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Press Release PIDF Awarded $200,000 from The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation March 3, 2017

Press Release PIDF Awarded $200,000 from The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation March 3, 2017

Partners in Development Foundation Awarded $200,000 From The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) March 3, 2017- Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) was awarded $200,000 from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to fund the Hoʻolako Project, which aims to provide services through home visits and case management for low-income families. The project will serve families through three PIDF programs: Ka Paʻalana Homeless Family Education Program (KP), Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool (TTM), and We Are Oceania (WAO).

Home visitors for KP and TTM will assist families in practicing positive interactions between parents and children, provide information and social-emotional support, and assist those transitioning to shelters/housing. Services will be delivered in linguistically and culturally appropriate methods to more effectively reach participants and encourage parents to continue the teaching practices at home. These home visits will further promote family strengthening and stability within the household, improving the well-being of the children.

WAO strives to empower and increase the self-sufficiency of Hawaiʻi’s Micronesian community, by providing resources, education, and trainings through its One-Stop Center. WAO’s case manager will provide acculturation trainings and language/cultural interpreter services for the community and other PIDF programs to help staff better understand and address the needs of their clients.

ABOUT PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION Partners In Development Foundation (PIDF), a nonprofit public charity incorporated in 1997, serves at-risk families and communities in Hawaiʻi through a wide range of free programs in early childhood education, parent education, adult education, support for adjudicated youth, and other social services including civic engagement. The organization consists of over 300 employees and 11 programs. All of our programs are provided free of charge and have collectively served over 80,000 people in over 50 at risk communities across the state. PIDF’s mission is to inspire and equip families and communities for success and service, using timeless Native Hawaiian values and traditions. To learn more, visit pidf.org Serving Hawaiʻi’s Families, Living Hawaiian Values.