HCAP WEEKLY January 9, 2023

LIHEAP Participant Receives Tools for a More Energy Efficient Home
Counting, Stacking and Fine Motor Development
Single Mother finds success with Nā Lima Hana Program


LIHEAP Participant Receives Tools for a More Energy Efficient Home

Barbara, just like many of us today, has been struggling with the high cost of electricity. Barbara applied for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); upon reviewing her information HCAP’s WAP Specialist contacted Barbara with information regarding HCAP’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and how she could make her home more energy efficient.

The WAP Specialist quickly assisted Barbara with the intake and application process. Within a matter of a couple of weeks, a home audit was completed. Several small devices in Barbara’s household were replaced in order to reduce the electricity usage and for health and safety measures, including: LED light bulbs, low pressure water heads, bathroom aerators, power strips, and smoke detectors. Barbara also qualified for the replacement of her major appliances, and was provided with a brand new refrigerator and a hybrid water heater, at no cost to her! Needless to say, Barbara was overjoyed with emotion and shared the following words: 

“Thank you HCAP, for all your help and your generosity in helping people in need. My refrigerator is beautiful and so is the water heater. I am looking forward to saving more energy and mainly lowering my electric bill. I also want to thank HCAP for the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, beautiful shower heads as well as the light bulbs. I truly appreciate all the help and the appliances that HCAP provided for us. I wish that I would have known about this organization sooner, but I am grateful that I know now and will pass this information on to others. A special thank you to Ms. Cory for all her help, kindness, and patience. Wow, she can really install shower heads! She explained to me in detail all the products. Ms. Cory is very knowledgeable about what she is doing and she is fun! Again thank you all for everything.” 

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Counting, Stacking and Fine Motor Development

Our Early Head Start keiki enjoyed developing their logic, reasoning, math, and fine motor skills while interacting with various manipulatives. Sarah enjoyed counting, stacking, identifying colors and playing hide-and-seek with cups and various objects. Selah enjoyed stacking, counting, identifying shapes and colors and balancing colorful wooden blocks. Both Sarah and Selah also developed their language and cognition skills while engaged in play.

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Single Mother finds success with Nā Lima Hana Program

Taylor is a client from the Salvation Army’s Women’s Way program. As a single mom, Taylor enrolled in the HCAP Nā Lima Hana Employment Core Services Program (ECS) which provides clients with one-on-one employment counseling and support through the job search process. The program assisted Taylor in obtaining materials she needed for her job search, and provided training to help her find permanent employment. After Taylor enrolled and completed her Job Retention Training, she was hired at Hakuyosha International as a Store Sales Clerk. The Employment Core Services program helped set Taylor up for success by providing her with materials necessary for her new job such as a HOLO card, clothes, and shoes for work.

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