Success Stories

Tūtū and Me for Generations

January 3, 2020

The Tokashiki ʻohana has been coming to Tūtū and Me for 15 years. Their eldest keiki, Skylin, was in our very first Tūtū and Me preschool class.

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Pāʻina Celebrates Boys’ Success

November 12, 2019

Eight young men from our Ke Kama Pono Boys Safehouse graduated from the program last week at our annual Ke Kama Pono Paʻina celebration.

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Ka Paʻalana Promotes Healthy Communities

October 3, 2019

The annual Ka Paʻalana Health Fair took place at the KROC Center in Kapolei, with nearly 2 dozen vendors coming out in support of our keiki and families.

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57 Ka Paʻalana Preschool Keiki Graduate

July 5, 2019
2019 Ka Pa'alana Keiki Graduate From Preschool

Keiki from our Ka Paʻalana Homeless Family Education Program graduated preschool at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu

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Kupa ʻAina: One Year of Service

June 30, 2019
Kupa ʻAina Makes One Year

It’s been one year since the fields at Kupa ʻAina were blessed and we set to work rejuvenating the land and exploring paths to sustainable food production in Hawaiʻi.

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Ke Kama Pono Brings Family Together

April 19, 2019

When you think of people who are arrested, you probably don’t picture an impoverished teenager or an abused child. But these youth are exactly who are most at-risk for committing crimes as juveniles or even adults.

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Nā Pono No Nā ʻOhana Helps Moses Earn Diploma

March 30, 2019

From keiki to caregiver, Nā Pono No Nā ʻOhana helps the entire Waimānalo community. Moses Kailihiwa is just one of many individuals who worked with Nā Pono to earn his diploma and better his life.

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Hui Hoʻomalu Sees Family Reunited

June 28, 2018

June is National Reunification Month, celebrating the successful reunification of families who have returned to safety and health thanks to Child Welfare Services interventions and community providers and a lot of hard work.

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Loaʻa Ka Lanakila No Ka Hana Paʻakikī

December 7, 2017

Mr. Lang, a homeless man, woke up in the emergency room with a broken leg and had no recollection of what had happened to or why he was there. When discharged from the hospital, he came and lived outside We Are Oceania’s (WAO) office for 6 months before he could walk again.

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Parents’ investment in their children’s education pays off

July 1, 2015

Ka Pa‘alana met the Santiago-Hoffman Family in 2007. Synthia would bring her daughter Taysja to the preschool on the beach in Mā‘ili because she wanted to give her daughter a head start in school; whether or not she knew, Synthia was already setting the stage for educational success for her children at an early age.

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Hard work and preparation pay off for parents seeking a better future

November 3, 2014

On September 16, 2014, 33 Ka Pa‘alana preschool parents attended the Job Fair at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

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Family Education Program Helps Adults Overcome Hurdles and Graduate

June 10, 2014

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Leeward Community College’s Theatre was filled with General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and Competency Based High School Diploma Program (CBHSDP) graduates. Among these graduates were seven proud parents from PIDF’s Ka Pa‘alana Homeless Family Education Program.

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