Local Nonprofit Serving At-Risk Keiki Receives Major Donation
HONOLULU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - "Kids Hurt Too Hawaii", a free service for grieving and traumatized children, received a $25,000 donation from Nan, Inc., the state’s largest locally-owned construction company.
“This donation will make a big difference for Kids Hurt Too Hawaii since it covers what it would cost us to directly serve 25 grieving children and their families for a year. The funding will allow us to provide the children with therapeutic support groups and weekend mentoring activities.” said Patria Weston-Lee, Executive Director for Kids Hurt Too Hawaii.
Kids Hurt Too Hawaii: Founded in 2001, Kids Hurt Too Hawaii (KHTH) is the only program in the state whose sole mission is to provide support to grieving and traumatized children who have lost one or both parent(s). Children are referred after losing a parent through death, divorce, domestic violence, incarceration, deployment or placement in foster care. Referrals come in from school counselors, medical professionals, social workers and self-referrals through word of mouth. The services are free. In addition to regular group meetings, KHTH provides Hawaiian based cultural activities on the weekends such as Surf for the Soul, Poi for the Soul, Seeds of Love, and ukulele lessons. Over 3500 children have participated since the program’s inception in 2001. Many are from low-income families or the foster care system. Learn more at www.kidshurttoo.org.