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Here is a list of local services for women with crisis pregnancies and new mothers in need. Some programs are affiliated with the Catholic Church, others are not.

MATERNAL CARE

Oahu

Oahu Pregnancy Center and A Place for Women (a medical resource center)

94-1044 Waipio-Uka Street

Waipahu, HI 96797

808-678-3991

Oahu Pregnancy Center.com

Offers pregnancy tests, ultrasound, pregnancy counseling. Offers a support group for single pregnant women and in-person childbirth classes. Postpartum services include baby and maternity supplies, online parenting, life skills and fatherhood classes. Also offers post-abortion recovery classes.

Pearson Square

Bischofstr. 1145

Honolulu HI. 96813

808-942-0328

pearsonplace.org

Provides free pregnancy testing, ultrasound referrals, peer counseling and education, as well as information on abstinence, STDs and natural family planning, and material support.

Aloha Pregnancy Care and Counseling Center

45-1151G Kamehameha Highway

Kaneohe, HI 96744

808-234-7233

alohappregnancy.com

Offers pregnancy testing and counseling, ultrasound referrals, and childbirth and parenting classes. Postpartum services include the Baby & Me boutique stocked with baby clothes, diapers, wipes, groceries, formula, strollers, car seats and other items needed for a new baby. Also offers referrals to doctors, government services, adoption agencies, and organizations that can help with finances, food, medical bills, housing, and more.

hawaii island

LIV (A Medical Resource Center)

Kailua-Kona: 74-5565 Luhia Street, Suite A3B

Hilo: 280 Ponahawai Street, Suite 203

Ocean View: 92-8977 Leilani Circle

808-326-1766

livwellwomen.com

Provides ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins, registered nurse visits, pregnancy opportunity information, help with applying for health insurance, online pregnancy and parenting classes, one-on-one mentoring, and paternity support. Postpartum services include breastfeeding counseling, baby supplies, and home help with housekeeping, grocery shopping, and meal preparation. Also offers psychological support, grief management sessions and life coaching. General medical services include STD testing and treatment, pelvic exams/swabs, and referrals for breast exams.

maui

MALAMA PREGNANCY CENTER (a medical resource center)

64 Central Avenue

Wailuku, HELLO 96793

808-280-5810

mauipregnacycenter.com

Offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound, pregnancy counseling, and labor and childbirth classes. Postpartum services include classes in parenting, breastfeeding, car seat safety and life skills. Also offers material help. Provides a healing group for those affected by abortion.

PREGNANCY PROTECTION

Mary Jane house

Catholic Charities Hawaii

808-261-9776

catholiccharitieshawaii.org/programs-services

A safe community shelter for pregnant women who lack adequate support, with advice and instruction in infant care, childbirth and valuable life skills to prepare them for a healthy pregnancy and birth. Women can stay up to four months after giving birth, during which time the program helps them transition to work or school and home. It also connects them to other support offerings like food stamps and general help. Home visits teach parenting skills.

TEMPORARY APARTMENT

Family Assessment Center (Oahu)

Catholic Charities Hawaii

808-521 HELP (4357)

catholiccharitieshawaii.org/programs-services

A 14-unit facility that provides families in urban Honolulu with temporary transitional housing and support services that include resources and support to obtain permanent housing or other appropriate services in 90 days or less.

Maili country

Catholic Charities Hawaii

808-521 HELP (4357)

catholiccharitieshawaii.org/programs-services

Assists individuals in Leeward Oahu with housing services focused on homeless families with children under the age of 19; Services include transitional housing, case management, employment training, budgeting and educational courses to help families become self-reliant and obtain affordable permanent housing.

Hale Maluhia women’s shelter

HOPE Services Hawaii

110 Ululani Street

Hilo, HELLO 96720

808-935-3050

Shelter

This emergency shelter provides beds for single women with the aim of getting them on their way to permanent housing as quickly as possible.

Family accommodation Kihei Pua

HOPE Services Hawaii

115 Kapiolani Street

Hilo, HELLO 96720

808-935-3050

Shelter

Provides temporary housing for families with children, single women and couples, giving priority to those with minor children. The aim is to get residents up and running as quickly as possible.

ADVICE

coastal children

Catholic Charities Hawaii

(808) 521-HELP (4357)

catholiccharitieshawaii.org/programs-services

Provides counseling, domestic violence intervention meetings and outreach to homeless adults and children on Oahu’s Leeward Shore.

family and parent development

Catholic Charities Hawaii

Oahu: 808-527-4470

Hilo: 808-961-7000

catholiccharitieshawaii.org/programs-services

Provides a therapist to help parents address behavior issues and develop skills to strengthen the family.

Your Ohana Program

Catholic Charities Hawaii

(808) 521-HELP (4357)

catholiccharitieshawaii.org/programs-services

Provides referral services to connect parents of newborns, families with children up to age 4 and pregnant women with services and information on healthy child development; Services are free, voluntary and confidential.

HEALING AFTER ABORTION

Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries Hawaii

(808) 469-5470

rvhawaii@gmail.com

Retreats for those in need of spiritual and emotional healing after an abortion.

Project Rachel

(888) 456-HOPE (4673)

hopeafterabortion.org

projectrachel@rcchawaii.org

The Catholic Church’s post-abortion healing ministry, where women and men can find forgiveness and peace of heart through compassionate help and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

GENERAL RESOURCES

Catholic parishes

Most parishes in Hawaii have outreach ministries, many of which provide food, clothing, and baby items to new moms.

Hiking with mothers in need

This is a nationwide initiative created by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to encourage the nation’s parishes to “walk with mothers in need” by identifying local pregnancy support resources in their parishes who are currently serving one woman available with a difficult pregnancy.

Knights of Columbus

This fraternal organization of Catholic men raises money to support pregnancy resource centers and pro-life initiatives.

Diocesan Respect Life Office

Provides communities with information and resources to develop and support activities that support a culture of life, including life advocacy and natural family planning. It also provides post-abortion counseling and spiritual support through programs such as Rachel’s Vineyard and Project Rachel.

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