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Family (ʻOhana) Resources

A collection of resources to help families young and old.

In an effort to assist members during the stay at home period due to COVID-19, the Waikiki Community Center has created a Virtual Community Center to provide informative, educational, fun at-home activities, and focused on cognitive learning and exploration.


Families are one of Hawaii's greatest resources. We have comprised a list of 'ohana (family) friendly websites and resources for you. These websites are designed specifically for the family demographic. They contain information on various programs that are easy to navigate. So get ready to explore, to learn, to have fun, and to share your new experiences with others. 

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If you or your family members do not have group coverage through an employer and seek affordable health insurance, you may compare plans via the Health Insurance Marketplace or purchase directly from an insurance company.  The Hawaii Health Insurance resource provides senior adults and families with accurate, easy-to-understand information to help make informed choices and find the right affordable health insurance that Hawaii offers. 


You can learn more about it here:

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will begin accepting applications on May 12, 2021.

This program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.


If your household is eligible, you can receive:

To apply, you can either contact your service provider, apply online at or call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application.

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals

  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)


Three Ways to Apply:

  1. Contact your service provider

  2. Apply online at

  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application.


Important Steps to Take:

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The COVID-19 Pandemic can be overwhelming for most children. Their world has literally been turned upside-down. They can't help but to ask a lot of questions and express their concerns about the pandemic. Our children are experiencing many changes in their lives primarily due to this virus.


The Crayola Company is just one organization that has made learning about the virus, with all its precautions, educational. They use a gentle and informative approach that children can easily comprehend and understand. The pages featured in this printable activity book come with easy-to-follow directions, puzzles, and pictures that they can color.


Additional free printable activity books:

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CFS strives to strengthen the entire family. This means we offer a wide range of programs to meet the needs of our four core focus areas of: Caring for Keiki, Empowering Youth, Healing from Trauma (Adults & Families), and Honoring Kūpuna.


The family-centered, full-service nonprofit is dedicated to “Strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children”. Through nearly 50 programs statewide, CFS works with those most in need – meeting them where they are, connecting them with the resources they need, and helping them envision and plan a future in which they can live successfully in the community. CFS provides hotlines that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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The only organization in Hawaii providing civil legal assistance to low and moderate income individuals.  Types of cases accepted are Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, District Court (landlord-tenant, consumer debt collection, small claims), Veterans Assistance, Family Law and Estate Planning.

Volunteer Legal partners with volunteer attorneys to provide services to those who qualify based on income and legal issue. Volunteer attorneys are the backbone of the organization, without whom access to justice could not be achieved in Hawaii. Volunteer Legal understands that not everyone can afford an attorney, but may be able to help themselves resolve legal issues if they are given the right information, professional support, and assistance. 


Enjoy original local stories from the HTY Video Library.  Good fun – check it out! HTY believes that drama education and theatre are unique, socially-based education and art forms that help their participants and audiences walk in the shoes of others, allowing them to expand their imaginations, enrich their lives and discover the infinite possibilities in the world. HTY works towards a future for Hawai‘i in which people are culturally literate and imaginative, are critical thinkers and inventive problem solvers, with a respect for history and a sense of place in a complex world.

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