VASH is Here to HELP

About VASH Hawaiʻi Island

Our Mission is to share the Aloha spirit with visitors affected by adversity. Even though vacations are supposed to be happy times, sometimes unfortunate events happen. When far from home, visitors often do not have access to their own support systems and resources. 

VASH assistance is designed to help visitors cope with and recover from a variety of unfortunate situations, i.e. lost documents, crime, medical emergencies, or the death of a loved one. VASH receives referrals from the Hawaiʻi County Police Department, local hospitals, airport security, and others.  We evaluate each situation individually and offer appropriate support services.

Volunteers are the heart of VASH. The services to visitors are made possible through the generous contribution of time and talents from a diverse group of trained and compassionate volunteers. With their help and aloha, VASH assists hundreds of visitors each year.

We are fortunate to live in such a caring community.  Local businesses, hotels, restaurants, and service agencies provide for a wide variety of visitor and program needs.


VASH Hawai'i Island is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

We are funded in part by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, the County of Hawai'i, and community donations. Tax-deductible donations and in-kind gifts are always welcome. 


Mahalo for your support!

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