Aloha and welcome to VASH Hawai`i
Island, the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai`i on Hawai`i Island.
Our Mission is to share the aloha
spirit with visitors affected by adversity.
We recognize that even during the fun and relaxation of vacations,
unfortunate events can happen. And when far from home, visitors
do not usually have access to their own support systems and
VASH assistance is designed to
help visitors cope with and recover from a variety of unfortunate
situations such as crime victimization, the loss of a purse
or wallet, medical situations, or the death of a loved one.
When we receive referrals from the Hawai`i County Police Department,
local area hospitals, airport security and others in the visitor
industry, we assess each visitor’s situation and needs on
a case by case basis to offer appropriate supportive services.
Our Vision is that every visitor
touched by adversity will also be touched by the aloha spirit.
Our hope is that the stories our visitors tell upon returning
home are all about the care and love they received – the aloha
– rather than being about the unfortunate incident.
VASH Hawai`i Island if funded
in part by:
“The service you provide is undoubtedly the most generous,
and the people giving their help are truly remarkable.”
Arlene & Charles