East Hawai'i Drug-Free Coalitionenvisions safe, resilient and thriving communities free of substance
misuse. Mission: to prevent and reduce substance misuse impacting keiki to kupuna with a focus on
eliminating underage drinking.
The Food Basket supports supplemental food programs, traditional food pantries and congregate meal sites
to provide people with access to the type of food assistance they need. The Food Basket's Vision: "Hawai'i County will be a model for food security and sustainability through the leadership of The Food Basket, a trusted and stable agency distributing the safest and highest quality food for Hawai'i County."
Hope Services Hawai‘i offers Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, Rental Assistance, Disaster Relief Services, and more to those experiencing homelessness, and those in imminent danger of becoming homeless.
Hamakua Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). "As a community-based health center, Hāmākua-Kohala Health provides comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status." They have multiple locations in Honokaa, Waimea and Kohala and their target population is the uninsured, underinsured, Medicare and Medicaid population - providing quality healthcare services.
Hawai‘i Island Community Health Center a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) began providing medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health services and enabling services at locations in Hilo, Keaʻau, Pāhoa, Kaʻū, Kealakekua, Kealakehe, Waikōloa and Kailua-Kona. CEO Richard Taaffe said in a press release, “Merging the Bay Clinic and West Hawai‘i Community Health Center into a single entity is having immediate effects on patient health care island-wide."
Waikiki Health Center (WHC) provides evidence-based education on Hawai'i Island for HIV, Hepatitis, and STIs, focusing on risk reduction and destigmatization. WHC also provides rapid testing for HIV and HCV for its in-person outreach events. WHC's outreach team also helps with care navigation, and if a person's rapid test result returns preliminary positive, WHC helps with confirmatory testing and linkage to care.
Here are the links to the Waikiki Health website:
HIV Early Intervention Services
PATCH Hawai‘i provides consultation, education, and referral services for children and families in Hawai’i.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs and alcohol has become a major problem. Their mission is to provide an environment in which addicts can help one another to stop using drugs and alcohol and find a new way to live.
Hawai’i Center for Attitudinal Healing supports individuals and families challenged by serious illness, loss and other highly stressful situations, as well as those interested in improving quality of life for themselves by providing counseling and attitudinal healing skills/training.
Hawai’i Community College provides post-secondary education for interested individuals in East and West Hawai’i.
Community School for Adults provides basic educational requirements and certification for adults, including GED and CB courses.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides services to help individuals with physical and mental disabilities/impairments to attain successful employment outcomes.
Soul Sisters/Brother 2 Brother Support Group provides clothing, furniture, and appliances for men and women who are coming out of incarceration and reentering the community.
County of Hawai‘i Prosecuting Attorney’s Office supports victims of sexual abuse and trauma.
Going Home Hawai‘i provides supportive services, including housing, for individuals being released from incarceration.
Alu Like provides employment training opportunities, resume building, and related job skills training; including scholarship opportunities.
PARENTS Inc. provides in-depth parenting classes and family-related services.
HiEHiE – Project Vision Hawaii aims to achieve better access to healthcare for Hawai‘i’s people. It provides health screenings and education with a focus on vision health.
LTC also refers clients to related substance abuse treatment service providers that have housing available, such as: Big Island Substance Abuse Council (therapeutic living programs), Men of Pa’a, Serenity House (Hawai‘i Support Network), Mental Health Kokua, ACCESS Capabilities, Ku Aloha Ola Mau (Hui Ho’ola) and Care Hawai‘i.
LTC works closely with outer island treatment facilities in the event that a client requires inpatient treatment. Referrals are made to: Hina Mauka (Oahu), Salvation Army Addiction Treatment Services (Oahu), Sand Island (Oahu), Poailani (Oahu), Habilitat (Oahu), and Aloha House (Maui). These facilities provide co-occurring disorder treatment and some of them also have medical detox services, should a client be in need of those services.