The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is comprised of at least 20 domestic violence agencies and programs throughout the state of Hawaii, which accounts for the majority of domestic violence agencies and programs in the state.
Below you will find a list of the agencies and programs, with their contact information and program descriptions. Feel free to contact the agencies and/or programs directly should you require their services.
Hours of operation: 24-hr/7 days a week
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7022, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone Numbers: (808) 959-8864 (24-hr. hotline): (808) 959-6118 (office); (808) 959-9837 (fax)
Domestic Abuse Shelter - West Hawaii
Hours of operation: 24-hr/7 days a week
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 384. Holualoa, Hawaii 96725
Phone Number: (808) 322-SAFE (322-7233 24-hour hotline); (808) 322-2799 (office); (808) 322-9287 (fax)
The CFS domestic abuse shelters provide a safe haven for abused partners and their children. There is also a 24-hour hotline for domestic violence information and referrals, support groups, and transportation and support services.
Turning Point for Families
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8am-4:30pm (Office); Group hours vary.
East Hawaii: 1266 Kamehameha Ave. Suite A5 Hilo, Hawaii 96720
West Hawaii: P. O. 1808, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750
East Hawaii: (808) 935-7798 (Admin), (808) 935-2573 (fax)
West Hawaii: (808) 323-2664 (Admin), (808) 323-2999 (fax)
Alternatives to Violence (ATV) provides Domestic Violence Intervention Services for the whole family. These services include a Psycho-educational group for batterers, support and changing groups for victims, anger management and Social Skills Building Groups for children and adolescents, Therapeutic Groups for children who are victims of/or witnesses to domestic violence, Parenting Programs, Rural Outreach Services for isolated victims, and a Hawaiian Demonstration Research Program for Hawaiian batterers and victims. They also provide TRO services and court advocacy for victims.
Family Visitation Centers provide safe and neutral environments where parents can visit with children when there is a restraining order or pending criminal case, or when other concerns exist about the safety of unsupervised visits during custody disputes or instances of family violence and abuse. Services provided include mediation, counseling, parent education, supervised visitation, and neutral drop-off/pick-up.
Women Helping Women
Hours of operation Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5pm
Mailing Address: PO Box 631067, Lanai City, Hawaii 96763
Phone Numbers: (808) 565-6700
Women Helping Women (WHW) provides assistance to those individuals (petitioners) on Lanai who need Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO’s), as well as accompanying petitioners to Family Court and providing advocacy before, during and after their hearing. WHW also provides individual counseling, case management, crisis intervention, shelter services, and outreach and education.
Child and Family Service
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Mailing Address: 305 E. Wakea Ave., Kahului, Hawaii 96732
Phone Numbers: (808) 877-6888; (808) 877-6860 (fax)
Child and Family Service offers services that include men and women’s anger management groups.
These groups are island-wide, including some in Hana.
Women Helping Women/Shelter (also serves victims on Lanai)
Hours of operation: 24/7 Shelter;
Administration, TRO, and Transitions Project: Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm
Mailing Address: 1935 Main Street Suite 202, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Phone Numbers: (808) 579-9581 (Hotline), (808) 242-6600 (office), (808) 249-8147 (fax),
For Help on Lanai: (808) 565-6700
Women Helping Women Hale Lokomaika’i shelter and support programs are comprised of Hale Lokomaika’i emergency shelter for battered women and their children, a Domestic Violence Hotline, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) preparation and court advocacy, community-based domestic violence education/support groups for women and children, positive parenting groups, and a Transitions Project.
Women Helping Women (WHW) provides assistance to those individuals (petitioners) on Maui who need Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO’s). WHW also accompanies petitioners to Family Court and provides advocacy before, during and after their hearing. The Transitions Project provides direct assistance to homeless battered women to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency including rental deposits, childcare, medical attention, and college tuition and books. Participants may remain in the program for up to two years. This project is specifically designed for women who are out of their abusive relationship.
Women Helping Women (WHW) provides assistance to those individuals (petitioners) on Maui's West Side who need Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO's), as well as accompanying petitioners to Family Court and providing advocacy before, during and after their hearing. WHW also provides individual support groups, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, shelter services, and outreach and education.
Parents and Children Together -
Maui Family Peace Center (FPC)
Phone: (808) 244-2330
address: 81 N. Market St., Wailuku, HI 96793
web site: www.pacthawaii.org
The Maui Family Peace Center (FPC) provides many community services to help stop intimate partner violence/ domestic violence including:
Puuhonua Unit: Support and safety planning for victims/survivors of domestic violence including assistance to those individuals who need Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs). A skilled counselor is there if you need to just call in and talk about your concerns. If a TRO is requested, the counselor will assist you in preparing the TRO, going to court with you and helping you advocate for your rights and providing a weekly support group if requested after the hearing.
Kuleana Unit: Groups for offenders of intimate partner violence (IPV) as well as groups for offenders of household or non-partner abuse led by skilled group facilitators in separate groups for males and females. This unit operates on a sliding fee schedule.
Groups for male offenders with co-occurring substance abuse.
Groups conducted in Ilocano language.
