Hawai‘i Wildfire Recovery and Resilience Resource Guide

Our hearts go out to the people, communities, and businesses affected by the Hawai‘i wildfires.

Below are community resources and organizations we gathered that can assist individuals with concerns that are often exacerbated by natural disasters. These could include resources for disaster assistance, mental health support, unemployment assistance, domestic violence resources, financial assistance, health care services, and more. These resources are culturally and regionally specific, and designed to lift up, promote, and support through connectivity.
This resource directory continues to grow as we learn more from our community partners.

If you would like to recommend an addition to this directory, please email our digital marketing contact at gwen.woltz.NSW@doh.hawaii.gov.

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Community Guides

State of Hawaii , Department of Health: Maui Wildfire Responsehttps://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/


Maui Nui Strong – Website provided by the County of Maui with resources and support for Maui communities and people who want to help – https://www.mauinuistrong.info/

Maui Rapid Response – http://mauirapidresponse.org/

Maui Mutual Aid Guide – click here

Office of Wellness and Resilience – click here

Disaster Communications

Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agencyhttps://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/

City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Managementhttps://www.honolulu.gov/dem

Maui Emergency Management Agencyhttps://www.mauicounty.gov/70/Emergency-Management-Agency

County of Mauihttps://www.mauicounty.gov/

County of Hawai‘i (Island)https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/

Radio Updates

Beginning August 11, 2023, radio stations on Maui will air County of Maui updates on the Lahaina wildfire incident. Radio updates will supplement information posted on the County website, Facebook, and Instagram pages. Broadcasts will occur at 9 a.m., 12 p.m, and 3 p.m. each day.

Maui radio stations include the following:

  • Pacific Media Group
    • KPOA FM 92.9 (west side)
    • FM 93.5; KJKS FM 99.3 (west side)
    • FM 99.9 FM; KJMD FM 107.1 (west side)
    • FM 98.3; KHLI FM 101.7 (west side)
    • FM 92.5; KMVI AM 900
    • FM 102.5; and KNUI AM 550
    • FM 106.1
  • KAOI Radio Group
    • AM 1110
    • FM 96.7
  • KPMW FM 105.5
    • Akaku’s KAKU 88.5

Disaster Assistance

FEMA https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4724

  • The Hawai‘i Wildfires have been approved for FEMA assistance.
  • The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply through the FEMA mobile app or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

“Help After a Disaster” Brochures
Translated into 27 languages, the “Help After a Disaster” brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.


Maui Vital Records – replace your ID

  • For individuals impacted by the Maui Wildfires who need replacement vital records, an order may be placed online at https://vitrec.ehawaii.gov
  • A relative may make the order on behalf of the person needing the replacement by uploading a copy of their own government ID (if born in Hawaii) to establish a relationship to the impacted individual. If not born in Hawaii, additional documents may need to be shown to verify the relationship. Permitted relatives can include a grandparent, parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, or cousin.
  • The fee for an affected individual’s first copy of a birth or marriage certificate will be waived with a FEMA disaster assistance ID Number and/or a Lāhainā residential address.
  • For more information please call the Maui Vital Records hotline at (808) 586-4602 Monday through Friday from 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM or email us at DOH.MauiVR@doh.hawaii.gov

Aloha United Way, 211https://auw211.org
211 provides information and referrals about emergency resources and services to Hawaiʻi residents, which operates seven days a week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Programs and resources include shelters, healthcare, food, school closures and much more.

  • Call, text, or chat 211

American Red Cross of Hawai‘ihttps://www.redcross.org/local/hawaii.html

  • Find an emergency shelter, or help finding a loved on who you lost contact with.
  • Find a shelter: call 1 800 RED CROSS (800-733-2767)

Child & Family Servicehttps://www.childandfamilyservice.org/
Disaster support hotline service. Connect callers with resources and disaster recovery help.

  • CFS Disaster Support Hotline: 808.515.HOPE (808-515-4673) or Toll free 855.550.HOPE (855-550-4673)

The Salvation Army of Hawai‘ihttps://hawaii.salvationarmy.org/hawaii_2/maui-location/
The Salvation Army in Maui County is providing emergency food boxes, meals-to-go, and emotional and spiritual support at a variety of locations.

Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureauhttps://www.hvcb.org/malama-maui/
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has compiled a list of Maui charity and donation centers through their website link.

