Kūpa‘a Kaua‘i: A Unified Vision for Our Island’s Recovery

For Residents

 

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our local nonprofits, community leaders, and local/state government have mobilized resources to support the most essential needs in our county.  Click on the image on the left to view the full list of resources.

FOOD SUPPORT

A printable list of available food resources for Kauai residents can be found here.

  • Malama KauaiEmergency Food Resources provides a complete list of food pantries on Kauai and the Keiki Food Access link has a list of free food resources for Keiki.
  • SNAP:  You can apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
  • DaBux: If you receive SNAP benefits, the DaBux program provides 50% discounts on local fruits and vegetables by scanning a DA BUX Access Card at the checkout of any participating grocery store! Don’t have a DA BUX Access Card? Learn how to sign-up for one here.

Find What is Open and Connect with Local Farmers:

You can view a schedule of Farmers Markets on island here.

Malama Kauai’s Buy Local Directory contains a comprehensive and up to date list of farmers markets, CSA delivery options, on-farm pick ups and roadside stands, locally made foods and retail outlet.  You can view their directory here.

The Kauai Humane Society offers assistance for pet owners, including a pet food bank.  

HEALTH RESOURCES

For the latest health information and updates on COVID-19, visit the following websites:

The Hawaii Department of Health Home Care Guide provides instructions for what to do if you feel sick:

For Health Care access and assistance as well as COVID-19 testing information, see the flyer below.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

There are several organizations that provide mental health services on Kauai:

Child & Family Service  (808) 245-5914  – https://www.childandfamilyservice.org/kauai/
Free substance abuse counseling, domestic violence counseling for survivors and offenders
Hale Ho’omalu  (808) 821-2520 – https://www.childandfamilyservice.org/kauai/
Family center in Kapaa, offering counseling for individuals, groups, couples and families.
Nana’s House  (808) 338-0252 – https://www.childandfamilyservice.org/programs/nanashouse/
Family center in Waimea, offering counseling for individuals, groups, couples and families.

Ho’ola Lahui Behavioral Health (808) 240-0194 –    http://www.hoolalahui.org/
Individual therapy on a sliding scale or insurance. Central, east and west side locations.

Kauai Hospice – (808) 245-7277  –  http://kauaihospice.org/support-groups/Bereavement support groups, individual support, and more.

Kauai Family Guidance Center – (808) 274-3883 –  https://health.hawaii.gov/camhd/kauai-family-guidance-center/  Kaua`i Family Guidance Center (KFGC) provides intensive mental health treatment and case management services to the children and families of Kaua`i and Ni`ihau

McKenna Recovery Center– (808) 246-0663 – https://mckennarecoverycenter.com/lihue-kauai/ Substance abuse treatment, case management, and psychiatric services. telehealth available

National Alliance on Mental Illness Kauai – (808) 635-3239 – http://www.namikauai.com/

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness, and their loved ones who care for them.

PACT  https://pacthawaii.org/kauai-programs/
Free in-home family therapy

Women in Needhttps://www.winhi.org/winkauai
Substance abuse treatment for women, housing support.

YWCA  (808) 245-5959  Domestic Violence crisis line / (808) 245-6362  https://ywcakauai.org/
Free domestic violence counseling for both survivors and offenders, also trauma focused counseling

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Rent Assistance and Mediation Program (RAMP)- Catholic Charities Hawaii and the State of Hawaii announced the launch of a new rent relief program that will begin accepting applications Monday January 11, 2021. To learn more, visit the Catholic Charities website here.

Hawaii Resilience FundHo’ala Assistance Program – The purpose of the program is to provide one-time emergency financial assistance (up to $1000 per household) to Hawaiʻi residents facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth Enrichment Fee Assistance – Catholic Charities Hawaii will be providing assistance of up to $200.  You can apply by phone 808-241-4673.

The following organizations can provide assistance with paying rent:

Women in Need can provide rent/mortgage assistance  to households and a child care subsidy to Kaua‘i residents who have suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can read more details on the press release here.

Catholic Charities Hawaii Community Assistance Fund is available to help Kauai residents. Affected Kaua‘i residents seeking assistance can contact Catholic Charities Hawai‘i’s Lihu‘e office at (808) 241-4673 to see if they qualify.

Kauai Economic Opportunity COVID-19 Rent and Utility Assistance Program can help Kauai residents. Review this checklist or call 808-245-4077 for more information.

Family Life Center can assist those experiencing houselessness, eviction or late notices. Call 808-212-0850 to find out if you qualify for assistance. 

RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS

To apply for Unemployment Insurance, visit the Unemployment Insurance website.

Those who were previously ineligible to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance

Extended Benefits (EB20) are available for an additional 13 weeks of benefits to those who have exhausted their Pandemic Unemployment Insurance benefits.for Unemployment Insurance. You can learn more about eligibility here.

The American Job Center is dedicated to providing free services to job seekers and employers, including job search assistance, personal career planning services, training opportunities and HireNet Hawaii support. Hale Kōkua, which is home of the American Job Center, is open for business. Clients will be seen by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Those seeking computer services will be scheduled 45 minute time slots for computer use only.  The office is open to a maximum of 5 job seekers at any time. The office is located at Līhu‘e Civic Center 4444 Rice St. Suite 302. Please call (808)274-3056 to reserve a time and date. 

To search for available jobs, visit HireNet or HI-Employment

Hawaii is Hiring is a new website launched by The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii in close partnership with the Workforce Development Council, UH Community Colleges, American Savings Bank and other community partners.  The website will connect unemployed Hawaii residents, recent graduates and those seeking a career change with tools and programs that will lead them to their next steps.

The Hawaii State Public Library System is providing free training on behalf of the Hawai‘i Public Libraries. You can take an online class, get a professional license, learn computer skills, or manage your career. Check out their website: www.librarieshawaii.org for more information.

HOUSING SUPPORT

The following organizations can provide assistance with paying rent:

Rental Assistance and Mediation Program (RAMP)- Catholic Charities Hawaii and the State of Hawaii announced the launch of a new rent relief program that will begin accepting applications Monday January 11, 2021. To learn more, visit the Catholic Charities website here.

Women in Need can provide rent/mortgage assistance  to households and a child care subsidy to Kaua‘i residents who have suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can read more details on the press release here.

Catholic Charities Hawaii Community Assistance Fund is available to help Kauai residents. Affected Kaua‘i residents seeking assistance can contact Catholic Charities Hawai‘i’s Lihu‘e office at (808) 241-4673 to see if they qualify.

Kauai Economic Opportunity COVID-19 Rent and Utility Assistance Program can help Kauai residents. Review this checklist or call 808-245-4077 for more information.

Family Life Center can assist those experiencing houselessness, eviction or late notices. Call 808-212-0850 to find out if you qualify for assistance.

A full listing of housing assistance resources can be found below.

UTILITY SUPPORT

There are several programs to help residents pay their current utility bills as well as programs intended to provide assistance with home energy efficiency.

To support residents with current utility bills, many service providers are willing to waive late fees and maintain service for those affected by the pandemic. 

Home Energy Retrofit Savings Program – By participating in a home efficiency self audit, you can receive up to $150 in energy saving equipment for FREE while funding is available.  To complete the survey, visit https://homeefficiency.com/kauai. If you know someone who could benefit but does not have internet access, you can pick-up a paper application at the Lihue Civic Center, 4444 Rice Street Lihue, in the lobby of the Kapule Building (where the DMV is located) or print this application form and share it with them.

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