Stroke Community Resources

 

Oahu:

Honolulu Stroke Club

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (1st Floor – Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Courtyard Lanai)
226 North Kuakini Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Contact:
Recreation Therapy
recreation@rehabhospital.org
(808) 566-3791

Website:
https://www.rehabhospital.org/patient-care/support-groups

Group:
All are welcome

Services:
The Stroke Club is an organization for stroke survivors, friends and family members. It is a place for fun, information and support. Stroke Club members meet regularly to learn more about stroke and offer support to one another in a friendly and open environment

Time:
1st Tuesday of every month from 10:00am – 11:30am

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program/My Health My Choice

Contact: 
Dawn Pasikala, R.N. Sr. Education Coordinator
Dawn@kidneyhi.org
(808) 589-5905
1314 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96814

Group:
Adults with on-going chronic conditions

Services:
You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family members about your health.

Time:
6 session workshop series; 2.5 hours per session


Kauai:

Think B.I.G. (Brain Injured Group)

Kapa’a Neighborhood Center
4491 Kou Street; Kapaa, HI 96746

Contact:
Scott
(808) 346-8361

Group:
All are welcome

Services:
Support group for survivors of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other head injuries

Time:
2nd Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:30pm

 


Maui:

None known at this time

 


Big Island:

Hilo Stroke Support Group

Hilo Medical Center (The Learning Center)
1190 Waianuenue Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96720

Contact:   
Amy
ashipley@hhsc.org
(808) 932-3049 or (808) 932-3045 (Medical Center main line)

Group:
All ages welcome

Services:
Gather and support stroke survivors, family, friends, and caregivers

Time:
2nd Tuesday of every month from 4:00-5:00pm

Better Choices, Better Health – General Chronic Conditions

Contact:
Kahealani Wakinekona
kahealani@kidneyhi.org
(808) 895-9068

Group:
Anyone with a chronic conditions; preference for individuals age 60+

Services:
Whether you have high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, asthma, arthritis, pain or other ongoing health problems, this class is for you. Discover ways to better deal with depression, eat healthier, fight fatigue and frustration, start an exercise program, solve problems, and more. Join others who have taken this Stanford University program and experienced great benefits. This program has been made possible through Older Americans Act Title III funding from Hawaii State Executive Office on Aging and the Hawaii County Office of Aging.

Time:
6 session workshop series (no fee)

 


Telephone and Online Support:

American Stroke Association Stroke Family Warmline
Call 1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653)
Available Monday-Friday between 8:00am-5:00pm C.T. 

National Stroke Association Helpline
Call 1-800-STROKES (1-800-787-6537)
Available Monday-Friday between 9:00am-4:00pm Mountain Time
http://www.stroke.org/stroke-resources/stroke-help-line

American Stroke Association Online Support Network
Website: https://supportnetwork.heart.org/

Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia
Website: http://strokerecoverybc.ca/


General Assistance Programs:

 

Honolulu County Assistance Programs

A directory of assistance programs for housing, medical, financial, utilities and more.

Website:  https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/honolulu_county_assistance_pro.html

 

Helping Hands Emergency Assistance Program

Programs to assist with language access, household items, emergency support, mental health, food security, and case management on Oahu.  One program, the Punawai Program, serves persons of native Hawaiian heritage – statewide.

Contact the Intake Line at 808-440-3835 to determine initial eligibility for services

Website:  http://helpinghandshawaii.org/programs/emergency-assistance-program/

 

Mental Health American of Hawaii Human Services Directory

Comprehensive telephone directory of agencies offering a wide variety of services across the State.

Website:  http://mentalhealthhawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/Updated-2018-Finding-Help-Directory.pdf

 

Aloha United Way Search 211

Resource list of agencies statewide to address daily and crisis needs

Website:  http://www.auw211.org/Search.aspx

 

Hawaii Pacific Health Financial Assistance Program

Financial assistance for qualified individuals to pay for medical care at specific Hawaii hospitals and clinics.

Website:  https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/patients-visitors/financial-assistance-program/

 

Housing:

State Department of Human Services Homeless Services Agencies Directory

Directory of agencies assisting persons who are currently homeless
Website: http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/bessd/home/hp/homeless-services-agencies-directory/

Phone: (808) 586-4993

 

Housing and Urban Development

Federal assistance options to rent a home

Website:  https://www.hud.gov/states/hawaii/renting

Phone: (202) 708-1112                       TTY: (202) 708-1455

Honolulu Field Office phone number:   (808) 457-4662

 

 

Utilities:

Energy Assist Programs

The Energy Assist Programs provide financial assistance for those who are in need.  Learn more about the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Hawaiian Electric’s Ohana Energy Gift Program, and Special Medical Needs program.
Website: https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/billing-and-payment/energy-assist-programs

Phone:

Hawaiian Electric Oahu (808) 548-7311
Maui Electric Maui (808) 871-9777
Molokai and Lanai 1-877-871-8461
Hawaii Electric Light Hilo (808) 969-6999
Kona (808) 329-3584
Waimea (808) 885-4605

 

Legal:

Hawaii Disability Rights Center (HDRC)

HDRC provides information and referrals, legal advice, individual and family advocacy, legal representation, and assistance with self-advocacy.
Website: http://www.hawaiidisabilityrights.org/Programs_PATBI.aspx

Phone: (808) 949-2922