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This week on Helping Hand, After-School All-Stars Hawaii return. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Paula Fitzell, President and CEO, and Program Manager Maria Glidden.

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This week on Helping Hand we get a return visit from RYSE, Residential Youth Services and Empowerment. The nonprofit operates an access center where Honolulu-area street youth 18-24 are assessed and referred to appropriate support services, according to their website, and get access to a safe temporary living space. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Carla Houser, Executive Director of RYSE.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re welcoming back a very special program you may have heard around this time last year, GrandCares Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier, Faculty Member at UH Manoa who oversees the program, which is also found online here.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about the Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawaii. Honolulu’s Ronald McDonald Houses are open 24 hours a day year-round as a temporary “home” for families that must come to the Honolulu area seeking specialized medical treatments for their children’s catastrophic illnesses.

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence with returning guest Aloha Harvest, a nonprofit with a unique way of both tackling food waste and supporting those in need of food. Aloha Harvest Executive Director Phil Acosta explains the many ways people can support them, from donating food to volunteering, to even ways you can meet up with them at a couple of area weekly Farmers Markets.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Keane Akao about their December 28th benefit Tennis and Pickleball Tournament at Central Oahu Regional Park.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Dana Vennen. According to their website, the nonprofit specializes in riding instruction for special needs individuals, but provides therapeutic riding to individuals of any ability, with a goal to improve the minds and bodies of riders, using horses as partners.

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he welcomes back the Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division. Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader, returns with an annual holiday feature: hearing the Salvation Army’s wish list for projects to support those in need across the state.

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On Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back Hawaii Fido Service Dogs, a nonprofit that’s been internationally accredited under ADI: Assistance Dogs International. Program Director Susan Luehrs & Jim Kennedy, the Executive Director said only two organizations have this accreditation in the state. They train dogs to support people with disabilities other than blindness.

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation about some of the most vulnerable Hawaii Island residents – the animals – with return guests Hawaii Island Humane Society. Administrative Liaison Patrick Thompson speaks about their mission to prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the 2019 Footsteps to Transition Fair Saturday, November 2nd, at Kapolei Middle School cafeteria from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Hosted by the Department of Education, it’s for middle and high school students with special needs and their family, loved ones and caregivers to assist in critical details of making a life transition and explore a range of opportunities for adult life.

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This week for Helping Hand we're learning about the second annual Winos for Rhinos event from local nonprofit Wild Aloha Foundation.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter and Director of Development Steve Tam.

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This week Helping Hand features WildAid, a global nonprofit focused on ending the wildlife trade through behavior change campaigns, many in Asia, using regional celebrities in public service messaging campaigns, with people like basketball star Yao Ming, actor Jackie Chan and many others.

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This week on Helping Hand we welcome local nonprofit K.E.L.I.I. Foundation, also known as the Keiki Education Living Independent Institute. According to their website, their mission is to help individuals with autism and other special needs to have a higher quality of life, including transitioning out of the Department of Education to adulthood, and teaching independent living.

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This week on Helping Hand we welcome back NAMI Hawaii. Join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he speaks with NAMI Hawaii Executive Director Kumi Macdonald about the first ever Hawaii Art and Mental Health Summit Friday September 6th at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re welcoming back the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Virgil Stinnett, Vice President of the NFB of Hawaii and Katie Keime, Secretary and State Convention Coordinator.

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This week on Helping Hand, the Hawaii Parkinson Association join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. President Jerry Boster discusses the many ways people can support their fund and awareness raising walk Sunday Nov. 3th 9 a.m. to noon at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu.

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This week on Helping Hand,  we welcome back Special Olympics Hawaii return to discuss their inclusive-based sports and friendship programs, upcoming Cop on Top and Over the Edge fundraisers, and ways people can support the organization.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, a Vietnam nonprofit, founded and run by Vietnamese. While they work to save a number of animals, they’ve earned respect from a number of conservation organizations for their rapid-response rescues and success in rehabilitating pangolins, a highly vulnerable, virtually defenseless mammal being eaten into extinction by consumers in the Asia Pacific.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence follows up with the Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network - the HLFARN - a Facebook group that formed last year during the Kilauea eruption to help those needing assistance with pets and animals.

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he welcomes back the American Cancer Society in Hawaii to hearing about their upcoming Relays for Life taking place across the state, starting July 20th in Wailuku, Hilo a

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re wrapping up our third annual series of guests relating to Hawaii’s homeless crisis, which despite some progress, remains the most severe per capita in the US.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s IHS, the Institute For Human Services, as we continue our series of guests digging into the massive homeless crisis in the Aloha State, the worst per capita in the United States, according to year after year measurements.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s another week in our series relating to the Aloha State homeless crisis, the worst homeless crisis per capita in the country. Mental Health Kokua CEO Greg Payton returns for a conversation with All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence.

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On Helping Hand this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence starts four weeks of segments relating to the epic homeless crisis affecting the Aloha State. Recently we learned Hawaii continues to lead the nation per capita with the worst homeless crisis in the country.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s PACT: Parents and Children Together Hawaii Family Service Agency. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Dr. Marie Vorsino, VP of Intervention Programs and Dawn Kurisu, VP of Strategy and Innovation.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Aloha Independent Living Hawaii, and Executive Director Roxanne Bolden. The nonprofit specializes in giving persons with disabilities the choice of where to receive independent living services.

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With May being National Foster Care Month, this week on Helping Hand join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he welcomes back local nonprofit Hale Kipa.

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