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NAMI Launches Free Mental Health Support, Art Therapy

The Hawaii branch of the National Alliance on Mental Health is offering an online art and music therapy workshop, as well as a new series of virtual support groups for people battling mental illness and their caregivers. Both offerings are free of charge. Titled “Creatively Coping Through Crisis: Using Music & Art Therapy,” the online art […]

Hawaiian Airlines to transport 2 million face masks to Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines chartered a cargo flight to China Saturday, which will bring 2 million face masks back to the islands. The effort is in partnership with the grassroots community group Every1ne Hawaii. The airline says it had to make room in the Airbus A330 aircraft in order to fit all of the masks. Employees removed […]

Non-profits stepping up to help kupuna during COVID-19 crisis

Non-profit organizations are stepping up to help kupuna, Hawaii’s most vulnerable, during the COVID-19 crisis. Kupuna who need food, medicine and other supplies can get them delivered to them for free through the “Help Is On The Way” organization. Hundreds of volunteers are ready to deliver items islandwide on Oahu — and soon on other islands. The Lanakila […]

List of programs offering child care for essential workers released

For essential workers needing child care, a list of programs is now available. PATCH, the state’s designated Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, worked with licensed and registered providers to determine who is still operating and providing care for keiki of essential workers. “According to the Yale School of Medicine, 65,038 children of essential workers birth to age 11 need care in Hawai’i,” said Carol Wear, […]

Donations of PPE for service providers to be accepted at 3 locations

Information as of April 9, 2020.  Several non-profits are teaming up with the state to secure and distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to service providers. Homemade masks and unopened store-bought PPE such as masks, goggles and face shields are being sought. They will then be distributed to behavioral health workers and social service providers statewide. […]