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What’s the McKinney-Vento (Homeless Assistance) Act?

Date July 27, 2022
Education is a protected right, but a little more complicated to ensure for those experiencing unstable housing. The McKinney-Vento Act (MVA) reinforces a child's right to enroll while their records paperwork is pending, receive comparable services to their peers and transportation to/from school, and more! MVA was first enacted in...
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United, a family can weather life’s unexpected obstacles

Date June 16, 2022
A friendly, consistent face. Weathered by lived experience with eyes that express respect and compassion. No matter what’s happening at home, or with family, Betty is there ready to greet you, ring up your purchase at Palama Express, and say “have a good day.” Her family’s journey to Kahauiki Village...
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Angels are Among Us

Date June 7, 2022
Aaron said that if he wrote a book, it would likely be called “Angels are among us”. It would feature the people who helped him along his journey out of homelessness. Angels, he said, that saved him from his darkest days and helped restore his faith in humanity. One such...
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Embracing opportunities, flourishing together as a family

Date June 3, 2022
Their family is well known in Kahauiki Village. Chevalee and Tuvalemalii are active community volunteers and staples at the playground with their children. They’re parents to seven keiki, spanning from the age of three to 18 years old.  Chevalee has come a long way since her family first moved in,...
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Stories make up our lives, for Gerardo this one is the sweetest

Date May 26, 2022
The keiki at Kahauiki Village call him “Grandpa” and give him fist bumps when he walks by. Each one brings a smile to his face. When he’s not tending to the gardens in the village, he spends time with the children, teaching them multiple languages – Spanish, French, German –...
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