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Linda Santos, FPH President & CEO, was awarded the Loretta “Deliana” Fuddy Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 11th Annual Hawaii Conference on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent & Adult Trauma on Thursday, March 13th. This prestigious award is bestowed on professionals who demonstrate a life’s career of advocating for victims of violence, and have been tireless in their efforts of making a difference in the community by advocating for the rights and caring of those in need. Linda’s lifelong dedication to children and families in foster care was honored by several hundred social workers and community leaders including Governor Abercrombie, who presented the award.

Later that same day, Linda Santos received a second Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Social Workers-Hawaii Chapter, at their Annual Awards Dinner in honor of Social Work Month. The event was held at the Hale Koa Hotel. Also, the same evening, FPH’s own Chyomi Chow, Project Visitation Coordinator, was presented the Social Justice/Advocate Award, for her excellent work in providing sibling visitation for children separated through foster care.

Congratulations to our awardees!

HeART of Our Keiki

HeART Workshop for all children and youth involved with FPH

45 children demonstrated their artistic talent at the HeART Workshop at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Sunday, April 1st. After a tour of the museum, facilitators instructors Eric Keli‘i Beyer and Emily McIlroy taught watercolor and oil pastel resist to the children and let them create their own masterpiece. HPU graduate students put together the event for FPH as part of their Communications class over the course of the spring semester. “I learned the importance of staying flexible to keep the event running smoothly, which is a valuable skill to learn for any profession,” said Tobias Becker, an HPU grad student who acted as the client liaison. Keep your eyes open for the launching of the virtual gallery tour of this event - Coming Soon!

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Prom Practice

Y.E.S. Hawaii is the newest addition to the Family Programs Hawaii's array of programs and services. Youth Empowerment and Success hosted a Prom Prep etiquette workshop for foster youth on March 23rd 2014. Youth were treated to hair styling, makeup, wardrobe and a fancy dinner and learned etiquette and empowerment tools. Mahalo to our sponsors and volunteers for helping to create this special night.

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I Help Kids!

“Your tutoring program has made my volunteering become much more rewarding. Keep up what you’re doing...sharing your vision and strategy. I’m glad to be part of your team." Kelly Logo – Volunteer Tutor at Ho’omalu O Na Kamali’i

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Mahalo HomeStreet Bank

A heartfelt Mahalo to HomeStreet Bank and Board Member Mona Choy-Beddow for a generous $5,000 gift to Family Programs Hawai‘i. The donation was given to support transition services for youth exiting the foster care system. The check was presented last month at a special evening function at the Honolulu Club. HomeStreet Bank has been a loyal supporter of FPH programs and events over the last six years.

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Upcoming Events

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    Central Oahu Resource Families Support Group Central Oahu Resource Families Support Group Oahu Veterans Center 1298 Kukila Street Honolulu >>
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    Hilo - 7th Annual Conference for Resource Caregivers All Resource, Guardianship, Adoptive, Kinship Families, and Service Providers who work with children >>
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    Oahu - 7th Annual Conference for Resource Caregivers All Resource, Guardianship, Adoptive, Kinship Families, and Service Providers who work with children >>
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    Hilo Resource Families Support Group Hilo Resource Families Support Group Haili Congregational Church 211 Haili St. Hilo, Hawaii  9 >>

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