State offers one-stop hotline for crisis support, mental health resources and substance use treatment services

  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D. DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   August 5, 2020                                                                                                     20-058 State offers … [Read more...]

HCAP LIHEAP Program

Have you lost your gas or electricity? Has your household’s income been reduced due to COVID-19? HCAP is here to help! HCAP’s LIHEAP Program is accepting applications for the Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI) Program. The Energy Crisis Intervention Program assists with up to $650 to restore … [Read more...]

A Grateful Thank You

  We received a wonderful thank you note through our website, and we would love to share their message with you today.   I am a retired psychologist and writing to say thank you. In my work life I have seen the good in what you and the team do everyday. Sending this Campfire Bob … [Read more...]

Hilo Festival of Hope for Families Event

To register for this event, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festival-of-hope-for-families-drive-thru-festival-hilo-tickets-110217653970 Date and Time Sat, August 8, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM HST Location Nani Mau Restaurant & Garden 421 Makalika … [Read more...]

July’s Inter-Island Bingo Game

Consumers from Molokai, Maui, Big Island and Oahu met virtually again this month. It was great to connect through Zoom to play a game together.   Maui IL Specialist, Lani called the numbers and kept everyone entertained through 5 rounds of BINGO. The next InterIsland Zoom is scheduled for August … [Read more...]

Warmest Aloha to New AILH Hires

    AILH had a staff zoom meeting to introduce our newest hires under the Cares Act Grant for our transportation program in Hilo and for our Telecommunications Program.  We are happy to welcome both Nicole Flowers our Technical Trainer and Beatrice Sextimo our Hilo Van … [Read more...]

Keiki Garden To Table

  As our Garden to Table Keiki support group activities continue and thrive, each family will be sharing their own personal recipes using what they have harvested from their gardens.  We also shared different organic pest remedies for their gardens and shared what new plants they have added … [Read more...]

Free Eye Exams and Glasses from Hawaii Youth Services Network

Hawaii Youth Services Network, in cooperation with One Sight, LensCrafters, and National Network for Youth, is offering FREE EYE EXAMS AND GLASSES to low income people.  Each week, we can select 3 people to get eye exams and glasses from a local LensCrafters store. To qualify: Income at … [Read more...]

In Rememberance

Over this weekend, I learned that a former colleague and friend had passed.  It had been an honor to work alongside Lydia in her position as the Director for the CNMI Center for Living Independently. This center was initially created as a 5 year pilot program under the former Hawaii Centers for … [Read more...]

Preparing for Hurricane Douglas

  Hurricane Douglas, the first hurricane of the 2020 central Pacific hurricane season, is approaching Hawaii and is forecast to reach our state on Sunday. Although this major hurricane is expected to weaken to a tropical storm as it passes over or near the islands, Douglas will … [Read more...]

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