HCAP Weekly October 29, 2018

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Na Lima Hana Participant Obtains Employment and Receives Wraparound Services
Kumuhonua Resident Obtains Permanent Housing
Kalihi-Palama Collaborates with Kamehameha Homes for Halloween Event
HCAP Staff Attend Campbell-Kapolei Career Expo
Dole Head Start Children Receive Vision Screening Services


Na Lima Hana Participant Obtains Employment and Receives Wraparound Services

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Earlier in the year, Cathy came to HCAP’s Windward District Service Center seeking case management services. Cathy enrolled in the Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services (ECS) Program, where she completed Job Readiness Training and obtained employment at Wal-Mart. She has successfully maintained 90 days of employment.

This past summer, Cathy returned to the Windward District Service Center to apply for HCAP’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides income-eligible households with electrical or gas bill assistance. Cathy also signed up for HCAP’s Ohana Produce food distribution. The Windward District Service Center staff is happy to provide Cathy with the resources and tools to help her on her path to achieving self-reliance.


Kumuhonua Resident Obtains Permanent Housing

In 1996, a serious car accident left Frank permanently disabled. No longer able to work, Frank received Social Security and rented rooms with family and friends. At age 60, Frank was caught up in a situation he never thought would happen to him: forced eviction. Unable to pay his rent, he was asked to vacate his room and found himself living on the streets.

In November 2015, Frank accepted a referral to HCAP’s Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center and moved in shortly thereafter. While residing at Kumuhonua, Frank gained valuable skills such as budgeting and being financially prepared for emergencies and unexpected expenses. He also gained skills on how to advocate for himself and being able to re-orient himself back into the community.

With the help of funds from HCAP’s Rapid Re-Housing Program, Frank was able to obtain a unit at Jack Hall Waipahu Memorial Housing. On October 12th, Frank successfully exited the Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center. Kumuhonua staff are happy for his success and wish him well.


Kalihi-Palama Collaborates with Kamehameha Homes for Halloween Event

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HCAP’s Kalihi-Palama District Service Center staff donated packages of candy and boxes of chips to Kamehameha Homes as part of their tenant association’s annual Halloween event for keiki. Kamehameha Homes Tenant Association organizes the event every year to promote neighborhood safety by encouraging keiki to go trick-or-treating within their housing area. This is one of several events that the Kalihi-Palama District Service Center and the Kamehameha Homes Tenant Association collaborate on each year.


HCAP Staff Attend Campbell-Kapolei Career Expo

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HCAP and HCAP Head Start staff participated in the Hawaii State Department of Education’s very first Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo on Friday, Oct. 26th at Kapolei High School. More than 1,200 freshmen students from Campbell High School and Kapolei High School attended the event. The Career Expo was organized to provide students time to meet and interact with business representatives to learn about career paths and options. Students met with various business representatives and asked questions to get a better understanding of the type of education and personal attributes are needed for a specific position and career.


Dole Head Start Children Receive Vision Screening Services

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Preschool children use all of their senses – seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting – to get the most information possible about the world and what is happening in their environment. Visual skills are important for many every day activities such as playing and reading books. Dole Head Start staff recently administered routine vision screenings to ensure that all of the children have healthy vision. Vision screenings are important and can help to detect early vision problems. With fancy spectacles, vision screening is always fun to participate in!