HCAP Weekly August 26, 2019

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HCAP Selects A New Leahi District Community Services Manager
Na Lima Hana Participant Obtains Employment
Kaneohe Elementary Head Start Children Receive Books at Ohana100 Kickoff
Windward District Service Center Establishes Partnership with Kaneohe Joint Outreach Center
Weatherization Staff Provides Outreach and Intake to Kahuku Elderly Hauoli Hale Residents


HCAP Selects A New Leahi District Community Services Manager

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HCAP is pleased to announce that Mia Crail-Yusif has been promoted to Community Services Manager at HCAP’s Leahi District Service Center in Palolo. She will be responsible for coordinating and delivering programs and services offered at the Leahi District Service Center.

Mia has been working as a Community Worker at the Leahi District Service Center since 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Criminal Justice from Waldorf University (Iowa) and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Aspen University (Colorado).

Robin Fakaosi, HCAP Interim Director of Community Services, states “From the day Mia came aboard as a Community Worker, she has been actively involved in delivering HCAP’s programs and services with quality and compassion. Mia has a strong work ethic and is determined to improve upon the good work being done in the district, as well as develop new strategies and partnerships to grow our programs and services.”


Na Lima Hana Participant Obtains Employment

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In July, Derek came to HCAP’s Leahi District Service Center to receive help in obtaining employment. Derek was unemployed and in need of assistance so that he could get back on his feet. Leahi District Service Center staff enrolled him in the Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services (ECS) Program. Staff provided him with a variety of services, including Job Readiness Training (JRT), interview skills training, resume development, and job search coaching. Upon completion of JRT, Derek secured employment with Fleet Services Hawaii as a transporter.

With ECS Program funds, Leahi District Service Center was able to help Derek obtain the necessary work attire to start work immediately. Having received shorts, shirts, socks, and a belt, Derek is very grateful for HCAP’s continued assistance and support.


Kaneohe Elementary Head Start Children Receive Books at Ohana100 Kickoff

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Earlier this month, Ohana100 kicked off the 2019-2020 school year at Kaneohe Elementary School. Children from Kaneohe Elementary Head Start received brand new books from Mary Mildred Chong, the wife of the late U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka Senator Akaka. Ohana100 is a foundation founded by Akaka’s family to promote literacy by providing free books to kids and dispatching volunteers to read to children in classrooms.


Windward District Service Center Establishes Partnership with Kaneohe Joint Outreach Center

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HCAP’s Windward District Service Center staff recently formed a brand new partnership with the Kaneohe Joint Outreach Center (JOC) to offer HCAP services. As part of this partnership, the Kaneohe JOC will be providing office space once a week for Windward District Service Center staff to provide services to Kaneohe JOC’s clients. Kaneohe JOC is a new state initiative that provides social services to homeless individuals and families in Windward Oahu. Individuals are able to come into the one-stop center to receive medical care and housing and employment assistance.


Weatherization Staff Provides Outreach and Intake to Kahuku Elderly Hauoli Hale Residents

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This week, Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) staff visited Kahuku Elderly Hauoli Hale to organize and implement outreach and intake efforts for the program and complete small energy-efficient device installations. HCAP’s Windward District Service Center has established a long-term partnership with Kahuku Elderly Hauoli Hale, having provided intake for its residents for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

WAP staff conducted free in-home energy audits to all those who applied. Small energy efficient devices including LED light bulbs and high-efficiency faucet aerators were installed. WAP staff also educated residents on energy conservation and ways to lower their monthly energy bill. For more information about the Weatherization Assistance Program, please contact the HCAP Corporate Office at (808) 521-4531.