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Vivian Kim-Seu

Date September 2, 2021
My experience at IHS was so welcoming, I have referred friends to their housing office to seek support. Lacking a stable home for years, Vivian Kim-Seu, a mother of six, often obtained food through homeless service providers in Waianae and Honolulu. Her extended family, who was also homeless at the time, sought...
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Vaughn

Date September 2, 2021
Vaughn was in his senior year at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa—a straight-A dean’s list student on his way to a degree in social work—when a car accident left him with a badly broken jaw and opioid prescriptions for the pain. What was supposed to help him heal became...
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Community Re-entry Program: Rebuilding Lives and Reimagining the Future

Date July 2, 2021
Tana Alualu, case manager for IHS’s community re-entry program, knows exactly what just-released prisoners face as they take those first steps back into the community. “They can go back to what they were doing or they can come here,” he says. “Some people aren’t ready to make changes. Sometimes it...
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