SAMSHA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationhttps://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
Disaster Distress Helpline – The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 to all residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
🗣️ Services available in multiple languages.

SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center Guide – (PDF download)

Find/Search For a Loved One

Maui Fires People Locator

Please note this find/search list is not a government regulated list. Names and comments are updated through voluntary citizen participation.

American Red Cross of Hawai‘i

MEMA Family Assistance Center (Due to privacy, no media allowed inside)

  • Address: Kahului Community Center, 275 Uhu St, Kahului, HI 96732
  • Hours: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Maui Emergency Management Agency and FAC staff will work with families and individuals to gather detailed information and administer DNA swabs.


Maui Nui Strong – Find Temporary Housing – https://www.mauinuistrong.info/resource-categories/temporary-housing


Hawai‘i Fire Relief Housing Program

Food Assistance

Maui Food Bankhttps://mauifoodbank.org/

  • Please contact Maui Food Bank for the up to date information about food assistance.


Hawai‘i Island Food Bank (The Food Basket) – https://www.hawaiifoodbasket.org/

Find a site where you can receive food at https://www.hawaiifoodbasket.org/find-food-now


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/bessd/snap/

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as Food Stamps, provides supplemental food benefits for qualifying Hawai’i residents. SNAP is a federally funded program administered by the State of Hawai’i Department of Human Services (DHS).

🗣️ Services available in multiple languages.

Mental Health & Crisis Counseling

Hawai‘i CARES 988
Local crisis counselors are available 24/7 via phone, text, or chat to connect you with resources for mental illness, substance use, suicide prevention, as well as services for children and adolescents.


The State of Hawai‘i Department of Health, Maui Community Mental Health Center – https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/
Offering crisis mental health services and expanding hours to those experiencing emotional or psychological distress as a result of the Maui wildfires. To receive emergency services, contact Maui CMHC. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We will have expanded clinic hours on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate immediate needs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For after-hours support, please contact Hawai‘i CARES 988.


State of Hawaii Department of Health, West Maui Coordinated Care Clinic – https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/

DOH’s Lahaina Health Center continues to provide general medical care, prescription refills, and mental health services. The Lahaina clinic is open seven days a week from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Contact the Lahaina clinic:

  • Phone: 833-833-3431 or 808-586-4468
  • In person at Akoakoa Place, below the Lāhainā Civic Center.

No appointment is necessary for clinic services and insurance is not required. Mobile visits are also available, covering neighborhoods from Leialiʻi to Honokohau Valley.

Participating community partners include Mauliola Pharmacy, Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center the Hawaii Independent Physicians Association, Maui Optix and Hui No Ke Ola Pono.

Click to download a Lāhainā clinic flyer:
English | Ilokano (Ilocano) | 日本語 (Japanese) | Español (Spanish)


Mindful Living Grouphttps://mindfullivinggroup.org/

  • Together, We Heal: Supporting Our Maui Community after the Wildfires
    If you have been impacted and need support in grief and trauma, we’re here to help you through this through our trauma and grief specialists.


Catholic Charities Hawai‘ihttps://www.catholiccharitieshawaii.org/counseling-mental-health/
Our counseling programs offer individuals, couples and families the support they need to build healthy relationships and enhance personal wellness.


Mental Health America Hawaiihttps://mentalhealthhawaii.org/

  • @mhahawaii on Instagram
  • Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline for free if you need to talk to someone at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746. To connect directly to an agent in American Sign Language, call 1-800-985-5990 from your videophone. ASL Support is available 24/7.


Child & Family Servicehttps://www.childandfamilyservice.org/programs/ccss/
Comprehensive Counseling and Support Services – A child abuse prevention and treatment program, providing a broad array of services to meet the needs of children and their families. The goal is to help parents or caretakers, children at risk, foster families or reunited families live in a safe, permanent home.

O‘AHU: (808) 681-1467
91-1841 Fort Weaver Rd. Ewa Beach, HI 96706

KAUA‘I: (808) 245-5914
2970 Kele St. Suite 203 Lihue, HI 96766

MAUI COUNTY: (808) 877-6888
293 North Market St. Wailuku, HI 96793


COMMUNITY MANAGED RESOURCES – we have not verified each resource and cannot guarantee the accuracy

‘Aha Hōʻīnana Ola – 10 day ceremony for Maui

Pregnant & Postpartum mamas affected by the Maui Wildfires. Mana Mental Health (@mana_mental_health on Instagram) is offering FREE individual counseling sessions for mamas who are pregnant or postpartum. **All sessions virtual or by phone-all islands**. With Dr. Kalena Lanuza, Family & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Certified Lactation Counselor. Services: Counseling, Medication Management, Lactation Counseling. Call or Email. 971-251-2081. kalena@manamentalhealth.com. www.manamentalhealth.com.


