The Family Service Office helps to meet the emergency material and financial needs of the people of Oahu. Here are some of the services we offer:

Food / Clothes

Emergency food bags are provided to families and individuals who live in Honolulu and surrounding communities. Food bags last approximately three days. Since much of the food we give out requires preparation, homeless individuals or families are encouraged to seek feeding programs available at the Institute of Human Services or the River of Life Mission.

Clothes vouchers, for use at any Salvation Army Thrift Store, are also available. These can be used to purchase clothes for work, school, or for a change of clothes if you are homeless with no other resources.

Photo ID for all adults and children in the household receiving assistance is needed to pick up food or clothes vouchers. A household is eligible to receive this assistance once every 90 days.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance can be provided for emergency health and housing needs only. Applicants must be able to show that an emergency exists, that they have done all they can to resolve the problem on their own, and that they will be able to be financially self-sufficient in the future.

Budget and Nutritional Counseling - "Hana Pono`i - Striving Towards Self-Sufficiency" Seminar

Budgeting ClassThe "Hana Pono`i - Striving Towards Self-Sufficiency" seminar is a must for all people who are in need of basic nutrition and budget counseling. Budgeting strategies, menu planning, and goal setting are some of the many topics covered in this simple, but useful three-hour course. Sessions are held at least twice a week.

Family Services Office
296 N. Vineyard Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 841-5565