Discover the various ways individuals and organizations are coming together to offer assistance to those impacted by the recent Maui fires. From emergency shelters to donation drives, find the help you need.
The new People’s Fund for displaced renters and homeowners $1200 per month
Apply for a new computer
Bicycles For Maui Wildfire Relief –
Krank Cycles helping families get new free bicycles: These bikes are for kids AND adults too. https://www.krankmaui.com/bicycles-for-maui-wildfire-relief/ They say to apply soon as supplies are limited.
Maui Rapid Response
Maui Rapid Response is a collective disaster response organization made up of individuals from Maui-Mutual-Aid, Maui-Strong, and a number of nonprofit and direct-aid organizations. Working in coordination with county and state officials, Maui Rapid Response is a trusted entity dedicated to supporting Maui County citizen groups in crisis.
The Maui County Newsflash page
This page offers vital information and resources concerning the Maui fires, assisting residents with valuable updates and support during this critical situation.
Shelters as of 8/10/23
- Maui High School.
- Hannibal Tavares Community Center.
- War Memorial Complex.
- Oskie Rice Arena is for farm and ranch animals only.
Two new shelters as of 8/10/23
The County of Maui opened two additional emergency evacuation shelters Wednesday evening. The additional shelters are located at King’s Cathedral Maui at 777 Maui Veteran’s Highway in Kahului and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1300 Maui Lani Parkway in Kahului. Mahalo to King’s Cathedral Maui and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Maui Lani for providing additional shelter sites in order to accommodate full occupancy at existing shelters.
Search for People
This facebook page has a form to search for people and also a list of those missing and found.
Apply for Assistance
You can also register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362)/1-800-462-7585 (TTY) or visiting a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). To find a DRC near you, use FEMA’s on line locator.
Ask for Local Help or Offer Help Through Maui Disaster and Response – Donation Drop Off Centers
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Disaster Assistance Gov
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.
Free Crisis Counseling
HAWAI‘I CARES 988 IS A 24/7, FREE SUPPORT SERVICE FOR HELP WITH CRISIS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND SUBSTANCE USE.
No matter what, our local caring crisis counselors are here to support you.
You have someone to talk to. Someone to respond. Somewhere to go.
IF YOU HAVE A NUMBER THAT IS OUTSIDE THE (808) AREA CODE AND WISH TO BE CONNECTED WITH A HAWAI‘I CARES 988 LOCAL CRISIS COUNSELOR, PLEASE USE OUR DIRECT NUMBER. (808-832-3100) OR TOLL-FREE (800-753-6879).
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 to all residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
Call or text 1-800-985-5990.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS).
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association representing more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and an additional 25 countries worldwide. As the world’s largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.
Free disaster resource developed jointly with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Developed to help young children and their families begin to talk about feelings and worries they may have after they have experienced a large-scale fire.
his special edition of Mālama Ola Minute was written by Danny Goya, a Trauma Informed Care trainer, and strategy consultant II in Kamehameha Schools’ Strategy & Transformation group.
Natural disasters and crises, like the current wildfires on Maui and Hawaiʻi Island, can deeply affect our keiki’s physical, social, and emotional well-being. During these trying times, it’s essential for parents and caregivers to provide effective emotional support. This guide is dedicated to helping our keiki navigate the challenges posed by such events. With their limited life experiences and heightened emotions, children require special care to help them feel safe, secure, and resilient. Here are practical strategies to offer emotional support to keiki during and after natural calamities.