Resources for Laid-Off and Displaced Workers

Information on Unemployment Insurance

Job Resources

Also find additional information in the following areas:

Confidential Counseling     Retirement     Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)   

Child Care Connection Hawaiʻi      Med-QUEST (Healthcare Coverage)      Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)           

 Job Dislocation – Making Smart Financial Choices after a Job Loss      Managing Job Loss & Financial Stress     

BESSD is the largest division in the Department of Human Services. Staff and administrators provide a continuum of services, through nine programs that serve different populations, aimed at providing clients with monthly benefits to assist them with such essentials as food, shelter, and child care, as well as employment support and work-training and dependency diversion and prevention.

Making Home Affordable (MHA) is a free federal government program of the Departments of the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development designed to provide assistance to homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments.