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 work on 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 will be an online forum for caregivers to interact, share tips and offer mutual support.
We've also updated this website to make it easier for you to use. Please contact us to join our email list, or ask questions about family caregiver resources. We'll do our best to help you.
Resources you can use today
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There is a new COVID-related text scam which says:
"You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment into your account. Continue here to accept this payment …"
DO NOT CONTINUE, which could allow the scammers
to steal your personal information. DELETE THE TEXT!
IRS does not send unsolicited texts or emails. The IRS does not call people with threats of jail or lawsuits, nor does it demand tax payments on gift cards.
COVID-19 information: https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com.
Hawaii County’s up-to-date, very complete website about the current virus situation and many resources.
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.org, you 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 online meetings, classes and support groups from both West Hawaii 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 return.
“Caregiver Conference” has been our full-day big event more than a dozen times over the years. There’s a nice slide show of the 2019 conference, on the right above. 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 members. 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.