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WorkWise! is a network designed to provide the services and resources you need to realize your career goals.


WorkWise Kauai brings together resources and programs from a variety of federal and local sources. There is no “wrong-door” at WorkWise Kauai. No matter where you enter the system, you can find out about all the programs for which you may be eligible. To find out what WorkWise Kauai can do for you, contact our One-Stop Job Center in Lihuʻe or meet our partners listed here:

Alu Like Inc.
Alu Like serves Hawaiian/part-Hawaiian, American Indian or Alaskan Natives who are 14+ years, low income, unemployed, underemployed or otherwise economically disadvantaged.
2970 Haleko Road, Suite 205
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245-8545
Email:

Department of Human Services, Benefits & Support Services Division (BESSD)
The Department of Human Services offers public assistance for eligible individuals such as welfare, food stamps, day care assistance, and First-to-Work programs to prepare job seekers for employment.
BESSD/Kauaʻi Section Administration (Main Office)
4473 Paheʻe Street, Suite G
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 241-3667
Email:

BESSD/Central Income Maintenance Unit
East of Chiefess Kamakahele Middle School
(East of Nuhou Street) to Wailua Homesteads
3060 Eiwa Street, Room 103
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3371
Email:

BESSD/East Income Maintenance Unit
Wailua Houselots to Haena
4-1579 Kuhio Highway, Room 101
Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi, HI 96746
Phone: (808) 821-2752
Email:

BESSD/West Income Maintenance Unit
West of Chiefess Kamakahele Middle School
(West of Nohou Street) to Mana, and Island of Niʻihau
Eleele Shopping Center
4469 Waialo Road, Suite 101
Eleele, Kauaʻi, HI 96705
Phone: (808) 335-8432
Email:

Kauai Community College
Part of the University of Hawai’i system, Kaua’i Community College is committed to our students and to our island community.
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245-8311

Admissions & Records
Email:
Phone: (808) 245-8225

Financial Aid
Email:
Phone: (808) 245-8256

Bookstore
Jolynne Uyesono, Manager
Email:
Phone: (808) 245-8273
McKinley Community School - Kauaʻi Branch
KCSA provides programs focusing on adult education, family literacy, high school diploma, English as a second language, citizenship/naturalization, parent community networking and general interest classes.
3607 A Lala Road, P12
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3390
Fax: (808) 274-3393

Kauaʻi Economic Opportunity, Inc. (KEO)
KEO provides community programs such as After School Programs, Early Learning Centers for children, Elderly Nutrition Congregate Program, Emergency Assistance Program, Emergency Food Pantry, Employment Core Services for low income and immigrants, Energy or Weatherization Assistance Program, Food Services, Group Home, Homebound Meal Program or Meals on Wheels, Homeless Emergency Shelter, Papaya Training Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Mediation Program, Peer Mediation Program, Persons in Need Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, State Homeless Stipend Program, State Homeless Outreach Program, Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, and United Way Loan.
2804 Wehe Road
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245 4077
Email:

Vocational Rehabilitation & Services to the Blind (VR)
Vocational Rehabilitation assists eligible individuals with any type of disability in preparing for, securing, retaining and regaining employment.
3060 Eiwa Street, Room 304
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3333
Fax: (808) 274-3340
TTY: (808) 274-3333

Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment Insurance provides temporary payments to qualified workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own.
3-3100 Kuhio Highway, #C-12
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3043
Fax: (808) 274-3046
Email:

Workforce Development Division (WDD)
In addition to a broad range of services for job seekers and employers, Workforce Development Division provides programs for economically disadvantaged adults, underemployed and dislocated workers, Asian or Pacific Island immigrants authorized to work in the United States, veterans, and TANF recipients reentering the workforce.
4444 Rice Street, Suite 302
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3056
Fax: (808) 274-3059




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