Staff Health and Well-Being Resources

The HIDOE Office of Student Support Services is working to help transition students back to school by supporting the mental health and well-being of students and staff. The following resources may be utilized to directly assist students and staff during this challenging time for many. See this link for Student Mental Health Services.

Counseling Services for HIDOE Staff

In-person, by phone, and help-line services are available for staff who are seeking emotional and mental health support to process any distress caused by the Maui wildfires.


Lahaina Comprehensive Health Center
Akokoa Pl
Daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(808) 984-2150

*Subject to change. Additional in-person service options will be announced as identified.

 Adult Mental Health Support

Hawai‘i Medical Services Association (HMSA)

HMSA partner Carelon Behavioral Health provides free counseling services 24/7 by calling 1-800-580-6934. HMSA membership is not required.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance of the Pacific is available 24/7 by calling 808-597-8222 or toll-free at 877-597-8222.

Emotional Support Hotlines

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

Hawai‘i CARES provides 24/7 local crisis couselors at 808-832-3100, 1-800-753-6879 or call/text/chat with 988.

Staff Readiness/Early Recovery

Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Maui Schools: Learn How We Can Help Our Students and Ourselves After the Wildfires

One-hour sessions, facilitated by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Additional sessions can be scheduled on request through Kimberly Mcdonald, Clinical Psychologist, Student Support Section, OSSS at

Additional PFA Training

All staff especially School-Based Behavioral Health direct service providers including school counselors across the state, are encouraged to complete the free online modules for PFA and Skills for Psychological Recovery at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Teacher Resources for Students with Disabilities

Preparing for a New Student with a Disability

Additional Information and Resources