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The Commission on Fatherhood recently introduced its logo, designed by Jonathan Zane. Designer Zane offered the meaning behind the logo. “The hand is holding or supporting the kalo, which is extremely important in Hawaiian culture because it serves as a symbol of ancestry, heritage and family as well as sustenance and life.” He continued about ...
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DHS Celebrates Our Brightest

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in Main, NEWS

The Department of Human Services filled the Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium with some of its brightest stars on Friday, November 4. The annual department incentive and service awards, organized by the Personnel Office, decked the often sterile room out with flowers and stars to celebrate our DHS team. Team members who served 10, 20, 30, ...
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DHS Says No More

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in Main, NEWS

The Hawai‘i Says NO MORE campaign officially unveiled on Wednesday, November 16 at the Surfjack Hotel. NO MORE is a national public awareness and engagement campaign focused on ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Hawai‘i Says NO MORE is the local version of this inspiring initiative, through which we challenge the mindset and behaviors that ...
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A Footstep to Transition

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Main, NEWS

It was a Saturday morning, and a large classroom was packed with teary-eyed people. Normally this would conjure a somber image, but, on Oct. 22, it was a vision of inspiration – of students with disabilities, their parents and caregivers, and providers inspired to grow, learn, and act together. One student who presented to the ...
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HONOLULU — State of Hawai‘i departments are coming together to increase opportunities and support for the employment of people with disabilities. The agreement was announced during a ceremony today that also celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the success of employees, employers, and training programs that have brought down barriers to employment for people ...
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White Cane Walk 2016

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in Main, NEWS

During the month of October 2016, the Department of Human Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) organized four walks on three islands to raise awareness of the importance of the white cane for those who are blind, deaf and blind or visually impaired. The walks garnered support and attention from across the community and even ...
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