‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.
No task is too big when done together by all.


BIG Brothers Big Sisters Hawai'i (BBBSH)
  • BBBSH serves over a thousand children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever
  • Community-based mentoring program offers one-on-one mentoring twice per month for a few hours at at time doing activities the youth and adult mentor enjoy in the community
  • School-based mentoring program offers one-on-one mentoring in a supervised group setting after school once a week alongside other matches
  • Maui Mentor Center offers an after school program three days per week that helps students achieve their goals and reach their highest potential
  • A Match Support Specialist will answer questions and offer guidance
  • Helps children become responsible adults
  • Free
  • Eligibility:
    • For community-based mentoring program, mentors must be 18 years of age or older
    • For school-based mentoring programs, mentors are typically high school students, but adult volunteers are welcomed
    • For Maui Mentor Center after school program, youth are between 4th and 6th grade and reside in the Hale Makana community
    • To participate in the programs, youth must be between the ages of 6 through 18

For more information, please contact BBBSH via phone, email, or visit website.

Boys and Girls Club of Maui (BGCM)
  • BGCM offers guidance-oriented character development programs six days a week for youth 6-18 years old
  • Key programs emphasize character and leadership development, education, technology and career development,  health and life skills, arts, sports, fitness, and recreation programs and volunteer opportunities
Annual membership is $5 per year at each location:

For more information, please visit website.

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) Teen Alert Program (TAP)
N.I. TOLL-FREE: 1-808-690-6200
LEGAL HELPLINE: 808-531-3771
  • TAP is a teen dating violence prevention, education, and intervention program based in Hawai'i at the DVAC
  • TAP provides education and workshops on healthy relationships, genders roles, consent, and community intervention strategies in: public and private intermediate and high schools, colleges, youth agencies/community groups, community advocates and service providers
  • Provides one-on-one on individualized advocacy support for youth experiencing teen dating violence in Hawai'i.
  • Works with teens to promote healthy relationships by addressing social norms that reinforce abuse
  • TAP's work is centered around building a movement where our youth feel safe, empowered, and dignified in making decisions on who and how they love.
  • Free and confidential
    • If you or someone you know needs help but is not a teenager, DVAC offers the same advocacy services to adults. For more information, go to DVAC's website or call the Helpline at (808) 531-3771

For more information, please contact TAP via phone, email, or visit website.

Family Programs Hawaiʻi (FPH) Youth Empowerment and Success (YES) Hawaiʻi Program
801 South King St., Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Serves youth between the ages of 14-26 that are currently or formerly involved in the Child Welfare Services (CWS) system
  • Designed to engage youth in meaningful and supportive events and activities, prepare youth for adulthood, expand their supportive network, and build confidence and a feeling of empowerment
  • Services include: outreach and support, peer mentoring, events and activities, leadership and skill building training, and social media and electronic communication training
  • Contact Maui YES Hawaiʻi Event Coordinator Samantha U'u (
Ho'ōla Nā Pua (HNP) Starfish Mentoring Program
P.O. Box 22551 Honolulu, HI 96712
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
  • HNP Starfish Mentoring Program provides mentoring with health-centric, trauma-informed care and support that addresses the unique needs of survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk
  • Serves an Island-wide and National Need through Health, Education, Advocacy, and Reintegration
  • Weekly meetings are activity-based and led by extensively trained mentors aged twenty one or older
  • Mentors offer support and advocacy while serving as positive role models to program participants, ages 11-21, known as mentees
  • Advised by the Activities Coordinator, mentors carefully select activites that encourage foward-thinking, self-empowerment, and prosocial skills

For more information, please contact HNP Starfish via phone, email, or visit website.

Maui Family Support Services (MFSS), Teen Services and Support
1844 Wili Pā Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793
  • MFSS Youth Services provides teens in the Department of Education (DOE) school system skills and confidence to achieve their goals through the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST)
  • LST is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting social and psychological factors

For more information, please contact MFSS via phone, email, or visit website.

