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Proof Positive // Helping To Create Better Isle Parents
By Lisa Groulx, P.A.R.E.N.T.S. executive director P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Inc. (Providing Awareness, Referrals, Education, Nurturing, Therapy & Support) is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been helping Hawaii’s...

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Proof Positive // Connecting Hawaii With Health Care
By Tom Matsuda, interim executive director, Hawaii Health Connector Hawaii Health Connector has helped many uninsured individuals and families enroll in new health insurance plans....

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Proof Positive // Being There Whenever Tragedy Strikes
Start the new year with a resolution to help save lives and give hope to those in need. Join the cause of humanity by becoming...

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Proof Positive // Helping Children Deal With Loss
By Cynthia White, executive director, Kids Hurt Too Hawaii Nicole Puente is the first to admit that her divorce six years ago from her children’s...

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Proof Positive // Bringing A Range Of Services Together
By Judy Lind, executive director, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Kukui Center The Kukui Center was opened in 2009 by the Kukui Children’s Foundation, which aims...

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Proof Positive // Helping Smokers Break The Habit
By Pedro Haro, communications specialist, Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund Project Team “When my 7-year-old daughter told me, ‘Mom, you’re gonna get cancer...

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Proof Positive // Connecting Children And Adults With Nature
By Jacinda Elias, president, SoulTrex ONE As YWCA Kokokahi committee volunteers looked on, one child after another excitedly came away from the tree rope-climbing activity...

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Proof Positive // Pledge To Try Mediation First To Solve Conflicts
By Jerry Clay, president of the board, Mediation Center of the Pacific When young parents are locked in a battle over custody and access to...

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Proof Positive // Survivors Build New Lives, Create Hope
By Howard Garval, president and CEO, Child & Family Service Seven-year-old Sally approached her room where a small bed with a little teddy bear rested...

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Proof Positive // Groups Work Together To Prevent Suicide
By Nancy Kern, DOH suicide prevention coordinator, Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force The state Department of Health (DOH), in conjunction with the Prevent Suicide Hawaii...

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Proof Positive // It Shouldn’t Hurt To Be A Child
By Anson Okimoto, president, Friends of Children’s Justice Center of Oahu Picture for a moment a child on the brink of making one of the...

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Proof Positive // Understanding And Preventing Suicide
By Kerry Bosworth, walk chairwoman, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention In the United States, someone dies by suicide every 13.7 seconds. A suicide attempt is...

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Proof Positive // Ensuring Safe, Timely Transportation For All
By Donald Sakamoto, chairman, Citizens for a Fair American Disabilities Act Ride Being visually impaired, Rose Pou sometimes misses her bus stop when the announcements...

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Proof Positive // Quality Teaching For Struggling Readers
By Margaret Higa, executive director, HIDA No one is born knowing how to read – we all have to learn. We do this when our...

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Proof Positive // Providing Access To Justice To Those In Need
By Sergio Alcubilla, director of external relations, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii “I was at my last stop when I met Legal Aid in Kapolei...

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Proof Positive // Providing Quality Health Care With Aloha
By Martha Khlopin, Medicare sales manager, AlohaCare AlohaCare is a nonprofit health plan founded in 1984 by Hawaii’s community health centers. Today, AlohaCare has more...

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Proof Positive // Supporting Families Impacted By Autism
By Jessica Wong-Sumida, executive director, Autism Society of Hawaii The Autism Society of Hawaii (A.S.H.) is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves families and individuals living...

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Proof Positive // The Struggle To Improve Our Community’s Health
By Phoebe W. Hwang, public relations manager, Health Behavior Change Research Health Behavior Change Research (HBCR) Workgroup is a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals...

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Proof Positive // Supporting Families With Seriously Ill Keiki
By Julie Ho, director of development, HUGS HUGS (Help, Understanding and Group Support) is a local organization that serves more than 200 families with children...

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Proof Positive // Enriching The Lives Of Keiki And Kupuna
By Nadine Nishioka, executive director, Moiliili Community Center A 6-year-old girl, one of thousands like her who have passed through the doors of the Moiliili...


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