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Thankful for Community

Date November 26, 2021
As we roll into the cooler months we are reminded to give thanks to all those who have supported us throughout the year. We truly appreciate all the kindness bestowed upon our humble organization. We are especially grateful for those who spent their Thanksgiving Day with us to celebrate. Homeward...
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Hunger & Homelessness

Date November 17, 2021
There is a price for living in paradise, and everyone pays. In Hawaii, a gallon of milk averages $4.69 compared to Nevada’s $2.99. On average, tenants pay $1,500 to more than $2,000 a month in rent for a one-bedroom apartment, not including utilities. Even with a full-time job and stable...
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Signs of Domestic Violence

Date October 18, 2021
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

Date October 1, 2021
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

Date September 20, 2021
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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