    • Retired or separated from military service within last 36 months
    • Formerly incarcerated
    • Laid off due to lack of work or company closure
    • Self-employed and income was reduced 25% over last six months
    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Register for an Apprenticeship Program - State of Hawaii Workforce Development Division

    Registered Apprenticeships are unique long-term training programs that combines On-the-Job Learning with Related Training Instruction, which allow job seekers to learn specialized skills for various trades and occupations.  In Hawai‘i, there are over 100 registered apprenticeship programs available that represent a wide variety of occupations.  After completing training, an apprentice becomes a journeyworker and can earn a higher salary as well as pursue career goals as a foreman, supervisor, contractor, or even set up their own business.

    Benefits of Apprenticeships

    • Learn from highly-trained skilled trades workers
    • Reduce risk of injury while on the job through proper training
    • Receive “Certification of Completion” after satisfactory completion of the program
    • Periodic pay increases
    • Upon completion of apprenticeship program and become a journeyworker, receive substantially higher wages
    • Apprentices/Journeyworkers that join respective unions receive healthcare as well as retirement and other benefits

    How do I join an Apprenticeship?

    With the sheer number of apprenticeship programs available in Hawai‘i, there are no set standards for all apprenticeships.  However, most programs have the following minimum requirements:

    • Be at least 16 years of age
    • Be a High School graduate or have GED
    • Pass an industry test for occupation
    • Be physically fit for occupation

    List of Construction Trades in Registered Apprenticeship Programs*

    *For questions and more information about Registered Apprenticeship contact the Workforce Development Division at dlir.workforce.develop@hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-8877

    State of Hawai'i Workforce Development Division (WDD) Registered Apprenticeships Program

    Registered Apprenticeships are unique long-term training programs that combines On-the-Job Learning with Related Training Instruction, which allow job seekers to learn specialized skills for various trades and occupations.  In Hawai‘i, there are over 100 registered apprenticeship programs available that represent a wide variety of occupations.  After completing training, an apprentice becomes a journeyworker and can earn a higher salary as well as pursue career goals as a foreman, supervisor, contractor, or even set up their own business.

    Benefits of Apprenticeships

    • Learn from highly-trained skilled trades workers
    • Reduce risk of injury while on the job through proper training
    • Receive “Certification of Completion” after satisfactory completion of the program
    • Periodic pay increases
    • Upon completion of apprenticeship program and become a journeyworker, receive substantially higher wages
    • Apprentices/Journeyworkers that join respective unions receive healthcare as well as retirement and other benefits

    How do I join an Apprenticeship?

    With the sheer number of apprenticeship programs available in Hawai‘i, there are no set standards for all apprenticeships.  However, most programs have the following minimum requirements:

    • Be at least 16 years of age
    • Be a High School graduate or have GED
    • Pass an industry test for occupation
    • Be physically fit for occupation

    Recruitment Notices:

    Hawaiʻi Apprenticeship Week

    In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, Hawaiʻi celebrates Registered Apprenticeship in the state through Hawaiʻi Apprenticeship Week (HAW).

    • HAW 2023 – More information coming soon!
    • Save the Dates! – November 13-17th, there will be different events on certain days of the week.

    For contractors and employers, hiring qualified employees from officially approved, registered apprenticeship programs makes good business sense. By hiring apprentices from an officially approved and registered programs in the State of Hawai‘i, contractors and employers are guaranteed a highly skilled and competent workforce that produces consistent and quality results.

    List of Construction Trades in Registered Apprenticeship Programs* *This list does not reflect the latest updates on certain programs

    List of Non-Construction Trades in Registered Apprenticeship Programs

    Career and Technical Education (CTE)

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an educational program that aligns academic standards with technical knowledge and skills to prepare students for careers in current or emerging occupations and further education. CTE is the only educational program in which course content is guided by business and industry input.

    There are a number of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at our Hawaii Department of Education High Schools and at our University of Hawaii Community Colleges. CTE programs provide students with the opportunity to gain work experience through hands-on classes, internships, and industry-certification opportunities. CTE programs or Career and Technical Education programs—depending on the school, provides a wide range of learning experiences through different career paths, fields, and industries. From skilled trades such as automotive technology, construction, or electrical contracting, to programs as diverse as agriculture, architecture, business, culinary arts, engineering, healthcare, or veterinary medicine.

    Connect with Maui American Job Center at 808-270-5777. Get expedited help by clicking here.

    View nine career pathways (projected)

    View the list of CTE Programs

    p20hi@hawaii.edu
    (808)956-5606
    2444 Dole Street (Bachman Annex 6) Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822
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    Aloha International Employment

    At AIE, we will help you find the right position based on your skills and you won’t pay any fees during the process. Call us today or register online to start looking for your next position right away!

    Click here to see current Maui job listings.

    mauiinfo@alohaintl.com
    1-808-871-6373
    430 Kele Street, Suite 301, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
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    Altres Staffing

    Whether you’re looking for a job, needing to find talent, or outsource your HR we have offices across the islands to help out.

    Find a job

    ALTRES has been placing jobseekers at Hawaii’s top companies for over 50 years. Let us help you find a position that’s right for you. Plus, it’s totally FREE to job seekers.

    Find talent

    We’re the only local staffing company with the expertise to find qualified people your organization truly needs. With offices on Oahu, Big Island and Maui, we’re here to help.

    Outsource Your HR

    Whether your business is just starting out, growing quickly, or fully established, we have HR solutions – including payroll, accounting and benefits – to support your needs.

    (808) 877-5555
    967 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
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    AmeriCorps Hawai`i

    Our Commission has proudly chosen “Serve Hawai‘i with Aloha” as our motto. Our programs and presence throughout Hawai‘i have grown, and we are very proud of the thousands of members that have worked diligently to make our state a better place to live. We are excited about our future, and we hope that our outreach will continue to add value and contribute to promoting community service and volunteerism throughout Hawai‘i.

    AmeriCorps is designed to achieve direct results in addressing the nation’s critical education, human, public safety, and environmental needs at the community level. The program provides meaningful opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their country in organized efforts, fostering civic responsibility, building community, and providing educational opportunity for those who make a substantial commitment to service. Please use this website as a portal for information regarding opportunities or networking to promote our core values illustrated in the Commissions adoption of our Hawai‘i State Plan.  We ask you to partner with us in helping to expand AmeriCorps opportunities throughout Hawai‘i. Please feel free to contact us for any information or questions that you might have.


    AmeriCorps*State

    AmeriCorps*State programs are administered by the Hawai‘i Commission for National and Community Service. The programs are funded directly from AmeriCorps formerly known as the Corporation for National Service (CNCS) or from Hawaii’s formula grant. The currently funded programs are a mix of new programs (first year funding) and continuing programs (second to third-year funding). These programs focus on advocacy of domestic violence victims, capacity building of parents with disabled children, assisting youth to achieve educational success, access to justice for the poor and working poor, and educational and cultural outreach to private and public school students. AmeriCorps members, mentors, staff and clients are diverse in age, ethnicity, cultures, and traditions.  Click here for more information on AmeriCorps*State Programs in Hawai‘i.

    AmeriCorps*VISTA

    AmeriCorps VISTA provides full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

    AmeriCorps Seniors

    AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers make a difference in their communities. For decades, volunteers age 55+ have been serving their communities through AmeriCorps Seniors programs, led by AmeriCorps, the federal agency for service, volunteering, and civic engagement. Each year, AmeriCorps Seniors engages more than 200,000 older adults in volunteer service through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs, enriching the lives of the volunteers and benefiting their communities. Click here for a list of AmeriCorps Seniors Programs in Hawai‘i.

    Apply for an Agricultural Micro Grant from Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO)

    Applications for the popular Agricultural Micro Grant Program 4.0 – which offers up to $25,000 in grants to Maui County small farmers and ranchers – will be available beginning Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023.

    The $3 million Maui County-funded program, administered by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center, is open to operating farms on less than 12 acres and livestock ranches up to 40 acres possessing a county business or state general excise license as of July 1, 2023. Preference will be given to women and Native Hawaiians.

    Grants may be used to directly impact the availability of locally-grown produce, livestock and poultry and other related products. Funds can be used for:
    - Farming equipment and machinery.
    - Processing and storage equipment.
    - Farm infrastructure, expansion and upgrades.
    - Inventory and supplies.
    - Packaging and materials.
    - Technology equipment.

    The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 30, 2023.

    The following documentation is required:
    - Completed application.
    - Farm Needs Statement.
    - Copy of an original general excise tax license or filed form G-45 or G-49 2022.
    - Photo ID.
    - 2022 state tax form N-11 (proof of residency).

    Farmers may apply on the MEO website at https://www.meoinc.org/agricultural-micro-grant-program/ or in-person at MEO’s Wailuku office, 99 Mahalani St.

    For more information, contact the MEO Business Development Center by phone at (808) 249-2990 or by email at bdcinfo@meoinc.org.

    Two in-person informational grant workshops will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at MEO Family Center Wailuku, and Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center Pukalani. Both gatherings begin at 5 p.m. Grant application and award information will be presented to help farmers and ranchers understand the process and the documents required.

    The 2022-23 Agriculture Micro-Grant program, funded by Maui County and operated by MEO’s BDC, funded more than 118 small farmers.

    Apply for grants & loans through Oahu Agriculture and Conservation Association

    Grants & Loans For Farmers and Ranchers

    OACA provides farmers, ranchers and agriculture organizations with support to grow their businesses. OACA provides one-to-one support in applying for grants and loans. We can assist with funding research, comprehensive grant writing/application development, review of grant applications prior to submission, connecting to lenders and more. Submit our intake form above for assistance.

    ​OACA also connect producers to help with disaster assistance, farm loans, conservation practices, manufacturing, branding and marketing, composting, and infrastructure.

    Click here to see the running list of Grants & Loans For Farmers and Ranchers.

    oahuaca@gmail.com
    P. O. Box 4, 92-1770 Kunia Rd., Kunia, Hawai`i 96759
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    Apply for rental and housing assistance from the County of Maui Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

    The County of Maui Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

    Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., (MEO) administers several County, State and Federally funded housing assistance programs and grants. Each program has different guidelines and requirements to best serve our community with different levels of need. Each application received is reviewed by a Housing Specialist to determine what current program may be available to best meet the client’s needs. If you have received assistance previously from another agency within a 12 month period or the same funding source, your application may deemed ineligible.

    This program is designed to help individuals and families in Maui County with assistance on rental deposit, utility deposit and rental subsidy on a declining scale based on income and contingent upon the applicant’s circumstances.  All assistance is paid directly to the landlord of the rental or the utility company. This program is part of a homelessness prevention initiative, helping residents to get into and sustain consistent permanent housing.

    Population served include people who are:

    • At-risk of homelessness (unable to pay rent).
    • In a dangerous or desperate situation.
    • Moving out from emergency or transitional housing.

    Depending on need and available funds, this program may provide assistance with:

    • Security deposit.
    • Utility deposit (electric).
    • First month’s rent.
    • Rental subsidies.
    • Back Rent (Case by Case basis).

    Please keep in mind this program requires case management and active participation for 12 months from assistance date.

    If you have any questions please call our office at 808-249-2970 or email rap@meoinc.org

    Jobs & Unemployment Resources

    maui county jobs & unemployment

    Are you a job seeker? Are you an employer looking for prospective employees?

    Submit Business listing

    ALU LIKE, Inc.

    Alu Like provides “kokua” to Native Hawaiians who are committed to achieving their own potential. Their mission is to kōkua Hawaiian Natives committed to achieving their potential for themselves, their families and their communities.

    • Youth employment and training opportunities for Native Hawaiian, Native American, and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24
    • Take advantage of the Hana Lima Scholarship Program

    Connect with Maui American Job Center at 808-270-5777. Get expedited help by clicking here.

    Alu Like, Inc. Services:

    Ho‘āla Hou – High Risk Reduction: The Ho‘āla Hou Department continue to provide on-going substance free activities at various schools statewide and partner with other local agencies

    Ho‘omānea ‘Ōiwi – Employment & Training: The Ho‘omānea ‘Ōiwi Department provides outreach, intake, assessment, career counseling, work experience, occupational skills training, educational & tuition assistance, tutoring and internships.

    Ka Ipu Kā‘eo – CTE & Scholarships: The Ka Ipu Kā‘eo Department consists of programs relating to fostering and furthering education for Native Hawaiians, specifically in the area of vocational, or career and technical education and training, which includes technology, natural resources, health and culinary arts.

    Kūlia Like – Individual & Family Stability: ūlia Like looks to strengthen individual’s and families’ economic situations. Services provided are to enhance skills to make financial and survival decisions towards self-sufficiency.

    Kumu Kahi – Elderly Services: The mission of the Kumu Kahi Department is to advocate for and support Native Hawaiian elderly in enriching and enhancing their lives by preserving and restoring their health and well-being, sense of dignity, self-respect and cultural identity.

    Ka Waihona Puke ‘Ōiwi – Native Hawaiian Library: The Ka Waihona Puke ‘Ōiwi offers library resources for adults and children. Our collections include basic references and reading material, a Native Hawaiian research collection, and a unique collection of quilt patterns.

    info@alulike.org
    808.535.6700
    Hale O Nā Limahana, 2969 Mapunapuna Place, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96819
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    Aloha International Employment

    At AIE, we will help you find the right position based on your skills and you won’t pay any fees during the process. Call us today or register online to start looking for your next position right away!

    Click here to see current Maui job listings.

    mauiinfo@alohaintl.com
    1-808-871-6373
    430 Kele Street, Suite 301, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
    Visit website

    Altres Staffing

    Whether you’re looking for a job, needing to find talent, or outsource your HR we have offices across the islands to help out.

    Find a job

    ALTRES has been placing jobseekers at Hawaii’s top companies for over 50 years. Let us help you find a position that’s right for you. Plus, it’s totally FREE to job seekers.

    Find talent

    We’re the only local staffing company with the expertise to find qualified people your organization truly needs. With offices on Oahu, Big Island and Maui, we’re here to help.

    Outsource Your HR

    Whether your business is just starting out, growing quickly, or fully established, we have HR solutions – including payroll, accounting and benefits – to support your needs.

    (808) 877-5555
    967 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
    Visit website

    AmeriCorps Hawai`i

    Our Commission has proudly chosen “Serve Hawai‘i with Aloha” as our motto. Our programs and presence throughout Hawai‘i have grown, and we are very proud of the thousands of members that have worked diligently to make our state a better place to live. We are excited about our future, and we hope that our outreach will continue to add value and contribute to promoting community service and volunteerism throughout Hawai‘i.

    AmeriCorps is designed to achieve direct results in addressing the nation’s critical education, human, public safety, and environmental needs at the community level. The program provides meaningful opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their country in organized efforts, fostering civic responsibility, building community, and providing educational opportunity for those who make a substantial commitment to service. Please use this website as a portal for information regarding opportunities or networking to promote our core values illustrated in the Commissions adoption of our Hawai‘i State Plan.  We ask you to partner with us in helping to expand AmeriCorps opportunities throughout Hawai‘i. Please feel free to contact us for any information or questions that you might have.


    AmeriCorps*State

    AmeriCorps*State programs are administered by the Hawai‘i Commission for National and Community Service. The programs are funded directly from AmeriCorps formerly known as the Corporation for National Service (CNCS) or from Hawaii’s formula grant. The currently funded programs are a mix of new programs (first year funding) and continuing programs (second to third-year funding). These programs focus on advocacy of domestic violence victims, capacity building of parents with disabled children, assisting youth to achieve educational success, access to justice for the poor and working poor, and educational and cultural outreach to private and public school students. AmeriCorps members, mentors, staff and clients are diverse in age, ethnicity, cultures, and traditions.  Click here for more information on AmeriCorps*State Programs in Hawai‘i.

    AmeriCorps*VISTA

    AmeriCorps VISTA provides full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

    AmeriCorps Seniors

    AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers make a difference in their communities. For decades, volunteers age 55+ have been serving their communities through AmeriCorps Seniors programs, led by AmeriCorps, the federal agency for service, volunteering, and civic engagement. Each year, AmeriCorps Seniors engages more than 200,000 older adults in volunteer service through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs, enriching the lives of the volunteers and benefiting their communities. Click here for a list of AmeriCorps Seniors Programs in Hawai‘i.

    American Job Center & Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC)

    The Maui American Job Center provides individualized career pathways, education and training opportunities, employment support and services, and HireNet Hawai‘i support. The American Job Center is located within the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui County Service Center.

    • There is no charge for services.  
    • Public computer access for HireNet registration and resume updates
    • Employment counselors on-site
    • Support services and training available for qualified participants
    • One-Stop-Shop for a variety of free community services
    • Job Fairs, informational sessions, resource and outreach events
    • Veterans receive priority of services

    For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit us in person or give us a call.

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    *Closed for Holidays

    808-270-5770
    Maui County Service Center, 110 ʻAlaʻihi St, Ste 209, Kahului, HI 96732
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    Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Benefits

    Workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who were living or working in the affected area at the time of the major disaster and became unemployed or had their work hours reduced or interrupted as a direct result of the major disaster and do not qualify for regular unemployment insurance may be eligible for DUA benefits beginning the week of August 13, 2023, until the week ending February 10, 2024, as long as the individual’s unemployment continues to be a direct result of the disaster.

