Helpful Resources

HELP for Child Care Program

The Hawaii Early Learning Partnership (HELP) for Child Care Tuition Assistance Program is designed to help qualified parents with monthly financial aid for child care costs for keiki ages birth to age 12. Child care includes relative care in the child’s home environment, infant / toddler care, group child care, pre-school, and before and after school care.

The HELP Program is focused on serving Native Hawaiian, Native American Indian, and Alaska Native families who are working or attending school or in job training.  The Pre-Application is an eligibility screen and is the FIRST STEP in the enrollment process. Upon completion of the Pre-Application, if you meet eligibility requirements, they will email you the full application.  If you have any questions about the HELP for Child Care Program, please email help@koka.org

Hawaii Children’s Action Network (HCAN)

HCAN’s mission is to build a unified voice educating and advocating for Hawaii’s children.  Their COVID-19 Resources are offered island/statewide to include financial assistance, food, health, screening sites, and shelters.   

Hawaii State Public Library System – Library Take Out 

State public libraries are offering a “Library Take Out” system where you are able to select items from their library catalog and place a hold on the items you would like to borrow.  After receiving a notice that your items are ready for pick up, you can schedule an appointment online with the library that is on the hold notice.  All you need is a library card to access services (apply online).

Hawaii Foodbank’s Food Assistance Program 

This is an updated list as of August 4, 2020.

Please refer to the food pantries, prepared meals, and mass distribution sites.  I suggest calling the site before going to ensure that they are open, as information is quickly changing.