EBT Fraud Alert  – click here for more information

DHS stands with our Maui ‘Ohana and we continue our commitment to providing vital benefits and services for individuals and families, from keiki to kupuna, with aloha.

SNAP Hot Foods – Extended through December 31 – click here


(Multi-language access is available)

SS and/or SSI INCREASE QUESTIONS – click here

Medicaid Update: Med-QUEST has paused all terminations and eligibility renewals for Maui County. People who are already covered by Med-QUEST do not need to take any action at this time – click here

List of Child Care Options for Maui Families Affected by the Recent Fires (8/9/23) – click here.


Aloha from the
Department of Human Services!

Our Vision:  The people of Hawai‘i are thriving.

Our Mission:  To encourage self-sufficiency and support the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Hawai‘i.





Child Abuse or Neglect Reporting Hotline
808-832-5300 or (toll free) 1-888-380-3088

 Child Trafficking Reporting Hotline
808-832-1999 or (toll free) 1-888-398-1188

Adult Abuse or Neglect Reporting Hotline

Benefit, Employment & Support Services (BESSD) SNAP, Financial, Child Care, General Assistance and more
Med-QUEST (MQD) Medicaid

The Med-QUEST Division helps low-income adults and children obtain health coverage through managed care plans – click here for more information.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services for Individuals with Disabilities

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.

Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority (HPHA)

The Hawai‘i 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 (COF)

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

Hawai‘i State Youth Commission (HiYC)
Hawai‘i Interagency Council on Homelessness

The Hawai‘i Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) is an advisory body that serves as a statewide homelessness planning and policy development entity with broad representation from State and County government and the community. Find out more.

Click here to learn more about DA BUX program.

Fraud Hotlines

  • Statewide: 1-855-643-1643 – To report Fraud, select option 8 or say “Report Fraud” at the main menu.