    Click here for further information including eligibility requirements and directions on how to apply.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: All individuals who believe they qualify for DUA should apply as soon as possible. The deadline for filing DUA is 30 days after the date of this announcement; therefore, DUA applications must be submitted no later than September 25, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered untimely and DUA benefits may be denied unless the individual provides good cause for late filing.

    HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY: Claimants may apply for DUA online through huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/ or in person. Assistance with DUA applications and other forms may be obtained at either of the following location(s):

    Family Assistance Center: Hyatt Regency Maui (Ka’anapali Beach) – Monarchy Ballroom, 200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761

    Maui Claims Office: 54 South High St. Rm. 201, Wailuku, HI 96793-2198, Phone: (808) 984-8400

    American Job Center Hawaii-Maui: 110 Ala’ihi St. #209, Kahului, HI 96732, Phone: (808) 270-5777

    Apply for a six-month position with Hawaiʻi Land Trust

    The nonprofit Hawai’i Land Trust has received a $1.1 million grant from the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to create temporary jobs for 48 Maui residents affected by the recent wildfires.

    Maui residents can now apply for six-month positions, with work beginning Dec. 4, to engage in various land stewardship and conservation activities at HILT’s 277-acre Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge, its 82-acre Nuu Refuge in Kaupo and its 4.5-acre Veterans Peace Park in Wailuku. Most positions do not require previous experience.

    “We are focusing this workforce development effort on those individuals who lived and worked in Lahaina and are out of work due to the wildfires,” ‘Olu Campbell, president and CEO of HILT, said in a news release. “We recognize there is a spectrum of needs to be addressed, employment being one of them. We are grateful to be able to provide meaningful opportunities that will empower families to support themselves financially through this tough time, while gaining valuable green workforce experience, and improving the wellbeing of our ‘aina.”

    To apply, visit www.hilt.org/careers. The deadline is Nov. 17.

    info@hilt.org
    (808) 744-2462
    126 Queen St. Suite 306 Honolulu, HI 96813
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    Apply for and Post job openings for the people of Maui via Hire Maui

    HireMaui is a free community initiative to support thousands of residents suddenly left unemployed after the tragic wildfires on Maui. HireMaui provides a chance for displaced workers to get back on their feet and local companies to fill much needed positions.

    The personal and economic consequences of sudden unemployment under tragic circumstances are profound. HireMaui is here to connect people with organizations who are ready to welcome them as employees.

    Click here to find jobs and apply for temporary or long-term positions across the state

    • Have a job opening you'd like to post? Register to start listing jobs today to find capable workers for positions you need to fill now.

    For additional information and resources on Maui disaster relief, including financial, mental health, housing, and more, visit our Maui Resouces page.

    HireMaui is a community initiative powered by the ALTRES Foundation in partnership with State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and other community partners.

    Apply for job with American Red Cross' Disaster Team to help with recovery efforts on Maui

    The American Red Cross has an urgent need to support those impacted by the wildfires in Maui. They are looking to temporarily hire individuals to support the disaster response for the next three to twelve months. This is a critical project to help those most impacted.

    Available positions currently include (updated as of Oct 16, 2023): 

    The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, if you share our passion for helping people, we invite you to join us - where your career is a force for good.

    1 808-734-2101
    4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI, United States, Hawaii
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    Apply for jobs through Hawai’i Career Acceleration Navigator (HI-CAN) - State of Hawaii Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations

    Hawai’i Career Acceleration Navigator delivers data-driven career recommendations for you to explore new career paths that may leverage your skills in a new way, boost your income, or for which there are many jobs available in Hawai’i. When you find a new career that interests you, you can explore available jobs and training programs within that career.

    The Hawaii Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the launch of the Hawaiʻi Career Acceleration Navigator (HI CAN), a digital hub connecting unemployment insurance (UI) claimants and jobseekers to high-impact career pathways. The HI CAN platform will help residents searching for a new job and those looking to transition careers, emphasizing supporting those receiving UI benefits for the next steps in their career journey.  HI CAN will also help those eligible for additional social services efficiently connect to the programs they need for a successful career transition.

    Apply for jobs through KUPU EŌ (Emergency Outreach) Maui

    Emergency Outreach for Maui Recovery

    The Maui wildfire disaster has claimed the lives of a still-untold number of people and devastated invaluable and unique cultural and historical sites beloved by all who know Hawaiʻi. Our heart aches for Maui, and this is a time for action and response.

    The word “Eō” in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, means to call, to uplift, and to respond. In this difficult time for our Maui ʻohana, Kupu recognizes the need for both short-term and long-term response for affected communities. EŌ Maui’s approach centers on paid positions for impacted residents.

    Consistent with our strengths and experience in conservation and green jobs, our programs will empower the people of Maui to restore communities and ecosystems at the same time.

    Employment and Program Opportunities

    EŌ (Emergency Outreach) Maui was created to offer Maui residents paid positions supporting wildlife recovery. Eō Maui opportunities range from supporting community resource providers, to providing students environmental education, and assisting in native ecosystem restoration. Interested individuals may fill out the below applications to be considered for any available position they are interested in.

    For an in-depth explanation of each type of positions offered, click here to view the Eō Maui Program Descriptions.

    Apply Here

    info@kupuhawaii.org
    808-735-1221 ext. 1007
    677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1200, Honolulu, HI 96813
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    Apply for temporary and civil service jobs with the City and County of Honolulu

    Our hearts are with the people of Maui, and we would like to offer access to employment opportunities for those who have been relocated, or plan to relocate, to Oahu. With the understanding that people will want to return home, we have Temporary Contract positions available. These positions may be eligible for time off (vacation, sick leave, and holidays), health benefits, and retirement benefits. For those who are looking for long-term employment, we also have many civil service positions available. We can also offer contacts and links to our American Job Center, which can provide resume-building, career coaching, interview practice, and other valuable resources.

    The City and County of Honolulu is hiring. See the Permanent and Temporary Job postings here.

    Apply for the Maui Relief Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for families with dependent children

    In partnership with the state Department of Human Services, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) is administering the Maui Relief TANF Program that will provide help with housing, auto and utility payments and other expenses for income-eligible families with children who were directly impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires.

    The Maui Relief TANF Program “Program” provides benefits to eligible families with dependent children with household incomes at or below 350% of the federal poverty level* who either experienced property damage or loss, or lost earnings or employment as a direct result of the wildfire disaster. The Program benefits are not intended to meet a family’s recurring needs and will not extend beyond four (4) months.

    Rental and mortgage, utilities, and auto down payment on a new vehicle and loan payment assistance are available, as well as gift cards for clothing and school supplies.

    Families with dependent children in their household, directly and indirectly impacted by the wildfires and earning less than 350 percent of the poverty level (which for a family of four is $120,750 annually) are eligible for the benefits.

    U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

    Applications are accepted online and in-person:

    • In person: The Maui Relief TANF Program, which launched on Oct. 20, continues to accept applications in-person at MEO offices in Wailuku. Applications are accepted in-person at MEO’s Wailuku office: 99 Mahalani St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (except holidays). Applicants should bring required documents with them.

    • Online: The application for the Maui Relief TANF Program can be accessed from the MEO website. To apply for the Maui Relief TANF Program, go to www.meoinc.org and go to the Maui Relief TANF program under “Quick Links” or click this link directy.

    For more information, leave a message on the Maui Relief TANF Program phone line at (808) 243-4404 and staff will return the call.

    Families must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Be a Hawai‘i resident.
    • Have at least one dependent child, up to age 24 years who is under the care of a relative.
    • Impacted by the Aug.  8 wildfires with property loss or damage or loss of earnings or job.
    • Family’s annual gross income is no more than 350 percent of the 2023 Hawai‘i federal poverty level, which is $79,380 for a family of two or $120,750 for a family of four.

    The relief payments include:

    • One-time deposit and payments of up to four months for long-term (at least 12 months) housing. Monthly payments are based on the actual housing cost, up to $4,000.
    • One-time personal automobile down payment of up to $5,000.
    • Personal automobile loan payments for up to four months, based on actual cost, up to $500 per month.
    • One-time utility deposit of up to $2,000 and utility payments of up to four months, with a maximum of $750 per month, which both may be applied toward multiple utility sources.
    • Clothing allowance up to $350 per child under 18 years old and up to $500 for children ages 18 to 24 years and adults.
    • School supply allowance up to $300 for each school-age child.

    A family may apply for benefits based on their current needs. The benefits received may not duplicate other emergency and disaster relief assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross or other disaster assistance organization.

    For more information about the Maui Relief TANF Program, call 808-243-4404 or email nrst@meoinc.org.

    MEO operates the program in partnership with the state Department of Human Services and Hawaii Community Foundation.

    Apprenticeship USA

    Search open apprenticeship programs and job opportunities from employers across the country and directly apply with the employer of the apprenticeship program. There are thousands of active apprenticeship programs across the country serving many industries, occupations, and geographic locations. Search and connect with an active apprenticeship program to learn more about how and when to apply to their apprenticeship program.

    For career seekers:

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    Looking for Local Help with apprenticeships?

    Career Seekers, contact your local American Job Center.

    Attend adult education classes and workforce development programs at McKinley Community School for Adults

    Adult Education emphasizes life-long learning and programs that are designed to accommodate the interests and changing needs of individuals.  We strive to build the skills for adults to make themselves, their families, and communities better.

    • Services for adults and youth 18+
    • Attain GED
    • Workforce Development Diploma
    • Substitute Teacher Courses,
    • Paraprofessional Testing and other DOE certifications
    • Basic skills or English language classes

    Due to the recent fire on the Maui property, there are no in-person programs on site until further notice.  We hope to have a resolution shortly.
    Please reach us at 808-830-0414 or 808-830-0415 for service. you may also text an inquiry to those numbers. We can be contacted via phone from 7:30am-4:00pm.


    The Maui Campus offers the following programs that are designed to accommodate the interests and changing needs of the adult learner.

    • English Language Learners
    • Adult Basic Education
    • Adult School Diploma Programs (GED/HiSET)
    • Workforce Development Diploma Program(WDD)

    You can also email staff at kurt.ginoza@k12.hi.us, eric.balinbin@k12.hi.us, jcochran@mcsamaui.k12.hi.us

    • Moloka`i Students should contact Miss Geneva at geneva.castrolichtenstein@k12.hi.us to setup initial E-CASAS assessment.
    • Lana`i students should contact David McHugh at 649-9292.
    • Hana students should contact us at 873-3082.  
    • Minors need to properly approved with a 4140 before withdrawing from their home high school.  Please call at 808-873-3082 if you have ore questions.  
    kurt.ginoza@k12.hi.us
    808-830-0414
    634 Pensacola Street, Rm. 216, Honolulu, HI 96814
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    Attend online work skills workshop through State of Hawai'i Job Fairs and Training Opportunities

    Enhance your workplace success with our new online courses: Helpful, Useful, & Basic (H.U.B.) Workplace Skills and Learning Platform

    Are you looking to quickly learn about basic skills you may need on the job?  The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), Workforce Development Division (WDD) Learning Platform might be for you.

    It is a free online learning area available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You’ll be able to find recordings and learn helpful, useful, and basic (H.U.B.) practices about a variety of subjects. Our goal is to help make your job search and work easier by connecting you with H.U.B. Tips & Strategies. Here’s a list of our current resources within the H.U.B. Learning Platform:

    Job H.U.B. Workshops – Explore a number of different computer skills and subjects – Google Docs, Google Drive, Email, Internet & Web, and Zoom

    Job H.U.B. Summit – Hear insights and strategies focused on a jobseeker’s journey of Finding You, Finding the Job for You, and Taking Action & Getting the Job.

    Work Skills H.U.B. Workshop* Resources – Access the learning resources for the face-to-face workshop.

    Staff H.U.B. Workshops – Open to DLIR staff and their partners across Hawaii. Email request to sheila.g.buyukacar@hawaii.gov. Learn from these “Figuring it Out” workshops about a variety of digital capabilities used in the workplace – current recordings in Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint & Meetings and Zoom.

    Click here to register for the H.U.B. Platform

    Career Explorer

    Our goal is to make career exploration easier, fun, and more inline with college learning outcomes. Find an occupation, view jobs by Top Companies, explore career pathways, idendify promising credentials, match your skills, take lifestyle survey, view Hawaii industry sectors, analyze gaps in workforce supply and demand, and research how automation can affect your job.

    Find an Occupation: Advanced Occupation Search

    TOP 10, 20, 50, 100: Top companies hiring, top jobs, view by skills, job postings, more...

    Career Pathways: Occupations by career pathways. IT Career Paths

    Promising Credentials: Browse through credentials that lead to in-demand careers

    Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional (RIASEC) Test: A theoretical vocational survey based on personality types to match career possibilities.

    Match My Skills: One way to find a career is to think about the things you're good at doing and then find careers that match your skills.

    Career Clusters Test: A career guidance tool that allows learners to respond to questions and identify the top three Career Clusters of interest based on their responses.

    Interests to Occupations: Select your interest and see a list of potential occupations that match.

    Life Styles Survey: Exercise to see how much your lifestyle might cost.

    Gap Analysis: Workforce supply and demand. Currently under development, but STEM Occupations (beta) is available for testing.

    Automation: How automation could affect your job. Automation Index

    Developed by: University of Hawai'i, Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges

    Career Link

    Our center provides assistance with resume and cover letter development, help preparing for a job interview with practice interview questions, and advice on how to best communicate abilities to a potential employer.

    careerLK@hawaii.edu
    (808) 984-3318
    310 W. Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
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    Career OneStop

    CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources. Your source for career exploration, training & jobs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. For information about jobs, training, career resources, or unemployment benefits call:1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) or TTY 1-877-889-5627

    Dept. of Human Services' Benefit, Employment & Support Services Public Assistance Information Line (PAIS)

    Have you been impacted by the wildfires on Maui? Call the Public Assistance Information Line (PAIS), a nation-wide toll-free number (1-855-643-1643) available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for information on their programs.

    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.  

    The PAIS website https://pais.dhs.hawaii.gov is accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They both provide basic information on a variety of assistance programs offered through the Department of Human Services:

    For a step-by-step guide to accessing PAIS, read this informational brochure.

    Department of Human Services Public Assistance Information System includes many services:

    For information about the Department of Human Services, please visit:
    State of Hawaii Department of Human Services

    For information about DHS Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD) including SNAP and Financial Assistance, please visit:
    State of Hawaii Department of Human Services, Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division Website

    For information about DHS Medical Assistance Programs, also called QUEST Integration, Fee-for-Service, Long Term Care, please visit:
    State of Hawaii Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division Website

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    Federal Work Study

    Federal Work Study – Federal funds awarded for students to have employment to help pay for their educational expenses.

    mauifa@hawaii.edu
    808-984-3277
    310 Ka`ahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI, 96732
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    Feds Hire Vets

    If you’re a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference, as well as other veteran specific hiring options.

    FedsHireVets.gov provides detailed information to veterans, transitioning service members and their families, including: Veterans' preference eligibility, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics.

    Veteran's Council: Enhancing employment opportunities for vets

    Job Seekers: Federal careers for veterans and their family members

    Current Veteran Employees: Information to support your career success.

    Federal Employment Overview: Get help with your Federal job application

    Hiring Officials: Tools and guidance for making your next great hire.

    Military Spouses & Family Members: A breakdown of what is available to you

    Veterans & Transitioning Service Members: Understanding how the process works

    Virtual Classroom: Find resources to help you transition from military to Federal service

    Agency Directory: Locate points of contact at other government agencies

    Find Hawaii jobs with the Honolulu Star Advertiser

    Find Hawaii Jobs Now through the Honolulu Advertiser.

    Browse articles on careers, interviewing, best-paying jobs by industry, and more.

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    Find a job to help with Maui recovery through Hoʻola Maui job portal

    Employment Opportunities

    Hoʻōla Maui NHOs are accepting applications for the positions on their Hoʻola job postings page. We encourage Maui residents to review the position descriptions and qualifications and apply immediately to the postings on the Hoʻola job postings page. Some positions do not require prior experience and training will be provided.

    For job inquiries, please contact employment@hoolamaui.com

    View Application Portal

    Join the Hoʻōla Maui Jobs Interest Form: Please complete this form to receive email updates on position availability and hiring. SIGN UP

    Preference will be given to local organizations, firms, and individuals under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

    Find a paid internship through the State of Hawaiʻi's Hele Imua internship program

    Paid Internships today. Quality Jobs Tomorrow. Earn while you learn, get on-the-job training, and gain work experience. No experience necessary.

    Hele Imua is a 12-week internship opportunity for the State of Hawaiʻi. The purpose of this program is to provide eligible candidates exposure to various high-demand occupations in state government that may transition into gainful employment within Hawaii’s labor market. Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Workforce Development Division (WDD).

    These services are 100% federally funded under a QUEST grant to the State of Hawaii.

    Intern Applicant Forms for State Internship

    Please email both completed application forms, a current resume, and a cover letter between 250 and 500 words to your WDD local office as follows:

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Host Agency – State Department/Division (Employer)

    DLIR WDD seeks to partner with state departments and divisions that can offer real on-the-job work experience, training, and supervision for select interns of the Hele Imua program.  Interns may conduct duties that are the same or similar to those of your current employees.  This program is intended to prepare interns for a possible career in state government and offers job seekers an inside look and feel of what it is like to work for a state agency while at the same time allowing you the opportunity to stretch your resources further with the assistance of one or more interns.

