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Welcome to Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii

Here, we are all "Ohana," which means "Family" in Hawaiian, and so we take care of each other. What is the Aloha Spirit? It is the coordination of the true self's mind, heart, and soul, manifested by thinking good thoughts, expressing good feelings, and sharing goodness with others.

The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii (VASH) was founded by the Honolulu Rotary Club in 1997 when they realized that Hawaii had no Travelers Aid organization. VASH wants all visitors to our state to feel the Aloha Spirit firsthand, and we have assisted thousands of visitors since our inception.

“Dear Ms. Rich: On behalf of the people of the state of Hawaii, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii for your assistance following the discontinuation of air service by Aloha Airlines...

Governor Linda Lingle,

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About Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii

Our Mission

The mission of the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii is to share Aloha with visitors who have been victims of a crime or other adversities, and to provide follow-up assistance and support in an effort to create a positive memory of their stay in our islands.

Our Goals

Our goal is for every visitor victim, whether from the Mainland, a foreign country, or a neighbor island, to share with their family and friends that, despite an unfortunate incident, the Aloha Spirit of Hawai'i is real and that they can look forward to their next visit to the "Aloha" state.

Basic Functions

  • Provide assistance to visitors traumatized by crime or other adversities. Cases can be referred by law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and others.
  • Recruit, train and coordinate the efforts of community volunteers to provide assistance and support to visitors.

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