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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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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 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 […]

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Looking Ahead with Enthusiasm

HONOLULU – More than 20 youth in foster care paused during their weekly meeting at Kids Hurt Too Hawaii to reflect on what they are thankful for this holiday season. The children in support group for foster youth, who are between ages 3 and 19, thrive on a safe space to express feelings found here. The […]

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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 to take steps to help a group of former foster youth focus on goals. The nine youth in the group met for their weekly meeting led by Seymour Kazimirski, a Kids Hurt Too Hawaii volunteer, […]