Serving family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996

It takes a whole community 

to care for our caregivers.


There's a new Powerful Tools class starting in Kona on Feb. 

27. Feel free to call Corin at 987-4615 with your questions.

See the Powerful Tools page

for more about this valuable free self-care program for family caregivers.

To learn about other upcoming programs, please contact us to join our email list.  Mahalo!

Here's a quick guide to support groups in Kona. For more information about each group, please see the Resources page on this website -- scroll down about halfway to "Caregiver, Patient & Family Support," next to the turtle.

Alzheimer’s Disease – Patrick Toal, MSW, 219-7419

Brain Injury Support Group – Karen Klemme, 896-2962

Cancer Support Group (Honalo) – Shirley, 323-2732

HCCN Caregiver Sharing Group – Heloise, 322-5157

Hospice of Kona — 324-7700

Lewy Body and Other Dementia – Jim Echle, 936-4949

MS Support Group – John Moore, 896-2609

National Federation of the Blind – Dianna Jones Ph.D., 238-1426

Parkinson’s Disease — Tom St. John, 925-785-6093

Hawaii Community Caregiver Network (HCCN) was formed in 1995 to support family care-givers in West Hawaii and help them stay healthy in body and spirit. We envision a community in which care-givers are valued for their contributions (and receive social, educational, economic, and emotional support) and where the care receiver is able to live life meaningfully, with dignity and self-worth.   

Our main projects are:

Sponsoring the "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" program in West Hawaii, which offers a six-week series of free two-hour classes designed to help family caregivers with their problems and needs; 

Organizing a periodic caregiver conference, which presents

a full day of speakers, work-shops, and self-care options specifically chosen for family caregivers; 

Offering a monthly caregiver sharing group, held on the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Regency at Hualalai, 75-181 Hualalai Rd., Kailua Kona. There’s no charge to attend. For questions and to reserve your space, call Heloise Lochman, 322-5157, by the Thursday before the meeting; and

Compiling a Resource Guide for Kona Family Caregivers, which lists all the services we've been able to locate in Kona, with details and contact info about each agency or program. It's listed here in the website; you are welcome to contact us for a printable .pdf file which we will email you; and it is available as a printed booklet at many of the agencies listed in it.

As an all-volunteer grassroots organization, we are grateful for the support of many community sponsors, which include: West Hawaii Healthcare Council, AARP, HMSA, the Regency at Hualalai,and Hawaii Community Foundation. For a full listing of our sponsors, see the "About HCCN" page.

Hawaii Community Caregiver Network is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The first Powerful Tools for Caregivers class of the year 

is coming up soon. Please see the flyer below for full details.

Here are some support groups in Kona this month: