Supporting family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996

It takes a whole community to care for our caregivers.

Hawaii Community Caregiver Network (HCCN) is a small nonprofit based in Kona, staffed by volunteers and committed to supporting the family caregivers in our community. Over the years, our activities have included Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes and periodic day-long caregiver conferences.

During this time of COVID-19, we can't present our usual programs, so we're exploring new ways of reaching out to you.  We look forward to the time when we can be together again, face to face and heart to heart.  For now, let's connect online.

We've created a Facebook group for family caregivers.  Here's the link:  HCCN Facebook page. The group is an online forum for caregivers to interact, share tips and offer mutual support.

We've also revised this website to make it easier 

for you to use.  Please contact us to join our 

email list, or to ask questions about family caregiver resources.  We'll do our best to help you.

Resources you can use today

Hawaii Island Alzheimer's Support Group:

Nic Los Banos, our new Big Island coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association, is offering two island-wide supports group on Zoom -- Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 10:00 a.m., and Thursday Jan 21 at 4:30 p.m.  For Zoom links, see the Classes & Groups page.

Wouldn't it be great to talk with others who are facing the same challenges and to know that you're not alone? Contact Nic at 808-518-6649 or email him at [email protected]

County of Hawaii Call Center:  Get a personal response to your questions about COVID-19, food sources, economic benefits, referrals to useful agencies — (808) 961-8665.

Caregiver-to-caregiver Support Line:

Sponsored by The Caregiver Foundation on Oahu, the caregiverfoundation.orgyou can "have a heart to heart conversation about ... fears, anxieties, joys, sorrows." 808-622-9004.

Here’s a quick tour of the website:

Classes & Groups shows a wealth of free  meetings, classes and support groups from 

both the Big Island and Oahu — all of them 

are currently available online. This page changes frequently.​

Resources contains our listing of more than 75 agencies, support groups, and other resources here on the Big Island, with a few valuable national websites as well. We will gladly email you a PDF or send you a printed booklet of the Resource Guide — just ask.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers — the name says it all. This free series of six weekly two-hour classes has been a life changer for more than 120 family caregivers in West Hawaii, and for many thousands nationwide. Join our email list to find out when classes will return.

Caregiver Conference has been our full-day big event more than a dozen times over the years. Here’s a nice slide show of the 2019 conference.  Email us and we’ll let you know when the Caregiver Conference returns to Kona.

About HCCN gives a history of HCCN and introduces our talented, experienced and committed board of directors. It also includes a profile of founding member and current treasurer, Judy Bell, and a list of our valued sponsors.

Contact is your way to join the HCCN mailing list (which we will never share), so we can update you on programs for family caregivers. You can also email us with your questions.