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Maui family fosters 15 children, shedding light on National Foster Care Month

May 27, 2021

Originally story published by KITV on May 25th by Mika Miyashima, here. Duane and Jonahlyn Pagay of Maui have fostered 15 children since 2015, adopted one, all while raising three keiki of their own. Duane first entered the foster care system when he was in elementary school. He and his two brothers were just three of…

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Resilience Hub receives $10,000 from Hawaiian Electric

May 21, 2021

PIDF received a $10,000 grant from Hawaiian Electric to continue the Resilience Hub in Kohala, a project under the Pili a Pa‘a program that provides a safe space for keiki who are doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic and whose caregivers are unable to supervise them.

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Nā Pono keiki summer program 2021

May 13, 2021

The Nā Pono Keiki Program will provide culture-based programming designed to build skill sets through hands-on activities which strengthen
relationships to ʻāina and culture in community, for keiki and caregivers.

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PIDF receives $100,000 to address adverse childhood experiences among Native Hawaiians

May 12, 2021

The grant will benefit the youth of the PIDF’s Ke Kama Pono Safehouse program for adjudicated youth.

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With big hearts and a big home, this Hawaii family seeks to inspire others to foster

May 10, 2021

The Rogers family fosters and adopts medically fragile children in the Hawaiʻi foster care system. They shared their story on Hawaii News Now for Foster Care Awareness Month.

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Open Arms Harbor celebrates project success

April 19, 2021

After nearly six months, Open Arms Harbor iso-quarantine facility closes after successfully serving over 200 members who needed a place to heal after being exposed to or tested positive for Covid-19.

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Tūtū and Me goes on first in-person huakaʻi

April 2, 2021

Oʻahu Tūtū and me keiki went holoholo at the Honolulu Zoo! This was their first in-person huakaʻi since the pandemic.

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“Ka Huakaʻi” published by Kamehameha Schools with PIDF President

March 24, 2021

“Ka Huakaʻi 2021” highlights the importance of Hawaiian culture-based education as a pathway for learners to build a bright future for generations to come. PIDF President and CEO Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni worked with Kamehameha Schools to publish this assessment, now available online.

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WAO becomes independent 501(c)3!

March 24, 2021

PIDF is proud to announce that their mentee organization, We Are Oceania, established independence as a 501(c)3. We are excited to maintain a close partnership and see the development of the organization as they continue to serve the Micronesian community.

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20 for the Next 20: Josie Howard

February 12, 2021

We are so proud of our mentee program, We Are Oceania’s Executive Director, Josie Howard, who was selected for Hawaii Business Magazine’s “20 For the next 20,” honoring people whose talents, accomplishments and potential set them apart as emerging leaders of Hawaiʻi for the next 20 years.

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Under-served Kohala Students Received Support from O’neill Foundation

January 27, 2021

Piha Me Ka Pono received a grant from the O’neill Foundation to provide additional support and covid-relief resources for North Kohala students.

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PIDF Covid Response PSA

January 19, 2021

Since the onset of the pandemic, PIDF jumped in to help close the gap between those who have access to resources and those who don’t. This PSA shares PIDF’s outreach and ways to support our communities.

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