Aloha United Way (AUW) is actively working to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our communities as Hawai‘i confronts the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following programs have been launched as part of this ongoing effort.
Aloha United Way (AUW) has joined the #HIGotVaccinated campaign to ensure that technology and language are not barriers to any Hawai‘i resident who wants to access rewards for being vaccinated.
Anyone in the state can now call 2-1-1, Aloha United Way’s free and confidential helpline for assistance entering #HiGotVaccinated over the phone. Helpline specialists are also equipped to assist callers in more than 240 languages through translation services.
The #HIGotVaccinated campaign enables Hawai‘i residents 18 and older, vaccinated on or before June 30, to enter to win prizes donated by the local business community. Since the launch of the campaign, more than 200,000 entries have been received.
The #HIGotVaccinated Campaign was launched in the beginning of June as a partnership between government, healthcare, business, and community partners. Through this effort, local businesses are offering discounts and prize giveaways during the month of June. A list of discounts, entry instructions, and terms and conditions can be found at HIGotVaccinated.com
KUPUNA CALL CENTER
This service is for seniors on O‘ahu, and is layered into the Aloha United Way 211 Helpline. It is made possible through a partnership with St. Francis Healthcare system.
Those 65 and older can call 211 to speak with a trained specialist who can assist him/her/them with accessing COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Interpretation services are on stand-by. More information: Press Release
You can also visit auw211.org for resources and information or email specific requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents who are eligible for the vaccine and live on Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i can find more information about registering for the vaccine at the Hawai‘i State Department of Health COVID-19 portal:
HAWAIʻI UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Due to high demand for assistance, this program’s funds have been depleted. Aloha United Way has stopped accepting new applications for this program.
MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION
Please consider contacting Aloha United Way 211 to see if you may be eligible for other services in your area. 211 programs provide information and referrals about all available community services. 211 may have information about resources like rent assistance, food, transportation, and healthcare programs. Simply dial 211 or visit www.auw211.org.