We are connected even as we protect each other by staying apart. Now, more than ever, we are on a health and wellness journey together. In addition to the Tutu’s House activities that have continued online, we hope the following resources will enhance and empower your unique health and wellness journey. Please contact us by phone to share or ask for information: 808-885-6777.
Social, Emotional, & General Well Being
Our Kupuna helps get groceries, medication, and necessary supplies to our kūpuna
Crisis Line Hawai’i – If you are in crisis or someone you know is, you can call the following phone numbers and talk to someone who can help you
- phone 1-800-753-6879
- text 741741
To continue providing health care while implementing physical distancing, some doctors are embracing telemedicine.
If you have a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, chances are you have all the equipment you need for a telemedicine appointment. Your doctor will tell you what application you need to meet with them online. If you need help with the application, Tutu’s House may be able to help. Call 808-885-6777.
Get the most out of seeing your doctor especially a telehealth appointment, by preparing:
- Know your family health history.
- Make a list of any medicines you take including dosages.
- Make a list of concerns and questions to discuss.
- You may want a friend or family member join you for the appointment to help
- Take notes.
- Don’t leave the appointment until all of your questions have been answered and you understand what to do next.
Restaurants offering pick-up and/or delivery
Honoka‘a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Peace Committee Feeding our Keiki and Kūpuna program offers take out on Fridays, 4:00-5:30 pm
Looking for link to Hawaii Appleseed which is gathering information from community (non-DOE) emergency feeding sites.
If you are planning to operate a grab-and-go feeding operation for children, families, or seniors, please use this form to provide your hours of operation, population(s) served, and other information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing & Finances
Aloha United Way 211: Call 211 for free and confidential help finding food, shelter, financial assistance, child care, parenting support, elderly care, disability services, job training and much more.
To request mortgage forbearance, contact your mortgage company or HUD approved housing counselor. See monthly mortgage statements or coupon book for contact info. The nearest housing counselor can be found here or by calling (800) 569-4287.
One-time emergency financial assistance (up to $2000) to Native Hawaiian beneficiaries facing hardship due to an unexpected crisis provided by Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Kahiau Community Assistance Program (KCAP)
Unemployment claims can be filed online https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/
In-person claims not accepted at this time.
Connecting & Learning Online
If you have a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, chances are you have all the equipment you need to connect with family and friends, and continue learning online.
Here is a list of a few applications for connecting with others. Some are free to use or offer a free trial as well as paid subscription.
- Google Hangouts
Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa Hawaiian culture-based science reader series, for grades K-3 20 books in the first Life Science set can be downloaded in pdf form in either ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi or English.
The Science of Well-Being offered by Yale
ABC Mouse – Grade PreK – 2; code: SCHOOL2131
Adventure Academy – Grade 3 – 8; code: SCHOOL2131
Reading IQ – Grade PreK – 6; code: SCHOOL2131
Scholastic Learn At Home PreK – 8
Math Games PreK – 5
COVID-19 is the disease caused by a novel or new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV or SARS-CoV-2
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 3/30/2020, there’s no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and no curative treatment, only treatment for symptom management. Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
Physical distancing and these practices are your best defense:
- You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid close contact with people outside your household
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
Managing COVID-19 in Hawai‘i – for the latest State and County orders, guidance, and plans