The many resources available can sometimes be overwhelming. Advocates can assist with navigating the many options available and help to provide improved access to resources.

Advocacy is often considered a confidential resource. Before revealing any information, please make sure you understand the reporting obligations of the person you are speaking to.

Advocacy Offices can help you:

  • Navigate and access your rights and resources on and off campus
  • Decide whether you would like to report to the University
  • Decide whether you would like to report to local police
  • Obtain a Protective Order or Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)

Mānoa

Office or Person Info

Leslie Cabingabang

UH Confidential Advocate

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

  • (808) 348-0432

Jamie Newalu

Confidential Mānoa Advocate

Campus: Mānoa

The confidential Mānoa Advocate provides confidential advocacy services and case management to UH Mānoa students, faculty or staff who may have experienced sex- or gender-based discrimination, harassment, or violence (including dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are affiliated with the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Please reach out to discuss your options (i.e. reporting, interventions, support) both within and outside of UH Mānoa. Services that the Mānoa Advocate can offer are referrals, counseling, advocacy, safety planning, and dispute resolution as appropriate to your personal circumstances.

Limitations to confidentiality may apply if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee, as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law.

Mānoa Advocate Email: manoaadv@hawaii.edu or jnewalu@hawaii.edu

Office of Gender Equity

  • (808) 956-9499
  • 2600 Campus Road
    QLCSS 210

UH Confidential Advocacy

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

Hilo

Office or Person Info

Kekaikāneola "Kekai" Lindsey

Confidential Advocate and Prevention Educator

Campus: Hilo

  • (808) 932-7958
  • 200 W. Kawili St.
    Auxiliary Service Trailers D-1
    Hilo, HI 96720

YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Hawai'i Community College, Hilo

The YWCA of Hawaiʻi Island is dedicated to changing the beliefs that accompany sexual violence. They seek to create a society that does not minimize sexual crimes, that does not permit the shaming or silencing of the assaulted or hide the crime out of shame – a society where perpetrators are held accountable, mandated for treatment and prevented from offending again. Since the 1970s, they have provided response programs to victims of sexual assault known as Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Sexual Assault Response and Advocacy Services (SARAH) and Empowering Alternatives program (EAP).

YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services

  • (808) 935-0677
  • 1382 Kilauea Ave.
    Hilo, HI 96720

West O'ahu

Office or Person Info

Leslie Cabingabang

UH Confidential Advocate

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

  • (808) 348-0432

UH Confidential Advocacy

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

Hawai'i Community College

Office or Person Info

Leslie Cabingabang

UH Confidential Advocate

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

  • (808) 348-0432

UH Confidential Advocacy

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Hawai'i Community College, Hilo

The YWCA of Hawaiʻi Island is dedicated to changing the beliefs that accompany sexual violence. They seek to create a society that does not minimize sexual crimes, that does not permit the shaming or silencing of the assaulted or hide the crime out of shame – a society where perpetrators are held accountable, mandated for treatment and prevented from offending again. Since the 1970s, they have provided response programs to victims of sexual assault known as Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Sexual Assault Response and Advocacy Services (SARAH) and Empowering Alternatives program (EAP).

YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services

  • (808) 935-0677
  • 1382 Kilauea Ave.
    Hilo, HI 96720

Honolulu Community College

Office or Person Info

Leslie Cabingabang

UH Confidential Advocate

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

  • (808) 348-0432

UH Confidential Advocacy

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

Kapi'olani Community College

Office or Person Info

Brooke Conway

Student Affairs Counselor

Campus: Kapi'olani Community College

For support and referral services.

Kapiʻolani CC Confidential Space

  • (808) 734-9503
  • 4303 Diamond Head Road
    ‘Iliahi 201
    Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

Leslie Cabingabang

UH Confidential Advocate

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

  • (808) 348-0432

Cathy Wehrman

Student Affairs Counselor

Campus: Kapi'olani Community College

For support and referral services.

Kapiʻolani CC Confidential Space

  • (808) 734-9504
  • 4303 Diamond Head Road
    ‘Iliahi 201
    Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

UH Confidential Advocacy

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

Kaua'i Community College

Office or Person Info

Maili Ornellas

YWCA Kaua'i Confidential Advocate

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Kaua'i Community College

Contact Maili Ornellas if you would like confidential assistance.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
Available to meet individually with students and employees
Available to answer questions on sexual assault and domestic violence
Available to assist with and offer community resources
Available to accompany you when you choose to report an incident to law enforcement
Can provide in-classroom instruction on basic dynamics of sexual assault and domestic violence

https://ywcakauai.org/

  • (808) 278-3508 (call or text)
  • 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
    Kauai Community College Wellness Center
    Lihue, HI 96766

YWCA Kaua‘i Crisis Services Program

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Kaua'i Community College

YWCA Kaua`i provides crisis workers 24 hours per day, every day of the year, to help people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Crisis workers can meet with you face-to-face or talk with you by telephone to provide support, information and advocacy. You will receive referrals to locations where you can get examined and treated, crisis counseling, emotional support and information on your legal rights. If you do need an examination or treatment, a crisis worker will meet with you to talk about the examination beforehand, stay with you during the examination, and help you talk to law enforcement, investigators, medical personnel, family members and anyone else you need.

