Directory of Community Organizations

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Looking for services to meet your needs? This Directory lists many of the nonprofits and community groups on Kauai.¬† Search for the services you need by typing in the name of the organization or key words related to desired services.¬† For example, just type in youth to look for the groups that offer services for young people.¬† To get more detailed information on the organization, you can reach its website by clicking on the organization’s name.

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American Cancer Society - Kauai Field Office

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. We teach how to lower cancer risk and how to find it early, fund cancer research, and provide direct services to almost 300 patients a year. Phone: 808-246-0695.

American Red Cross Kauai Office

The Hawaii State Chapter responds continually to large and small disasters throughout the State of Hawaii. The Red Cross is the only volunteer organization charged, by federal Congressional Charter, with responding during disasters to provide for the immediate emergency needs of families and individuals. In addition, the Chapter prepares individuals and businesses to be more prepared for emergencies and to initiate appropriate action to ensure the health and safety of those around them and themselves. Phone: 808-245-4919

Apollo Kauai

Through education and advocacy, our mission is to assist our island in becoming more sustainable by using socially and environmentally responsible, renewable alternatives to fossil fuel. Phone: 808-639-8161

Baby Hui Org

The Baby Hui Kauai Coordinator can help parents build a peer network of nurturing support. The Baby Hui helps parents of infants and toddlers (birth to three) gain the knowledge and confidence they need to meet the challenges ahead. Weekly neighborhood based peer-support groups, led by trained volunteers, are held in Kauai homes, parks, and schools. These are designed to: reduce isolation, burnout, depression; build lasting friendships between families; offer a nonjudgmental setting for questions and concerns; promote highly effective positive parenting strategies; help parents navigate changing roles, relationships,; and supply information about community support services. Phone: 808-635-4242

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii - Kauai Branch

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH-Kauai) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring Hawaii's youth to become responsible citizens. BGCH currently operates 12 sites on Oahu and Kauai, where members can access a multitude of programs and services. Known as the Positive Place for Kids, BGCH-Kauai's Clubhouses in Waimea, Kekaha, Kapaa, Lihue provide guidance-oriented character development programs for children 7-17 years old. Annual membership is $25. Phone: 808-346-4683 or 808-245-2210.

County of Kauai Office of Economic Development: Kauai Film Commission

Kauai Film Commission is a division of County of Kauai Office of Economic Development. KFC's main function is to market and promote Kauai's vast and epic film locations and resources to global filmmakers for movie, television, commercial and print advertising productions. Kauai film commissioner, Art Umezu also assists Ofice of the Mayor with Kauai's four sister cities in Japan and official matters related to Japan which brings diversity of arts, culture and humanities to Kauai. Umezu is a music producer, composer and photographer on Kauai since 1975. In 2009, he created The Jam Room, a free youth venue for creative and performing artists at Kukui Grove Center in Lihue. Phone: 808-241-4948.

E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha (Forever-Live on the Voices of Kekaha)

Instill residents with cultural pride in their American/Hawaiian heritage to: strive towards civic consciousness; promote a variety of civic, educational, social, cultural and recreational activities; distribute information relating to the general welfare of the community; provide avenues for proactive involvement of community residents; and encourage friendly relations between our membership and other organizations. Phone: 808-346-2342 or 808-651-5547

Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park

The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park are volunteers devoted to enhancing the public facilities at Lydgate Park. Projects include Kamalani Playground, Kamalani Kai Bridge, (the soon-to-be-rebuilt) Kamalani Pavilion, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Sports Park. Phone: 808-245-5959

Friends of Lihue Public Library

The Friends of Lihue Public Library is an all-volunteer non-profit community organization that supports the goals of Lihue Library, seeks to improve its services and resources, and promotes love for books and reading, community knowledge and support of the work of the library, enhancement of the library's efficiency and effectiveness and the widest possible community utilization of the library's facilities and services. Phone: 808-241-3222.

Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Kauai

The mission of the Friends of the Children's Justice Center (CJC) is to provide support to the work of the CJC, including interviews of minors and training of professionals. We provide awareness of and promote prevention of child abuse and neglect. We also provide enhancements to local foster children and children who have been abused or neglected. Phone: 808-246-6214

Friends of the Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is a unique annual event at Kauai's Historic County Building running through December, dedicated to presenting the beautiful handmade decorations made by Kauai Folk Artist Auntie Josie Chansky as well as "Kauai-style" creations crafted by our volunteer artisans. It perpetuates the tradition of "Holiday Aloha" visitors and residents experienced for decades at the Chansky "Christmas House" in Kapaa. Santa and Mrs.Claus are there to greet the Keiki. Phone: 808-639-8564

Garden Island Arts Council

The mission of the Garden Island Arts Council is to create greater public concern in and awareness of art and culture in enriching the lives of residents and visitors through the initiation, promotion and delivery of quality programs for all who wish to participate. Phone: 808-245-2733

Garden Island Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.

