nationwide consumer organization, serves the unique needs
of couples struggling to have a baby and professionls working
with infertile patients. When gathering information and making
decisions about medical treatments, options, coping techniques,
legal and insurance issues, and new reproductive technologies.
RESOLVE can help.
more information you have, the better your decisions can be.
of Hawaii provides:
Group Meetings: Couples and/or individuals from the public
meet the fourth Thursday of each month at Kapiolani Center
for Women and Children, Conference Room A (in the main Cafeteria)
to share their feelings, frustrations, and decision making
processes in a self-guided discussion arena. Professional
guest speakers and panelists from the infertile community
discuss medical and emotional topics of
Help Line: Callers have the opportunity to speak with an
active RESOLVE volunteer who has personally experienced
infertility after leaving a voice message on an answering
machine. All conversations are strictly confidential. The
caller may want to discuss with a peer the frustrations
of infertility or take advantage of RESOLVE's list of professional
referrals. The telephone number is (808)528-8559. Your message
will be answered within 24 hours.
and Referral: Professionally screened Physician Referrals
are available to all active members through the Telephone
Helpline (see above) or by writing to
P.O. Box 29193 Honolulu, HI. 96820. Names of three professionals
will be provided. The local Chapter also enables current
members to network and contact other RESOLVE members who
will discuss specific topics with which they have personal
experience, such as medical procedures, miscarriage, or
Quarterly Hawaii newsletters are provided to our members
from a local perspective featuring local event dates, meeting
topics, and articles written by physicians, therapists,
our members and friends.
Day long symposia with reduced admission for members are
held each year featuring professionals and expert speakers
in the field of infertility. Tracks include adoption, third
party pregnancy, Assisted Reproductive technology and low-tech
tips for conception. The symposia features current up-to-date
topics including the many aspects of infertility and adoption
including medical, emotional and family building options.
Library: (Library) RESOLVE of
Hawaii offers it's members use of an extensive collection
of current publications, videos, audiotapes and books on
infertility and family building options for purchase or
loan. Informational brochures from support services and
private support agencies are also available. Additional
infertility literature and information sheets are available
for purchase as a fund raising event for the Hawaii chapter
to the public. This link Library
on this website lists the available publications.
services: (National RESOLVE Webpage)
Your membership in RESOLVE of Hawaii includes resources
such as a Helpline phone consultation with a medical
professional, fact sheets, member-to-member contact, quarterly
issues of Family Building Magazine, National voice
for advocacy and legislative reform, training and support
of Hawaii services and volunteers.