Hawaiʻi State Resource Guide
- Covid-19 Resource Guide (Hawaii) City and County of Honolulu
- Covid-19 Resource Guide– University of Hawai’i Office of Public Health Studies
- Hawaii DOE Covid-19 Information and Updates
- Hawaii State DOH official Covid-19 website
- Covid-19, Hawai’i State Department of Health– Daily Updates
- Resource Directory: Crisis Services
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Community 24/7 Services
- Crisis Line of Hawaii- 832-311 on Oahu; 1-800-753-6879 on neighbor islands
- The City of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Hotline: (808) 768-CITY (2489)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273- TALK (8255)
- Public Assistance Information Line- 855-643-1643
- Public Housing Application- 808-832-5960
- Aloha United Way Call– 211- Get Help, Monday- Friday, 7 am – 5 pm for help finding food, shelter, drug treatment, childcare, job training and much more.
- The Crisis Text Line- text ALOHA to 741-741
- The Parent Line– Oahu- (808) 526-1222, Toll-Free- 1-800-816-1222
- Hours: Monday- Friday 8 am – 6 pm & Saturday- Sunday 9 am – 1 pm.
- The Parent Line is a free Statewide confidential telephone line. We are Hawaii’s premier resource on child behavior, child development, parenting, caregiver support, and community resources. Our experienced phone line staff will help you problem-solve parenting challenges and child and adolescent behavior.
Local Food Resources
- Grab and Go Meal School Sites. The HIDOE will provide student grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at select schools to children 18 years and under. Children must be present.
- Hawaii Island’s Food Bank The Food Basket is providing drive-thru sites for food in Hawaii Island. For help obtaining food on Hawaii Island, please call 933-6030 or use the contact form on their site to send them a message.
- Hawaii Food Bank– emergency assistance on Oahu, Maui Food Bank, Hawaii County Food Basket, and Kauai.
- WIC- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children provides Hawaii residents with nourishing supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and health and social service referrals. For those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have recently given birth, or have a child younger than 5 years old, seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hawaii WIC Locations with contact information.
- Hawaii Afterschool Alliance: Essential workers can check this map to find the nearest meal site or child care center.
- Hawaii Child Care Program News and Announcements
- The YMCA will provide childcare for keiki ages 5 to 12 of essential workers
- Childcare, Preschool, Resource Directory from The Parent Line
- Parent Education and Family Support, Resource Directory from The Parent Line
- Caring for Preschoolers at Home, Usable Knowledge
- Developmental Disabilities Division: (DDD) Covid-19 Information
- Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations: Covid 19: Resources for Nonprofits
- Hireabilities Hawaii COVID-19 Resources for Individuals with Disability Benefits
- Helping Hands Hawaii: Emergency Assistance Program
- Liliʻuokalani Trust: Emergency stabilization financial assistance for Native Hawaiian families
- IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
- Med-Quest Division: Health Insurance Benefits. The State of Hawaii Med-QUEST Division (MQD) provides eligible low-income adults and children access to health and medical coverage through managed care plans. Apply Today.
- State of Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Visit their homepage for the latest updates or Apply now. You can also learn more by viewing the Covid-19 General Labor Benefits Fact Sheet.
- Social Security and Coronavirus: Covid-19 Updates
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- (SNAP) and DHHS Updates for Food and Financial Assistance amid the Covid-19 Crisis
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF)
- U.S. Small Business Administration: Offering low interest federal disaster loans
- COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors: National Cyber Awareness System
- Cyber Crimes Tips and Information from the Hawaii Police Department
- Hawaii DOE- Internet Safety information
- Internet Safety Tools and Tips: Kids Health from Nemours
- The Issues of Online Enticement: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Socio-Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health Resources and Coping Tip Sheets
- Help Your Keiki, Evidence-Based Services Committee of Hawai’i
- Mental Health America: Provides a comprehensive list of online resources
- Hawaii Community and Human resources: Finding Help Directory, Mental Health America of Hawaii
- Mental Health America of Hawaii Covid-19 Coping Tips
- Managing Fear and Anxiety around the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty
Apps for Mindfulness and Yoga
- Calm: An app that has free content including guided meditations, music, and stories, to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.
- Down Dog Yoga: Access to daily streams, live streams and on demand classes
- Headspace: An app to help support you through this time of crisis, they offer meditations you can listen to anytime.
- Open Space Yoga: Access live yoga classes on the Open Space website.
Resources for Families
- First Aid for Feelings: A workbook to help children cope during the coronavirus pandemic. This 16-page downloadable workbook is full of activities and tools to help children learn to cope with everyday challenges.
- Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic: Family Help Desk provides free resources to support families and educators. Email your specific questions about coping with the current crisis and expert clinicians and educators will respond within 2 business days.’
- Back to School Planning & Preparing Checklist for COVID-19, prepared by the CDC. This includes identifying a school contact if your child gets sick, actions to take, points to consider, and promote the use of cloth face covering.
Public Utilities Announcements and Updates
- Hawaiian Electric Company COVID–19 Updates: Contact HECO Customer Service if you are having trouble paying your bills due to the coronavirus situation.
- Hawaii Gas Press Releases (COVID-19 updates)
- Hawaiian Telcom: Coronavirus Updates
- Spectrum Mobile: COVID-19 Updates: As of Monday, March 16, Spectrum announced that it won’t terminate service or charge late fees for residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- U.S. Army Hawaii Resources & Information: COVID-19 Updates
Special Education Support
- ABA Parent Training Plan: Relias Academy is providing free courses due to the circumstances caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). This course package educates parents on providing Applied Behavior Analysis for their child at home.
- Impact on Special Education -COVID-19- Q&A by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
- School Virtually provides information, lessons, step by step planning, and more for educators and parents to support all learners including students with disabilities as schools have made a quick switch to distance and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Special Parent Information Network: Hawaii (SPIN) Covid-19 Resources, support & information for families with children with disabilities.
Other Helpful Links
- Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):
- Coping During Covid-19, resources for parents
- Covid-19 Fact Sheet in 19 Languages
- National PTA- Tackling COVID-19 together: Resources, information, and support
- Pandemic Preparedness in the workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Resources for Native Hawaiian families and families with Native Hawaiian children in their household, who need assistance with basic needs, food, personal items and gas.
- State of Hawaii- COVID-19-Multiple Languages– information and resources from the Office of Language Access.