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Hawaiʻi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Women Helping Women (Maui)

Primary domestic violence service provider for Maui County.  Services include emergency shelter, advocacy/case management, TRO assistance, and activities for children and families affected by domestic violence.

  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (808) 579-9581
  • Administration: (808) 242-6600
  • TRO Assistance: (808) 446-7379

Women Helping Women (Lānaʻi)

Lānaʻi affiliate of Women Helping Women which provides emergency shelter, case management, and TRO assistance.

  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (808) 563-0216, (808) 579-9581
  • Administration: (808) 565-6700

Molokaʻi Community Service Council

Primary social service resource for youth and families.  Programs include emergency shelter, TRO assistance, case management/advocacy, and domestic violence intervention.

  • 24/7 Shelter Hotline: (808) 567-6888
  • Administration: (808) 553-3244

If you are looking for batterer intervention and anger management services, contact MCSC’s Alternatives to Violence program at (808) 553-3244.

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.

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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