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OYAH Policy Intern Presents at CNHA Convention

August 8, 2022 Comments Off on OYAH Policy Intern Presents at CNHA Convention

Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi Intern presented at the CNHA Convention to share more about the policy work she’s engaged with at Kawailoa.

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More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth

July 25, 2022 Comments Off on More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth

Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi partner at Kawailoa, RYSE, supported Act 130, recently signed into law, to establish the Safe Spaces for Youth Pilot Program under the Department of Human Services.

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Hawaii has no girls in juvenile detention. Here’s how it got there.

July 25, 2022 Comments Off on Hawaii has no girls in juvenile detention. Here’s how it got there.

Nationwide, there have been efforts to lower youth incarceration rates and close youth prisons. Efforts made by OYAH at Kawailoa are shared.

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Native Hawaiian-centered approach helps youth heal and become healers

July 21, 2022 Comments Off on Native Hawaiian-centered approach helps youth heal and become healers

PIDF, together with an assembly of local partner organizations, is a finalist for Racial Equity 2030, a global challenge to advance racial equity in the next decade. Together, they’re working to end youth incarceration, especially of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth, in Hawai’i.

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Innovative program for at-risk youth in the running for competitive $20M grant

July 21, 2022 Comments Off on Innovative program for at-risk youth in the running for competitive $20M grant

Original story published on Hawaii News Now on July 19, 2022 by Lynn Kawano, click here to read. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – An Oahu program that helps at-risk youth and young adults could soon be getting millions of dollars in funding and…

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Emerging ‘ōiwi leaders join community of change-makers at Opportunity Youth Forum

July 1, 2022 Comments Off on Emerging ‘ōiwi leaders join community of change-makers at Opportunity Youth Forum

The youths honed their leadership skills at the Opportunity Youth Forum, which allowed young adults from historically oppressed communities to connect and share best practices.

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The Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Has No Girls. Can It Do The Same For Boys?

June 23, 2022 Comments Off on The Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Has No Girls. Can It Do The Same For Boys?

OYAH Kawailoa campus partners, Hawaiʻi Youth Correctional Facility and Hale Kipa share more on how community efforts led toward lower numbers of girls incarcerated in Hawaiʻi.

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For the first time, there are no girls incarcerated at Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility

June 22, 2022 Comments Off on For the first time, there are no girls incarcerated at Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility

Efforts made by the Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi and partners at Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center share more about successful diversion programs with Hawaii News Now.

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PIDF Announces Appointment of Four New Board Members

June 21, 2022 Comments Off on PIDF Announces Appointment of Four New Board Members

As PIDF expands its free statewide programs and services, board  members provide invaluable connections to resources in communities of service. 

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ASB Donates More Than $360,000 to Help Local Nonprofits and the Community Recover From the Pandemic

June 16, 2022 Comments Off on ASB Donates More Than $360,000 to Help Local Nonprofits and the Community Recover From the Pandemic

Child & Family Service, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Kupu, Partners in Development Foundation and Local United Way Chapters Receive Support

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Four PIDF programs celebrate Lā ʻOhana in Waimea

June 13, 2022 Comments Off on Four PIDF programs celebrate Lā ʻOhana in Waimea

Tūtū and Me keiki from Hawaiʻi Island’s Waimea and Honokaʻa sites celebrated their end of the year accomplishments with an in-person Lā ʻOhana (family day)! Four PIDF programs participated in the fun: Pili a Paʻa, Project Pilina, Tūtū and Me ʻOhana Support, and Hoʻopalekana Ola.

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It takes a village to raise a child— and for some Hawaiʻi Island ʻohana, diapers are included

June 1, 2022 Comments Off on It takes a village to raise a child— and for some Hawaiʻi Island ʻohana, diapers are included

Tūtū and Me ʻohana on Hawaiʻi Island benefit from a partnership with Hawaiʻi’s first diaper bank.

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