HCAP WEEKLY JULY 13, 2020

HCAP 2019 Annual Report
Central District Service Center Helps Student Obtain High School Equivalency
Christ Embassy Hawaii’s Inner City Mission Team Provides Kumuhonua Residents with Delicious Meals
Kalihi-Palama District Service Center Offering Food Pantry Services
HCAP Head Start Keiki Continue to Learn Throughout the Summer!


HCAP 2019 Annual Report

We are pleased to present our annual report for the 2018-2019 Program Year. Each year, we provide program highlights and other information that showcases who we are and what we have accomplished during the course of the program year.

View the 2019 Annual Report.

View past Annual Reports here.


Central District Service Center Helps Student Obtain High School Equivalency

Devin faced many challenges growing up and traditional High School was very difficult for him. He decided to withdraw from high school and obtain his GED on his own. Fortunately, Devin was able to move in with his grandparents and they encouraged Devin to determine his next steps. That’s when Devin contacted the Central District Service Center for help with obtaining his GED. Through funding provided by HCAP’s Nā Lima Hana Employment Core Services (ECS) Program, Devin was able to successfully register for the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). The purpose of the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) is to certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. The test offers candidates like Devin, who were unable to finish traditional high school, a second chance to succeed. The course is located at HCAP’s Central District Service Center and is coordinated through the McKinley Community School for Adults (Moanalua Campus).

Devin was able to successfully attend classes and excel in his work. However, he hit a roadblock once COVID-19 restricted the ability for classes to be conducted in-person. But thankfully, classes were moved to being conducted online and Devin was able to learn from home. Devin has since registered for the upcoming courses and is excited to start. Our staff would like to congratulate Devin on how far he has come and hope that with his determination, he will successfully pass the course.


Christ Embassy Hawaii’s Inner City Mission Team Provides Kumuhonua Residents with Delicious Meals

HCAP’s Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center would like to extend a huge mahalo to Christ Embassy Hawaii’s (CEH) Inner City Mission Team for feeding our residents on June 27th. Thanks to their generosity, our residents were able to enjoy a delicious, socially distanced meal. Christ Embassy Hawaii’s Inner City Mission Team has requested to continue their feeding missions with Kumuhonua and will be joining our residents for a delicious meal every last Saturday of the month. Our Kumuhonua staff are so grateful for being chosen to receive this service. With the help of our community and religious organizations, Kumuhonua is able to better serve its residents during COVID-19. A huge mahalo Christ Embassy Hawaii for contributing to the community and its needs during this difficult time!


Kalihi-Palama District Service Center Offering Food Pantry Services

Due to COVID-19, the majority of HCAP’s food distribution services are temporarily closed. However, HCAP’s Kalihi-Palama District Service Center has been providing Food Pantry services throughout the COVID-19 closures. Families and individuals can request food by calling our Kalihi-Palama District Service Center. Once they are notified by a staff member, the individuals or families can come by the office and pick up the bags of non-perishable items that are placed outside on a bench. The Kalihi District Service Center is conveniently located along a bus line in the case that the individuals or families do not have access to a vehicle to pick-up the food.

We are pleased to report that in the months of May and June, 149 adults and children were provided with non-perishable items from the Food Pantry. Our Kalihi-Palama staff are committed to serving as many families as possible. If you are in need of Food Pantry services, please call (808) 847-0804.


HCAP Head Start Keiki Continue to Learn Throughout the Summer!

Summer might be coming to a close, but our HCAP Head Start keiki continue to share all the fun activities their families are engaging in this summer.

Photo of HS AIEA

Aiea Pre-Plus Head Start students Rebhi, Ameer, and Landen showcased their understanding of social distancing. Their Head Start teachers explained to the children what social distancing means and its importance. To get a first hand view of social distancing, the teachers asked families to place objects they could find around the house that represented 6 feet in length. The keiki had so much fun with this activity and these exercises will be very important as keiki enter classrooms in the upcoming months.

Angel from Head Start Salt Lake Pre-Plus helped her mom bake a cake while at home during the pandemic. Angel used her cognitive skills to help measure each ingredient. She also used her small motor skills to pour the ingredients and her large motor skills to mix everything together. The cake was delicious and this was great bonding time for Angel and her mom!