The DHS Social Services Division (SSD) provides protection from abuse and neglect for children and dependent adults.
The Adult Protective and Community Services Branch (APCSB) provides protective services for vulnerable adults and home and community-based services to prevent premature institutionalization of clients. For more information about Adult Community Services click here.
Senior Companion Program is a part-time volunteer program that enrolls eligible low-income seniors statewide to provide in-home companionship and limited personal care to frail elders and respite to caregivers. To apply to be a Senior Companion, an individual must be at least 55 years of age, physically able to volunteer 20 hours per week, and meet income and other program requirements. To receive Senior Companion Services, an individual or family must meet program related requirements. To become a companion, apply for services, or for more information about this program, call the Senior Companion Program office on Oahu at (808) 832-0340.