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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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On Helping Hand this week it’s Hawaii Marine Animal Response, the largest local nonprofit marine species conservation and response organization. They do things like save injured or imperiled animals, conduct species management and recovery, and inform and engage the public. These first-responders to vulnerable and beloved area critters are often seen on beaches trying to protect resting Hawaiian monk seals.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re welcoming back Best Buddies Hawaii to hear about their fundraising/awareness raising Friendship Walk Saturday May 4th 9 a.m. to noon at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s The Caregiver Foundation and their 10th annual fundraiser and silent auction Saturday April 27, at the Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 South Beretania Street in Honolulu at the Japanese Cultural Center 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about the Domestic Violence Action Center.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s PARENTS Inc. joining us – that’s Providing Awareness Referrals Education Nurturing Therapy and Support.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s the Hawaii Association of the Blind, the state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. They provide support, companionship, help to secure legislation that’s beneficial to those with blindness or vision disabilities, and provide resources to beneficial programs. Their HAB 2019 State Convention is this weekend at the Pagoda Hotel.

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This week on Helping Hand, Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui returns. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Founder and President Laurelee Blanchard.

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This week on Helping Hand, the topic is the NAMI Hawaii State Conference March 8th from 8 a.m. to noon at Dole Cannery in the Pomaikai Ballrooms. NAMI Hawaii is the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s all about the Pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal you’ve never heard of, desperate for awareness and support as Chinese consumers drive them toward extinction.

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

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On Helping Hand this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back After-School All-Stars Hawaii.

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This week on Helping Hand, it's a return visit from Hawaii Fido Service Dogs. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Executive Director Jim Kennedy, puppy raiser and member of their board, and Freedom, a white lab they’re training.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Hawaii State Chapter of Children's Justice Centers. Joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is Chapter Coordinator Bethany Stetson. The five Children's Justice Centers (CJCs) across the state assist with child abuse investigations.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re welcoming back the Grandcares Hawaii program, a project of UH Manoa and Colorado State University to support vulnerable grandparents and non-parents who are raising grandchildren by providing access to community resources and information.

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This week on Helping Hand, we are offering a first ever two-part special with nonprofit Elephant Action League.

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This week on Helping Hand, we begin a special two-part edition with innovative wildlife nonprofit Elephant Action League. Join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation with their Executive Director and co-founder Andrea Crosta who explains how they go undercover, including using Chinese operatives, to hunt down wildlife criminals.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about a critical need for blood from the Blood Bank of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Blood Bank of Hawaii CEO Dr. Kim-Anh Nguyen. Few things make a person as vulnerable as being in need of blood. Did you know, just here in the Aloha State, they need 150-200 blood donors every day, seven days a week?

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This week on Helping Hand it’s an annual tradition, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back The Salvation Army for our yearly island by island look at their most pressing needs and how we can help them. Our guest is Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, operating in the Aloha State since 1963.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Adopt a Family program from Helping Hands Hawaii. Join All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he speaks with Helping Hands Hawaii President and CEO Jan Harada.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s a return visit from Aloha Harvest. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Kuulei Williams about their unique way of rescuing food destined to be thrown away and getting it to people in need at a variety of shelters and food pantries serving the homeless, victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations.

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This week on Helping Hand, with November being Epilepsy Awareness Month, we’re learning about the 2018 Community Conference from the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii.

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