SNAP Eligibility Requirements Reinstated Starting June/July 2022click here for more information

P-EBT / SNAP APPLICATION / SNAP RECERTIFICATION SUBMISSION Food Assistance Status – click here (Multi-language access is available)

GUIDELINES FOR CHILD CARE FACILITIES (updated August 4, 2022)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
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services for the Blind, and 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.

Fraud Hotlines

  • O‘ahu:  587-8444
  • Hawaii Island:  933-8899
  • Kauai:  241-7106
  • Maui:  243-5840