The mission of GIRC&D is to carry out a plan for the orderly conservation, development and prudent use of natural and human resources to improve economic, social and environmental opportunities for the people of Kauai County. Phone: 808-246-0091

Get Fit Kauai; Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition for the County of Kauai (NPAC-GFK)

Get Fit Kauai is a dynamic coalition with four individual task forces: Built Environment, School, Access to Healthy Foods and Worksite Wellness. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the residents and visitors of Kauai County by working to promote opportunities for physical activity and access to healthy foods. We do this through policy, systemic and environmental change. Phone: 808-212-4765

Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei

Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei is "A house for the coming together of the family of Hanalei" and exists to serve the people of the Hale Lea area and its visitors. We host a weekly Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings and provide space for numerous classes, performances, meetings & gatherings during the week. Check out our website for current calendar of offerings. Phone: 808-826-1011

Hale Kipa Kauai

Hale Kipa is a Children's advocacy program operating on Kauai for the last five years. We currently have three major programs HAP - our advocacy mentor program. Intensive In Home Services that works closely with the Mokihana program and our Communtiy Outreach Program that works with groups of troubled or youth needing extra help. Phone: 808-246-4898

Hale Lea Medicine/ Kauai Community Health Alliance

Providing the highest level of integrative healthcare possible on Kauai’s north shore. Insuring sustainability through a neighborhood-based, non-profit model of health care delivery. We accept most insurance, are open 6 to 7 days a week, and provide a wide array of primary healthcare services. Healthcare Providers include: James Winkler PA-C, Steve Rogoff MD, Mary Cameron CNP, Jill Winchell MD, Larry Raithaus MD, Todd Strong PT. Phone: 808-828-2885

Hale Opio Kauai, Inc.

Chartered on Kauai in 1975, Hale Opio provides prevention, education, diversion, and treatment programs for Kauai youth and their families. Evidence-based services include teen pregnancy, dating violence, and underage drinking prevention; emergency shelter; therapeutic foster care, Kauai Teen Court, Hawaiian art and cultural studies, Kauai Foster Youth Coalition, in-school educational support, after-school cultural programs, and other youth development focused services. Phone: 808-245-2873

Hanalei Canoe Club

Hanalei Canoe Club located opposite the pier in Hanalei seeks to perpetuate ancient Hawaiian traditions and practices through the sport of outrigger canoe paddling. Membership is open to everyone, ages 8 to 80. The annual meeting will be the first Saturday in February. HCC will be celebrating its 40th year of success in racing and community service in 2013. Phone: 808-639-4048.

Hanalei Watershed Hui

The Hanalei Watershed Hui supports and protects the ecology, cultures and sustainable economies of Hanalei. We convene community constituents and other expertise to address concerns and issues related to the Hanalei Bay watersheds. We support and advocate for the Hanalei Watershed Action Plan. Phone: 808-826-1985

Hanamaulu Neighborhood Association

This association of Hanamaulu residents works for the improvement and development of that community.

Hawaii Center for Independent Living-Kauai (HCIL-Kauai)

HCIL-Kauai is a non-profit organization operated by and for people with disabilities to ensure their rights to live independently and fully integrated in the community of their choice outside of institutional care settings. HCIL serves people of any age with any type of disability. HCIL will assist individuals as they work towards their goals. Phone: 808-245-4034

Hawaii Community Foundation

The Hawaii Community Foundation is a public, statewide, charitable services and grantmaking organization supported by donor contributions for the benefit of Hawaii's people. As a public foundation, we have a responsibility to serve the broader interests of our community, not just our own. We are committed to building the charitable assets of Hawaii, regardless of whether those assets reside with us or not. Phone: 808-245-4585

Hawaii Families As Allies

The Mission of HFAA is to support families whose children have emotional, behavioral and mental challenges through education, technical assistance and advocacy. HFAA is led by Exec. Director Linda Machado. Staff is located in communities across the state of Hawaii. There are Parent Partners located statewide. For more information contact our WARMLINE at 866-361-8825.

Hawaii Ocean Film Festival

Featuring films about Marine Resources, ocean recreation, and our cultural connections to the sea. Phone: 808-652-3392

Hawaii SEED

Protecting Hawaii and its people from the risks posed by genetically engineered organisms. Promoting diverse, local, health and ecological food and farming that supports real food security for the Hawaiian Islands. Visit our website for more information. Phone: 808-651-9603

Hawaiian Community Assets

Hawaiian Community Assets, Inc. (HCA) provides a comprehensive program of services designed to help families become and remain homeowners. Services include: Youth Financial Literacy; Homebuyer Education; Individualized Credit, Budgeting and Savings Counseling; Loan Packaging; and Match Savings Programs. Phone: 808-632-2070.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust - Kauai Office

The Hawaiian Island Land Trust is a 501(c)3 organization. Mission: To conserve and protect Hawaii's "places of the heart" for present and future generations. Vision: Through leadership and collaboration with community, government and land owners, HILT will preserve lands of scenic, cultural, historic, agricultural, recreational and ecological importance to ensure their protection for future generations. Phone: 808-346-9419

Hawaiian Monk Seal Conservation Hui

HMS Conservation Hui is composed of volunteers who assist DLNR and NOAA, the state and federal agencies vested with endangered monk seal protection and conservation. Volunteers and staff work together to respond to protect seals resting on beaches all over Kauai daily, pup events, marine mammal strandings and education and outreach. Our vision is to promote community stewardship of the critically endangered monk seals on Kauai and care for the marine habitat. Phone: 808-651-7668

Historic Waimea Theater & Cultural Arts Center

To establish and conduct a cultural, educational and recreational enterprise for the benefit of the west Kauai community and to do anything lawfully necessary or convenient to accomplish such purpose, including, but not by way of limitation, to purchase, acquire, develop, sell, lease, own, operate, and manage theaters, playhouses, lecture and conference facilities and equipment, as necessary or incidental to accomplish the general purposes of the Corporation. Phone: 808-338-2027

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