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Hale Kipa’s ʻOhana Resilience Services are undergoing unprecedented growth! While maintaining its devotion to serving kamaliʻi (children), ʻōpio (youth), and young adults, under the direction of Hale Kipa CEO Venus Kauʻiokawēkiu Rosete-Medeiros, it now includes offerings that serve the entire ʻohana. The long-time emergency shelter or “hale”...

Hale Kipa’s Department of Residential Services The mission of Hale Kipa’s Department of Residential Services programs is to support youth ages 12 to 21 who have been abused, neglected, homeless, or in crisis. In recent years, the department has cultivated a more hands-on approach to ensure...

Our Newsletter has a New Name: ʻAʻaliʻi Indigenous to Hawaiʻi, the ʻaʻaliʻi plant is a shrub with small green leaves and beautiful, delicate flowers. Its beauty is not its only remarkable trait. It is also an incredibly resilient plant. We chose this name because the ʻaʻaliʻi...

Mahalo to Patterson Dental for their continued support of Hawaiʻi’s youth.  Since the start of the pandemic, Patterson Dental has supplied Hale Kipa with urgently needed hand sanitizers, face shields, disinfecting wipes and other personal protection items.  The recent supply of personal hygiene items delivered by Drake...

🩵 What is PTSD? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in those who have been exposed to a traumatic event or set of circumstances. They may experience this as emotionally/physically harmful or life-threatening and may affect mental, physical, social, and/or spiritual...

Hale Kipa recognized staff anniversaries on September 28th at the annual meeting which took place at the Kamehameha School Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center. 3 Year Award: Kree Espinda Jo-Ann Nakamura Jamar Chandler Regi Ching Michelle Rocca Mina Vassey Jyron Salamanca Ellen Wright 5 Year Award: Maia Tjarks Tony Spencer Brooke Ward Victoria Quilitorio Martha Hatchie Kirsten Wong Allyssa Nau Maryam Chapman Teal Sargent 10 Year...

The Hawaii State Legislature recently honored Hale Kipa Deputy Chief Executive Officer Jaque Kelley-Uyeoka with a Hawaiʻi’s Outstanding Advocate for Children and Youthaward. The award ceremony was held on Sept. 30, 2022, by the Queen Liliʻuokalani Statue at the back of the State Capitol Building.  Kelley-Uyeoka was nominated by Judith...

Every November since 2007, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has drawn attention to the youth who experience homelessness each year in the United States through National Homeless Youth Awareness Month (NHYAM).  The latest numbers for those experiencing homelessness in Hawai‘i reveal a complicated picture....