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Hawaii 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 (Lana‘i)

Lana’i 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

Moloka‘i 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 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
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