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Drawing Strength from Peers

HONOLULU — For a glimpse of the effect of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii on grief-stricken children, look no further than a peer-support group that meets monthly at the Kukui Center near downtown Honolulu. About 19 kids, who lost a parent to death, divorce, or incarceration, gathered for up to two hours to share memories of […]

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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 easy on them. But the 35-year-old patient-care representative for a local hospital insists that staying in an abusive relationship for the sake of her two children — Audriana, 13, and Andre, 11 — was not […]

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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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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 […]