Na Opio: Groups for adolescents who are exhibiting low self esteem, anger control issues, those in need of more effective problem solving skills around the use of anger, and/or exhibiting violent behavior. There is no charge for these groups as the Judiciary financially supports this service. There are different program lengths depending on the presenting challenge.
FPC staff are available to speak to community groups on issues related to intimate partner violence as well as issues regarding teens and anger.
If you or anyone you know are experiencing any of these situations please call us for more information or to talk to a skilled counselor. Mahalo.
Hale Ho’omalu provides safety and support to women and their children with shelter services, advocates in the court rooms and assistance with the TRO process, case management and follow up sessions, and support groups for victims. The Molokai Alternatives to Violence (ATV) program provides group sessions on anger management and domestic violence to court ordered TRO clients. They also have groups for juvenile court ordered clients on Fridays.
YWCA Decision Point - Alternatives To Violence (ATV)
The YWCA of Kauai has been operating a Domestic Violence Intervention Program since 1986. The program is 26 weeks in length. Groups are limited to 10 participants each and are co-lead by two facilitators. Anger management is only a small part of the program; it also includes communication skills, self-care, education about the role of Power and Control dynamics in Domestic Violence, personal accountability is stressed through exposing blame, minimization and denial. Male re-socialization is also addressed. There is a strong Victim Safety component to the program.
The YWCA offers a 24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault crisis line; a 24-hour crisis response team for sexual assault; safety planning, safe shelter for female victims and their minor children; counseling, advocacy, referrals, support/empowerment groups and domestic violence education. Non-attorney legal advocates assist with TRO preparation, court escort and court advocacy.
Child advocates review for developmental milestones and facilitate age appropriate, constructive playgroups for children to address the affects of domestic violence on children. The Program provides training and education on domestic violence in schools and the community and collaborates with community agencies like Kauai Police Department for social change to fulfill the Program’s mission.
Parents and Children Together -
Family Peace Center Pu’uhonua DV Crisis Counseling
Phone line: 585-7944 (8:00 am- 10 pm M-F)
Business hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm (main office);
Group times vary Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-8:30pm
Mailing Address: 1485 Linapuni St. Suite 105, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Phone Numbers: (808) 832-0855, (808) 832-0853 (fax); (808) 832-0848 (TDD)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.pacthawaii.org/
The Family Peace Center (FPC) offers crisis and on-going intervention for adults and children in order to provide peace to Hawaii’s families by offering safety, support, empowerment and accountability to survivors, offenders, and child witnesses to domestic violence. The three FPC program components are :
(1) The Pu’uhonua Victim/Survivor Family Component which serves survivors of domestic violence through the Pu’uhonua Domestic Violence Crisis Counseling line (808-585-7944) as well as case advocacy and group counseling;
(2) The Kuleana Offenders Component which works with offenders of intimate partner violence as well as offenders of household or non-partner abuse ; and
(3) The Haupoa Family Component which works with children who have witnessed domestic violence in the family. The Keiki Safe Project of the Family Peace Center provides school-based counseling for children exposed to domestic violence at public and private schools throughout Oahu.
Family Peace Center has culturally-specific services for adults and is one of the few programs in the state to offer a culturally based domestic violence group model for Native Hawaiian women and men, called "Namelehuapono". Family Peace center also provides education and intervention services in the schools, along with community education and professional/para-professional training. FPC serves all of Oahu and utilizes off-site facilities around the island to provide services in the communities of East and West Honolulu, Pearl City, Waipahu, Waianae, Kailua, and Kaneohe. Some services are on a sliding fee scale, but no one is denied service based on ability to pay.
The Family Visitation Centers on Oahu provide safe, neutral, and nurturing environments where visitations and exchanges occur between children and non custodial parents. The Center helps children and parents who are experiencing difficulties in divorce, separation or family violence.
Ohia Domestic Violence Shelter
Phone: (808) 526-2200 24-hour intake line
The Ohia Shelter located in Windward Oahu is a 24-hour shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. The shelter provides individual and group meetings, personal development classes, and refers victims for legal, health, and housing assistance, and financial resources. The shelter also provides women support groups that empower adults with the dynamics of the cycle of abuse, power and control, effective communication, dealing with anger, the effects of abuse on children, self-esteem, developing healthy relationships, child development and effective parenting skills. The advocates at the shelter work closely with the residents on safety planning and individualized service plans, and also accompany residents to court appointments to provide support and assistance.
Catholic Charities Hawai`i
Family & Therapeutic Services Domestic Violence Intervention Services
This program provides therapeutic services like interventions and support for child sexual assault victims, perpetrators, non-offending partners and siblings. Batterers’ Intervention Program and Domestic Violence Victim Support Services (case management is not provided). Services also include individual and family counseling and specialized therapeutic support groups.
Child and Family Service - DOV
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-6:00pm, Friday, 8:30am-12:00noon
Mailing Address: 200 North Vineyard Blvd. Building B, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone Numbers: (808)532-5100 (office), (808)841-0822 (24-Hour hotline), (808) 532-5100 (fax)
Child and Family Service provide a domestic violence group session for both men and women victims. They also provide Domestic Violence Intervention Groups for perpetrators, Violence Control Groups for perpetrators (non-intimate), and Domestic Violence Support Group/Victim’s Children’s Program for child witnesses of domestic violence.