    Interns will be registered with the DLIR payroll system and will be paid by DLIR.  There is no cost to the employer with the exception of time for supervision and the cost of supplies necessary for the intern to complete assigned tasks and duties.  The Hele Imua Program will offer each selected intern a duration of up to 12 consecutive weeks to complete their internship with the possibility of extension.

    Please email an intern position description (one paragraph) to:  dlir.wdd.intern@hawaii.gov

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Find community resources and programs for families and young children

    Keiki Central is a one-stop community resource for young children’s programs and services across the entire state of Hawaii. The platform is designed to connect families with the resources they need with the fewest number of clicks. Services and programs can be found by zip code or Island with the ability to view on a geographic map.

    The services and programs you see on Keiki Central are a subset of all the resources available on 2-1-1 based on those services and programs most relevant to families with children prenatal through age 8.

    Click here to search through ALL of Aloha United Way's Public Assistance Programs and Forms

    Visit Keiki Central to view relevant resources for you and your family:

    Financial, Housing, Employment, Food, & Other Assistance

    Housing/Shelter

    • At Risk/Homeless Housing Related Assistance Programs
    • Discrimination Assistance
    • Housing Discrimination Assistance
    • Post Pregnancy Shelter/Transitional Housing
    • Sober Living Homes
    • Home Rehabilitation Grants
    • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
    • Patient/Family Housing

    Employment Assistance

    • Ex-Offender Reentry Programs
    • Comprehensive Job Assistance Centers
    • Employment Preparation
    • Training and Employment Programs
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs
    • Homeless Employment Programs
    • Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs
    • Job Corps
    • Veteran Employment Programs
    • Welfare to Work Programs
    • Youth Employment Programs
    • On the Job Training
    • Resume Preparation Assistance
    • At Risk Youth Employment Programs

    Gift Card Distribution Programs

    • Gift Card Distribution Programs

    Food

    • Food Pantries
    • Food Banks/Food Distribution Warehouses
    • Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites
    • Soup Kitchens
    • Summer Food Service Programs
    • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
    • Food Stamps/SNAP Applications
    • Christmas Meals
    • Thanksgiving Meals

    Credit Counseling

    • Homebuyer/Home Purchase Counseling
    • Credit Counseling
    • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Counseling

    Clothing

    • Clothing
    • Baby Clothing
    • Clothing Vouchers
    • School Clothing
    • Work Clothing

    Other Financial Assistance

    • Incidental Medical Expense Assistance

    Household Goods and Materials

    • Comfort Items for Distressed Adults/Children
    • Personal/Grooming Supplies

    Bathing and Laundry Facilities

    • Public Showers/Baths

    School Supplies

    • Free School Supplies

    Childcare and Preschools

    Licensing and Professional Development

    • Education Associations
    • Child Care Provider Licensing
    • Child Care Provider Training

    Centers and Providers

    • Preschools
    • School Readiness Programs
    • Preschool Referral Programs
    • Child Care Centers
    • Child Care Provider Referrals
    • Child Care Worker Registries

    After School Programs

    • Youth Literacy Programs

    Childcare and Preschool Subsidies

    • Child Care Expense Assistance

    Children's Respite Care

    • Children's Out of Home Respite Care

    Elementary Education

    Financial Assistance

    • Temporary Financial Assistance
    • Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance

    Gifted Education

    • Gifted Education

    Special Education

    • Special Education
    • Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays
    • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals With Disabilities
    • Special Education Advocacy
    • Special Education Assessment

    Tutoring and Mentoring

    • Tutoring Services
    • Mentoring Programs
    • Adult/Child Mentoring Programs
    • Mentoring Services Volunteer Opportunities

    After School Programs

    • Drop In Centers
    • After School Meal Programs
    • Extended Child Care
    • Youth Centers

    Elementary Schools

    • Charter Schools
    • Private Day Schools
    • Private Elementary Day Schools
    • Private Special Day Schools

    Family Programs and Parenting Support

    Legal and Divorce Assistance

    • Crime Victim Support
    • Family Law
    • Name Change Assistance
    • Child Advocacy Centers
    • Child Custody/Visitation Assistance
    • Child Support Assistance/Enforcement
    • Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services
    • Family Group Conferencing
    • Court Ordered Parenting Programs
    • Conflict Resolution Training

    Adoptive or Foster Care

    • Literacy Programs
    • Adoption Services
    • Adoptive Parent/Child Search
    • Peer to Peer Networking
    • Family Support Centers/Outreach
    • Foster Parent/Family Recruitment
    • Parenting Helplines
    • Parenting Skills Classes
    • Life Skills Education
    • Foster Homes for Dependent Children
    • Therapeutic Foster Homes
    • Foster Home Licensing
    • Education and Training Benefits for Former Foster Youth
    • Foster Grandparent Program
    • International Adoption
    • Peer Role Model Programs
    • Permanency Planning for Foster Youth
    • Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups

    Grandparents

    • Caregiver Consultation and Support
    • Parenting Education

    Parent Education and Play Groups

    • Family Based Services
    • Parent/Child Activity Groups
    • Disability Related Parenting Programs
    • Home Based Parenting Education
    • Family Life Education
    • Parent/Child Instruction
    • Parenting/Family Support Groups
    • Parent to Parent Networking
    • Parent Support Groups

    Family Violence

    • Family Violence Prevention
    • Transitional Case/Care Management
    • Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education
    • Child Abuse Prevention
    • Abuse Counseling
    • Child Abuse Hotlines
    • Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counseling

    Specialty Programs

    • Wish Foundations

    Breastfeeding Support

    • Breast Pumps
    • Breastfeeding Support Programs

    Home Visitation Programs

    • Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs

    Bathing and Laundry Facilities

    • Laundry Facilities

    Health

    Clinics/Hospitals/Facilities

    • Public Health Nursing
    • Hospitals
    • Community Clinics
    • Urgent Care Centers
    • HIV Testing
    • Children's Hospitals
    • Military Hospitals
    • AIDS/HIV Clinics
    • Diabetes Management Clinics
    • Sleep Disorders Clinics
    • Tuberculosis Clinics
    • Confidential HIV Testing

    Family Planning

    • Family Planning
    • Life Care Planning
    • Paternity/Maternity Establishment
    • Teen Expectant/New Parent Assistance

    Immunizations and Vaccines

    • Immunizations
    • Childhood Immunization
    • Flu Vaccines

    Obesity Prevention

    • Weight Management
    • Weight Related Support Groups

    Infant and Children's Health

    • Pediatrics
    • Expectant/New Parent Assistance

    Mental Health

    • Outpatient Mental Health Facilities
    • Counseling Services

    Substance Use

    • Substance Use Disorder Education/Prevention
    • Supportive Substance Use Disorder Services
    • Addictions/Substance Use Disorder Support Groups
    • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
    • Substance Use Disorder Hotlines
    • Integrated Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    Dental Health

    • General Dentistry
    • Mobile Dental Care

    Pregnancy

    Mother's and Father's Health

    • Hospital Based Outpatient Services
    • Physician Referrals
    • Childbirth Education
    • Maternity Homes
    • Prenatal Care
    • Teen Pregnancy Prevention

    Family Planning

    • Pregnancy Counseling

    Safety

    Shelter

    • Housing Search and Information
    • Homeless Shelter
    • Family Maintenance/Reunification

    Family Violence/Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse

    • Transitional Housing/Shelter
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Child Kidnapping Alert Programs
    • In Person Crisis Intervention
    • Domestic Violence Shelters
    • Domestic Violence Intervention Programs
    • Juvenile Delinquency Diversion Counseling
    • Counseling for Children Affected by Domestic Violence

    Crime/Crisis

    • Gang Programs
    • Missing Persons Location Assistance
    • Bullying Prevention
    • Sexual Assault Prevention
    • Poison Control
    • Children's Protective Services
    • Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups
    • Crisis Intervention Hotlines/Helplines
    • Specialized Information and Referral
    • Domestic Violence Hotlines
    • Runaway/Homeless Youth Helplines
    • Sexual Assault Hotlines

    Infant and Child Safety

    • Safety Education Programs
    • Water Safety Education
    • Bicycle Safety Education
    • Parent/Infant Swimming Instruction

    Mental Health

    • Faith Based Counseling
    • Bereavement and Grief Support Groups
    • Bereaved Child Support Groups
    • Anger Management

    Substance Abuse

    • Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention
    • Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment
    • Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities
    • Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    Special Needs

    Autism

    • Autism Therapy

    Other Special Needs Services

    • Early Identification Programs
    • Disease/Disability Information
    • Buddy Programs
    • Youth Enrichment Programs
    • Therapeutic Camps

    Developmental Screening

    • Developmental Screening

    Hearing and Vision

    • Telecommunication Relay Services
    • Disability Related Transportation
    • Braille Materials/Collections

    Respite Care

    • In Home Respite Care

    Transportation

    • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
    • Discount Transit Passes

    Summer Programs/Extracurricular Activities

    Summer Programs

    • Summer School Programs
    • Day Camps
    • Residential Camps

    Extracurricular Activities

    • Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction
    • Youth Development
    • Leadership Development
    • Swimming/Swimming Lessons
    • Acting Instruction
    • Arts and Crafts Instruction
    • Dance Instruction
    • Music Instruction
    • Youth Agricultural Programs
    • Youth Community Service Programs

    Find disaster relief resources with Aloha United Way 211 Resource Helpline

    Aloha United Way 211 Resource Helpline: Our 211 helpline specialists are ready to help. CALL 211 or TEXT for assistance.

    We stand United for Maui. As we move forward through these difficult times, our commitment to building a more resilient community is more needed than ever.

    Visit Maui United Way's website for more information on current Maui Fire Disaster Relief efforts.

    View Aloha United Way's map of vetted Maui Disaster Resources

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    Aloha United Way’s 211 service is Hawai’i’s only comprehensive statewide information and referral helpline. Our 211 Specialists are specifically trained to help you find food, shelter, financial assistance, childcare, parenting support, kūpuna care, disability services, and health services related to COVID-19 and vaccinations.

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    Find help and search through 4,000 local resources in Hawai'i - Aloha United Way 211

    Aloha United Way 211

    From "hello" to help. We've got you covered with over 4,000 local resources. AUW 2-1-1 is Hawaiʻi's only statewide helpline connecting you with resources you need. Whether you need information and resources or immediate emergency assistance, our 211 Helpline Specialists are available to guide you. Based on your needs and location, we can find helpful resources that you can take advantage of right away.

    What do you need help with?

    To find resources outside of Hawaii, use your state’s 211. Find your local 211.

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    Select a method that works best for you. When you call, a live voice is on the other end - ready to help.

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    AUW's 211 Helpline employs dedicated staff to curate and maintain resource data and programs. We are the best and most-trusted source of social service resources in the state of Hawaiʻi.  We will assist to connect 211 users with resources that best fit their geography and need.

    Find or list a job through Disaster Recovery Job Portal - HIRENET

    The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced the availability of a disaster recovery jobs portal for Maui to help workers and businesses impacted by the wildfires. The portal provides access to all currently available jobs on Maui as maintained by the DLIR.

    Individuals may view the job board for available jobs, but employers will need to be registered in HireNet Hawaiʻi to perform candidate searches while job seekers will need to be registered with HireNet Hawaiʻi to post resumes. Click here to enter the Disaster Recovery Job portal.

    Staff members from the Workforce Development Division are currently providing individuals with in-person services at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at University Hawaiʻi Maui College. Workforce services are also available at the American Job Center at 110 Alaʻihi Street, Suite 209, Kahului, HI 96732.

    For more information on job fairs and training opportunities visit click here.

    Free OSHA, HAZMAT, and HAZWOPER Certification Classes for Maui Residents via the Hawaiian Trades Academy - Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

    The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is launching a comprehensive workforce development program to provide Maui residents with OSHA construction, HAZMAT, and HAZWOPER certifications.

    This program seeks to equip local Maui residents with the necessary skills, training, and certifications that are necessary to actively participate in recovery efforts and good paying jobs, ensuring safety, efficiency, and long-term community resilience. Future additional training in the construction and transportation fields will also be made available. Additional classes, including Commercial Drivers Licensing (CDL), will soon be announced.

    Classes will begin September 15, 2023 and are free for all Maui residents. Class schedules and times TBA.

    If you are interested in these classes, please sign up using the Work Training Form here to help us identify the community's immediate workforce needs and interest.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a Work Training Sign-Up Form to sign up for upcoming classes and to receive announcements about future programs. A formal application will be opened for enrollment at a later time. Mahalo.

    In response to community concerns about keeping jobs in Hawai‘i for local businesses and workers, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement has pivoted its Hawaiian Trades Academy to focus on workforce development with the launch of its Maui Workforce Development Program.

    For more information, email kakoomaui@hawaiiancouncil.org or call (808) 204-2722.

    Get FREE academic, leadership, workforce training and tools to help you find a job and for healthy living – Goodwill Hawaiiʻs WIOA Youth Program, "Ola I Ka Hana"

    Get FREE training and tools to help you find a job

    Goodwill Hawaii’s Ola I Ka Hana program equips youth with the skills to achieve their academic, employment, and healthy living goals. In a non-traditional classroom setting, youth will acquire the skills necessary to prepare themselves for a successful future. Our individual and group sessions maximize and customize the learning process to each individual learning style. Community service projects provide youth with hands-on experience that develops decision-making skills to help them successfully transition into adulthood. Services are individualized based on the youth and their family input. The frequency of services is determined by individual needs.

    You’ll find help with:
    • Find entry-level work experience
    • Build skills to obtain a High School Equivalency or GED
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Explore post-secondary education opportunities
    • Live a healthier and more positive lifestyle

    Connect with Maui American Job Fair at 808-270-5777
    Discover more details about our program on the informational flyer: Ola I Ka Hana

    SERVICES ARE FREE. WALK-INS WELCOME! Services are at no charge to anyone 18 years or older who meet current eligibility criteria. Call your local American Job Center for details.

    WE ARE OPEN! Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm

    Call to schedule an appointment. Contact us by island for more info on how we can help you achieve your goals: OAHU • BIG ISLAND • MAUI • KAUAI

    Learn more at Goodwill Hawaii's Career Services webpage.

    OAHU: 
    1075 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814
    Phone: (808) 792-8587 • Fax: (808) 690-9807

    MAUI American Job Center Hawaii
    110 Ala’ihi St. Ste. 209 Kahului, HI 96732
    Phone: (808) 270-5543 • Fax: (808) 443-5831

    250 Alamaha St. Ste. N16B, Kahului, HI 96732
    Phone: (808) 442-8914x2311 • Fax: (808) 443-5831

    BIG ISLAND
    500 Kalanianaole Ave. Ste. 3, Hilo, HI 96720
    Phone: (808) 443-5865 • Fax: (808) 443-5831 74-5599

    Luhia St. #F-4, Luhia Center II, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
    Phone: (808) 443-5865 • Fax: (808) 443-5831

    Get FREE employment, education, and training services from Goodwill Hawaii

    GOODWILL PROGRAMS

    (updated Dec 19, 2023)

    Goodwill Hawaiʻi was recently awarded a new one-year contract by the State of Hawaiʻi DLIR Office of Community Services to provide Employment Core Services to Lahaina’s immigrant population or any other Maui resident who was displaced from work as a direct or indirect result of the Maui fires in August.

    Job seekers who enroll in the program will be paired with a Goodwill employment counselor and together they will develop an individualized action plan including specific supports needed to obtain the desired job. Supports can include translation services for non-English speakers, updating resumes, preparing for job interviews, and vocational training assistance.

    Goodwill also provides wrap-around services for all of its clients, ranging from tax preparation to financial literacy training and other social and human services.

    Statewide Goodwill Hawaiʻi assists more than 7,000 people annually, including low-income families, adults with disabilities, immigrants, reintegrating individuals, at-risk youth and others with employment, educational, financial literacy and social services. For more info, visit www.goodwillhawaii.org.

    Career Services

    DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING A JOB OR WANT TO ADVANCE IN YOUR CAREER?

    It can be difficult to support yourself and your family if you do not have the right education, training and resources. Our employment counselors will work with you for FREE to identify, prepare for and land the job or career that you’ve always dreamed of. Some services are based on eligibility and location.

    We will provide one-on-one help for Maui residents who’ve been displaced from work or have experienced a loss of income. Goodwill employment counselors will work together with job seekers to develop an individualized action plan including specific supports needed to obtain the desired job.

    Job seekers needing assistance can visit the Goodwill office in Kahului (250 Alamaha Street, Suite N16B).

    EMAIL: rsaludares@higoodwill.org

    CALL: 808-443-5870 ext. 1470 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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    To schedule an appointment, contact us by island for more info on how we can help you achieve your goals: 

    OAHU • BIG ISLAND • MAUI • KAUAI

    SERVICES ARE FREE. WALK-INS WELCOME!

    Services are at no charge to anyone 18 years or older who meet current eligibility criteria. Call your local American Job Center for details.

