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Hawaiʻi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Child & Family Service (East Hawaiʻi)

CFS affiliate in East Hawaiʻi providing emergency shelter, advocacy, counseling, family/children support, and other domestic violence related services.

Please note that the shelter is in a confidential location and different from the CFS East Hawaiʻi Office.  To contact the shelter, call the 24/7 crisis hotline listed above.

If you are looking for batterer intervention and anger management services, contact CFS’s Developing Options to Violence/Alternatives to Violence at (808) 935-2188.

Child & Family Service (West Hawaiʻi)

CFS affiliate in West Hawaiʻi providing emergency shelter, advocacy, counseling, domestic violence intervention and other related services.

Please note that the shelter is in a confidential location and different from the CFS West Hawaiʻi Office.  To contact the shelter, call the 24/7 crisis hotline listed above.

If you are looking for batterer intervention and anger management services, contact CFS’s Developing Options to Violence/Alternatives to Violence at (808) 322-3266.

Hawaiʻi Rise Foundation

Case management agency for Hawaiʻi Island residents with programs in affordable housing, domestic violence, employment, and financial aid.  The RiseUP program supports families fleeing violence by providing transitional housing through the coordinated entry system.

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.

Children’s Law Project of Hawaiʻi

Non-profit law firm on Hawaiʻi island with attorneys who are appointed as guardians ad litem (GALs) in Hawaiʻi County family court cases (foster custody, domestic violence, child abuse, truancy, guardianship, juvenile offenders).  Offices are located in Hilo, Kona, and Kamuela.

Phone: (808) 825-4080
Email: info@clphi.org

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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