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

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This week on Helping Hand, local nonprofit Wild Aloha Foundation joins HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss their fundraising event September 6th at Amuse Wine Bar, Winos for Rhinos.

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

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Claire Cutler, one of the hosts of the Homeward Bound Thanksgiving 5k  to end homelessness in Hawaii. It benefits area homeless service provider IHS, the Institute for Human Services. Hawaii is home to the worst homeless crisis anywhere in the United States per capita. Open to individuals and families of runners, joggers and walkers, it happens in Honolulu Thanksgiving morning at 7 a.m.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back After-School All-Stars Hawaii, who provide after-school programs for at-risk children, while introducing them to the Project Unify concept from Special Olympics Hāwaii to foster respect, inclusion and friendship between general ed students and special ed students with intellectual disabilities.

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This week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii back to Helping Hand. November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and their annual conference is tomorrow at Queen’s Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

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This week Helping Hand previews the 2017 Footsteps to Transition Fair, tomorrow, Saturday October 21 at Windward Community College, 8:30 a.m. to noon for middle and high school students with special needs and their loved ones from across Oahu to assist in critical details of making transitions to adult life.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s distinguished returning guest Special Olympics Hawaii, offering participation in individual and team sports for intellectually disabled community members, and for people without intellectual disabilities in inspiring unified sports teams.

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This week Helping Hand proudly welcomes back the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii, advocating on behalf of the blind and those with vision challenges. Their annual state convention is September 30 & October 1 at 1901 Bachlot Street in Honolulu.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back NAMI Hawai‘i, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawai‘i. This year’s Walk For Mental Health is coming up October 14th in Honolulu, and there are a lot of ways to support them, from walking with a team, to volunteering to donating supplies and prizes.

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This week we’re learning about Crisis Text Line, a free, nationwide 24/7 support for those in crisis. Users in Hawaii can text “Aloha” or “Start” to 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained crisis counselor. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence learned about the service and goal to find more volunteers with Katie Copeskey, Volunteer Crisis Counselor and Recruiter with Crisis Text Line.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Hawaii Fido Service Dogs, a nonprofit internationally accredited in 2008 by ADI, Assistance Dogs International. October 20th their Dining with Dogs fundraising event is at the Honolulu Country Club, where their very special animals will be in attendance, and there are many other ways to support this invaluable organization.

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This week on Helping Hand, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Hawaii Executive Director Jade Guess speaks with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. The MDA of Hawaii are dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases, and provides health care, advocacy and education.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re welcoming back the Hawai‘i Parkinson Association. There are a lot of ways to offer them support, including a benefit event this Sunday at Hawai‘i Polo on the North Shore in the Honolulu area, or by participating in the Hawaii Parkinson Walk November 4th at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter ahead of five area walks to raise funds and awareness about one of the most frightening conditions for patients, and equally stressful for caregivers.

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This week Aloha Harvest return to Helping Hand to discuss the innovative way this nonprofit rescues an average of three-tons of food each day, then donates it to 170+ food pantries, shelters and other organizations feeding the needy in the Aloha State. There are lots of ways to help them, including some supported by local musician and philanthropist Jack Johnson.

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This week Helping Hand wraps up three weeks relating to Hawai‘i’s homeless crisis, the most severe per capita in the US (hear our previous two segments with Institute for Human Services and Mental Health Kōkua). We conclude with local nonprofit Alea Bridge, focused on outreach to the homeless, and other at-risk populations in central O’ahu.

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Helping Hand continues three weeks of segments relating to the homeless crisis in the Aloha State, with returning guest Mental Health Kōkua, the largest mental health nonprofit in Hawai'i. They’ve provided services for more than 40 years, helping the homeless and mentally ill.

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This week on Helping Hand we begin three weeks of related features covering the homeless epidemic in the Aloha State. We’re learning about IHS, the Institute For Human Services. IHS is one of the leading organizations in the effort to help the homeless in Hawai‘i, where the United States’ most severe homeless crisis per capita exists.

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This week on Helping Hand we welcome back SPIN: Special Parent Information Network. According to their website, this parent to parent organization provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Coordinator at the SPIN Network, Susan Rocco, and Program Specialist Amanda Kaahanui.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s returning guest Habitat For Humanity West Hawai‘i Island talking about their upcoming Blitz Build September 13 through 23, with a goal of building ten new houses. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with their Executive Director Patrick Hurney.

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