    WE ARE OPEN! Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm

    Job seekers needing assistance can visit the Goodwill office in Kahului (250 Alamaha Street, Suite N16B)

    Email rsaludares@higoodwill.org or call 808-443-5870 ext. 1470 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

    Learn more at Goodwill Hawaii's Career Services webpage.

    Goodwill also provides wrap-around services for all of its clients, ranging from tax preparation to financial literacy training and other social and human services.

    The Adult & Dislocated Worker program is designed to help workers get back to work as quickly as possible and overcome barriers to employment. When individuals become dislocated workers as a result of job loss, mass layoffs, global trade dynamics, or transitions in economic sectors, the Dislocated Worker program provides services to assist them in re-entering the workforce:

    • Working individuals terminated or laid-off
    • Individuals employed at a facility that will close within 180 days
    • Displaced spouses of the military or displaced homemakers
    • Displaced by natural disasters or economic conditions
    • Identify a career pathway
    • Develop a specialized employment plan
    • Learn about the local job market and opportunities
    • Get tuition assistance for online and in-person course
    • Access job readiness training
    • Keep your job and earn a promotion
    • Acquire tools to become self-sufficent

    WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program equips adults and others displaced from their job with the tools they need to secure and maintain competitive employment.   Our dedicated and trained employment counselors provide each participant with one-on-one guidance and job-coaching to assist in achieving their employment and career goals. Services are individualized based on your input and frequency of services is determined by your needs. Call your Local American Job Center for upcoming training schedule and the next available start date.

    808-443-5870 ext. 1470
    2610 Kilihau Street Honolulu, HI 96819-2020
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    Get FREE workforce training classes from CNHA's Hawaiian Trades Academy for Maui residents interested in clean-up and rebuild-related jobs

    Free Workforce Training Classes for Maui Residents

    CNHAʻs Hawaiian Trades Academy is offering free workforce training classes to Maui residents interested in clean-up and rebuild-related jobs. Check out below for our active programs and application link to apply.

    We continually seek community feedback to stay informed of immediate workforce needs / interest, which helps us plan for more or new programs. Fill out the Interest Form below to let us know what program(s) you are interested in.

    Sign-Up Form

    About Hawaiian Trades Academy

    The Hawaiian Trades Academy launched in 2019 to provide workforce development for economically and socially disadvantaged communities. The program goal is to raise the household income of families in Hawaiʻi.

    Since its inception in 2019, the Hawaiian Trades Academy has received over $1.3M in grants; delivered 12 academies spanning Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu; and, serviced over 390 students in Carpentry, CDL, Fire, Police, and Solar academies. We are exploring more programs to deliver across the pae ʻāina.

    Accelerator classes take place over an 8-14-week span. Participants learn and develop trade skills, gain mentoring, and leave the program with numerous certifications, like CDL licenses, OSHA-10 certification, respiratory and/or First Aid training. All programs include financial empowerment and Hawaiʻi culture education, and job placement assistance.

    Am I a good fit?

    Eligibility

    • 18 years and older (specific age requirements may apply for certain programs)
    • Hawaiʻi resident
    • Interested/passionate in starting a trade career
    • Looking to learn new skills and change careers

    Fill out the interest form below to receive future announcements and notifications about upcoming programs. INTEREST FORM

    Aloha, mahalo for your interest in our Maui CDL-A licensing program. If you are interested in attending a Maui CDL-A training class, please fill out our Maui Workforce Development application and select CDL-A as an interest. We will reach out to you from there. Should you have any questions, please contact us at trades@hawaiiancouncil.org. Mahalo.

    SIGN-UP FORM

    Get donations, get help with disaster application paperwork, and job workforce services from Goodwill's Hawaii's Emergency Response Centers & Voucher Programs

    As the situation and needs of the impacted Hawaii community are ever-evolving, Goodwill Hawaii is committed to aiding in the immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts in ways that are consistent with our core mission: to uplift people through the power of work.

    These are some of the ways that Goodwill is currently supporting those who’ve been displaced from their homes and/or their jobs:

    GOODWILL MISSION SERVICES GIFT CARD VOUCHER PROGRAM:
    We will be distributing $100 vouchers in emergency vouchers for impacted residents to redeem for clothing and household goods at any Goodwill Store in Hawaii. The vouchers will be distributed to fire victims thru the nonprofit’s outreach at its emergency response centers on Maui, Oahu, and Hawaii Island and in partnership with other government and nonprofit partners. On Maui, vouchers available at Goodwill office at 250 Alamaha St., Suite N16b, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

    EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTERS & FREE SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF THE MAUI FIRES:
    Goodwill has set up Emergency Response Centers at five program offices statewide to support those who’ve been impacted with applying for resources and aid including: unemployment benefits, FEMA disaster assistance, food stamps, and emergency housing relief. We can also provide free job training, education and placement support if you’ve lost your job.

    To contact us or to schedule an appointment at an emergency shelter, please call (808) 442-8914 or email mauidr@higoodwill.org. For more information, visit www.goodwillhawaii.org/maui-relief

    SNAP BENEFITS / EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING FOR WILDFIRE VICTIMS
    A Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) replacement benefit is available for recipients who experienced loss of food as a result of the recent wildfires. To apply for SNAP replacement benefits, please visit the Processing Center in your area or call (808) 873-3972


    Visit any of your local Goodwill today for these free services for victims of the Maui fires: KAHULUI • BERETANIA • KAPOLEI • HILO • KONA

    KAHULUI ADDRESS: 250 Alamaha Street, Kahului, Suite N16B, HI 96732

    SEE HAWAII WORK: Phone: (808) 442-8913

    FIRST TO WORK – VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (FTW VR): Phone: (808) 442-8914

    OLA I KA HANA FOR YOUTH: Phone: (808) 442-8914 ext.2311

    mauidr@higoodwill.org
    (808) 4428914
    250 Alamaha Street, Kahului, Suite N16B, HI 96732
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    Get individual disability assistance from the Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

    State VR programs provide VR services for individuals with disabilities, consistent with their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in competitive integrated employment or supported employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

    • The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides services to Hawai’i community members who experience barriers to employment due to a physical or cognitive disability.
    • Designed to assist job seekers with disabilities prepare, secure, and retain competitive employment in an integrated work setting.
    • Furnishes the finest resources and opportunities for training, support, and career placement. Productive partnerships with other state agencies, private non-profits, and employers pave the way for our consumers to find successful employment with the reality of competitive wages.

    Under the WIOA, DVR has embraced initiatives to invest in the skills of students with disabilities along with their families, as well as disenfranchised youth, as they access opportunities to become self-sufficient adults in tomorrow’s workforce. DVR remains committed to partnering with Hawai‘i’s employers to reinforce networks of support so participants can achieve their hopes and aspirations for meaningful employment and thrive as active citizens in our community.

    DVR’s offices on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i, are accessible statewide within our communities in order to meet the needs of those individuals seeking our services.

    Get job/employment assistance from Wagner-Peyser Employment Services through the American Job Center Hawaii

    The Wagner-Peyser Employment Service focuses on providing a variety of services including job search assistance, help getting a job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers. Additionally, re-employment services are available for unemployment insurance claimants, as well as recruitment services to employers with job openings.The “Welcome Team” offers programs such as:

    • Objective Personal Assessment that identifies qualifying barriers to employment
    • Skills Assessments
    • Competency Testing
    • Career Interest Surveys
    • Pathway Planning
    • Trade Act Assistance (TAA) Disability and Education Initiative

    Unemployment Insurance Call Center (for all UI claims):

    • 1-808-762-5751 or 1-808-762-5752
    • 1-833-901-2272 or 1-833-901-2275

    American Job Center Hawaii – Oahu
    Dole Cannery Complex

    680 Iwilei Road, Suite 700, Honolulu, HI 96817
    Map Directions  |  Ph: (808) 768-5701  | Website

    American Job Center Hawaii – Hawaii Island
    Hilo (NEW LOCATION)                                                                            

    88 Kanoelehua Avenue, Suite A-204, Hilo, HI 96720
    Map Directions  |  Ph: (808) 935-6527  | Website

    American Job Center Hawaii – Maui
    Kahului

    110 Ala’ihi Street, Suite 209, Kahului, HI 96732
    Map Directions  |  Ph: (808) 270-5777 | Website

    American Job Center Hawaii – Kauai
    Lihue

    4444 Rice St. #302, Lihue, HI 96766
    Map Directions  | Ph: (808) 274-3056  |  Fax: (808) 274-3059

    Get support at local, community-led emergency relief distribution hub, Nāpili Holo

    Nāpili Park Emergency Community Resource Center

    'Nāpili Noho' is a community based emergency distribution hub at the Nāpili Park in Lahaina. We distribute donated foods, produce, dry goods, hygiene items, clothing, warm meals & more as available. We also serve as a site for lomi lomi, job & benefit assistance, child care, internet access, mental health services & additional services as available. Availability for these resources may change as they become available. Our focus is on those most directly effected & displaced by the Lahaina fire disaster.

    Visit Nāpili Noho Emergency Community Resource Center at Napili Park, 50 Maiha St, Lahaina, HI 96761

    We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10-4, and Fridays 10-5. We are closed Sundays & Wednesdays to the public (for hub organization).

    We encourage you to share our services with those you know in need. If you would like to partner with us, donate, or volunteer with us visit on our Support page, and donate to our cause. Nāpili Noho is a lifeline for many. We will get through this together. Come by the Nāpili Noho Hub and get resources & support. We are a community based emergency distribution hub at Nāpili Park.

    NĀPILI NOHO SHUTTLE SERVICE

    Click the button below to go to our Nāpili Noho Shuttle Schedule page for times the shuttle service runs. Focusing on those directly effected by the disaster in Lahaina. We also have posted the schedule for Maui's west side public bus route.

    SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

    info@NapiliNoho.com
    50 Maiha St, Lahaina, HI 96761
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    Glassdoor

    Wherever you are on your career journey, Glassdoor makes it easier for workers and companies to find the perfect match. Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.

    For job seekers: Find and apply to jobs and compare salaries. We simplify your search, so you can apply for jobs with confidence. Filter millions of jobs and ratings, talk to professionals, and get smart on salary—then apply with ease. Also, join your work community and connect anonymously with professionals about work, pay, life and more.

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    Career Guides: Career Guides are designed to solve frequently searched career advice questions and common job seeker and employee pain points. Let us help you define a career path, write a resume & cover letter, ace your interviews, and land a dream job with a company you love.

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    GoodJobs Hawaii

    Your next good job starts here.

    Good Jobs Hawai'i offers FREE short-term skills training that lead to a pathway for a better-paying job and accelerate one’s career in Hawai'i’s high-demand sectors including: Healthcare, Technology, Clean energy/Skilled trades, and Creative industries. After completing the course, participants will be connected with local businesses to explore potential employment opportunities. The program will offer employment readiness support and wrap-around services to prepare participants to apply for good jobs statewide.

    Check out our free training options. Good Jobs Hawaiʻi offers free skills training in Hawai‘i’s high-demand sectors including:

    • Healthcare
    • Technology
    • Clean energy/Skilled trades
    • Creative industries

    After completing the course, participants will be connected with local businesses to explore potential employment opportunities. The program will offer employment readiness support and wrap-around services to prepare participants to apply for good jobs statewide.

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    If your company is already engaged in Sector Partnerships in Healthcare or IT and you’re ready to train and hire local workers for entry level jobs, we can help you get started. Interested in bringing a paid intern onboard? We can assist you! Begin Training and Hiring: Healthcare Begin Training and Hiring: IT

    Hawai'i Green Jobs Initiative

    Hawai'i Green Jobs Initiative features current green job openings in Hawaii, information about local green training programs and training providers, and Hawaii's green labor market. This portal is a service of the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) which is responsible for ensuring and increasing the economic security, well-being, and productivity of Hawaii's workers.

    Data Dashboard: Numbers and TrendsIndustry TrendsOccupational Profiles

    Services for Job Seekers: Search for Jobs Hawaii Directory of Green EmployersLearn about Green Careers

    Services for Employers: Enter Job OrdersSearch for WorkersTraining for your Employees

    Green Training Services: Green Training Programs & Green Training Providers

    Need help? Visit the Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative Online Assistance Center

    State Toll-Free access numbers for each island:

    Hawai'i: 974-4000 (at the tone enter 69025, and press #)
    Maui: 984-2400 (at the tone enter 69025, and press #)
    Kauai: 274-3141 (at the tone enter 69025, and press #)
    Molokai/Lanai: 1-800-468-4644 (at the tone enter 69013, and press #)

    dlir.rs.greenjobshawaii@hawaii.gov
    (808) 586-9025
    830 Punchbowl Street, Room 304 Honolulu, HI 96813
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    Hawaii State Department of Education Job Opportunities

    ​Teachers: Explore the benefits of teaching and working in Hawai‘i.

    CSSP positions: Apply for civil service and support services personnel positions.

    All other staff: See current job availability and apply for open positions.

    Teachers: Teacher.Recruitment@k12.hi.us, 808-441-8444​
    Classified and Support Services Personnel Staff: cssp.recruitment@k12.hi.us, 808-441-8411​
    Educational Officers (administrators): EO.Recruitment@k12.hi.us, ​808-564-0877

    doeinfo@k12.hi.us
    808-784-6200
    1390 Miller St. Honolulu, HI 96813
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    Hawaii Workforce Infonet (HIWI)

    Get the most current labor market information on jobs, wages, unemployment, and more! Browse Hawaii’s industry and employment statistics, trends, and other economic data.

    HIWI is Hawaii's labor market information system maintained by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' Research and Statistics Office. It is specifically designed for employers, job seekers, researchers and analysts, and others seeking economic and workforce information. HIWI provides easy access to a complete set of data tools in one web site. Get the most current labor market information on jobs, wages, unemployment, and more!  Examples of HIWI features that help employers, job seekers, and researchers and analysts include:

    For Employers: Workforce and economic data, Education and training, Affirmative Action (EEO), Occupational wages, post job openings, find workers

    For Jobseekers: Find employers near you, education and training, career assistance, find a job

    For Researchers & Analysts: Occupational data, Industry data, Area data, Local Employment Dynamics, Workforce data and reports with data visualizations.

    Quick Data Links

    Reports and Publications
    LMI Info and Resources

    If you need assistance on HireNet Hawaii, please call the American Job Center

    Oahu: 808-768-5701
    Maui/Molokai/Lanai: 808-270-5777
    Hawaii: 808-935-6527
    Kauai: 808-274-3056

    Hawaii is Hiring

    Hawaii is Hiring serves as a one-stop resource designed to connect kama'aina to employment, training, internships, apprenticeships, and education opportunities throughout Hawaii. It provides local job seekers and new graduates with a streamlined job board and simple access to training and education tools valued in Hawaii’s in-demand and emerging industries. Hawaii is Hiring also helps residents find local short-term certificate programs and earn-and-learn opportunities like internships and apprenticeships that provide workers of all ages with opportunities to gain new skills to re-enter the workforce.

    I’m ready to find a job

    I just graduated.What’s my next move?

    I want to get more training or education

    I want to explore internships and apprenticeships

    I need support or relief

    Resources to Get in the Door

    HiEmployment

    HiEmployment can expertly identify and place the talent you need — wherever, whenever you need it. Our Hawaii-specific focus, along with decades of business experience in the state, guarantees insight, expertise and relationships that competing recruiting and staffing firms simply cannot match. So whether you are looking for a new CEO or short-term staff, HiEmployment has the people and connections you need to make that next big push to victory.

    If you’re ready to apply for our jobs, please fill out our online employment application to get started!Build A Winning TeamHiEmployment can expertly identify and place the talent you need—wherever, whenever you need it. Our Hawaii-specific focus, along with decades of business experience across the state, guarantees insight, expertise and relationships that competing recruiting and staffing firms simply cannot match. HiEmployment has the people and connections you need to make that next big push to victory.

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    Temporary Staffing: We find talented people, to fulfill an organization's short-term needs, quickly and efficiently.

    Temp-to-Hire: While temporary staffing can be beneficial, we accommodate for the option to hire an employee permanently.

    Permanent Placement: We learn everything we can about our employees and clients to provide lasting and rewarding Hawaii employment matches.

    Consultation Services: Talk to an expert! Whether you’re looking for a new career or looking for short term staff—we can help.

    Executive Search: We recruit executive personnel for clients across all industries.

    Searching For Talent? Visit our Employer Site here

    jobs@hi-employment.com
    808-856-4000
    62 N Market Street, Suite 300, Wailuku, HI 96793
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    Hire A Wildfire Evacuee

    Amidst the aftermath of the Maui wildfire, our commitment extends from immediate aid to nurturing recovery. Understanding the profound economic implications and the vital need for employment opportunities for those impacted, Hawaii Tours crafted a platform to seamlessly link evacuees with potential job openings. If you’re an evacuee ready to embark on a new job journey, or an employer in a position to provide work, we’re here to facilitate this crucial connection, empowering our community’s bounce back.

    Hire An Evacuee

    Register For Job Interviews

    Do you need help and are looking to hire?

    Many of your friends, family, and neighbors in communities across the island have or will be losing their jobs. If you can help them please hire locally. We have a whole list of great people who need work. We will send over candidates to you for interviews that match what you need (we encourage companies, organizations, and governments to hire locally for rescue, recovery, and rebuilding efforts).

