West Maui School Resources

Hawai‘i State Department of Education has created a West Maui School Resources page. Resources are grouped into three main categories:

  • HI-EMA
    Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency resources for displaced families.
    Includes information on locating missing loved ones, shelter locations, federal disaster assistance and more.
  • Parents and Families
    Information on how to enroll students in nearby schools and a list of mental health resources.
  • Staff
    Relevant memos and notices and emergency proclamations.

Ways to help our Maui school community

Your Rights for Continued Uninterrupted Access to Education 

Families experiencing unstable housing have rights under the McKinney-Vento Act to ensure their children continue uninterrupted access to education and services. Check out the HIDOE website for help.

Child Care Options for Maui Families

A list of child care options for families affected by the fires in Maui is now available.  PATCH, the state’s designated Child Care Resource & Referral Agency, worked with licensed and registered providers to determine who is still operating and providing care. Parents can call PATCH’s referral lines for further assistance at (808) 961-3169.

Mental Health Resources

  • The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Maui Community Mental Health Center is offering crisis mental health services and expanding hours to those experiencing emotional or psychological distress as a result of the Maui wildfires.
  • The National Association of School Psychologists has a Tips for Parents and Teacher page on helping children after a wildfire.


Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation is launching the Hawaii Fire Relief Housing program. It is aimed at connecting wildfire-displaced Maui residents with property owners willing to provide accommodations. Applications will go live on the HHFDC’s website at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14. A list of available properties should be online the following day.

Other Maui resources

  • Unemployment Assistance: Apply online at https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/ The State of Hawaii, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has extended their call center hours to assist those affected by the fires.

7am – 6pm HST, 7 days a week.
(833) 901-2272 / (808) 762-5751 and (833) 901-2275 / (808) 762-5752

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