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Signs of Domestic Violence

Author IHS-admin By IHS-admin
Date October 18, 2021
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In 2020, a total of 839 domestic violence victims sought services in one day in Hawaii. A 145% increase from 578 victims in one day in 2019, according to the countrywide census conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). October is national domestic violence awareness month. Domestic...
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Homeless Keiki in the Classroom

Author IHS-admin By IHS-admin
Date October 1, 2021
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Over 3,500 children in the Hawaii DOE system were living in unstable housing situations in 2020. Unstable housing refers to a lack of a fixed, regular and adequate primary nighttime residence. Those who are experiencing unstable housing typically fall into one of the three categories: sheltered; unsheltered; doubled-up.  Sheltered -...
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Fresh paint for a new perspective

Author IHS-admin By IHS-admin
Date September 20, 2021
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The dining room at the Kaaahi Women’s & Family Shelter has long been a gathering place for guests. During meal times, children weave playfully between the tables while parents discuss the day and plan for the future. On off-peak hours, it is a place of relaxation, with board games, a...
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SOS Family

Author IHS-admin By IHS-admin
Date September 2, 2021
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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...
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Chelsea Caban

Author IHS-admin By IHS-admin
Date September 2, 2021
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I’m really happy to have my daughters back in a routine. Being homeless, everything gets out of whack and crazy. I watched my kids and I suffer. Things got out of routine. Now, it’s so good to see them have normalcy. I feel like it gave us a new chance...
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