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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 at age 9. She is 15 now, experiencing success in high school, and donates to Kids Hurt Too Hawaii. Malina, who started at age 11, is attending college at age 18. Jamie, separated from her mom […]

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Seeking Donors and Volunteers

Dedicated volunteers and donors are critical to Kids Hurt Too Hawaii’s existence. HONOLULU — As Kids Hurt Too Hawaii turns its attention to providing grief-stricken children with a safe space to express their feelings, the non-profit organization continues to seek dedicated donors and volunteers. The renewed push comes at a time when the nonprofit organization […]

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Coping during the holiday season

HONOLULU — For Lara Blum, it has been nearly three years since the death of her two sons’ father. But the Manoa resident said that trying to cope with his loss doesn’t get any easier for her sons Nolan, age 16, and Devon, age 11, especially around this time of year. “It’s much harder this […]

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Overcoming Feelings of Isolation

HONOLULU – A support group for children whose parents are divorced is taking on new meaning this holiday season. The group’s weekly meetings at Kids Hurt Too Hawaii have become a refuge for children who find it especially hard to cope with a parent’s divorce around this time of year. Their support group is among […]

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Moving Beyond the Pain

HONOLULU — If Nicole Cruz knew then what she knows now about her two children’s pain from her decision to leave their abusive father, she would have turned to Kids Hurt Too Hawaii a long time ago. The 37-year-old meal clerk for a charter school credits the non-profit organization for the ability of her adolescent […]