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Mālama Ola

COVID-19 parent resources

Student well-being begins with child and ‘ohana well-being. Following are some health and financial wellness resources recommended by the Kamehameha Schools Mālama Ola team. If you have specific concerns, please reach out to our Mālama Ola behavioral health specialists or your child’s school counselor

General information

Coping with COVID-19 as a family

  • A Thriving Lāhui
    — A comprehensive list of educational and culture-based resources and services compiled by Kanaeokana.
  • Aloha United Way 211
    — AUW 211 specialists can help you find food, shelter, financial assistance, parenting support, elderly care, disability services and much more.


Other online resources

  • Med-QUEST Health Insurance
    — The Hawai‘i State Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division provides eligible low-income adults and children access to health and medical coverage through managed care plans.
  • YMCA Essential Workers Child Care Program
    — The child care program is open to all essential workers as defined by the State of Hawai‘i stay-at-home order. Eligible applicants may receive up to 100% financial assistance.

In case of an emergency

To ensure student safety, Mālama Ola will not perform virtual mental health crisis assessments for students. In an emergency, call 911.

  • Emergency Services: 911
    — Immediate assistance for threat to life or property
  • Crisis Hotline of Hawai‘i: O‘ahu: (808) 832-3100. Neighbor islands: 1-800-753-6879.
    — Hawai‘i Department of Health hotline for suicide prevention, awareness, and support.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    — Support for people in distress, and prevention and crisis resources.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “ALOHA” to 741-741
    — Support for people in crisis.
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
    — The transgender suicide hotline provides support services run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Visit the Mālama Ola Student and ‘ohana resources page for information on additional critical services providers.