The Department of Human Services said Friday it has temporarily closed its North Kona Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division Processing Center in Kailua-Kona.
The office processes applications for financial assistance and SNAP. It also houses First-to-Work and Child Care Licensing offices.
First-to-Work is currently at the Goodwill First-to-Work office, located at 74-5599 Luhia St., F-4, Kailua-Kona, 96740. They can be reached by phone at 327-4755.
Child Care Licensing is currently located at 73-4257 Hulikoa Drive, Ste. C, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. They are able to complete fingerprinting by appointment only. They can be reached by phone at 327-4755.
Clients and applicants who need assistance with financial assistance or SNAP may leave a voicemail at 327-4980 for assistance.
They may also visit one of the other four offices in West Hawaii:
– South Kona office: Captain Cook Civic Center, 82-6130 Mamalahoa Highway, Bldg. 2 in Captain Cook; 323-7573.
– Kohala office: State Office Building, 54-3900 Akoni Pule Highway in Kapaau; 889-7141.
– Ka‘u office: Naalehu Civic Center, 95-5669 Mamalahoa Highway in Naahelu; 939-2421.
– Waimea/Hamakua office: State Office Building, 45-3380 Mamane St., Bldg. 1, Room 110 in Honokaa; 775-8854.