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Hawaiʻi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Parents and Children Together (Oʻahu)

PACT affiliate on Oʻahu that manages a domestic violence shelter and provides other services such as Head Start, human trafficking victim counseling, behavioral health support, and family strengthening.  To contact the emergency shelter, call the 24/7 PACT crisis hotline or the Safeline.

If you are looking for batterer intervention and anger management services, contact PACT’s Family Violence Center‘s Kuleana Offender’s Unit at (808) 832-0855.

Child & Family Service (Oʻahu)

CFS affiliate on Oʻahu providing emergency shelter, counseling, sex abuse treatment, batterer intervention, and other related services.  To contact a domestic violence shelter, call the CFS 24/7 crisis hotline or the Safeline.

If you are looking for batterer intervention and anger management services, contact CFS’s Developing Options to Violence/Alternatives to Violence at (808) 531-5100.

Domestic Violence Action Center

DVAC assists domestic violence survivors on Oʻahu through case management, legal services (TROs, divorces, paternity), courtroom accompaniment, and counseling.  Although DVAC can only provide direct advocacy and legal services to survivors living in the City and County of Honolulu, the Teen Alert Program (TAP) can provide education to middle- and high-school students on healthy relationships statewide.

Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi

Non-profit legal assistance in the following areas of law: family, housing, immigration, consumer, and public benefits.  Legal Aid does NOT assist in criminal and personal injury matters.

Family Promise of Hawai’i

O’ahu-based organization dedicated to helping families that are at-risk of becoming homeless obtain temporary shelter followed by long-term housing support.  Services include eviction prevention, emergency shelter, and rapid re-housing.

Hawaiʻi Immigrant Justice Center at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi

Immigration-specific division at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi that provides free legal services to eligible indigent immigrants living in Hawaiʻi.  Services include assistance with VAWA self-petitions, battered spouse waivers, T and U non-immigrant visas, and documentation renewals and replacements for green cards and naturalization certificates.

  • Intake Hotline (Oʻahu): (808) 536-4302
  • Intake Hotline (Neighbor Islands): (800) 499-4302

Hawaiʻi State Bar Association

Professional association of more than 8,000 lawyers and attorneys in the state of Hawaiʻi.  The HSBA provides legal referrals to the public with the following hotlines:

  • Lawyer Referral Service: (808) 537-9140, lris@hsba.org
  • HSBA Legal Line: (808) 537-1868
    • Only available on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm HST, volunteer attorneys can provide free legal information to the public.

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi

Legal organization that partners with volunteer attorneys to provide free or low-cost services to those who qualify based on income and legal issue.  Attorneys can assist with Chapter 7 bankruptcy, small claims, landlord-tenant disputes, estate planning, family law, veterans benefits and pensions, and re-employment.  Intake hours are M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm.

  • Oʻahu Intake: (808) 528-7046
  • Hawaiʻi Island: (808) 313-8210
  • Kauaʻi: (808) 698-8210
  • Maui: (808) 727-8210

The Legal Clinic

Non-profit organization dedicated to providing free or low-cost legal services for immigrants in Hawaiʻi.  Services include legal counsel, U.S. citizenship and COFA identification assistance, and public outreach through citizenship fairs and “Know Your Rights” workshops.

  • Immigration Legal Line: (808) 777-7071
  • COVID-19 Assistance: (808) 468-1515
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