Maui Family YMCA
250 Kanaloa Ave Kahului, HI 96732
  • YMCA offers a variety of program to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and our community through programs that foster moral growth and build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all
  • Offers holistic programming where youth have fun while they learn to make new friends, develop good values, build new skills, and grow self confidence
  • Opportunities for the entire family to enjoy together and learn about healthy living
  • Programs and activities that foster giving and social responsibility
  • Amenities include group exercise classes, high quality equipment, fitness assessments, swimming pools, various courts for playing ball, personal trainers, and much more
  • Financial assistance available
  • Programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds

For more information, please contact YMCA via phone or visit website

Pāʻia Youth & Cultural Center (PYCC)
65 Puna Road, Pāʻia, HI 96779
  • PYCC proviedes a safe place emotionally and physically for the youth of Pā'ia and surrounding communities
  • Offers a variety of social, educational, cultural, vocational, and recreational activities and assists the youth in being an important and integral part of the community
  • Located on the Pa'ia Bay beach
  • PYCC membership is FREE and open to youth between 9-21 years of age
  • Offers programs, computer and media lab, life skills training opportunities, the Stonewave Sk8park, and Drop-In Center
  • Drop-in center is filled with fun things to do like listen to music, movie nights on Fridays, play games, art projects, and other activities such as pool, basketball, yoga, cooking classes, etc.
  • Offers support services to youth including basic counseling services, referrals to community resources, mediation and mentoring, skills training, and homework assistance
  • Service learning activities provide participants with opportunities to learn while helping to improve an aspect of their community

For more information, please contact PYCC via phone, email or visit website.


Certificate of Age (for 16 & 17 year old minors)
2264 Aupuni Street, Building 2, Wailuku, HI 96793
808-984-2076 or 808-984-2075
  • There are no restrictions on hours except when the minor is required to be in school
  • Free to obtain certificate
  • Apply online
    • Must submit one (1) valid proof of age (driver's license, State of Hawai'i ID, court record, birth certificate, immigration record (alien card, visa), or Military ID
  • Upon review and approval of application, a Certificate of Age will be emailed
  • Certificate of Age is valid only when accompanied by an approved proof of age document, which are both presented to the employer at time of hire

For more information, please contact Child Labor Office via phone, email or visit website.

Certified Copy of Birth Certificate: Department of Health Office of Health Status Monitoring
54 S High St Rm 301 Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
  • $10 for the first copy; $4 for each additional copy of the same certificate ordered simultaneously; $2.50 Portal Administration fee; total cost to order is $12.50 total
  • There are 3 ways to apply for a certified copy of your birth certificate:
    • Apply Online (Available for Birth, Civil Union and Marriage Certificates);
    • Apply in Person
    • Apply by Mail
  • Credit card, cashier's check, certified check, or money order payments are accepted. Personal checks will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact the Office of Health Status Monitoring via phone or visit website

Credit Report
Kihei: 303 E Lipoa St Kihei, HI 96753 (808-270-7363)
Lahaina Gateway Center: 335 Keawe St #209 Lahaina, HI 96761 (808-270-7363)
Hannibal Tavares Community Center: 91 Pukalani St Pukalani, HI 96768 (808-270-7363)
County Public Works Office: Hana Hwy & Uakea Rd Hana, HI 96713 (808-248-7280)
MOLOKAʻI: Mitchell Pauole Center: 100 Ailoa St Kaunakakai Molokaʻi, HI 96748 (808-553-3430)
For youth under the age of 18:
  • Must complete driver’s education from a certified instructor
  • Must hold an instruction permit for at least 180 days (six months) before taking the road test
  • Youth in Legal Guardianship or Adopted must get application signed by their Legal Guardian
  • Youth in Foster Custody or Permanent Custody must:
  • Get the application from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and inform them of foster care status
  • Youth must turn the form in to their CWS SW to get it signed / approved by the CWS Section Administrator
  • Youth’s CWS SW will return the application to the youth to present back to the DMV
  • Cost is $40 cash
  • All applicants need completed application, certified copy of birth certificate, original (non-laminated) social security card, and two documents verifying proof of principal address (e.g., pay stubs, bank statement, utility bill, W-2, etc.)
  • To take the road test, call beginning at 8 am at least one business day in advance to schedule an appointment

For more information, please visit website.

