Updated: 9/7/21

Below are a list of resources available. Please visit this page often as we will be updating it regularly as more resources become available.


CALL TO ACTION: Hawaiʻi’s Residents Need Electric Bill Forgiveness

Hawaiian Electric earned more in 2020 than any other year, despite thousands of unpaid bills. This shows that the utility can afford to forgive the bills, no questions asked.

The Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has extended the utility shutoff moratorium through May 31, 2021. It is important to note that this extension is for all utilities EXCEPT wireless telecommunication services.

The Sierra Club of Hawai’i is calling on residents to sign their petition calling on CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company, Mr. Scott Seu, to offer bill forgiveness. Sign the petition here.

COVID-19 Resources in Different Languages

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Local 5 Statement re: COVID-19 vaccine

Free COVID testing

City & County of Honolulu – Free COVID-19 testing is offered to all Oahu residents through Saturday, September 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Honolulu Airport

Free COVID-19 testing on neighbor islands – this news article lists all the free COVID-19 testing sites, as of August 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Providers and Clinics

Oahu vaccine clinics

CDC vaccine finder (nationwide)

Pacific Gateway Center FREE vaccine clinics in September 2021 – Flyers in English, Ilocano, Tagalog, Chuukese

Local 5’s COVID-19 Hardship Application

Hardship assistance for Hotel & Travel Industry Federal Credit Union Members:

Financial counseling available to current Hotel and Travel Industry FCU members. If you want to become a credit union member you may open an account with $25. You can call the Credit Union, M-F from 8am-4pm (808) 942-5115 ext 230. They are working remotely so please leave a message and someone will get back to you.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit can help eligible households with internet bills and in some cases, buy laptops, desktops, and tablet computers.

Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Benefits estimate calculator

Hawai’i Food Bank – Emergency Food Assistance

SNAP Benefits Application (Download Fillable PDF)

The State Department of Human Services created these flyers with information on applying for food assistance (SNAP), Med-QUEST health insurance, and childcare subsidies:

50% discounts for SNAP cardholders at Times Super Market – Any persons receiving SNAP (Food Stamps/EBT) benefits are eligible to receive 50% of locally grown produce at participating grocery stores when they present DA BUX card. Most current SNAP holders should have automatically received a Double Up Food Bucks card in the mail sent by DHS. If you have not, please contact Latonya Smith at (808)201-3937 x 14.

If your child was getting free or reduced-price school lunch during the school year, you are eligible for food purchasing assistance. Read more here.

All domestic violence shelters in Hawaii are open as usual during COVID-19. Domestic violence victims are NOT required to stay at home during COVID-19 if home is unsafe.

See the list below of the domestic violence shelter hotlines for each island. You can also download these flyers to share with your loved ones or post on social media (Flyer 1, Flyer 2, Flyer 3):

  • Oahu: 808-266-7233
  • Hilo: 808-959-8864
  • Kona: 808-322-7233
  • Kauai: 808-245-6362
  • Maui: 808-579-9581
  • Lanai: 808-563-0216
  • Molokai: 808-567-6888

Employee Assistance of the Pacific

24/7 hotlines:

  • If you are experiencing an emergency or believe you are a danger to yourself and/or others, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate assistance.
  • Crisis Text Line – text ALOHA to 741‐741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1‐800‐273‐TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Line of Hawai‛i – 832‐3100 on O‛ahu; 1‐800‐753‐6879 on neighbor islands

In-person citizenship workshops are on hold at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need citizenship assistance, please contact The Legal Clinic at (808) 737-3330.

The Legal Clinic – free immigration legal services to financially-eligible immigrants and COFA* citizens in Hawaii

Flyer on Citizenship Assistance (PDF)

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19