Effective October 1, 2013


CLICK HERE for more information about the DHS and the Affordable Care Act

Aloha from DHS!

Our Mission:  Our committed staff strive to provide timely, efficient and effective programs, services and benefits, for the purpose of achieving the outcome of empowering those who are the most vulnerable in our State to expand their capacity for self-sufficiency, self-determination, independence, healthy choices, quality of life and personal dignity.  Director’s Message



Free Interpreter Services are available to assist with access to Department of Human Services.  Call (toll-free) 1-888-764-7586.




For clients currently enrolled in the DHS First-To-Work Program

Where Can I Find Info On

Social Services (SSD)

Benefit, Employment & Support Services (BESSD)

BESSD provides clients with monthly benefits that supplement such essentials as food, shelter, and child care, as well as employment support and work training, and dependency diversion and prevention. Find out more.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

The DVR (formerly called the Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division) is a state-federal program for individuals with disabilities who require assistance to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment. Find out more.

Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority helps provide low-income Hawai`i residents with affordable housing and shelter without discrimination. Find out more.

Office of Youth Services (OYS)

Office of Youth Services provides and coordinates a continuum of services and programs for at-risk youth to prevent delinquency and reduce the incidence of recidivism. Find out more.

Commission on the Status of Women (HSCSW)

Hawaii State Commission on Status of Women works for equality for women and girls in the state by acting as a catalyst for positive change through advocacy, education, collaboration and program development. Find out more.

Commission on Fatherhood

State Commission on Fatherhood promotes healthy family relationships between parents and children. Find out more.


Info Lines

  • Public Assistance Announcements 643-1643
  • To Report Lost, Stolen or Damaged EBT card 1-888-328-4292
  • To Check EBT Account Balance www.ucard.chase.com
  • Child Abuse Reporting 808-832-5300 or (toll free) 1-800-494-3991


  • Adult Abuse Reporting 808-832-5115
  • Medical Assistance Information: 211 Emergency: 911
  • Public Housing Application 832-5960
  • Fraud Hotline
    • Oahu:  587-8444
    • Big Island:  933-8899
    • Kauai:  241-7106
    • Maui:  243-5840