Family Stories

Overcoming Feelings of Isolation

HONOLULU – A support group for children whose parents are divorced is taking on new meaning this holiday season.

The group’s weekly meetings at Kids Hurt Too Hawaii have become a refuge for children who find it especially hard to cope with a parent’s divorce around this time of year.

Their support group is among services Kids Hurt Too Hawaii offers annually to more than 250 children who are struggling with the loss of a parent to such factors as divorce, death and incarceration.

“Our programs are intended to help grief-stricken children overcome sadness and feelings of isolation,” said Cynthia White, executive director of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii.