The Ka‘au Program for Student Mental Health & Wellness

Spring 2024 Update

The Kaʻau Program is currently undergoing programmatic changes. During this time, individual counseling services will emphasize brief counseling support that is solution-focused and strengths-based. If additional counseling would be helpful, the counselor can help you determine the best support and provide referrals to appropriate community services that will best meet your wellness needs.

Accessing Mental Health Care

Please see the Community Resources section below to access 24-hour mental health services and referrals. You may also consider selecting a mental health provider in your health insurance network.

The Kaʻau Program for Student Mental Health & Wellness is an on-campus program that provides free, short-term, and confidential mental health and wellness services to registered Kapi‘olani Community College (Kapi‘olani CC) students. The program also provides education and outreach services to the campus community

Student Counseling Services include

  • Supportive short-term counseling
  • Coping and skills development
  • Crisis counseling
  • Personal Wellness Screenings (Stress, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Alcohol)
  • Referrals to campus and community agencies
  • Workshops or presentations to campus or community groups.
  • Title IX Confidential Space

Outreach Services include

  • Consultation with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Tabling Events On-campus
  • Classroom Presentations

Ka‘au Program Details


To help students feel better and do better in school and in life by improving their mental, emotional and spiritual health. And, to help the campus community learn how to support resilience and well-being.

Telehealth Services

In respect to health & safety prevention protocols, the Ka‘au Program will continue to provide counseling and support services to registered students primarily via phone and Zoom.

To contact the Ka‘au Program to schedule a wellness consultation, please submit a completed Contact Form.

Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed across email and phone systems so please be mindful of the details that you provide via these platforms.


The Ka‘au Program’s appointment hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and closed on weekends and holidays.


Call 911 or Campus Security at
(808) 734-9900


Brooke Conway, LSW, MPH
Wellness Counselor
Office: ʻIliahi 118

Contact us

(808) 734-9585
Contact Form


During Business/Office Hours:
Call 911 and then campus security at (808) 734-9900. You may also go to the nearest hospital emergency room for assistance.

After Hours:
The Ka’au Program does not provide after-hours on-call services. If you need to talk with someone on an urgent basis, you may choose to contact one of the following 24/7 services:

  • Hawaiʻi CARES :
    Call or Text 988

    Hawaiʻi CARES handles all types of mental health crises and questions 24 hours a day/7 days a week and can respond appropriately to questions or concerns about suicide, dangerousness, substance use, and other mental health crisis.
  • Crisis TEXT Line:
    Text ‘ALOHA’ to 741741
    Crisis TEXT line counselors are on-hand to provide support and assistance to texters, as well as provide local resources

    Wellness Resources

    University of Hawai‘i Resources

    Community Resources

    There are resources that are available to assist 24/7:

    Online Resources from Mental Health America of Hawai‘i

    Telehealth services may be available through your insurance provider. Please check with your specific plan holder for details and eligibility.

    Free, anonymous, and confidential mental health screenings are available online.