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Mental Health Resources for Young Children and Parents
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Financial Resources

    • Housing- up to $4,000 for a deposit and up to $4,000 per month for up to 4 months

    • Reliable automobile down payment up to $5,000 and monthly payment of up to $500 or 4 months

    • One-time utility deposit up to $2,000 and combined utility payments for up to 4 months not to exceed $750

    • Clothing allowance up to $350 per dependent child under age 18 and $500 per dependent child 18 and older and each eligible adult in the family unit

    • School supply allowance $300 for each eligible school-aged child.

      **Income Eligibility for Maui Relief TANF Program for families impacted by the Wildfire Disaster

    • The POD program helps eligible Hawaii families pay preschool fees for up to one year during the year prior to kindergarten entry. For more information about POD, call (808) 791-2130 on Oahu, or toll free from the neighbor islands at (800) 746-5620.

      **Income eligible limits apply (see below).

Support Groups or Therapy for Parents & Keiki

    • Based in Hawaii, Kids Hurt Too Hawaii offers children’s bereavement support on the island of Oahu, but has expanded their efforts to support Maui keiki and families. They host support groups for both the keiki and family members, community building events and more. Available to talk to any families looking for support between 9:00AM–5:00PM at 808-545-5683 or email

  • Piko Therapy Hawaiʻi is a Marriage and Family Therapy practice located in Hawaiʻi. We help women and children navigate the stress and overwhelm of difficult life transitions by providing trauma-informed, body-based psychotherapy through a cultural lens. Email or call or text (480) 779-9921 (E-mail or text messages are preferred for quicker response).

  • CFS administers The Parent Line, a free statewide confidential telephone line funded by the Hawaii State Department of Health. Experienced phone line staff help parents to problem solve parenting challenges and child adolescent behavior and are available to help parents learn ways to manage the strong emotions that come with trauma.

    • Call (800) 816-1222

    • Operating Hours: Mon - Fri 9AM - 7PM, Sat 9AM - 2PM

  • Mana Mental Health is offering FREE individual counseling sessions for mamas who are pregnant or postpartum. All sessions are virtual or by phone-all for all islands. Sessions are conducted with Dr. Kalena Lanuza, Family & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Certified Lactation Counselor

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Children’s Books

  • This story was written by Liz Hartline who is the Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Honolulu Community College. It is designed for children ages 3-8 who have been affected by the Maui wildfires. The pictures and language used is generic, but does mention that people died in the fire. Children who have directly experienced loss or children with limited language may need a more personalized version of this story. Please edit the pdf as needed for the children in your care to be more or less specific. At the end of the story there is a list of resources for caregivers. To access this story, click on the button below.

  • Trinka and Sam helps young children and their families talk about feelings and worries they may have after experiencing a large-scale fire, like a wildfire. This children's book describes some of Trinka's and Sam's reactions and talks about how their parents help them to express their feelings and feel safer.

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