Intern Insights: Michelle


To some individuals, “therapy,” “counseling” and “mental health” are very intimidating words that are associated with negative biases. This is a common misconception, especially because Hollywood and the media may be the only exposure people have to them. But, therapy and counseling can be used by all people who want to learn more about themselves […]

A Small Hilo Office with a Big Heart and even Bigger Impact on the Community


Helping Hands Hawaii’s Hilo office sits along Wailuku Drive on the outskirts of town. It is humble in stature but full of life, change and gratitude. Our Hilo office focuses its work on Community-Based Case Management and Community-Based Care Coordination through a team consisting of a psychiatrist, registered nurse, case managers, team leader and program […]

Community Partners Discuss Ways to Provide Treatment as Alternative to Jail


Earlier this week, Hawaii News Now aired a story about the inter-agency collaborative work being done to look at how we can all better assist the high percentage of low-level offenders who end up in jail while struggling with mental illness and/or addiction. Collaboration between nonprofit organizations as well as bodies of government, law enforcement […]

Free Training Offered on the Role of Certified Peer Specialists


Join us for a free seminar, entitled “Hawaii Certified Peer Specialists: Modeling Mental Health Recovery Skills, Instilling Hope,” on Friday, Dec. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. This panel discussion will be held in person at Queen’s Conference Center as well as via webinar and video conferencing. It includes guest speakers Jacob McPherson, MALA, Trisha […]

Mental Health Month Resources

MHM 2016

May is Mental Health Month and an opportunity to openly address mental health issues and stigmas, gather resources, support those struggling with mental health challenges and recognize the important role of caregivers. The majority of individuals experiencing mental health symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and other mental illnesses, struggle in silence. They often […]

Case Management Services Move to Nimitz Office

We're Moving

As of Oct. 1, 2015, Helping Hands Hawaii’s Case Management Services will move to our main office at 2100 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96819. The Community Based Case Management and Community Based Care Coordination contact information remains the same: 808-943-8777 (phone) and 808-943-8778 (fax). We apologize for any inconvenience this move will cause, and […]

Helping Hands Hawaii Retires Outpatient Group Programs

Aloha Oe

As of Sept. 30, 2015, our Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Aftercare and Psycho-social Rehabilitation programs will be retired, and we will no longer act as a provider for outpatient groups. We are not accepting new referrals, and current consumers who are enrolled in these programs will be referred to other community-based group providers. Transition planning […]