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Disaster Distress Resources

We pray for all impacted by the Maui wildfires that have displaced thousands of residents and visitors and destroyed hundreds of structures. 

Bishop Larry Silva offered a message of solace saying: “As a community of faith, we are called to come together and provide unwavering support to those who are suffering. It is in times like these that our collective love, faith, and compassion can make a tremendous difference.” The Diocese has set up a donation fund account through the non-profit Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation (HCCF) to “lend a hand to those who have lost so much.” Please visit the following link to contribute to the Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation fund for Maui Fires Relief For more information, visit the Diocese website.

Below are some resources for those of you who may be affected by the devastating fires happening on Maui and Hawai`i Islands. For more information, please visit the Mental Health America of Hawaii website.

Disaster DIstress Helpline (DDH):  The DDH (call or text 1-800-985-5990; press “2” for Spanish) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls, texts, and Videophone calls for Deaf or Hard of Hearing American Sign Language users are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the country, who provide psychological first aid, emotional support, crisis assessment and intervention, and referrals to local/state behavioral health services for follow-up care & support. The DDH is a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) administered by Vibrant Emotional Health.

Hawai`i CARES:  If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use cris text, call, or chat the Hawai`i 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Additional Disaster Distress Resources

Disaster Distress Helpline regarding Wildfires

English Flyer – Disaster Distress Helpline

Spanish Flyer – Linea de Ayuda

American Sign Language – Disaster Distress Helpline

Additional mental health resources available at No Shame Get Help

Keep Current on Current Status

Hawai`i Emergency Management

County of Maui

Hawaii County

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