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Hawaiʻi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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.

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

Pacific Gateway Center

Community center based in Honolulu with social services and economic development resources to immigrants, refugees, low-income residents, and other vulnerable populations.

Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi

Social service organization with programs for senior citizens, homeless populations, foster families, and other vulnerable individuals requesting support.

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