    If you're interested, please fill out the "Hire An Evacuee" form on this page here.

    Hawaii Tours Maui Relief Coordinator

    You can reach our on-island relief coordinator – Chris Ishizaka at:

  • Email: chris@hawaiitours.com
  • Text: (808) 500-2018
  • chris@hawaiitours.com
    (808) 500-2018
    55-541 Naniloa Loop, Laie, HI 96762
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    HireNet Hawai'i

    Hirenet Hawaiʻi is the largest job database for the state, and is designed with Hawaiʻi’s businesses in mind, catering to both job seekers and employers. HireNet Hawaii also offers apprenticeships and training, labor market information and service locations for the State of Hawaii.

    Job Seekers and Employers: HireNet Hawaii provides a range of employment tools for job seekers and employers in Hawaii. Job seekers can access job listings, create resumes, and explore education and training opportunities on the platform.

    Employer Services: Employers can post job openings, search through resumes to find potential candidates, access industry statistics, and much more on HireNet Hawaii. Employers may also receive direct referrals from HireNet Hawaiʻi’s virtual recruiter to assure they get the best match for their positions. Most importantly, all of these services are available at not cost.

    Comprehensive Job Search: HireNet Hawaii aggregates job listings from various local and national job search websites, making it a one-stop resource for job seekers in Hawaii.

    How to Navigate HireNetHawaii PDF

    Unemployment Insurance Work Registration Instructions PDF

    Resume Builder Instructions PDF

    Equal Opportunity Employer/ProgramAuxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY Dial 711 then ask for (808)586-8844.

    Housing Stability Program CNHA & Catholic Charities of Hawaiʻi

    CNHA has partnered with Catholic Charities of Hawaii to help Oʻahu households.

    With a variety of services and workshops, our Housing Stability Program will support Oʻahu renters to maintain or obtain stable housing.

    Please be advised, HSS does not provide any direct financial assistance for Utilities and Rent.

    Click here to apply now

    Who May Qualify

    • Oʻahu residents who are renting on-island
    • One person per household can apply
    • Applicants with total household income at or below 80% AMI

    Honolulu County 80% Area Median Income (AMI) Table

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Please have these documents ready before applying:

    • Government-issued photo ID
    • Proof of Oʻahu residency
    • Rent agreement
    • Past due rent or utility notice
    • Previous year’s tax documents or pay stubs of two (2) months most recent income
    • Proof of COVID-19 pandemic related hardship, such as an Unemployment Insurance letter or letter of termination from employer
    • Additional documents may be required**

    Uploading Documents:

    • Ensure your documents are saved to your computer
    • Click on My Applications on the menu bar and select your Application
    • Find Notes & Attachments
    • Select Upload Files
    • Select your documents from your computer to upload

    Contact us today: 

    Phone: (808) 596-8155

    Email: info@hawaiiancouncil.org

    info@hawaiiancouncil.org
    (808) 596-8155
    91-1270 Kinoiki St., Bldg. 1 Kapolei, HI 96707
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    Indeed

    With Indeed, you can search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career. With tools for job search, resumes, company reviews and more...

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    Find a career you'll love. Search through over 1 million job postings and explore which careers have the highest job satisfaction, best salaries, and more. Browse top paying jobs.

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    Indeed Hiring Lab creates innovative data insights on the global labor market that inspire new conversations about the state of work. As the economic research arm of Indeed, the world’s number one job site, Hiring Lab is driven by a team of leading economists and data scientists who provide real-time thought leadership on global labor market conditions, including hiring trends, salary information, popular skills, and employer benefits. Hiring Lab analyzes millions of data points across time collected from Indeed’s proprietary job postings, resumes, and job seeker behaviors to reveal emerging trends in the United States and across the world.

    Job Corps

    Job Corps is the nationalʻs largest free, residential career training and education program for low-income young adults ages 16- through 24.

    They have over 120 campuses across the U.S. where students gain the experience needed to begin a career or apprenticeship, advance to higher education, or join the military. The best part? It’s free. Job Corps is not just a career training program. You’ll also receive everyday staples AND a supportive community.

    On top of getting free career training and education you need to succeed, you’ll also get loads of free extras such as housing, basic medical care, nutritious meals, books & supplies, living allowance, training clothing, and a supportive community. Focus on your goals and your future, and we’ll take care of the rest.

    Job Corps offers an on-the-job experience designed to get you workforce-ready.

    Industries that Job Corps offers an on-the-job experience designed to get you workforce-ready:

    Advanced Manufacturing

    Automotive and Machine Repair

    Construction

    Finance and Business

    Health Care

    Homeland Security

    Hospitality

    Information Technology

    Renewable Resources and Energy

    KUPU

    Empowering Youth, Restoring Land.

    Kupu, meaning to grow, sprout, or increase, connects youth and young adults with opportunities to discover their potential and create a better future for their community, their environment, and themselves. We also support a network of partners who serve youth and ʻāina, helping them achieve their goals.

    Our mission is to empower youth to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage pono (integrity) with ke Akua (God), self, and others.

    Nonprofit Kupu provides internships and service-learning opportunities for youth that are designed to build both technical and leadership skills, with an emphasis on conservation, sustainability, and environmental education. Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) programs, which serve youth ages 16-24, provide two to four months of full-time paid work experience paired with mentoring and academic supports. In addition, Kupu’s leadership and fellowship programs place youth and young professionals in a paid position in a single organization for up to a year.  Kupu’s mission is to empower AmeriCorps participants to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage integrity with self and others. Ultimately, Kupu participants in the Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps and the Conservation Leadership Development Program engages teens and young adults in service while teaching them about responsibility, community, and citizenship. At the same time, the work of Kupu participants provides their community with much-needed aid. Kupu participants also become community leaders by recruiting and leading volunteers. Kupu aims to develop strong citizens that will serve the community through the program and beyond.

    Participate

    Kupu operates a dozen programs, ranging from environmental education to paid experiences and on-the-job training in sustainability-focused professions. Participate in a program with Kupu. Join a KUPU Program today.

    Host

    Are you leading a sustainability or conservation organization today? Learn how we can support you while creating opportunities for the next generation. Build your organization’s capacity. Become a Host Site

    info@kupuhawaii.org
    808-735-1221 ext. 1007
    677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1200, Honolulu, HI 96813
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    Kamaʻaina Jobs

    Job Seekers:

    Start your job search by choosing a keyword for the position you are looking for or by choosing a location you are looking to be hired in. New jobs are posted daily. Learn more about how we can find your job together.

    REGISTER Register with KamaainaJobs.com to take full advantage of our services.

    JOB ALERTS As companies post jobs to KamaainaJobs.com, we email them to our Job Alert Subscribers.

    SEARCH JOBS Find the best local jobs, new jobs are posted daily. Don't miss them, register today.

    For Employers: 

    Get ready to find your next candidate today. Post your position today and start getting results. Whether you are looking for a software developer or administrative assistant, Kamaaina Jobs is for you. Learn more about why you should post your job with us.

    POST MY JOB We've got what you need when you're looking to hire your next candidate

    You can also view jobs in our app:

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    Learn more about the app. Workinapps.com

    Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i’s AmeriCorps Project Kaulike

    Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i’s AmeriCorps Project Kaulike

    Are you a recent graduate considering a career or law or a professional considering a career change? Looking for meaningful opportunities to build your resume or law school application? Are you committed to serving your community and those in need? ​Legal Aid’s AmeriCorps Member Advocates positions may be the right opportunity for you! Full-Time positions are available on O‘ahu, on Hawai‘i Island in Kona, Maui, and Kaua‘i.

    The Mission and Duties:
    Project Kaulike is a key component of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i’s efforts to provide legal services to Hawai‘i’s low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families. Project Kaulike members are non-attorney advocates working alongside and under the guidance of Legal Aid attorneys and paralegals.

    We are looking for individuals who have good people skills, an interest in helping others, good computer skills, an interest in the law, and who excel working as part of a team. Experience working with disadvantaged individuals and/or legal experience is helpful but not required.  Training is provided.

    Are You Interested?

    To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@legalaidhawaii.org.  Please indicate location of interest. Applicants who are not residing in Hawai‘i at the time of application are requested to please include information related to your connection to, or specific interest in, Hawai‘i. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

    Lokahi Pacific

    Lokahi Pacific develops projects that enrich the economic climate of the county, increases the inventory of affordable and special needs housing, and ensures that residents participate in that enrichment and share in its benefits. Programs offered for start-up businesses include incubator offices, conference room, a training room, and a shared-use, licensed 2-station commercial kitchen in the Lokahi Pacific Business Incubator Program at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Pono Center, 62 N. Market St. Ste. 300 Wailuku; call (808) 442-3028.

    808-242-5761
    1935 Main St., Ste. 204, Wailuku, HI 96793
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    Lāna‘i Chamber of Commerce

    Promote the prosperity and resilience of the Lana‘i business community, connectivity to our neighbor islands, and sustainable growth and opportunity for all.

    808-769-6770
    P.O. Box 630730, Lana‘i City, HI 96763
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    MEO & National Farmworker Job Training Program (NFJP)

    Have you worked on a farm or ranch for 30 days and/or earned at least $800 within the last two years?

    If so, you might be eligible for the National Farmworker Jobs Program. NFJP is a job training and employment assistance program for farmworkers and their families. Our Case Managers provide assistance in finding employment, job training, educational opportunities and support services.

    This assistance is offered at no cost to the participants.

    How does the National Farmworker Job Training Program work? 

    Program participants have confidential, direct relationships with staff. We are ready to help you grow and thrive! Call or email us today!

    Dee Kahuhu - Program Manager p) 808-243-4368 e) dennise.kahuhu@meoinc.org

    Suzette Bacarro - Case Manager p) 808-243-4369 e) suzette.bacarro@meoinc.org

    Uilani Ah Chan - Case Manager p) 808-243-4370 e) uilani.ahchan@meoiinc.org

    To learn more, see the Farmworker Benefits and Farm Benefits flyer.

    To apply to the NFJP, fill out this MEO application.

    (808) 249-2990
    99 Mahalani Street Wailuku, HI 96793
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    MEO Employment Services

    MEO provides a comprehensive range of services and training to assist low income and legal permanent residents prepare for employment and to help them maintain employment once they are hired.

    Once eligibility, which includes low income and/or legal permanent residency are determined, intake and assessment proceeds.  MEO staff will formally assess each client’s aptitudes, skills, interests, English proficiency, family stability and determine barriers to employment and job security.

    So if you:

    • are looking for work
    • need help getting prepared for an interview
    • need help getting to and from work
    • need a specific skill to get hired or increase your pay
    • don’t know how to create a resume
    • need help with the English language
    • want to participate in a training to make you more employable
    • could benefit from financial literacy

    If you have employment barriers such as being unemployed or underemployed, child care, health care, limited work history, or a criminal record.

    Contact MEO’s Employment Services Specialist:  Jan Cerizo at 808-243-4371 or email janeth.cerizo@meoinc.org

    Vocational Training is also provided through MEO’s Employment Services program.  Clients learn a new skill and become more employable.  The following are photos showing clients who participated in the phlebotomy and nurse aide training.  Upon graduation, they immediately secured employment in the health care field.

    Click here for an MEO Employment Services Application


    (808) 243-4371
    99 Mahalani Street Wailuku, HI 96793
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    Maui American Job Center

    The American Job Center is your one-stop shop to find FREE services for job seekers and employers, including:

    • Computer access for HireNet registration and resume construction and updates
    • Employment counselors on site
    • Support services and training available for qualified participants
    • Job Fairs & support services for businesses
    • Help with job search
    • Services for individual career planning
    • Training opportunities, support, and assistance with HireNet Hawaii.

    Resume Advice: Before you fill in the blanks, do some research, on what language to use, or Salary Expectations
    Ready to apply for jobs? Find the Right Fit, Industry, or Sector
    Research Companies: Preview Virtual Booths connect with employers with one click.

    Ready to Get Started?

    • Sign in or Register today
    • Job Seekers: Search all Job Listings or Search for an Employer or upload your resume so employers can find YOU!
    • Employers: Post a New Job
    • Veterans: Maui AJC’s offer an array of employment and training services to veterans and other eligible persons. Specialized veteran staff known as the Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) & Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) are employed at the AJCs to offer assistance to employers seeking to hire veterans with specific skills and experiences.
    info@mauiajc.com
    808-270-5777
    110 Ala'ihi Street Suite 209 Kahului, HI 96732
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    Maui County Virtual Job Fair

    The County of Maui’s Virtual Job Fair is an online resource for employers seeking workers, and for residents seeking employment and career opportunities. The website provides job search tools, career counseling, and information on career training opportunities, resume building, internships, college certificates/degrees, financial aid opportunities and more.

    This project is a collaboration between the County of Maui’s Office of Economic Development, the Maui County Workforce Development Board and the University of Hawaii Maui College.

    Maui County Virtual Job Fair

    The Maui County Virtual Job Fair has great resources to help you through the process of applying for jobs. In addition to getting your resume and cover letter in good shape, you can also find companies hiring now, research companies that you’re interested in, and determine your value, so you’re ready to negotiate your salary and benefits. There are resources to also help build skills, get training, take courses and earn certificates, get career advice, and financial aid links.

    Job Seekers: 

    Start searching for Maui County jobs
    Search Maui County Employers
    Upload your resume so employers can find YOU!

    Get Training:

    Build Skills – UHMC HO’ĀLA Extended Learning and Workforce Development offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. All of the courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

    Connect with ELWD Programs – Courses and certificates are offered in the following programs. Click on a program title to view more information or click the expand icon to view subjects within each program.

    CareerLink – Students seeking assistance with the following: Resume | Cover Letter | Mock Interview | Career Assessment | Job Search Preparation | Cooperative Education | Career Spots Videos – Short video clips of career tips.

    Earn a degree – UHMC Programs of Study

    Career Guidance:

    Get Career Guidance – Academic & Career Counseling Online & Phone Appointments Available. Academic counselors are available to meet online via Zoom as well as by phone during our regular business hours.

    Hana Career Pathways – FREE Renewable Energy & Solar Trainings. Speak with Keisha Nakamura, Hana Lima Project
    Ph: 808-984-3740 Email: keishan@hawaii.edu

    Financial Aid – The UHMC Financial Aid Office is here to help you access higher education and to support your success by minimizing economic barriers and providing financial education.

    Federal Student Aid – Learn the steps for obtaining financial aid.

    Employers: Get featured at the Maui County Virtual Job Fair

    info@mauiajc.com
    808.270.5777
    110 Ala'ihi Street Suite 209 Kahului, HI 96732
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    Maui Economic Opportunity's (MEO) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

    SCSEP fosters and promotes part-time employment opportunities in community service activities for low income senior citizens who are fifty-five (55) years of age or older. We also assist older workers in transitioning to unsubsidized employment.

    Basic SCSEP Eligibility Requirements:

    • Unemployed.
    • 55 years or older.
    • Resident of Maui County.
    • Gross income of the family in which the applicant is a member of the household shall not exceed 125% of the poverty levels established by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Please call or visit our offices for more information. You may ask for Carmelei Leano, programs specialist, or any case manager for additional information.

    To apply, please bring the following documents: Social Security card and photo ID, Residence verification, Citizenship/alien status (U.S. passport, resident card), Family income verification (pay stubs, Social Security statement of benefits)

    To apply, fill out the MEO's Senior Community Service Employment Program Application

    Maui Health Systems

    Careers at Maui Health

    Discover rewarding careers that fuel your purpose and create a lasting impact in the lives of others.

    Maui Health is proud to be a vital part of health care in Maui County. If you have a passion for community and caring for others, join our healthcare ‘ohana and help create a healthier future for the people of Maui and Lanai! Career opportunities include a variety of clinical and non-clinical positions in the areas of nursing, radiology, pharmacy, dietary, administration, environmental services, and many more.We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits designed to help our team and their families stay healthy and grow both personally and professionally.

    Start your health care career with us and join the next cohort for our Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program! Become a CNA in just six short weeks. LEARN MORE

    Featured Careers:

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    Walk-in Wednesday! Drop by our Human Resources office every Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and speak one-on-one with our recruiters. DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Maui Job Corps Center, Makawao

    When it comes to your future, you should have choices. Choose your path, and Hawaii Job Corps will provide you with FREE career training so you can gain the skills and tools you need to be successful. Maui Job Corps Center is located in Makawao, HI. Offering a cafeteria, wellness center and recreation area, Maui Job Corps can offer you a supportive community and safe space.

    At Hawaii Job Corps, students can ...

    ENGAGE: Find a supportive community to lean on.

    LEARN: earn your high school diploma or equivalent and gain skills to be successful in a career.

    EARN: Take your training and education and put them into action.

    Training opportunities: Job Corps offers an on-the-job experience designed to get you workforce-ready. LEARN MORE

    Refer a student: Whether you’re a parent or guardian, school counselor or mentor, we know you want the best for the young person in your life. Job Corps helps them reach their goals, find their purpose and guide them along their journey to a better future. LEARN MORE

    Hire a Job Corps grad: Hardworking. Professionally trained. Experienced. All three phrases describe our Job Corps students. Check out our employer resources to connect with the next generation of industry professionals. LEARN MORE

    Are you eligible?

