Safe Places

The Safe Place program brings together businesses and volunteers to provide immediate help and safety to young people facing abuse, neglect, bullying or other crisis situations. It raises awareness of the Safe Place as an immediate option of youth in crisis. For more information, visit

Hawaii state government and youth organizations are working together to establish the Safe Place program here in Hawaii. In the meantime, help is still available…see resources below to help you or someone you know get help when needed:

National Runaway Hotline

1-800-RUNAWAY (for immediate help)
or visit

Teen Alert Program Helpline

Oahu Helpline (808) 531-3771
Neighbor Islands Helpline: (800) 690-6200

Sex Abuse Treatment Center

(808) 524-7273
Trained counselors on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide confidential support, information and advocacy on the phone.

Salvation Army (Hilo)

1786 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 959-4502

Maui Youth and Family Services

200 Ike Drive
Makawao, HI 96768
(808) 579-8414
24-Hour Emergency Shelter Hotline: (808) 579-8406

Hawaii Youth Services Network

(808) 489-9549