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United, a family can weather life’s unexpected obstacles

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...

Angels are Among Us

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...

Embracing opportunities, flourishing together as a family

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,...

Stories make up our lives, for Gerardo this one is the sweetest

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 –...

SOS Family

When Ketsy, Michiosy and their three children moved out of a Honolulu apartment a week before Christmas 2019, they didn’t know when they might live under their own roof again. Despite both parents working full time, the $1,800 rental payment was always going to be more than they could afford and...