Child and Family Service Shelter
Mailing Address: 200 North Vineyard Blvd. Building B. Honolulu, HI 96817 Phone Numbers: (808)841-0822 (24-Hour Hotline), (808) 737-5517 (fax)
Hale Ola Windward Abuse Shelter
Mailing address: PO Box 1955, Kailua, Hawaii 96734
24 hours/7 days Hotline: (808) 528-0606
Admin: (808) 528-1033
Fax: (808) 599-5755
The Hale Ola Windward Abuse Shelter offers a safe, peaceful, nurturing haven for women and their children. The shelter offers women a new beginning by helping them gain self-esteem and skills necessary to make positive decisions about the future through advocacy, safety planning, and individual and group counseling.
Through a network of interrelated programs, Salvation Army Family Treatment Services provides domestic violence education and safety planning for women in their Drug and Alcohol Program. Family Treatment Services provides substance abuse treatment specifically designed for women with children. It provides specialized mental health services for young children and their parents. The approach is holistic - addressing physical, psychological, social, family and spiritual concerns and honors the cultural values of our multiethnic community.
DVAC is a statewide resource for social service providers, educators, health professionals, therapists, attorneys, employers and civic groups. They provide a legal hotline; legal representation in family court actions involving divorce, custody, protection orders, and post decree matters; advocacy for individual victims; case management for up to one year for clients on their civil caseload, victim partners of convicted domestic violence misdemeanants, and hotline callers in crisis; outreach in civil court for petitioners seeking protection orders; outreach in criminal court for witnesses in abuse cases; advocacy and outreach to teen victims of dating violence; community education and material development; emergency cash grants for eligible applicants; and outreach to restraining order petitioners to educate them on how to implement their restraining order or to increase their safety.
Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Mailing address: P.O. Box 3950 Honolulu, HI 96812-395
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: (808) 536-8826
(Fax): (808) 537-4644, Toll Free Neighbor Islands (808) 499-4302 ext. 279 Website: http://www.hijcenter.org/
The Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center is the only legal services organization in the State of Hawaii that assists low-income immigrants. This organization advances and defends the human rights of immigrants in Hawaii. For 26 years, they have reunited families, helped immigrant victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, obtained status for abandoned and neglected immigrant children, and helped individuals seek asylum. The organization provides training and presentations to community groups on providing culturally and linguistically sensitive services about immigration issues, or working with immigrant populations.The agency does not accept walk ins. Please call the number.
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (LASH) - Waianae Branch
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4pm.
Intake Hours: 9-11:30am and 1-3:30pm by phone.
Walk-in intake hours : 9-11:30am M-F
Intake Hours have changed. Effective July 1, 2009 Legal Aid will nothaveWalk-In Intake Service or CEJ (Computer Access) service open to the public after 11:30am.
Mailing Address: 924 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone Numbers: (808) 536-4302; 1-800-499-4302 (toll free); (808)527-8088 (fax); (808)527-8000 (24-hr recorded scripts in the area of Family, Consumer, Fair Housing, Housing, Public Benefits and Domestic Violence law and information)
Legal Aid Society provides free legal service for eligible applicants, in which they follow federal poverty guidelines, and free legal services to victims of domestic violence who are welfare recipients and have requested the “domestic violence exemption” to welfare work rules. The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to achieving fairness and justice for Hawaii’s people through quality legal representation, advocacy, advice, community partnerships, education and outreach. For eligibility guidelines and areas of practice, please visit www.legalaidhawaii.org (Please note that Legal Aid does NOT practice criminal law).
Victim/Witness Kokua Services / Dept. of the Prosecuting Attorney
The main goal of the Victim/Witness Kokua Services is to provide specialized services to victims/witness of violent crimes who are going through the criminal justice system. These crimes include assaults, sexual assaults, terroristic threatening, kidnapping, reckless endangering, spouse/partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse. Surviving family members of homicide, manslaughter, and negligent homicide cases also receive support service and case information. These services include Orientation to the Criminal Justice System, Crisis Counseling, assistance with filing a Misdemeanor Criminal Complaint, Case Status Information, Court Accompaniment, Social Service Referrals, and an Application for Crime Victims Compensation. Upon written request, victims of a violent crime and surviving family members may be entitled to be informed about the final disposition of the case, court continuances, social services available to victims, and to be provided with a secure waiting area during court proceedings. If the crime charged is a felony, victims of violent crime and surviving family members may be entitled to additional rights such as being informed of when the defendant is released from custody, case status and hearing dates, and consultation and advice on plea bargaining.
If you are in a crisis situation and require immediate assistance, dial 911 or the 24-hour shelter hotline on your island:
Hilo: 959-8864 Kauai: 245-6362 Kona: 322-SAFE (7233) Maui/Lanai: 579-9581
Molokai: 567-6888 Oahu: 841-0822 (Town/Leeward) 526-2200 or 528-0606 (Windward)