Low-Income Resources in Hawaii
Welcome to Money Fit’s Low-income resource list. There are different options organized into four categories: Food, Housing/Utilities, Child/Family Care, and Healthcare. Each resource has a brief description as well as contact information like a phone number and website URL.
We also provided an application for our Debt Management Program. If you’re struggling with debt, our nonprofit organization can provide the help you need to overcome financial burdens.
Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs.
How You Can Benefit From a Debt Management Program
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If you are looking for a program that helps you repay 100% of your debts at more favorable terms, then look no further than Money Fit’s Debt Management Program.
Hawaii – SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)- Formerly Food Stamp Program
Description ParagraphThe SNAP program provides crucial food and nutritional support to qualifying low-income and needy households, and those making the transition from welfare to self-sufficiency. In FY 2012, SNAP helped put food on the table for an estimated 90,534 Hawaii families each month. SNAP clients access their benefits with an EBT card, which they use like a debit card.
Address: 1390 Miller Street, Room 209 Honolulu, HI 96813
Federal Resource – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Housing and Utilities
LIHEAP in Hawaii
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is one of the most critical components of the federal social safety net. The program provides financial assistance for home heating and cooling, energy crisis intervention, and low-cost weatherization to almost 5 million low-income households, including the elderly, people with disabilities, families with young children, the working poor, and those making the difficult transition from welfare to work.
Address: 820 Mililani Street, Suite 606 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
federal resource – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.
Child and Family Care
The Institute for Human Services
IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc., is a comprehensive social services agency working to prevent and end homelessness in Hawaii. Our mission is to provide “respite for those who are unsheltered and solutions that transform the lives of homeless and at-risk people.”
Address: 350 Sumner Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Workforce Development Division (WDD)
The Workforce Development Division (WDD) is a customer-driven workforce development system that assists job seekers, workers, and industries. WDD provides a free referral and placement service that links qualified job seekers with employers
Address: 830 Punchbowl Street #329 Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 1-808 586-8877
Federal Resource – Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children that helps families by providing financial assistance to purchase healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors.
WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information, and support as well as assists in finding healthcare and other community services.
Federal Resource – The Head Start Program
Head Start programs support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include
Early learning: Children’s readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development
Health: Each child’s perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health, and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.
Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children’s learning and development.
Federal Resource – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include childcare assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.
A program that provides health coverage through health plans for eligible Hawaii residents. It provides medical and mental health services. Dental Services are provided under the Medicaid Fee-For-Service Program. QUEST is administered by the Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division, and is financed through the State of Hawaii and the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Address: 820 Mililani Street, Suite 606 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Federal Resource – Medicaid
Authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid was signed into law in 1965 alongside Medicare. All states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories have Medicaid programs designed to provide health coverage for low-income people. Although the Federal government establishes certain parameters for all states to follow, each state administers its Medicaid program differently, resulting in variations in Medicaid coverage across the country.