Income Taxes: Federal (1040 EZ) and State (N-11)
  • If you received a W2 from your current or former employer for the previous year, you have until April 15th to file your taxes
  • Here are some companies that offer tax filing assistance:
    • Goodwill Industries of Hawaiʻi and Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Programs will complete taxes for anyone earning less than $50,000 per year
    • File taxes online for free at
    • Turbo Tax ( gives step-by-step help to complete and submit taxes online with help from experienced tax professionals
Med-QUEST Medical Insurance Card
LANAI: 730 Lanai Ave, Lanai City, HI 96763  (808-565-7102)
MAUI: 210 Imi Kala St #101, Wailuku, HI  96793-1274  (808-243-5780)
MOLOKAʻI: State Civic Center, 65 Makaena Pl Rm. 110, Kaunakakai, HI 96748  (808-553-1758)
  • Free medical coverage for former foster youth up to age 26, who have aged out of DHS foster care in Hawaiʻi or placed under Legal Guardianship or Adopted from CWS after age 16
  • Need to reapply by 18th birthday regardless of legal status
  • Full dental coverage through Medicaid Fee-For-Service program provided for persons under age 21; only emergency coverage is available for persons 21 and older

For more information, please contact Med-QUEST via phone or visit website.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Hawaiian Registry Program (HRP) Card
LANAʻI: P.O. Box 631413, Lāna’i City, Lāna’i, HI 96763
MOLOKAʻI: P.O. Box 1717, Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi, HI 96748
  • Free photo ID card that confirms Hawaiian Ancestry to apply for OHA programs such as loans, grants, and scholarships
  • Registration is easy, one-time process every 5 years
  • Must submit (can submit in-person, mail, or e-mail):
    • Completed and signed application form
      • If the applicant is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must sign the form
    • Photocopy of applicant’s birth certificate stating Hawaiian ancestry through biological parentage
      • If the birth certificate does not indicate Hawaiian through biological parentage then additional documentation is required
    • Photocopy of a photo ID of the applicant
      • If a minor applicant does not have a photo ID, a copy of the photo ID of the parent or legal guardian who signed the application form is required
    • Color photograph, which will be used on the OHA card
  • Renewal of ancestry verification is required every five years

For more information, please contact OHA via phone, email, or visit website.

Register at Kamehameha Schools' (KS) Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center
TOLL - FREE: 1-800-842-4682, Press 2
MAUI: KS Maui Educational Support Services: 275 'A'apueo Parkway, Pukalani, HI 96768
MOLOKAʻI: KS Resource Center: 612 Maunaloa Hw, Bldg. A, Kaunakakai, HI 96748
  • Prove Native Hawaiian ancestry by registering through the KS Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center
  • How to apply:
    • Complete the Hawaiian Ancestry Registry (HAR) form;
    • Provide three (3) generations of birth certificates to prove Native Hawaiian Ancestry;
    • Submit documents in person at the Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center in Honolulu or through the community drop-off points at the KS Resource Centers; or submit by mail to Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center, 567 S. King Street, Suite 102, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • For adoptions, one (1) of the following additional documents are required:
    • Letter of Non-Identifying Information of Racial Extraction of Biological Parents (LRE) obtained from the Family Court in which the adoption occurred; OR
    • Adoption decree or court order identifying biological Hawaiian parents; OR
    • Pre-adoption birth certificate identifying biological parents along with post-adoption birth certificate
    • *If birth certificates of the biological ancestors are not available, then an LRE should be submitted instead. For information about Hawai'i Family Courts, please visit website here.*
  • If a biological sibling is registered in the Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center and share Hawaiian ancestral parent(s), submitting a birth certificate verifying relationship to registered sibling will satisfy application requirements.

