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Domestic Violence Services

This page provides important information on services and phone numbers for victims and families of sexual assault and domestic violence. It happens to many of us. You are not alone.

For immediate emergency response, call 911.

For other information, see these links below:


Someone To Talk To

Talk person to person with someone trained to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:

Hale ʻOhana (24-hour support)

Sex Assault Crisis Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

TTY for hearing impaired

Suicide & Crisis Access Line

Teen Dating Abuse

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Other Resources

Hawaiʻi County Immigration Information Office

Immigrant Victims

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Safe Place To Stay

Victims of domestic violence and their children can find safety in Hawaiʻi Island safe shelters. Shelters provide food, clothing, someone to talk to and a safe place to stay 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. The locations of these shelters are secret.

East Hawaiʻi Hale Ohana (Child & Family Services)

West Hawaiʻi Child & Family Services Shelter

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Medical Care

For medical emergencies, call 911. The following hospitals have emergency rooms, which are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Hilo Medical Center

Kaʻū Hospital (Pāhala)

Kona Community Hospital (Kealakekua)

Hale Hoola Hamakua (Honokaa)

North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital (Waimea)

North Kohala Community Hospital (Kapaʻau)

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Medical Clinics

Hilo Bay Clinic

Keaʻau Family Health Center

Pāhoa Family Health Center

Kaʻū Family Health Center

Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi
Native Hawaiian Health Care System

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Legal Assistance

Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
Victim witness assistance counselors at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney provide victims with crisis and short-term counseling, assist with application for compensation if victims are injured, explain court process, appear in court with victims and can share victims’ concerns with the prosecutor, judge, probation department and parole board.


Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi

The Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi provides help to individuals and families who cannot hire a private attorney with their civil legal needs. Legal Aid primarily assists in the areas of family law, housing law, consumer law and public benefits. A few examples of civil legal needs would be divorces, rental disputes and social security claims.

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Immigrant Victims     

If you are an immigrant involved in family violence, please call the nearest safe shelter. Trained advocates will assist you in talking to persons who understand the legal issues of immigrant victims. There are laws that will protect you. You are not alone.

Safe Shelter 24 hours a day

East Hawaiʻi Hale Ohana (Child & Family Services)

West Hawaiʻi Child & Family Services Shelter

Other Legal Immigrant Resources

County of Hawaiʻi Immigration Specialist

Na Loio & Advocates for Immigrant Women

National Immigration Law Center

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Keeping the Attacker Away

1. Make a plan to keep you safe.
2. Tell someone.
3. Teach your family to call 911.
4. Deter those who hurt you by filing for a temporary restraining order (TRO). The TRO, issued by the court, can help protect you from your abuser.
5. Call the following numbers for assistance:

Child & Family Services

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Contact Police

If you are in danger, call 911.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department has trained people who work directly with family violence cases. When police are involved in an investigation, or if victims have concerns or questions about the case, they can call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Link to How to Obtain a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)