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March 2017
National Social Work Month - School Success Program - 2016 Annual Report - YO! -  Grants & Donations


Did you know that social workers help people in all stages of life -- from children to the elderly -- and in all situations -- from adoption to hospice care?

This month the National Association of Social Workers is recognizing social workers through “Social Workers Stand Up,” a campaign to recognize their invaluable contributions. Learn more about the campaign here.

Follow us on Twitter at @HaleKipaInc and Facebook, where we are posting news, tips and updates throughout National Social Worker Month in March.
 

Students Complete First Apprenticeship Project
Hale Kipa’s School Success Program on Kauai, which assists youth and young adults up to age 22 with GED, credit-recovery and skills-based education, has completed the first project in its new pilot apprenticeship program launched last year.

The program allows students to practice valuable job skills like punctuality and communication while working in real-world scenarios and earning a small stipend. Four students enrolled in a construction apprenticeship this past fall and winter designed and built a doghouse, which recently sold for $500.

Proceeds raised from the doghouse will directly fund the program, and the next project – a fruit stand – is already in progress. / More
Our 2016 Annual Report

Interested in learning more about what we have been busy with this past year? Click here to view our 2016 Annual Report. Our annual reports contain a message from our CEO, featured programs and services, stories of our youths and young adults, and a list of donors and financial information of each fiscal year. / More
YO! Staff Participate in UH Condom Fair
Staff from the Youth Outreach (YO!) program run by Hale Kipa and Waikiki Health attended the annual University of Hawaii at Manoa Condom Fair on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2017. With the theme “Love is in the Air,” the event helped promote healthy relationships for students in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Hale Kipa and Waikiki Health staff played games with participants and gave out prizes, serving approximately 230 people throughout the three-hour event at the Campus Center Courtyard. / More
Our Foster Care Program Facebook Ad
You may have seen this Facebook ad pop up on your newsfeed recently. That's right, we are currently looking for foster parents! If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more about our Foster Care program, please click here and it will direct you to our Foster Care page. Or if you would like to speak with one of our staff, please give us a call at (808) 589-1829 x 407.
We are 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!

Recent Grants and Donations to Support 
Programs, Youth, and Ewa Campus

Recent grant and donation support includes:
  • $25,000 grant from the Matson Foundation to support our planned new headquarters in Ewa.
  • The “Hail to the Queens” tribute to women in rock event, spearheaded by Cathy Lowenberg and Caitlin Bunner, at Anna O’Brien’s on Jan. 14, 2017, raised $1,735. All proceeds from the event benefit Hale Kipa.
  • Proceeds from the September “Surfing with the King” surf contest, sponsored by Hope Chapel Waikiki, were donated to Hale Kipa. The event raised $2,427, which will support the operations of the Youth Outreach (YO!) program in Waikiki, run by Hale Kipa and Waikiki Health.
  • The Zonta Club of Kauai has donated a bike to a youth in Kauai’s School Success program. The Zonta Club works to empower women in Hawaii and around the world.
  • The Pacific Revival Center in Kapolei and the employees at UnitedHealthcare, spearheaded by Elena Fragas, have filled wish lists from youth and program coordinators in Hale Kipa programs. These in-kind donations benefited the Youth Outreach program, Boy’s Emergency Shelter, Girl’s Emergency Shelter, and the Transitional Living Program.

Hale Kipa is primarily dependent on government funding, which does not cover our true cost of services. Grants and donations like these help make up that difference.

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