HCAP Weekly June 6, 2016

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In this week’s issue:

HCAP Shares Program Information at Taste of Ka`iulani
Youth Services Students Obtain Employment at the Youth Job Fair
Helping Hands Hawaii Provides Outreach Services at the Central District Service Center
Dedicated SCSEP Participant Finds Employment at Senior Retirement Center
Weatherization Assistance Program Shares Home Energy Efficiency Tips for the Summer
HCAP Spring Quarterly Newsletter
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Helps Households with their Energy Bills


HCAP Shares Program Information at Taste of Ka`iulani

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On May 28, 2016, HCAP was invited to participate in the ‘Taste of Ka`iulani’ at Kaʻiulani Elementary School. Principal Jill Puletasi hosted the event and invited community organizations to share information about their services and programs with students and their families. There were also a variety of activities during the event, including interactive games, cultural entertainment, and prizes. The students and families especially enjoyed watching the performance of the Master of Ceremony, comedian Frank Delima. At the end of the event, Hawaiian food was prepared and served by the school kitchen. ‘Taste of Ka`iulani’ was a great success and a wonderful event for the families and community organizations!


Youth Services Students Obtain Employment at the Youth Job Fair

Youth Services Job Fair
HCAP Youth Services students attended a Youth Job Fair sponsored by the City & County of Honolulu, Department of Community Services, Oahu WorkLinks Youth Program. The Youth Job Fair targeted youth 16-24 years old. There were a variety of employers in attendance, including HMS Host, Team Clean Inc., Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii, Elite Parking Services, McDonalds, Roberts Hawaii, Walmart, Tesoro, and Lowe’s Home Improvement. By the end of the day, six Youth Services students were hired by various employers! Congratulations to all the Youth Services students!


Helping Hands Hawaii Provides Outreach Services at the Central District Service Center

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Last week, Helping Hands Hawaii’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach Program set up a table at the Central District Service Center. They shared information about SNAP with those applying for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP participants were provided information and applications for obtaining SNAP benefits as well as the criteria for eligibility.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program administered by the State of Hawaii to providee food and nutritional support to qualifying low-income households, and those making the transition from welfare to self-sufficiency.
Mahalo to Helping Hands Hawaii for sharing this valuable information with the LIHEAP participants. This collaboration makes it possible to better serve communities and assists people to receive the help they need.


Dedicated SCSEP Participant Finds Employment at Senior Retirement Center

David was working at a company that had a “Last In, First Out” policy. As a result, David lost his job when the company downsized. When David came to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), he was discouraged since he could not find employment. Through SCSEP, he was placed at a Senior Retirement Center as a janitor. David showed remarkable motivation and enthusiasm for his job. Despite having a long commute to work, David would arrive at work early to open up the center for the incoming seniors. The site supervisor felt that David was trustworthy and a dedicated worker, and hired David as a permanent employee! David is extremely happy and grateful that SCSEP helped him regain his hope and confidence.


Weatherization Assistance Program Shares Home Energy Efficiency Tips for the Summer

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As the temperature rises this summer, it is important to conserve energy in order to save money and preserve the earth’s energy resources. You can keep energy costs low with these simple, effective home energy tips.

1. Wash clothes in cold water to save approximately $121 a year.

2. Use window shades. Close blinds in the summer to keep out the hot sun, and open them in the winter to bring in warm rays.

3. Turn off all lights, appliances and electronics not in use. A power strip can help turn off multiple items at once.

4. Change to new and improved light bulbs. Reduce energy use from lighting by 30% – 80% by switching to energy-efficient halogen incandescent, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) and light-emitting diodes (LED).

5. Look for the ENERGY STAR label, the government’s symbol of energy-efficiency, on a wide range of consumer products to save up to 30% on electricity bills.

6. Use low-flow faucets and showerheads to save on water bills.

7. Reduce water heater temperature to 120° F to save energy and money on heating water. Wrap the water storage tank in a specially designed “blanket” to retain the heat.


HCAP Spring Quarterly Newsletter

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HCAP Spring Quarterly Newsletter
We’re excited to share the Spring 2016 issue of Ku`i Na Lono: Spread the News

Featuring these stories and more:
• Income Tax Services Helps Couple Save
• Hā Initiative Hosts Family Nights
• HCAP Programs Visit the State Capitol

View the Spring 2016 Quarterly here.

View past Quarterly reports here.


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Helps Households with their Energy Bills

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