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Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Child and Family Services (East Hawai’i)

CFS affiliate in East Hawai’i 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 Hawai’i 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 and Family Services (West Hawai’i)

CFS affiliate in West Hawai’i 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 Hawai’i 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.

Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i

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.

Hawai’i Immigrant Justice Center at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i

Immigration-specific division at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i that provides free legal services to eligible indigent immigrants living in Hawai’i.  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 (Oahu): (808) 536-4302
  • Intake Hotline (Neighbor Islands): (800) 499-4302

Hawai’i State Bar Association

Professional association of more than 8,000 lawyers and attorneys in the state of Hawai’i.  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 Hawai’i

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.

  • Oahu Intake: (808) 528-7046
  • Big Island: (808) 313-8210
  • Kaua’i: (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 Hawai’i.  Services include legal counsel, US citizenship and COFA identification assistance, and public outreach through citizenship fairs and “Know Your Rights” workshops.

  • Immigration Legal Line: (808) 777-7071
  • COVID19 Assistance: (808) 468-1515

Island of Hawai’i YMCA Family Visitation Center

Visitation center in Hilo for families involved in domestic violence disputes where staff can supervise exchanges, court-ordered visits, and telephone calls.  For daily updates and operations changes, check out their Facebook.

  • Administration: (808) 464-4020
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