    Generally, Job Corps students are 16 through 24 years old; low-income individuals; meet citizenship, residency, DACA or other approved status requirements; meet background requirements; are ready and motivated to succeed

    800-733-JOBS
    500 Ike Dr Makawao, HI 96768
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    Maui Strong Job Fair

    E Holomua Kākou – Let’s Move Forward Together

    Employers:

    Click here to submit a job posting

    Click here to attend a job fair

    Mauinow MauiJobs

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    Monster

    Job seekers can search for jobs and find the right fit.

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    My Next Move

    My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

    Still not sure?  Check out careers in these groups:

    For information about career services for workers and employers, laid-off worker assistance, and the location of American Job Centers call:

    Toll-free number: 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) TTY:1-877-889-5627.

    Are you a veteran looking for work? My Next Move for Veterans helps you find a civilian career similar to your military job.

    Offer support (donations, volunteer) or get support directly from community-led Maui Fire, Flood and Disaster Facebook Relief Group

    See current posted community needs, volunteer opportunities, relief events, resources, and any new local developments shared about the Maui recovery efforts.

    Anyone can OFFER support or post a NEED for support or services in this local community disaster relief Facebook page. The purpose of this local group is where we can have a "go to" hub to locally exchange information of supplies/help *needed* and services and help we can *offer* due to disasters on Maui.

    Click here to go see locally offered community assistance needs and offers

    Online Training from University of Hawai‘i Maui College's Office of Extended Learning & Workforce Development (ELWD)

    UHMC HO’ĀLA Extended Learning and Workforce Development offers a wide range of highly interactive online courses that you can take entirely online. All of the courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.UHMC Training offers diversified up skill training and certifications for those who would like to choose a brand new career path or better the one they are currently on.

    uhmcelwd@hawaii.edu
    808-984-3231
    310 W. Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
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    People Ready

    PeopleReady has reimagined and simplified the path that connects people and work. Whether you need workers or you’re looking for new job opportunities, we’re ready to deliver results for you today.FIND JOBS or FIND WORKERS today on People Ready. We are Ready. Access PeopleReady 24/7 with Our JobStack App.

    Find a Job: Take the next step in your job search.

    PeopleReady makes your job search easier. Explore our work opportunities across a wide variety of industries.

    Our game-changing JobStack app gives businesses 24/7 access to qualified local talent, while job seekers can accept jobs that work around their schedule.

    Find Workers: Never miss a deadline or face a workforce shortage. Partner with us to find workers who can keep your business moving forward.

    3111-br@peopleready.com
    1 808-877-7886
    325 Hukilike St 1, Kahului, HI, United States, Hawaii
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    Quality Jobs, Equity Strategy, and Training (QUEST) Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG)

    The Quality Jobs, Equity Strategy, and Training (QUEST) Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) seeks to help dislocated workers and other eligible participants, including underserved and historically marginalized individuals, develop economic resilience to future economic shocks through employment, training, and entry into high-quality jobs, especially in growing and critical industries.

    To qualify for the QUEST Internship Program, participants must fall into one of the following categories.

    QUEST Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fired or quit a job to take care of family member or because of unsafe working conditions due to COVID pandemic and still unemployed
    • Worked fewer than 30 hours/week for last 4 weeks
    • Had no paid work in your area of training, education, or certification for last 26 weeks
    • Retired or separated from military service within last 36 months
    • Formerly incarcerated
    • Laid off due to lack of work or company closure
    • Self-employed and income was reduced 25% over last six months
    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Register for an Apprenticeship Program - State of Hawaii Workforce Development Division

    Registered Apprenticeships are unique long-term training programs that combines On-the-Job Learning with Related Training Instruction, which allow job seekers to learn specialized skills for various trades and occupations.  In Hawai‘i, there are over 100 registered apprenticeship programs available that represent a wide variety of occupations.  After completing training, an apprentice becomes a journeyworker and can earn a higher salary as well as pursue career goals as a foreman, supervisor, contractor, or even set up their own business.

    Benefits of Apprenticeships

    • Learn from highly-trained skilled trades workers
    • Reduce risk of injury while on the job through proper training
    • Receive “Certification of Completion” after satisfactory completion of the program
    • Periodic pay increases
    • Upon completion of apprenticeship program and become a journeyworker, receive substantially higher wages
    • Apprentices/Journeyworkers that join respective unions receive healthcare as well as retirement and other benefits

    How do I join an Apprenticeship?

    With the sheer number of apprenticeship programs available in Hawai‘i, there are no set standards for all apprenticeships.  However, most programs have the following minimum requirements:

    • Be at least 16 years of age
    • Be a High School graduate or have GED
    • Pass an industry test for occupation
    • Be physically fit for occupation

    List of Construction Trades in Registered Apprenticeship Programs*

    *For questions and more information about Registered Apprenticeship contact the Workforce Development Division at dlir.workforce.develop@hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-8877

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    State of Hawai'i Workforce Development Division (WDD) Registered Apprenticeships Program

    Registered Apprenticeships are unique long-term training programs that combines On-the-Job Learning with Related Training Instruction, which allow job seekers to learn specialized skills for various trades and occupations.  In Hawai‘i, there are over 100 registered apprenticeship programs available that represent a wide variety of occupations.  After completing training, an apprentice becomes a journeyworker and can earn a higher salary as well as pursue career goals as a foreman, supervisor, contractor, or even set up their own business.

    Benefits of Apprenticeships

    • Learn from highly-trained skilled trades workers
    • Reduce risk of injury while on the job through proper training
    • Receive “Certification of Completion” after satisfactory completion of the program
    • Periodic pay increases
    • Upon completion of apprenticeship program and become a journeyworker, receive substantially higher wages
    • Apprentices/Journeyworkers that join respective unions receive healthcare as well as retirement and other benefits

    How do I join an Apprenticeship?

    With the sheer number of apprenticeship programs available in Hawai‘i, there are no set standards for all apprenticeships.  However, most programs have the following minimum requirements:

    • Be at least 16 years of age
    • Be a High School graduate or have GED
    • Pass an industry test for occupation
    • Be physically fit for occupation

    Recruitment Notices:

    Hawaiʻi Apprenticeship Week

    In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, Hawaiʻi celebrates Registered Apprenticeship in the state through Hawaiʻi Apprenticeship Week (HAW).

    • HAW 2023 – More information coming soon!
    • Save the Dates! – November 13-17th, there will be different events on certain days of the week.

    For contractors and employers, hiring qualified employees from officially approved, registered apprenticeship programs makes good business sense. By hiring apprentices from an officially approved and registered programs in the State of Hawai‘i, contractors and employers are guaranteed a highly skilled and competent workforce that produces consistent and quality results.

    List of Construction Trades in Registered Apprenticeship Programs* *This list does not reflect the latest updates on certain programs

    List of Non-Construction Trades in Registered Apprenticeship Programs

    State of Hawaiʻi Careers

    Explore career opportunities posted by specific State departments as needed, which may include civil service, non-civil service, appointed, and/or temporary/intermittent jobs. Visit this site to explore careers available within the State of Hawaii government, and to see the full list of all the individual departments hiring pages, and their job postings.

    Discover Opportunities:

    Civil-Service: These civil service positions are within a jurisdiction that are not exempt from civil service law and are filled through civil service recruitment procedures based on the merit principle.

    Non-Civil Service: These non-civil service positions are processed by the hiring departments instead of the Department of Human Resources Development. If you are appointed to a non-civil service position, your employment will be considered “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment by the hiring department head or designee at any time.

    Promotional Opportunity: List of promotional job opportunities for current civil service employees. Only temporary and permanent civil service members of the State of Hawai‘i, Executive Branch, may apply for these positions.

    Others: Career opportunities posted by other specific departments. These listings may include civil service, non-civil service, appointed, and/or temporary/intermittent positions.

    How to apply:

    This video will help you understand the process in order to apply to aState government position via our recruitment website.

    Reasons to apply to the State of Hawaiʻi: 

    - Competitive Paid Time Off & Holidays
    - Comprehensive Health & Benefits
    - Unique Retirement Plans
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    Student Employment & Cooperative Education (SECE) (on-campus)

    University of Hawaii's Campus Student Employment (SECE) web application for online job services for students and non-UH, off-campus employers.

    On-Campus Employment:
    Human Resources Office, Hoʻokipa Bldg. Rm. 119(808) 984-3536Coordinator:

    Beverly Agdeppa bqueja@hawaii.edu

    Off-Campus Employment:
    CareerLink - Cooperative Education (Internships)
    Student Employment Search (On & Off Campus)Laulima Bldg. Room 101(808) 984-3318 | careerLK@hawaii.eduhttps://maui.hawaii.edu/careerlink/

    (808) 956-7007
    2600 Campus Rd. #212 Honolulu, HI 96822
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    Student Jobs at Univeristy of Hawaiʻi Maui College

    Click here to see current available student assistant positions.

    For more information and to apply for campus employment, please visit sece.its.hawaii.edu, log in using your UH username and password.

    (808) 984-3500
    310 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave Kahului, Hawaiʻi 96732-1617
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    Teach for America Hawai‘i

    Make an impact on students and schools by seeking a teaching job in the vibrant and unique Islands of Hawai‘i.

    Searching for the right teaching position in Hawai‘i for the school year?Teach For America (TFA) could be a great option for you. Whether you’ve taught for several years, you’re making a career change into education, or you’re just graduating from college, TFA is a unique opportunity to make an impact in students’ lives and serve the Hawaiian Islands. Teach For America’s mission is to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting a diverse group of leaders who work to expand educational opportunities and provide all children with an excellent education. Teach For America recruits college graduates of all backgrounds to teach for two years in under-resourced schools and communities, trains and develops their leadership competencies, and fosters their impact as alumni of our program to affect educational inequity from many sectors. Redefine Your CareerLearn more about teaching in Hawai'i, and apply to teach as part of the Teach For America corps today.

    Apply To Teach In Hawai'i

    Teaching Certification and Graduate School

    Teach For America Hawaiʻi facilitates a state-approved and nationally accredited teacher education program. By completing TFA Hawaiʻi’s Alternative Route to Certification (ARC) program, you will be recommended for licensure in the State of Hawaiʻi typically at the end of your first year as a corps member.

    Some certification courses are through our two university partners, both of which offer an optional Master's degree as a continuation of your certification courses.

    chelsea.tokuno@teachforamerica.org
    (808) 521-1371
    500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 3-580, Honolulu, HI 96813
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    The County of Maui’s Virtual Job Fair

    The County of Maui’s Virtual Job Fair is an online resource for employers seeking workers, and for residents seeking employment and career opportunities. The website provides job search tools, career counseling, and information on career training opportunities, resume building, internships, college certificates/degrees, financial aid opportunities and more.

    This project is a collaboration between the County of Maui's Office of Economic Development, the Maui County Workforce Development Board and the University of Hawaii Maui College.

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    Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific

    The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program provides entrepreneurial development services such as facilitation of the Boots to Business/Reboot programs, business training, counseling, and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business.

    Learn more about available services or contact us at vboc@hawaii.edu.

    Boots to Business and Reboot

    Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Boots to Business | Reboot is an entrepreneurial training program designed for Veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life. The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. Veterans of all eras, Service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses are eligible to enroll in classes.

    Check all upcoming classes in US or Register Online

    Join VBOC of the Pacific and our resource partners at any of the Boots to Business and Reboot classes listed! For any questions, contact us at vboc@hawaii.edu or call (808) 988-1236.

    vboc@hawaii.edu
    (808) 988-1236
    2800 Woodlawn Dr - Suite 292 Honolulu, HI 96822
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    Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

    US Dept. of Labor’s site, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), provides resources and expertise to assist and prepare Veterans to obtain meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities, and protect their employment rights. Start searching for a job today

    Employers may also get assistance in facilitating the employment of qualified veterans. We prepare America's veterans, service members, and military spouses for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights, and promote their employment opportunities.

    VETS Programs:

  • HIRE Vets Medallion Program (HVMP):The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
  • Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP): HVRP is a federal program that awards money to non- and for-profit organizations and government agencies that work to prepare and place veterans experiencing homelessness in jobs.
  • Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG): JVSG provides funding to State Workforce Agencies for staff to provide career services to veterans with significant barriers to employment and to assist employers to fill their workforce needs.
  • National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI): The National Veterans' Training Institute provides specialized training and professional skills enhancement of State Workforce Agencies and other veterans' service providers' staff.
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA): The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 is a federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their civilian employers.
  • Transition Assistance Program (TAP): The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure service members, and their spouses, are prepared for the next step in civilian life.
  • Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT): The Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT) pilot program is an opportunity earned through service for veterans, veterans currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve, and their spouses to take control of their career through workshops to help meet their employment goals.

  • Active duty?
    Get assistance finding a job. The Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot (ENPP) provides one-on-one career assistance to interested transitioning service members and their spouses at select military installations worldwide.

    Grants & Opportunities

    Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP): HVRP is a federal program that awards money to non- and for-profit organizations and government agencies that work to prepare and place veterans experiencing homelessness in jobs. Learn More About Applying for a HVRP Grant

    Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG): JVSG provides funding to State Workforce Agencies for staff to provide career services to veterans with significant barriers to employment and to assist employers to fill their workforce needs. Learn More About Applying for a JVSG Grant:

    Stand Down: Stand Down events assist veterans experiencing homelessness by providing a wide range of employment, social, and health services. VETS awards these noncompetitive grants on a first-come, first-served basis to support one-day or multi-day events at up to $7,000 or $10,000, respectively. The critical services provided at these events are often the catalyst that enables those individuals to reenter the workforce. Learn More About Applying for a Stand Down Grant

    Work Maui Nui – County of Maui career opportunities

    The County of Maui is hiring!

    In times like these, it is even more important to take an active role and find ways to help our community. We need your voice, passion, knowledge and talent to shape Maui Nui’s future. Apply today and join the County of Maui ‘ohana. Rebuild, protect and preserve our islands while shaping its future. It’s not just a job, but a career that provides for you and your family.

    Benefits include Deferred Compensation Plan, Employee Assistance Program, Flex Spending Plan, Group Life Insurance, Health Benefit Plans, Holidays, Leave Sharing, Loan Forgiveness, Retirement Plan, Sick Leave, Training, and Vacation.

    Learn more at workmauinui.com

    personnel.services@mauicounty.gov
    (808) 270-7850
    200 S. High Street Kalana O Maui Bldg, Suite 623 Wailuku, HI 96793
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    Work at University of Hawai'i's 10-campus system throughout the State of Hawai'i

    The University of Hawai'i's 10-campus system offers a wide range of career opportunities throughout the State of Hawai'i. Employment within the University system includes competitive compensation and benefits, a supportive work environment, and the opportunity to build a lifelong commitment to education by joining the ranks of our renowned scholars and researchers and dedicated staff.Employees at the University of Hawai'i fall into one of four distinct categories of employment – civil service, faculty, administrative/professional/technical (APT) (professional non-faculty), and executive/managerial. Personnel in the latter three groups are appointed by the University's Board of Regents and are collectively referred to as BOR employees. Civil service appointments are subject to the State of Hawai'i civil service statutes, policies and procedures.

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    Financial resources

    Apply for Maui Strong Fund grant funds for non-profit organizations from the Hawaii Community Foundation

    If you are with a nonprofit organization seeking funding, please complete our short application.  If you have any questions on the application or our grants process, please email our HCF team at mauistrong@hcf-hawaii.org.

    Organizations Seeking Funding

    HCF is seeking funding requests for the Maui Strong Fund that have clear alignment with coordinated efforts on the ground on Maui. Requested fund amounts should align with the capacity of the organization to manage the grant funds (i.e., the organization has sufficient staff, accounting procedures, experience with programming, etc.). Independent efforts or self-deployment from neighbor islands or out-of-state organizations that have not been requested by Maui-based communities will likely not be funded. Read Maui Strong Funding Opportunity for detailed instructions on how to apply for a grant from the Maui Strong Fund.

    501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for financial resources from the Maui Strong Fund.

    Non-501(c)(3) organizations are encouraged to find an existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to serve as fiscal sponsor, and submitted projects must be charitable in nature. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

    To apply for funding, please log in or register for an account to the Grants Portal. If you need assistance, please view our Applicant User Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, How-To Videos, and/or submit a support ticket.

    HCF staff will review applications weekly. Applicants should receive a status update or decision from HCF staff within one to three weeks.

    Maui Strong Fund Frequently Asked Questions

    As of August 25, 2023, $67,559,959 has been donated to the Maui Strong Fund.

    Click here to see the list of past Maui Strong Fund Grantees.

    As of August 16, 2023, in little over a week after the devastating Maui wildfires, the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation has received $35M from over 125,000 donors in 40 countries to support Maui communities affected by the devastating wildfires. Their team has been working with partners on the ground to understand the evolving needs and deploy these funds quickly and for high impact.

