Substance Use Support with 211 & Hawaiʻi CARES

Happy alternative to substance use

By Carolyn Hyman

Aloha United Way 211 Statewide Resource Helpline is partnered with Hawaiʻi CARES to provide advanced support and care coordination for local residents struggling with substance use disorders (SUD) and substance addictions. While the 211 Statewide Resource Helpline Specialists can offer information and referrals to more than 4,000 community resources, Substance Use Care Coordinators specifically provide comprehensive support by screening, determining eligibility, and coordinated the services needed for your care. You can access these services as a client or provider by dialing 2-1-1 and pressing 7 or 808-ASK-2000.

A caller recently contacted 211 looking for shelter resources because she had been living with her daughter temporarily. After a short discussion, the 211 Specialist was able to refer the caller to substance use disorder support for her questions about drug treatment and diagnosis. When you aren’t sure where to start, it’s best to start with the 211 Statewide Resource Helpline.