Hawai’i UTelehealth, Hawai’i State Rural Health Association. (@hawaiiruralhealth on Instagram). “For those impacted by the Maui wildfires, Hawaii UTelehealth offers free & confidential telehealth services. Virtual mental health & substance use counseling. Email utele@hawaii.edu, call (808)375-2745, visit hawaiiutelehealth.org.

Health Care Services

State of Hawaii Department of Health, West Maui Coordinated Care Clinic – https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/

DOH’s Lahaina Health Center continues to provide general medical care, prescription refills, and mental health services. The Lahaina clinic is open seven days a week from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Contact the Lahaina clinic:

  • Phone: 833-833-3431 or 808-586-4468
  • In person at Akoakoa Place, below the Lāhainā Civic Center.

No appointment is necessary for clinic services and insurance is not required. Mobile visits are also available, covering neighborhoods from Leialiʻi to Honokohau Valley.

Participating community partners include Mauliola Pharmacy, Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center the Hawaii Independent Physicians Association, Maui Optix and Hui No Ke Ola Pono.

Click to download a Lāhainā clinic flyer:
English | Ilokano (Ilocano) | 日本語 (Japanese) | Español (Spanish)


Hawai‘i MED-QUESThttps://medquest.hawaii.gov/
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.

🗣 Services available in multiple languages.

(Maui) Hui No Ke Ola Ponohttps://hnkop.org/

Based on Maui, a private, not-for-profit community-based health enhancement, disease prevention and health care center. We provide programs on nutrition, health management and health care referrals for the community of Maui in a culturally caring manner.

‘Imi Ola Hou – Family Practice Primary Care (Maui)

Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center

  • Address: 1881 Nani Street, Wailuku, HI 96793
  • Phone: (808) 871-7772
  • Website: www.ccmaui.org


Primary Care

Maui Medical Grouphttps://www.mauimedical.com/

Wailuku: 2180 Main St.

  • Phone: (808) 242-6464

Kihei: 2439 S Kihei Rd. Unit D

  • Phone: (808)270-1528

Kahului: 110 East Kaahumanu Ave

  • Phone: (808) 871-1730

Pukalani: 55 Pukalani St.

  • Phone: (808) 573-6200

HMSA Center at Kahului, Mauihttps://www.hmsa.com/

  • Address: 70 Ho’okele St Suite 1220, Kahului

Kaiser Permanente (Maui Lani Medical Office)https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/hawaii/facilities/Kaiser-Permanente-Maui-Lani-Medical-Office-100436

  • Address: 55 Maui Lani Pkwy, Wailuku
  • Phone: (808) 243-6000

Wailuku Clinic

  • Address: 80 Mahalani St, Wailuku
  • Phone: (808) 243-6000

Pacific Medical Grouphttp://www.pacmedgroup.com/

  • Address: 95 Lono Ave #106, Kahului
  • Phone: (808) 829-3069

Maui Memorial Medical Center Outpatient Clinichttps://www.mauihealth.org/locations/outpatient-clinic/

  • Address: 85 Maui Lani Pkwy, Wailuku
  • Phone: (808) 442-5700

Behavioral Health Care Services

Mental Health America (MHA) Hawai‘ihttps://mentalhealthhawaii.org

MHA Hawaii promotes mental health and wellness through education, advocacy, service and access to care statewide. If you are looking for a list of agencies and programs that offer behavioral health services, please see MHA’s Finding Help Phone List (2021).

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Hawai‘ihttps://namihawaii.org
NAMI Hawaii offers educational programs and recovery supports for families affected by mental illness and anyone interested in being better informed.

To join a Maui Strong Support Group hosted by NAMI Hawai‘i, please email anisa@namihawaii.org for the Zoom link for Saturday August 19, 2023 and Saturday August 26, 2023 starting at 10am.

To join other support groups, please visit https://namihawaii.org/programs-services

Financial Assistance

FEMA https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4724
The Hawai‘i Wildfires have been approved for FEMA assistance.

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply through the FEMA mobile app or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

 “Help After a Disaster” Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the “Help After a Disaster” brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.


Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) loans may also be available to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property, inventory, and supplies or meet their necessary financial obligations. Disaster loans help restore businesses to pre-disaster conditions, and, in some cases, protect from future disasters. They cannot be used to expand or upgrade businesses and cannot exceed the verified uninsured disaster loss. Homeowners and renters may also be eligible for SBA loans to repair or replace disaster-related damages to homes or personal property.
  • If you sustained physical damage to your business of any size, you may be eligible for up to $2 million in Business Physical Disaster Loans for the repair or replacement of real estate, inventories, machinery, equipment and all other physical losses.
  • If you are a homeowner or renter, FEMA may refer you to the SBA to apply for low-interest loans to replace or repair disaster-damaged real estate and personal property including automobiles.
  • The deadline to apply for SBA physical damage loans is October 10, 2023.
  • Small businesses, small agricultural businesses, and nonprofits that have not experienced physical damage but have sustained significant economic losses as a result of the fires, may be eligible for up to $2 million in Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to meet necessary financial obligations. The deadline to apply for EIDL is May 10, 2024.

To apply for any SBA loan, you must first register with FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov.  After registering with FEMA, businesses and homeowners who would like to apply for SBA loans should visit DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov.

More information is available at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov. Questions should be directed to SBA’s Customer Service Center via email at FOCWAssistance@sba.gov or phone at 800-659-2955, Mondays through Sundays from 4 am to 4 pm, Hawai‘i time.


Unemployment Benefits

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 7:00 a.m., the enhanced Unemployment Insurance (UI) Call Center expanded to include an option for those affected by the Maui Wildfires. Individuals can reach the call center at (808) 984-8400.  Claims can also be filed online at https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov.

  • When individuals contact the UI Call Center, they will be presented with the option to select their desired language and then an option to file a claim. The first option is Option Zero, which is for those affected by the Maui Wildfires. Individuals can choose “0” to reach a UI employee who will assist them with filing their unemployment insurance claim via the telephone.
  • In recognition of the devastating Maui Wildfires, the requirements to make three job search contacts and register for work on HireNetHawaii are waived for only those affected. These waivers begin once the claim is filed. The UI Call Center will also be expanding its hours to seven days a week and operating from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The UI Call Center continues to offer interpreter services to limited English proficient individuals. Individuals can go to the Maui American Job Center in Wailuku to file their unemployment insurance claims using the computers there.
  • If your employment, including self-employment, was lost or interrupted due to the fires, visit huiclaims.hawaii.gov or call 808-984-8400 to apply for unemployment insurance benefits.
  • Additional unemployment benefits related to the disaster are provided by the federal government for those individuals who do not qualify for the state’s unemployment insurance program. For more information on the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program, including benefit levels, visit oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/disaster.asp


Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.https://www.meoinc.org/
Rental & Mortgage Assistance – Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., (MEO) administers several County, State and Federally funded housing assistance programs and grants. Each program has different guidelines and requirements to best serve our community with different levels of need. Each application received is reviewed by a Housing Specialist to determine what current program may be available to best meet the client’s needs. Apply at https://www.meoinc.org/programs-services/community-services/housing-assistance/

The Department of Hawaiian Homelandshttps://dhhl.hawaii.gov/

  • Address: 655 Kaumualii St. Suite 1, Wailuku
  • Phone: (808)760-5120

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Kūpuna Rental Subsidy Programhttps://www.hawaiiancouncil.org/kupuna/

Modest Needs –  https://modestneeds.org

Social Security Office (Maui County)


Hawai‘i State Department of Education – Fliers to with information on how to enroll your keiki in school.

🗣️ Information in multiple languages.

(Tongan) Kapau ʻoku taʻepau ho nofoʻangá, ʻoku ʻikai fie maʻu ia ke taʻepau hoʻo akó. Te ke lava ʻo LESISITA ʻi he akó!

(Tagalog) Kung walang katiyakan ang iyong bahay, ang iyong pag-aaral ay hindi kailangang gayon din. Maaari kang MAGPATALA sa paaralan!

(Spanish) Si su vivienda es inestable, su educación no tiene por qué serlo. Puede INSCRIBIRSE en la escuela!

(Marshallese) Ñe ejellok imōn am jokwe, jikuul eo am ejab aikuj. Kwōmaron KADELOÑ etam ilo jikuul!