    Partners in this round of funding are providing a wide range of important services including:
    - coordination and shipping of fresh food and goods from Moloka‘i farmers, hunters and fishers
    - temporary shelter support
    - rental deposits and assistance for transitional housing- support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities- refrigerated trucks for food storage
    - mobile clinics and traveling medical care
    - gift cards to meet youth needs
    - transportation coordination
    - grief support, crisis intervention, mental health and well-being counseling
    - gas and grocery gift cards
    - standalone power stations
    - internet access and mobile device charging
    - emergency mobile pharmaceutical support
    - vision clinics for those who need contacts or glasses replaced
    - immigrant-focused services, including free green card replacement
    - emergency shelter and feed for dogs, cats, and livestock that need temporary housing while displaced residents take care of other needs, and more.

    If you have any questions about the application process, please email us at mauistrong@hcf-hawaii.org.

    Apply for State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF)

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a Federal and State-funded program that provides direct cash assistance payments to families, refers recipients to DHS’s First-to-Work program, and teaches necessary family skills. TANF and TAONF provide monthly cash benefits to families for food clothing, shelter, and other essentials.  

    For help, call 1-855-643-1643 or email mauipc@dhs.hawaii.gov.

    Maui Processing Center
    54 High Street, #125, Wailuku, HI 96793

    Lunalilo Building
    35 Lunalilo Street, Suite 300, Wailuku, HI 96783

    Qualifications:

    To qualify for this financial assistance, a family must include children under the age of 18 and have gross income below 185% of the 2006 Federal Poverty level (FPL).  For a household of three persons, this means the monthly gross income must be less than $2,941 and the net income must be under $610, if the household includes an employable adult.  

    For households where all adults are disabled, care is required for a disabled household member, or there is a child younger than six (6) months of age, the net income must be under $763 per month.  Effective April 18, 2013, assets are disregarded under the TANF and TAONF Programs.  Families may receive no more than sixty (60) months of cash assistance benefits in their lifetime through the TANF or TAONF Program.

    TANF Brochure (REV 04-2022)

    SNAP and Financial Assistance Application Form (DHS 1240 REV 11-2021

    Public Assistance Information System (Online Application Form)

    Statewide Benefit Processing Centers

    Apply for an Agricultural Micro Grant from Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO)

    Applications for the popular Agricultural Micro Grant Program 4.0 – which offers up to $25,000 in grants to Maui County small farmers and ranchers – will be available beginning Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023.

    The $3 million Maui County-funded program, administered by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center, is open to operating farms on less than 12 acres and livestock ranches up to 40 acres possessing a county business or state general excise license as of July 1, 2023. Preference will be given to women and Native Hawaiians.

    Grants may be used to directly impact the availability of locally-grown produce, livestock and poultry and other related products. Funds can be used for:
    - Farming equipment and machinery.
    - Processing and storage equipment.
    - Farm infrastructure, expansion and upgrades.
    - Inventory and supplies.
    - Packaging and materials.
    - Technology equipment.

    The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 30, 2023.

    The following documentation is required:
    - Completed application.
    - Farm Needs Statement.
    - Copy of an original general excise tax license or filed form G-45 or G-49 2022.
    - Photo ID.
    - 2022 state tax form N-11 (proof of residency).

    Farmers may apply on the MEO website at https://www.meoinc.org/agricultural-micro-grant-program/ or in-person at MEO’s Wailuku office, 99 Mahalani St.

    For more information, contact the MEO Business Development Center by phone at (808) 249-2990 or by email at bdcinfo@meoinc.org.

    Two in-person informational grant workshops will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at MEO Family Center Wailuku, and Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center Pukalani. Both gatherings begin at 5 p.m. Grant application and award information will be presented to help farmers and ranchers understand the process and the documents required.

    The 2022-23 Agriculture Micro-Grant program, funded by Maui County and operated by MEO’s BDC, funded more than 118 small farmers.

    Apply for the Maui Relief Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for families with dependent children

    In partnership with the state Department of Human Services, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) is administering the Maui Relief TANF Program that will provide help with housing, auto and utility payments and other expenses for income-eligible families with children who were directly impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires.

    The Maui Relief TANF Program “Program” provides benefits to eligible families with dependent children with household incomes at or below 350% of the federal poverty level* who either experienced property damage or loss, or lost earnings or employment as a direct result of the wildfire disaster. The Program benefits are not intended to meet a family’s recurring needs and will not extend beyond four (4) months.

    Rental and mortgage, utilities, and auto down payment on a new vehicle and loan payment assistance are available, as well as gift cards for clothing and school supplies.

    Families with dependent children in their household, directly and indirectly impacted by the wildfires and earning less than 350 percent of the poverty level (which for a family of four is $120,750 annually) are eligible for the benefits.

    U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

    Applications are accepted online and in-person:

    • In person: The Maui Relief TANF Program, which launched on Oct. 20, continues to accept applications in-person at MEO offices in Wailuku. Applications are accepted in-person at MEO’s Wailuku office: 99 Mahalani St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (except holidays). Applicants should bring required documents with them.

    • Online: The application for the Maui Relief TANF Program can be accessed from the MEO website. To apply for the Maui Relief TANF Program, go to www.meoinc.org and go to the Maui Relief TANF program under “Quick Links” or click this link directy.

    For more information, leave a message on the Maui Relief TANF Program phone line at (808) 243-4404 and staff will return the call.

    Families must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Be a Hawai‘i resident.
    • Have at least one dependent child, up to age 24 years who is under the care of a relative.
    • Impacted by the Aug.  8 wildfires with property loss or damage or loss of earnings or job.
    • Family’s annual gross income is no more than 350 percent of the 2023 Hawai‘i federal poverty level, which is $79,380 for a family of two or $120,750 for a family of four.

    The relief payments include:

    • One-time deposit and payments of up to four months for long-term (at least 12 months) housing. Monthly payments are based on the actual housing cost, up to $4,000.
    • One-time personal automobile down payment of up to $5,000.
    • Personal automobile loan payments for up to four months, based on actual cost, up to $500 per month.
    • One-time utility deposit of up to $2,000 and utility payments of up to four months, with a maximum of $750 per month, which both may be applied toward multiple utility sources.
    • Clothing allowance up to $350 per child under 18 years old and up to $500 for children ages 18 to 24 years and adults.
    • School supply allowance up to $300 for each school-age child.

    A family may apply for benefits based on their current needs. The benefits received may not duplicate other emergency and disaster relief assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross or other disaster assistance organization.

    For more information about the Maui Relief TANF Program, call 808-243-4404 or email nrst@meoinc.org.

    MEO operates the program in partnership with the state Department of Human Services and Hawaii Community Foundation.

    Find help and search through 4,000 local resources in Hawai'i - Aloha United Way 211

    Aloha United Way 211

    From "hello" to help. We've got you covered with over 4,000 local resources. AUW 2-1-1 is Hawaiʻi's only statewide helpline connecting you with resources you need. Whether you need information and resources or immediate emergency assistance, our 211 Helpline Specialists are available to guide you. Based on your needs and location, we can find helpful resources that you can take advantage of right away.

    What do you need help with?

    To find resources outside of Hawaii, use your state’s 211. Find your local 211.

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    Select a method that works best for you. When you call, a live voice is on the other end - ready to help.

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    AUW's 211 Helpline employs dedicated staff to curate and maintain resource data and programs. We are the best and most-trusted source of social service resources in the state of Hawaiʻi.  We will assist to connect 211 users with resources that best fit their geography and need.

    Get Technical Financial Recovery Disaster Assistance from Project ReStore HOPE Maui – Operation HOPE

    Operation HOPE is committed to supporting the relief efforts in Maui and the surrounding areas. If you are small business owner or individual in need of our financial disaster recover services, please register using the link below, and a member of HOPE team will contact you.

    Disaster Recovery Service Details Register for Help Now

    You can also contact by calling the HOPE Coalition America hotline at 888-388-HOPE to a certified financial disaster specialist. ‍

    Certified coaches to guide victims of this disaster through the complex application process for post-disaster federal relief and insurance claims. With offices in Kīhei and Lahaina, the team of certified coaches includes Maui residents who understand the unique needs of the communities impacted. Each coach guides clients through the complex application process for post-disaster federal relief and insurance claims.

    Read more about Operation HOPE's Disaster Recovery Services:

    • FEMA applications and appeals
    • Small business recovery / SBA Loans
    • Obtaining copies of destroyed documents
    • Insurance claims assistance and appeals
    • Managing mortgage payments on damaged houses
    • Assistance negotiating and working with your creditors
    • Financial counseling
    • Diaster recovery budget
    • Home inspections and repair contracts
    • Foreclosure prevention

    If you are small business owner or individual in need of our financial disaster recover services, please register using the link below, and a member of HOPE team will contact you. Get Help from Operation Hope Now

    Operation HOPE does not provide direct financial aid. However, their team will work diligently with you to obtain the resources and financial help you need to facilitate your recovery.

    For more information and assistance, disaster survivors are encouraged to contact Operation HOPE Inside Disaster or visit a HOPE Inside office. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge. They are available at the two locations below, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • SBA – Business Resource and Assistance Center, Maui Research & Technology Center, 590 Lipoa Parkway, Suite 202, in Kīhei
    • FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiʻilani Highway in Lahaina.

    If you have just experienced a natural disaster or are in need of immediate shelter, food, clothing or medical care, please reach out to your local American Red Cross chapter and your local authorities who should be able to direct you on how to get immediate assistance.

    Find your Red Cross chapter

    If you are engaged in supporting the current needs of Hawaii, as they recover from the recent fire storm, please consider joining the Coalition of the Willing, and make a commitment to provide resources, technical support or mentorship.

    Get support from Maui United Way's Fire Disaster Relief programs

    Maui United Way (MUW) has provided support to 18 of our local nonprofit partners offering disaster relief in the wake of the devastating fires on Maui.  They are now planning for what comes next for Maui County, talking story with survivors, nonprofits, and our donors and funders to determine how to have the greatest impact.
    MUW will be back with a new round of granting opportunities soon.  Please know how grateful we are to everyone who has done so much.  You embody the true spirit of aloha!  #LocalsHelpingLocals.

    mauirelief@auw.org
    808-244-8787
    95 Mahalani St., Suite 24, Wailuku, Hawai‘i 96793
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    Hoʻoulu Maui Nui Business Directory

    Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, and various community partners have put together an online resource directory to support our islands’ small businesses. Whether you are looking to retool and/or respond to COVID-19, this directory offers a list of local service providers who can help you conduct your business safely, adapt and/or pivot your operations, and help you invest in technology infrastructure to expand virtual platforms, web-based marketing and e-commerce.

    If ineligible for FEMA assistance, apply for financial assistance from the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) Rental Assistance program (RAP)

    The State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services Rental Assistance program (RAP) is connecting FEMA-ineligible families with long-term rentals listed on Airbnb or through the Hawai’i Fire Relief Housing Program. This program will house FEMA-ineligible survivors of Maui wildfires for up to 12 months.

    December 1, 2023 (Updated 12/12/23) – Governor Josh Green, M.D., and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the launch of the DHS Rental Assistance Program (RAP) specifically to help survivors of the Maui wildfires who are not eligible for FEMA assistance. With $2.5 million in initial funding, the innovative new RAP will make a significant difference for the many survivors still in need of housing solutions. RAP will work to secure housing for up to 12 months for eligible households by connecting them with Airbnb or through the HelpingMaui.org initiative that is being operated by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) as the Kākoʻo Maui Housing Program.

    The RAP will be facilitated by community-based organization Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) in collaboration with Airbnb, and is designed to work best in Hawai‘i’s unique housing market. For households that move into short-term rentals with less than a six-month minimum duration, DHS and GEM will work to immediately book a consecutive stay to ensure housing over a longer period.

    Households that have been identified as FEMA-ineligible and are in need of housing will be contacted by DHS, GEM, or the American Red Cross through the recently launched interim Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP). Once a household is confirmed for the program, DHS and GEM will work quickly to identify potential property options through Airbnb or the HHFDC Hawai‘i Fire Relief Housing Program. Additionally, GEM will provide a food box for each household in the RAP with sufficient food for the first week in their new accommodations.  

    Benefits:

    • Use Airbnb’s platform
    • Airbnb AirCover for hosts
    • Can offer your unit for less than 1 year

    List your property on AirBnB:

    For Maui Hosts: New listing guidance: Download AirBnB guide PDF


    If you have additional questions, or to participate in this program and list with Airbnb, please contact GEM at hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    (Updated 12/12/23)

    Click here for the DHS RAP FAQs

    DHS RAP FAQs pdf version

    Q: Who is leading this program?

    The DHS RAP is being led by the Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with Global Empowerment Mission (GEM). GEM is a non-profit organization that will facilitate this program on behalf of DHS and is the primary point of contact for any inquiries.

    Please email hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org if you are a survivor interested in this program, or a property owner interested in possibly listing your short-term rental.

    Q: Who is eligible for this program?  
    This rental assistance program is specifically for Maui wildfire survivors who are ineligible for FEMA assistance.

    Q: What kind of housing is available?  
    The RAP will require that properties be conventional housing options, such as a single-family home, condominium, apartment, or similar with connect on to infrastructure. This means no tents/ yurts/ campers/ etc.
    Requirements include:
    • Connect on to county electric grid
    • Running water
    • Sewer
    • Conventional construction

    Q: How can you apply?  
    Households that have been identified as FEMA-ineligible and are in need of housing will be contacted by DHS, GEM, or the American Red Cross through the recently launched interim Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP). If you are a survivor of the Maui wildfires, and believe you are ineligible for FEMA assistance and would like to inquire directly about DHS RAP, please email hawaii@globalempowermentmission.org for more information.

    Q: What costs are covered? What are the limits on rent amounts?  
    To ensure that the program is aligned with market needs and sufficient for families in need, the State of Hawai‘i has approved average monthly rates (AMRs) for properties in this program at the following rates:
    • 0-1 Bedroom: $5,000/month
    • 2 Bedrooms: $7,000/month
    • 3 Bedrooms: $9,000/month
    • 4 Bedrooms: $11,000/month

    NOTE: these are maximum rates, inclusive of all taxes and fees, but these rates are not guaranteed.

    Q: What does the program include?  


    The RAP will help find, book, and pay for housing for Maui wildfire survivors that qualify for this program up to 12 months.

    Q: How long will the program be available for?  


    The RAP will provide housing support for Maui wildfire survivors that qualify for this program for up to 12 months.

    Q: How is this program being funded/ how much funding is available?  
    Funding is provided by the State of Hawaii. Governor Green has allocated an initial $2.5 million in funding for this RAP.  

    General Information for Property Owners:

    • The DHS RAP program provides funding to target the short-term rental (STR) market.
    • While we encourage property owners to participate in this program, please note this program is specifically for the STRs that have not already leased their property to wildfire survivors or other local residents on a long-term basis.
    • If you are a STR owner and have do not currently have a tenant in your property on a long-term basis, we encourage you to participate in this program and suggest you list with Airbnb.
    • Doing so will greatly streamline the process of matching a survivor with your property and getting them into much needed housing quickly—and afford you as the owner all the protections and benefits of an Airbnb host. Note, Airbnb has agreed to waive its fees for this program.
    • Further, listing through Airbnb will also streamline the booking/leasing process. IF you are an STR owner who has already listed your property on the Hawaii Fire Housing Relief site, we encourage you to also list with Airbnb for the DHS RAP.
    • Please review the posted .pdf from Airbnb with listing guidance for more information on how to list with Airbnb.  

    Note the following:
    • Short-term rentals are required to pay State of Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET) and Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT). Short term stays are less than six months.  If a STR property is booked longer than 180 days, the TAT will not apply.
    • The publicized RAP monthly rates are the MAXIMUM price point for STRs located in West Maui, inclusive of all taxes and fees. However, the maximum payment is NOT guaranteed. With free market pricing, listings will compete.
    • In pricing your property, we ask you include tax and any additional fees such as for cleaning, parking, or for pet allowances.
    • While the response to this program has been overwhelming posi ve, we want to be clear that terminating an existing lease with a Hawaii resident to list your property with this program is unacceptable. All reports of this conduct will be referred to the Department of the Attorney General for follow-up and any appropriate legal action, and those properties will be flagged and ineligible to participate in the DHS RAP un l that follow up is complete.

    “Housing is an immediate and highly personal need for the survivors of the Maui wildfires, and particularly households that do not qualify for FEMA support. No one affected by this disaster should be prevented from receiving the assistance they need. I have directed my administration to find creative, flexible ways to help everyone,” said Governor Josh Green, M.D. “This program is a direct result of this work, and we will continue to evolve and refine our approach to best meet our community’s needs. I am pleased to announce this rental assistance program so that no one is left behind.”  

    A survivor who was recently placed through this program told the team, “Thank you for the help you have given us, a stable place to stay for six months. I will have my family sleeping in the same place again, and may God bless them.”  

    “Since the start of the fires, the Airbnb host community has played an important role in relief efforts by offering emergency, short-term stays for residents displaced by the fires,” said Airbnb Public Policy Manager Alex April. “Airbnb is proud to continue supporting Maui’s recovery by working with the state of Hawai‘i and our hosts to offer additional housing for fire survivors.”  

    “GEM is proud to partner with DHS and work to provide efficient and effective solutions for those most in need,” said Michael Capponi, founder and president of GEM.  

    “The Department of Human Services is grateful to Governor Green for continuing to prioritize supporting the survivors of the Maui wildfires. This new housing program is a novel way to enable us to help more families find places to live and to recover without having to worry about where they will move next, or high rental costs,” said DHS Deputy Director Trista Speer. “Survivors, especially those that don’t qualify for federal assistance, need the state to step in and the Department of Human Services is proud to offer this help through Governor Green’s leadership and motto for equity.”  