YWCA Kaua‘i Crisis Services Program

  • (808) 245-6362

Leeward Community College

Office or Person Info

Leslie Cabingabang

UH Confidential Advocate

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

  • (808) 348-0432

UH Confidential Advocacy

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

Maui College

Office or Person Info

Mari Kanemura

Personal Support Counselor

Campus: Maui College

  • (808) 984-3643
  • 310 W. Ka‘ahumanu Avenue
    TLC Building C-06
    Kahului, HI, 96732

Maui Family Peace Center

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Maui College

The goal of the Family Peace Center-Maui is to bring peace to Hawaii’s families by offering safety, support, and empowerment to victims/survivors and their children exposed to domestic violence, and accountability to offenders. Family Peace Center has been conducting domestic violence counseling on Maui since 1994.

Maui Family Peace Center

  • (808) 243-7001
  • 270 Hookahi Street
    Wailuku, HI 96793

Nicole "Cole" Sasaoka (Child and Family Services - Maui)

Confidential Advocate; Family Success Care Coordinator

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Maui College

CFS - Maui Website

  • (808) 877-6888
  • 392 N Market Street
    Wailuku, HI. 96793

Windward Community College

Office or Person Info

Kaahu Alo

Student Life Coordinator & Confidential Advocate for Students

Campus: Windward Community College

Windward Community College Advocate Website

  • 808-235-7354
  • 45-720 Keaʻahala Road
    Hale ʻĀkoakoa 232
    Kaneohe, HI 96744

Leslie Cabingabang

UH Confidential Advocate

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

  • (808) 348-0432

UH Confidential Advocacy

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

Community (Non-UH)

Office or Person Info

Maui Family Peace Center

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Maui College

The goal of the Family Peace Center-Maui is to bring peace to Hawaii’s families by offering safety, support, and empowerment to victims/survivors and their children exposed to domestic violence, and accountability to offenders. Family Peace Center has been conducting domestic violence counseling on Maui since 1994.

Maui Family Peace Center

  • (808) 243-7001
  • 270 Hookahi Street
    Wailuku, HI 96793

Nicole "Cole" Sasaoka (Child and Family Services - Maui)

Confidential Advocate; Family Success Care Coordinator

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Maui College

CFS - Maui Website

  • (808) 877-6888
  • 392 N Market Street
    Wailuku, HI. 96793

Maili Ornellas

YWCA Kaua'i Confidential Advocate

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Kaua'i Community College

Contact Maili Ornellas if you would like confidential assistance.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
Available to meet individually with students and employees
Available to answer questions on sexual assault and domestic violence
Available to assist with and offer community resources
Available to accompany you when you choose to report an incident to law enforcement
Can provide in-classroom instruction on basic dynamics of sexual assault and domestic violence

https://ywcakauai.org/

  • (808) 278-3508 (call or text)
  • 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
    Kauai Community College Wellness Center
    Lihue, HI 96766

YWCA Kaua‘i Crisis Services Program

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Kaua'i Community College

YWCA Kaua`i provides crisis workers 24 hours per day, every day of the year, to help people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Crisis workers can meet with you face-to-face or talk with you by telephone to provide support, information and advocacy. You will receive referrals to locations where you can get examined and treated, crisis counseling, emotional support and information on your legal rights. If you do need an examination or treatment, a crisis worker will meet with you to talk about the examination beforehand, stay with you during the examination, and help you talk to law enforcement, investigators, medical personnel, family members and anyone else you need.

YWCA Kaua‘i Crisis Services Program

  • (808) 245-6362

YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services

Campus: Community (Non-UH), Hawai'i Community College, Hilo

The YWCA of Hawaiʻi Island is dedicated to changing the beliefs that accompany sexual violence. They seek to create a society that does not minimize sexual crimes, that does not permit the shaming or silencing of the assaulted or hide the crime out of shame – a society where perpetrators are held accountable, mandated for treatment and prevented from offending again. Since the 1970s, they have provided response programs to victims of sexual assault known as Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Sexual Assault Response and Advocacy Services (SARAH) and Empowering Alternatives program (EAP).

YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services

  • (808) 935-0677
  • 1382 Kilauea Ave.
    Hilo, HI 96720

System

Office or Person Info

Leslie Cabingabang

UH Confidential Advocate

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.

  • (808) 348-0432

UH Confidential Advocacy

Campus: Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Mānoa, System, West O'ahu, Windward Community College

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.