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Makana Found His Resilience

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Drawing Strength from Peers

HONOLULU — For a glimpse of the effect of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii on grief-stricken children, look no further than a peer-support group that meets monthly at the Kukui Center near downtown Honolulu. About 19 kids, who lost a parent to death, divorce, or incarceration, gathered for up to two hours to share memories of […]

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Healing from Domestic Violence

Learning to Care for Others Kanani, 8, a victim of domestic violence, learns to care for others while a mentor guides her in making poi at the Kanewai Lo’i during the monthly mentoring activity Poi for the Soul.  “As a single parent, I have often felt isolated and alone. Kids Hurt Too helped us bond […]

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Removing the Stigma of Loss

HONOLULU — For Nikki Gregory, the hard truth was that staying with the father of her three daughters was not going to make their relationship any better. The 34-year-old single mother admitted that it took her a long time, but she finally did realize that prison was his life. She just needed help getting across to […]

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Seeing Her Children Smile Again!

HONOLULU – Nicole Puente is the first to admit that her divorce six years ago from her children’s father wasn’t easy on them. But the 35-year-old patient-care representative for a local hospital insists that staying in an abusive relationship for the sake of her two children — Audriana, 13, and Andre, 11 — was not […]