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This week on Helping Hand HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence starts two weeks of focus on ways to help people assisting animals of Hawaii County affected by the latest volcanic eruption. On the front lines of trying to help is the Hawaii Island Humane Society, with services like shelter for homeless, stray, injured, lost and abandoned animals, among many other programs and services.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the 25th Anniversary Oahu Heart and Stroke Walk Saturday August 11th at Kapiolani Park. The event raises funds and awareness for the American Heart Association. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Jeff Shonka, who is on the Executive Leadership Team of the Heart Walk.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter for a conversation about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and their upcoming fundraising and awareness raising walks: Kauai August 11,

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Today on Helping Hand we wrap up three weeks of covering Hawaii’s homeless crisis, the most severe per capita in the US. You can hear our previous two segments archived online with IHS: the Institute for Human Services and Mental Health Kokua.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence offers week two in a three-week series of related guests, all nonprofits on the frontlines of the worst homeless crisis in the United States, which is right here in the Aloha State.

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This week on Helping Hand we start three weeks of related segments covering the worst homeless crisis per capita in the United States, which if you didn’t know, was here in Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Mental Health Kōkua and CEO Greg Payton.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Hawaii Meals on Wheels CEO Michelle Cordero-Lee. As their website notes, Hawaii Meals on Wheels is dedicated to helping elders and individuals with disabilities O’ahu preserve their independence at home primarily by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal interaction with those they serve.

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This week for Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with the manager of The American Cancer Society Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge, Michelle Hashimoto. The Hope Lodge provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. Designed as a residential program for patients in active cancer treatment, it’s meant to help patients access the care they need in a supportive, homelike environment.

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation with Dental Lifeline Network, and one of their volunteer dentists, Dr. Rohinton Patel, Director of Hawaii Pacific Dental Group. Dental Lifeline Network is a national nonprofit providing access to dental care and education for people who cannot afford it and have a permanent disability, or, are elderly, age 65 or older, or, who are medically fragile.

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation about the annual Ready to Learn program with Helping Hands Hawaii CEO and President Jan Harada. Jan explains that with half of all public school students in the Aloha State coming from households eligible for government-sponsored free lunches at school, the need is great.

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This week on Helping Hand we have a returning guest: PACT - Parents and Children Together. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Dr. Marie Vorsino, Vice President of Intervention Programs, and Ryan Kusumoto, President & CEO.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about a crisis in our Asia Pacific neighborhood revolving around the Pacific Walrus. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with the Center for Biological Diversity and one of their staff attorneys, Emily Jeffers, about it.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands.

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On Helping Hand this week HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Women’s Fund of Hawaii and Executive Director Leela Bilmes-Goldstein. The nonprofit address issues affecting women in the Aloha State, from poverty and food insecurity to domestic violence, including sexual abuse of women with developmental disabilities, to many other realms of concern, through making grants to sometimes grassroots and under the radar programs.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Honolulu Habitat for Humanity. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Jim Murphy about their programs to build structures, fix existing dwellings, do critical ADA home modifications for people with disabilities and sell a variety of building and housing supplies at their ReStore.

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On Helping Hand this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with The Caregiver Foundation about their fundraiser Saturday April 28 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anne Chipchase, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Caregiver Foundation, talks about the event and their mission to provide care coordination for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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This week on Helping Hand, it's the Polar Plunge from Special Olympics Hawaii, as Director of Development Tracey Bender joins HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss their April 14th fundraiser at Waterfront Plaza in Honolulu.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii President Jerri Chong and Public Relations Manager Gene Davis.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Domestic Violence Action Center and CEO Nanci Kriedman. For close to thirty years, they have provided legal information and representation and services for victims of domestic abuse in the Aloha State.

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This week HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes PARENTS Inc. back to Helping Hand, with Executive Director Lisa Groulx. PARENTS Inc. -- Providing Awareness Referrals Education Nurturing Therapy and Support -- is a private, non-profit offering prevention and treatment services for child abuse and neglect, and a range of parenting courses.

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This week HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Best Buddies Hawaii back to Helping Hand. March 10th is their annual Friendship Walk at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park, 9 a.m.

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Helping Hand concludes two weeks of featuring nonprofits in the Asia Pacific supporting two of the most vulnerable animals.

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This week Helping Hand starts two weeks of featuring nonprofits in the Asia Pacific supporting two of the most vulnerable animals on Earth. First up, Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong, President and CEO of the Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii, or the ATRC. It’s week two of organizations that can offer critical resources to people with disabilities and often field difficult questions regarding trying to get specific services or assistance with mobility challenges.

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This week Helping Hand starts two weeks of related segments, spotlighting organizations that can play a critical role in finding specific resources related to disability. Aloha Independent Living Hawaii is dedicated to giving people with disabilities the choice of where to receive independent living services. They provide information and referrals, peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills training and transition assistance.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back the Aloha United Way. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Chief Operating Officer Norm Baker about their support of a number of other critical nonprofits aiding the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and other vulnerable segments of society.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes Grandcares Hawaii. According to their website, GRANDCares Hawaii is a project of UH Mānoa and Colorado State University to support vulnerable grandparents who are raising grandchildren by providing access to community resources and information. They have two sites in Hawaii, one on Maui and one on Hawaii Island.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s Leilani Farm Sanctuary. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Founder and President Laurelee Blanchard.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with returning guest Helping Hands Hawaii.

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