    Hawai‘i Media Contact:
    State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services
    Amanda Stevens – Public Information Officer
    astevens@dhs.hawaii.gov  

    DHS Maui Recovery Program and Media Contact:
    Sherilyn Kajiwara
    skajiwara-ctr@dhs.hawaii.gov

    Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

    Helps both tenants and landlords who are struggling financially from the economic effects of COVID-19. Program can provide assistance towards rent or household utility bills going back to March 13, 2020, current bills, or future bills, depending on a household’s needs.  Households who have received previous rent or utility assistance from other COVID-19 relief programs and are in need of further assistance are also encouraged to apply. For information, click here. The Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Help Line is(808) 873-4673.

    Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) – Business Development Center (BDC)

    Maui Island: 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793 • Tel: 808-249-2990 • Email: micro@meoinc.org 

    Molokai Branch: 380 Kolapa Pl., Kaunakakai, HI 96748 • Tel: 808-553-3216 • Email: molokai@meoinc.org

    Micro-Enterprise Loan Program for low- and moderate-income people offering business loans from $500 to $50,000. Also, a six-week entrepreneurial course held six times a year on Maui (four times a year on Moloka‘i), business consulting services, and personal credit improvement programs.

    Offer support (donations, volunteer) or get support directly from community-led Maui Fire, Flood and Disaster Facebook Relief Group

    See current posted community needs, volunteer opportunities, relief events, resources, and any new local developments shared about the Maui recovery efforts.

    Anyone can OFFER support or post a NEED for support or services in this local community disaster relief Facebook page. The purpose of this local group is where we can have a "go to" hub to locally exchange information of supplies/help *needed* and services and help we can *offer* due to disasters on Maui.

    Click here to go see locally offered community assistance needs and offers

    Student Loans

    Principal and interest payments on federally-held student loans have been automatically suspended through January 31, 2022. For more information about coronavirus relief and support for student loan borrowers, visit Consumer Finance Protection Bureau student loans.

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides relief for eligible organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the CARES Act:

    • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) established several temporary funding programs for eligible small businesses, nonprofits, and U.S. agricultural businesses
    • The U.S. Treasury extended coronavirus tax relief programs to eligible employers severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Resources:

    Aging & Disabilities

    Apply for financial assistance grants from Alzheimer’s Association Hawaiʻi's Maui Caregiver Respite Assistance Program

    We Are Here for You!

    Currently, nearly 100,000 kupuna and others in Hawaii are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, or another form of dementia. Serving Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa, the Alzheimer’s Association – Hawaii is here to help.

    In response to the devastating Maui fires that displaced many families, the Alzheimer’s Association- Hawaiʻi is offering caregiver respite financial assistance to families impacted by the fires.

    Alzheimer's Association - Hawaii's Maui Emergency Caregiver Respite Fund

    This financial assistance program aims to provide support and temporary relief to caregivers caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another forms of dementia during this challenging time.

    The caregiver respite financial assistance program will cover caregiving services of up to $2,500 per family in and outside of the home or a temporary residence, adult day care, or placement at an assisted living facility.

    To apply for the program, please click here. If you have questions, please call our office at 808.591.2771 or email alohainfo@alz.org.


    For additional support, we encourage Maui residents to reach out to the Maui County Office of Aging at 808.270.7774.
    Maui and Hawaii Island Fires: Emergency Situations and People with Dementia Info Sheet

    For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, visit alz.org/hawaii or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

    For more information, and families in need of assistance are encouraged to contact the Maui County Office of Aging at 808-270-7774 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaiʻi at 808-591-2771.

    Maui and Hawaii Island Fires: Emergency Situations and People with Dementia Info Sheet

    Helpful Resources

    808.591.2771
    677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 301, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
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    Find disaster relief resources with Aloha United Way 211 Resource Helpline

    Aloha United Way 211 Resource Helpline: Our 211 helpline specialists are ready to help. CALL 211 or TEXT for assistance.

    We stand United for Maui. As we move forward through these difficult times, our commitment to building a more resilient community is more needed than ever.

    Visit Maui United Way's website for more information on current Maui Fire Disaster Relief efforts.

    View Aloha United Way's map of vetted Maui Disaster Resources

    Search our database for vetted resources

    Aloha United Way’s 211 service is Hawai’i’s only comprehensive statewide information and referral helpline. Our 211 Specialists are specifically trained to help you find food, shelter, financial assistance, childcare, parenting support, kūpuna care, disability services, and health services related to COVID-19 and vaccinations.

    Search Services by Category:

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    Find help and search through 4,000 local resources in Hawai'i - Aloha United Way 211

    Aloha United Way 211

    From "hello" to help. We've got you covered with over 4,000 local resources. AUW 2-1-1 is Hawaiʻi's only statewide helpline connecting you with resources you need. Whether you need information and resources or immediate emergency assistance, our 211 Helpline Specialists are available to guide you. Based on your needs and location, we can find helpful resources that you can take advantage of right away.

    What do you need help with?

    To find resources outside of Hawaii, use your state’s 211. Find your local 211.

    How can we help?

    Select a method that works best for you. When you call, a live voice is on the other end - ready to help.

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    AUW's 211 Helpline employs dedicated staff to curate and maintain resource data and programs. We are the best and most-trusted source of social service resources in the state of Hawaiʻi.  We will assist to connect 211 users with resources that best fit their geography and need.

    Get FREE employment, education, and training services from Goodwill Hawaii

    GOODWILL PROGRAMS

    (updated Dec 19, 2023)

    Goodwill Hawaiʻi was recently awarded a new one-year contract by the State of Hawaiʻi DLIR Office of Community Services to provide Employment Core Services to Lahaina’s immigrant population or any other Maui resident who was displaced from work as a direct or indirect result of the Maui fires in August.

    Job seekers who enroll in the program will be paired with a Goodwill employment counselor and together they will develop an individualized action plan including specific supports needed to obtain the desired job. Supports can include translation services for non-English speakers, updating resumes, preparing for job interviews, and vocational training assistance.

    Goodwill also provides wrap-around services for all of its clients, ranging from tax preparation to financial literacy training and other social and human services.

    Statewide Goodwill Hawaiʻi assists more than 7,000 people annually, including low-income families, adults with disabilities, immigrants, reintegrating individuals, at-risk youth and others with employment, educational, financial literacy and social services. For more info, visit www.goodwillhawaii.org.

    Career Services

    DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING A JOB OR WANT TO ADVANCE IN YOUR CAREER?

    It can be difficult to support yourself and your family if you do not have the right education, training and resources. Our employment counselors will work with you for FREE to identify, prepare for and land the job or career that you’ve always dreamed of. Some services are based on eligibility and location.

    We will provide one-on-one help for Maui residents who’ve been displaced from work or have experienced a loss of income. Goodwill employment counselors will work together with job seekers to develop an individualized action plan including specific supports needed to obtain the desired job.

    Job seekers needing assistance can visit the Goodwill office in Kahului (250 Alamaha Street, Suite N16B).

    EMAIL: rsaludares@higoodwill.org

    CALL: 808-443-5870 ext. 1470 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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    Services are at no charge to anyone 18 years or older who meet current eligibility criteria. Call your local American Job Center for details.

    WE ARE OPEN! Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm

    Job seekers needing assistance can visit the Goodwill office in Kahului (250 Alamaha Street, Suite N16B)

    Email rsaludares@higoodwill.org or call 808-443-5870 ext. 1470 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

    Learn more at Goodwill Hawaii's Career Services webpage.

    Goodwill also provides wrap-around services for all of its clients, ranging from tax preparation to financial literacy training and other social and human services.

    The Adult & Dislocated Worker program is designed to help workers get back to work as quickly as possible and overcome barriers to employment. When individuals become dislocated workers as a result of job loss, mass layoffs, global trade dynamics, or transitions in economic sectors, the Dislocated Worker program provides services to assist them in re-entering the workforce:

    • Working individuals terminated or laid-off
    • Individuals employed at a facility that will close within 180 days
    • Displaced spouses of the military or displaced homemakers
    • Displaced by natural disasters or economic conditions
    • Identify a career pathway
    • Develop a specialized employment plan
    • Learn about the local job market and opportunities
    • Get tuition assistance for online and in-person course
    • Access job readiness training
    • Keep your job and earn a promotion
    • Acquire tools to become self-sufficent

    WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program equips adults and others displaced from their job with the tools they need to secure and maintain competitive employment.   Our dedicated and trained employment counselors provide each participant with one-on-one guidance and job-coaching to assist in achieving their employment and career goals. Services are individualized based on your input and frequency of services is determined by your needs. Call your Local American Job Center for upcoming training schedule and the next available start date.

    808-443-5870 ext. 1470
    2610 Kilihau Street Honolulu, HI 96819-2020
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    Get access to mobile, essential services (medical, physical, emotional, and legal support) for the unhoused with Maui Rescue Mission

    We are on the ground responding to Maui Wildfires.

    The Maui wildfires have left many residents now homeless across the island, intensifying the existing housing crisis here on island. Maui Rescue Mission will continue to serve the unhoused community in every way we can in the immediate and long term. Every day, we are still locating our unsheltered friends and working to get to everyone we have not seen since the fire.

    Our pop-up outreach provides free laundry service, private hot showers, hygiene and first aid items, clothing, connections to other resources such as food, shelter, medical insurance and medical appointments, detox and rehab, ID replacement, etc. This access to physical, spiritual, and emotional resources provides a support system for struggling Maui families & individuals. While our guests are waiting for their clothes to be washed and dried, we have an hour of opportunity to build relationships and learn more about their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

    Offering Access to Resources, Relationships and Support

    Thanks to our on-site partnerships and dedicated volunteers, our guests experiencing homelessness have access to the following resources when they attend our mobile resource center outreaches every week:

    • Showers, laundry, and bathroom facilities
    • Hygiene, first-aid items, and clothing
    • WiFi and cell phone charging station
    • Transportation coordination to/ from necessary resources
    • Help with airfare (situation depending)
    • Prayer, friendship & support

    Malama I Ke Ola Health Center

    • Medical Insurance and Medical Appointments
    • On-site Wound Care
    • Tele Health
    • Substance use councilor

    Project Vision

    • SNAP/ EBT assistance
    • Eye exams and reading glasses

    Legal Aid Society

    • ID replacement
    • Legal assistance
    • Citation and court assistance

    View Fire Relief Efforts Video Updates

    info@mauirescuemission.org
    808.727.9008
    Maui Rescue Mission, 309 Puunene Ave, Kahului, HI 96732
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    Get financial assistance for Hawai`i individuals and families fighting cancer from the UVSC Financial Assistance Program

    Maui-based nonprofit provides financial assistance to wildfire survivors living with cancer

    (Updated December 18, 2023)

    📣If you are a cancer survivor AND have been directly impacted by the Maui Wildfires, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help with your cancer-related expenses and/or basic needs.⁠



    Maui-based nonprofit organization, UVSC (Us Versus Cancer), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide hope by raising funds for individuals and families fighting cancer, throughout Hawaiʻi by providing financial assistance for those struggling with their cancer-related expenses, as well as supporting cutting-edge research for a cure. ⁠

    UVSC’s Financial Assistance Program helps cancer patients with limited incomes and demonstrated financial need to cover their cancer-related expenses so they can more comprehensively manage their health in both the short and long-term. UVSC’s Financial Assistance Program is designed to relieve some of the financial stress associated with experiencing cancer treatment or having a family member in cancer treatment.⁠

    By helping families to reduce financial toxicity and stress related to their cancer expenses, UVSC promotes better treatment outcomes and improved quality for life for cancer survivors and their families during treatment and recovery.⁠

    In response to the August fires on Maui, UVSC announced additional efforts to help cancer patients that are dealing with trauma and loss caused by the devastation of the fires and financial challenges from their cancer diagnosis.⁠

    UVSC is presently accepting applications from cancer patients that are not wildfire survivors, as well.⁠

    📧 Contact us at team@uvsc.org or DM for more info and to request an application.⁠

    To learn more, apply for the UVSC Financial Assistance Program, or donate to support wildfire survivors living with cancer, visit uvsc.org. ⁠

    Funding in part from the Maui Strong Fund of the @hawaiicommunityfoundation ⁠

    .#mauistrongfund #cancerawareness #uvschawaii #cancerresources

    PO BOX 81615 Haiku, HI 96708
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    Get free nutricious meals for the hungry, home bound, and needy with Hale Kau Kau

    Free Daily Meal at St. Theresa Church

    Monday - Friday 5-6 PM
    Saturday & Sunday 4:30 - 5:30 PM
    On the campus of St. Theresa Church, 25 Lipoa Street corner of South Kihei Road

    No questions asked.  No shame.

    Free daily meals are also delivered to the homebound in South Maui.

    We welcome all for a delicious, nutritious daily hot meal in a clean, safe environment.  Keiki & vegetarian meals available.  All meals include salad and dessert. All are welcome to enjoy a meal with us.

    To alleviate hunger by providing nutritious meals to the hungry and homebound in a safe, loving, and supportive environment. Hale Kau Kau has been feeding the hungry since August 1991 and we have served more than 1.5 million meals. Hale Kau Kau has served a meal daily, 365 days a year for more than 32 years.

    Get in-person medical and behavior health services locally here on Maui in Wailuku or Lāhainā

    LOCAL SERVICES AVAILABLE ON MAUI

    Lāhainā Comprehensive Health Center - Medical & Dental Services

    Location: Ākoakoa Place, below the Lāhainā Civic Center

    Contact Malama I Ke Ola Health Center for medical or dental services:

    • Phone: (808) 871-7772

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

    • Adult Medicine: Monday-Friday
    • Pediatrics: Monday
    • Integrated Health: Tuesday
    • Dental Care: Wednesday

    Appointments are recommended. Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance plans are accepted, with the exception of Kaiser, Humana & Tricare.

    Community partners include Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Mauliola Pharmacy, and Clinical Labs Hawaii.

    Behavioral Health Services

    In a crisis like this, it’s also important to take care of your mental health. When people experience a disaster, they may be in shock and experience a wide range of emotions. DOH’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic is also available to support individuals impacted by the wildfires.

    Walk-ins are welcome. Insurance is accepted, but not required.

    West Maui Health Services Adult & Youth Services Available:

    • Resource Guidance
    • Supportive Counseling: Individual, Group, and Family
    • Medication Management
    • Psychiatric Services
    • Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services
    • Wellness Support Groups – Parenting, Stress Management & Mindfulness
    • Mental health counseling services
    • Trauma processing
    • Psychiatric services
    • First aid & wound care
    • Pharmacy services

    Lāhainā Clinic:

    • Location: Ākoakoa Place, below the Lāhainā Civic Center
    • Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
    • Phone: (808) 495-5113
    • Email at mauiwellness@doh.hawaii.gov

    Wailuku Clinic:

    The Hawaiʻi CARES crisis line is available 24/7 by calling 808-832-3100 or 1-800-753-6879, or calling, texting, or chatting 988.

    Preventing Respiratory and Vector-Borne Diseases

    COVID-19 cases have been steadily increasing statewide for the last few months, with early indications of a further increase in cases on Maui based on DOH’s COVID-19 reporting data.

    DOH recommends that all Hawaiʻi residents, including those on Maui, continue to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and take other precautions, such as wearing a mask and practicing good hand hygiene when possible. Find COVID-19 vaccines near you at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. DOH and its partners are also making COVID-19 vaccines available at its Lāhainā Comprehensive Health Clinic.

    DOH is also working to monitor for vector-borne diseases, which can increase in an area impacted by a disaster because of an accumulation of debris. While no confirmed cases of vector-borne diseases have been reported yet, DOH is working with other federal, state and county agencies to clear debris and other hazards that could lead to an increase in vector-borne diseases.

    Murine typhus, a disease carried by rodents and spread to humans by fleas, is endemic in Hawaiʻi. A handful of cases are reported in Hawaiʻi each year. Murine typhus can be prevented by clearing brush and trash near your home and using insect repellant before exposure to fleas. Click here to learn more.

    Debris and standing water also have the potential to increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever. Response efforts, including debris removal and vector control activities in the impacted areas, are underway to prevent emergence of these conditions.

    WIC Waivers Provide Flexibility to Families Impacted by Wildfires

    Families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) impacted by the Maui wildfires will now have an easier time finding infant formula and food substitutions. The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved requests from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and granted waivers for flexibility to increase access to WIC-approved infant formulas and foods. The waivers allow infant formula substitutions, food substitutions, and authorizing new WIC stores.

    It’s also easier for families impacted by the wildfires to apply for WIC. You may qualify if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum or have children under 5 years old. Click here to learn more.

    RESOURCES

    Hawai‘i CARES 988

    Hawai‘i Wildfire Recovery and Resilience Resource Guide.

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    Mental Health Services and Support Groups

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    Mental Health Support

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    Navigating the Topic of Suicide

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    Re-Entry Visits & Mental Health: Advice for Families with Keiki

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    WIC Application for Maui Families

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    WIC Support for Maui Families

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    12 Tools for Mental Wellness

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