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Hale Kipa, Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi, and the State of Hawaiʻi, recently honored foster parents through an official proclamation designating May as National Foster Parent Appreciation Month. Hawaiʻi Gov. David Y. Ige signed the proclamation on April 12.  “We express our gratitude and respect to the many foster parents, kinship caregivers,...

On February 26, Hale Kipa held a very special ALOHA CELEBRATION in honor of Punky Pletan-Cross (Hale Kipa retired CEO) and welcomed Venus Kauʻiokawēkiu Rosete-Medeiros (Hale Kipa President & CEO). We are deeply moved by the support to mālama the youth and families of Hawaiʻi...

Hale Kipa is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Dianne Bowen-Coleman as its new Program Director. Dr. Bowen-Coleman comes to Hale Kipa with a wealth of experience working for and volunteering with many non-profits, all of which focus on the wellbeing of children, teens, young adults, and their families.  Dr. Bowen-Coleman is a...

November is National Runaway Prevention Month, a public awareness campaign designed to “shine a light” on issues faced by runaway and houseless youth.  It is also an opportunity to spotlight resources available to support youth in crisis throughout Hawai‘i.  As part of this campaign, individuals,...

Aloha, I am coming to the end of my career as the CEO of Hale Kipa since I am retiring by the end of 2021, and thus this will be my last piece in the Transition Newsletter. In March of 2022 I would have...