“Kū Makani – The Hawai’i Resiliency Project”
The Hawai‘i Department of Health, in collaboration with CARE Hawaii, launched a new crisis counseling assistance program that offers counseling, education, information, and resource navigation while promoting healthy coping, empowerment, and resilience. Services are available for children, teenagers, and adults. Trained crisis counselors are located on each major island, including staff bilingual in Ilokano, Spanish, Hawaiian, Tongan, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese, Palauan, and Samoan.
You can access “Kū Makani” by calling Hawai‘i CARES at 1 (800) 753-6879 and selecting option #1. Mon-Fri and state holiday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Sat-Sun 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.
UH Confidential Advocate
The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating, and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.
UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page. To reach Leeward’s Advocate, call (808) 348-0432 or send an email.
Veterans Affairs Clinical Psychologist
The Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program serves as part of the on-campus face of the VA to address the unique needs of Veterans in college. Please reach the VITAL Mental Health Contact through email.