(Korean) 믿고 의지할 집은 없을 수 있지만, 학교는 그렇지 않습니다. 누구라도 학교에 등록할 수 있습니다!

(Japanese) 住居が不安定でも、学校教育もそうである必要はありません. あなたも学校に入学することができます!

(Ilokano) Nu haan nga natibker ti pagyanam, haan nga masapul nga kasdiay met ti eskwelam. Mabalin ka nga agpa ENROLL ti eskwela!

(Hawaiian) I loko nō o ka noho paʻa ole, e kūpaʻa ma ke kula. Hiki nō ke KĀINOA no ke kula!

(Chuukese) Ika ese fat nonnomun imwom, iwe om sukun esap pwan ina usun. En mi tongeni FITI sukun!

(Cebuano) Kung dili lig-on ang imong balay, dili kinahanglan nga mao pud ang imong pag-eskwela. Pwede ka MAG-ENROLL sa eskwelahan!

(English) If your housing is unstable, your schooling doesn’t have to be. You can enroll in school!

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Kama‘aina Kids – https://www.kamaainakids.com/news/free-emergency-childcare-on-maui

In response to the recent devastating fire that swept through parts of Maui, Kama‘aina Kids, a leading provider of childcare and educational programs, is offering free emergency childcare services at the Kama‘aina Kids Maui Evangelical Preschool located at 256 Hina Ave, Kahului, HI 96732, for children aged 2 to 5 from 9 AM to 3 PM daily, effective Thursday 8/17/2023. This initiative aims to assist families directly impacted by the fire and to provide essential support for emergency workers who are tirelessly serving the community.

Kama‘aina Kids Maui Evangelical (Hina) Preschool can be reached at 808-877-6604.

Register at https://kamaainakids.jotform.com/232257351475962

Office of Wellness and Resilience


Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Kūpuna (Elder) Services

Maui Country Office on Aginghttps://www.mauicountyadrc.org
Provides services to the Islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai for seniors and adults with disabilities to lead independent, fulfilled, and dignified lives in their own homes and own communities for as long as possible.

 Hawaii County Office on Aging https://www.hcoahawaii.org

Information and services for residents age 60 years and older, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers.

SAMHSA – Helping Older Adults after Disaster (pdf download)

LGBTQIA+ Services

Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC)https://www.hhhrc.org/
HHHRC serves Hawai’i communities by reducing the harm and fighting the stigma of HIV, hepatitis, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and poverty in our community. We focus our efforts on those disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, including but not limited to: people living with and/or affected by HIV, hepatitis, substance use, and the transgender, LGBQ and the Native Hawaiian communities. We foster health, wellness, and systemic change in Hawai’i and the Pacific through care services, advocacy, training, prevention, education, and capacity building.

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Action Centerhttps://domesticviolenceactioncenter.org/

Child & Family Services Domestic Abuse Hotlines

Women in Needhttps://winhi.org/
Assisting women and their families with transitional housing and other services.

Women Helping Womenhttps://www.womenhelpingwomenmaui.com
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help or work like to speak with someone about domestic violence, confidential help is available 24 hours a day.

  • 24-hour hotline: (808) 579-9581
  • Office: (808) 242-6600
  • Email: info@whwmaui.net

Substance Use Support Services

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

 Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

 Al-Anon Family Groups

Make a Monetary Donation

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement https://www.hawaiiancouncil.org/
CNHA is partnering with Kamehameha Schools, Alakaʻina Foundation Family of Companies and Kākoʻo Haleakalā to match up to $1,000,000 in community donations for ʻohana impacted by the devastating wildfires on Maui.

Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong
The Maui Strong Fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The fund is currently being used to support communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.

 Maui Foodbank https://mauifoodbank.org/donate/
With every $1 donated, the Maui Food Bank can provide 4 meals to the hungry living in our island community. Give now and together we can make a difference.

 Maui United Wayhttps://mauiunitedway.org/disasterrelief
All donations will provide direct relief to families and non-profits directly affected by the Maui Fire Disaster.

Salvation Army Hawai‘ihttps://fundraise.salvationarmyhawaii.org/give/508336/#!/donation/checkout
As Hawaii Wildfires impact our communities, The Salvation Army is providing food and resources for evacuees. Your donation will help provide relief for those affected by the wildfires.

Maui Humane Societyhttps://www.mauihumanesociety.org/donate-olx/
The Maui Humane Society is rallying the community to work together and extend a helping hand and paw to those affected.