Kids Hurt Too Hawai’i

Be part of a healing community for grieving and traumatized children and youth.

Our Stories

Family Stories

Showing Resilience After Losing His Father

For Makana, growing up was a challenge after experiencing the sudden death of his beloved Father, Mike, when he was 11...
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Family Stories

Drawing Strength from Peers

HONOLULU — For a glimpse of the effect of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii on grief-stricken children, look no further than...
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Family Stories

Healing from Domestic Violence

Learning to Care for Others Kanani, 8, a victim of domestic violence, learns to care for others while a mentor...
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Family Stories

Removing the Stigma of Loss

HONOLULU — For Nikki Gregory, the hard truth was that staying with the father of her three daughters was not going...
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Family Stories

Seeing Her Children Smile Again!

HONOLULU – Nicole Puente is the first to admit that her divorce six years ago from her children’s father wasn’t...
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Family Stories

Finding a Safe Space to Cope with Losing a Parent

It is a privilege to watch as the children grow and heal. Pictured here are Jamie and Malina. Jamie started...
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Training

Volunteering to Better Understand Others and Yourself

Please consider volunteering 4 hours a month to support grieving and traumatized children in therapeutic activities. The next training is...
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Community Events Fundraising

Raising Funds for a Worthy Cause

DECEMBER 11, 2013 - AMERICA MADRID UPDATED: February 22, 2017
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Family Stories Fundraising

Seeking Donors and Volunteers

Dedicated volunteers and donors are critical to Kids Hurt Too Hawaii's existence. HONOLULU — As Kids Hurt Too Hawaii turns...
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Training

Taking Training Abroad

Kids Hurt Too Hawaii offers training in Japan. HONOLULU — Kids Hurt Too Hawaii continues to expand its efforts to...
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Training

Improving Skills in Trauma Care

HONOLULU — Kids Hurt Too Hawaii has set its sights on training social workers across the state in helping grief-stricken...
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Community Events Training

Helping Kids of Terminally-ill Parents

HONOLULU — An estimated 50 doctors, nurses, and social workers are expected to benefit from a presentation led by the...
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Family Stories

Coping during the holiday season

HONOLULU — For Lara Blum, it has been nearly three years since the death of her two sons’ father. But...
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Family Stories

Overcoming Feelings of Isolation

HONOLULU – A support group for children whose parents are divorced is taking on new meaning this holiday season. The...
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Community Events Family Stories

Moving Beyond the Pain

HONOLULU — If Nicole Cruz knew then what she knows now about her two children’s pain from her decision to...
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Family Stories

Looking Ahead with Enthusiasm

HONOLULU – More than 20 youth in foster care paused during their weekly meeting at Kids Hurt Too Hawaii to...
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Foster Youth

Helping Foster Kids Take Charge

HONOLULU — In the latest example of its efforts to restore hope to grief-stricken children, Kids Hurt Too Hawaii continues...
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Training

Training Volunteers in Grief and Trauma Care

HONOLULU — Kids Hurt Too Hawaii is training volunteers to help its efforts to bring solace to grief-stricken children. DATES...
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Family Stories

Stepping in to Help Out

Donna Hodges (right) gets helpful tips from Cynthia White. HONOLULU — A difference can start with one person. Just ask...
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Community Events Fundraising

Providing Energetic Support to Children of Tsunami Victims

Kids Hurt Too Hawaii will be in Japan from November 21-December 4, 2013, assisting with children tsunami victims' support groups,...
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In honor of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii’s 20th Anniversary this Sunday, February 14th, 2021, we present you with a special message from our Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cynthia White, and Hiro Ito, Co-Founder and Program Director. These messages will be in videos posted on our Youtube Channel, Facebook Page, and Instagram. Please join us in Celebrating 20 Years of Healing Young Hearts in Hawaii!


Our Work

Kids Hurt Too Hawaii offers a free and safe space for children & youth with grief and trauma, ages 3 – 24, as well as support for their caregivers. We provide the following services to children who have lost one or both parents:


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Kids Hurt Too Hawaii offers education and training from knowledgeable specialists and practitioners to provide up-to-date information about the impact of grief and trauma on children and teens.


Kids Hurt Too Hawaii has provided grief and trauma support for over 5,000 children, trained more than 10,000 adults, and conducted 40 crisis interventions.

By age 25, this number increases from 5.2 million to 13.2 million.
By age 25, this number increases from 18 thousand to 48 thousand.

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are created via ‘Ōlelo’s PSA Service. This service offers O’ahu’s 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, educators, and government agencies a quick and easy way to create simple video messages at no cost. Visit www.olelo.org/psa for more information.


“We can’t prevent domestic violence, victimization of children, and loss of family members. But, we can provide resources that help children cope with those difficult situations.” – Cynthia White, Co-Founder & Executive Director.