Domestic Violence Action Center

General Contact Information

Toll Free
P.O. Box 3198
Honolulu, HI 96801

How to Get Help

Phone Number (808) 531-3771
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Waiting List

Applicants are placed on a waiting list. Priorities are determined by urgency for relief.


The Legal Helpline provides intake services, referrals, and procedural information for issues involving abuse and using the justice system. The staff answers other questions related to safety, personal choices and individual legal rights to live free from violence.

Walk-in services are not available.

Who We Are

The Domestic Violence Action Center is committed to ending domestic violence and other forms of abuse through leadership, prevention, legal services, individual and systemic advocacy and social change work. We believe all persons should be treated with equality, dignity and fairness. With high quality and culturally sensitive programs, delivered with integrity and compassion we are creating safety and self-sufficiency for survivors and their children.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by phone 8:30am - 4:30pm M-F.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline available 24/7 at (800) 799-7233.

Who We Serve

  • Statewide
Language(s) Spoken
  • Japanese / 日本語
  • Korean / 한국어
  • Tagalog / Pilipino
Income Guidelines

No income requirements. Services are provided for flat fees that are charged based on income.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? No
Eligibility Restrictions

For help, you must be a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence includes verbal, emotional, mental, physical, sexual, and financial abuse in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or living together.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Legal Aid
Description of Services

Services include a statewide legal helpline, safety planning, risk assessments, client advocacy, crisis support, referrals, counseling, accompaniment to court, and in some cases legal representation in family court actions involving divorce, custody, protection orders, post decree and paternity matters.

Legal representation and case management is offered on Oahu ONLY.

Emergency Instructions

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline available 24/7 at (800) 799-7233.

Last Review and Update: Aug 14, 2018
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