For more information, please contact KS Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center via email or visit website.

Register to Vote
TOLL-FREE: 1-800-442-8683
  • You must register with the Office of Elections before you can exercise your right to vote.
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen;
    • Must be a resident of the State of Hawai'i;
    • Must be at least 18 years of age (The law allows 16 year olds to pre-register to vote, but must be 18 years old by election day to vote)
  • Ways to Register;
    • Register online.
      • You must have a current Hawai'i Driver's License or State ID and your Social Security number to complete an application online
    • Mail your completed Wikiwiki Voter Registration and Permanent Absentee Application to your Clerk's Office;
    • Visit the Office of Elections or your Clerk's Office to submit an application in person.
  • Applications are available online and the following locations: Office of Elections, Clerk's Offices, State Libraries; U.S. Post Offices, State Agencies, and Satellite City Halls.

For more information, please contact your Clerk's Office via phone, email, or visit website.

Register for Selective Service
TOLL-FREE: 1-888-665-1825
  • Young men 18 through 25 years of age are required to register with Selective Service
  • Ways to Register: 
    • Register online;
    • Register at any United States Post Office;
    • Register by completing and mailing the reminder mail-back card directly to Selective Service System. Select Services sends this card to many men around the time they turn 18 years old;
    • Check "Register Me" on box #22 on the FAFSA application and the Department of Education will furnish Selective Service with the information;
    • Register with a high school staff member or teacher who is an appointed Selective Services Registrar.
  • Young men that do not register by their 26th birthday will not be eligible for any Federal benefits or jobs.

For more information, please contact SSS via phone, email, or visit website.

Social Security Card: Social Security Administration (SSA)
2220 Main St Suite 125 Wailuku, HI 96793
TOLL-FREE: 1-800-772-1213
  • You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits, and get some other government services; however, you don't need to show your Social Security card often.
  • Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.
  • Free
  • To Apply:
    • Must show proof of U.S. Citizenship
    • Must show proof of age (birth certificate)
    • Must show proof of identity (picture ID)
    • Submit completed application form (SS-5)

For more information, please contact SSA via phone or visit website.

State ID: Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing
LANAʻI: 309 Seventh St #101 Lāna’i City, Lāna’i, HI 96763 (808-565-7878) 
MAUI: Maui Mall Shopping Center: 70 E Kaʻahumanu Ave Suite A-17, Kahului, HI 96732  (808-270-7363)
Kihei: 303 E Lipoa St Kihei, HI 96753 (808-270-7363)
Lahaina Gateway Center: 335 Keawe St #209 Lahaina, HI 96761 (808-270-7363)
Hannibal Tavares Community Center: 91 Pukalani St Pukalani, HI 96768 (808-270-7363)
County Public Works Office: Hana Hwy & Uakea Rd Hana, HI 96713 (808-248-7280)
MOLOKAʻI: Mitchell Pauole Center: 100 Ailoa St Kaunakakai Molokaʻi, HI 96748 (808-553-3430)

  • Anyone applying for an original or renewal of their Hawai'i State Identification (ID) Card must present documentary proof of legal name, date of birth, social security number, legal presence, and proof of principal residence address in person at any of the Driver License locations
  • Costs:
    • $40 for an 8-year ID
    • $5 for 1-year ID
    • $6 for a duplicate ID (to replace lost, stolen, or damaged cards)
    • All forms of payments accepted. There may be an additional $2 processing fee for using a credit card.
  • To Apply:
    • Must submit a completed application;
    • Must provide a certified copy of birth certificate;
    • Must provide original (non-laminated) social security card;
    • Must provide 2 documents verifying proof of principal (residential) address (e.g. pay stubs, bank statements, utility bill, W-2, etc. )

For more information, please visit website.