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May 2016
 
National Foster Care Month - Bank of Hawaii Donation - Hawaii Business Magazine Article & More!
Hawaii Business Magazine & Youth Outreach (YO!)
 
Click here to read the article in the recent Hawaii Business Magazine about the struggles & issues regarding our homeless youth. Author Kathryn Drury Wagner references the efforts of Youth Outreach (YO), Waikiki Health & Hale Kipa.


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Hale Kipa, Inc. is Hiring!

A great amount of personal pride and a strong sense of purpose has always been an integral part of what we do. We strive to rebuild individual lives and families, which in turn helps our entire community. Everything we do is for the betterment of our youth, where the smallest actions can change someone’s life forever.

If you or anyone you know is interested in a career where you can help our youth in need, please send an email to dorit@halekipa.org with a brief description and resume. Our available job listings are posted on our website and on Craigslist

Come join our family and make a difference!
 

 

Each May, National Foster Care Month draws the attention of the nation to the year-round needs of children and youth in foster care here in Hawai‘i and across the country.  It is a time to reflect on the challenges, and raise awareness about our youth who struggle to find guidance and a stable home. It is also a time to encourage more adults to get involved and help—whether as a foster parent, mentor, volunteer, or any of the other countless ways that are available.
 
The most recent study from the Hawai‘i state Department of Human Services in 2014 reported that 2,231 youths were in foster care in Hawai‘i. While there has been a steady decline over the last decade (5,353 youth in 2004), it unfortunately marks the first annual increase since then, higher than 2013’s count of 2,180. Also, a higher number of youths have been entering into foster care than have been leaving it in both 2013 and 2014. These are startling facts that we sincerely hope are not indicators of a new trend.

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Hale Kipa Headlines
Read the article from Mary Westmoreland, a Hale Kipa foster parent and 33+ year child-care provider, published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
 
BANK OF HAWAII DONATES TO YOUTH OUTREACH (YO!) PARTNERS HALE KIPA & WAIKIKI HEALTH

A most sincere mahalo to Bank of Hawaii for their $37,260 donation to Youth Outreach (YO!) & their partners Waikiki Health & Hale Kipa!! Proceeds came from the Bank of Hawaii Live Kokua Community Walk, an annual employee fundraising walk held at Kapiolani Park. Hale Kipa & Waikiki Health have been working together since 1989, offering outreach and drop-in services at the Youth Outreach (YO!) house for at-risk and homeless youth including medical services, job training, GED classes, meals, hot showers and clothing. Holding the check (from left to right) is Waikiki Health’s Director of Preventive Health, Kent Anderson and Hale Kipa’s Deputy CEO, Jaque Kelley-Uyeoka. Also pictured (far right in blue shirt) is Bank of Hawaii Commercial Banking Officer and Waikiki Health Board Member, Ashley Noji. ‪

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Hale Kipa, Inc. is a multi-service, fully accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that specializes in working with at-risk youth and their families. You are receiving this newsletter because you are an important member of the Hale Kipa ohana. We appreciate your continued support.