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Team Continuing Education!

CLPHI staff participated in two conferences simultaneously this August. Laura Knudsen, 

Rebekah Hamilton, Sossity Rapoza, Sharla-Ann Fujimoto, and Valerie Grab (pictured) took part in the 46th National Child Welfare Law Conference in Minnesota while Madeline Tomasino-Reed, Asia Vanavichai and Sarah Rice attended Hawaiʻi's 17th Annual Child Welfare Update Conference on Oʻahu.

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Taking ʻOhana Day to Maui!

CLPHI, in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office and our community partners, was thrilled to celebrate 15 children exiting state custody through adoptions and guardianships for Maui's ʻOhana Day!

Hawaiʻi State Judiciary Write-Up

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Cause for Celebration...
2022 National Adoption Day!

CLPHI proudly supported the 5th annual Adoption Day and ʻOhana Day Celebration. This was a special day when 16 keiki were granted permanency by the 3rd Circuit Court Family Court in Hilo, marked with family photos, gifts, toys, and many happy tears.  
Check out our fantastic coverage from
Big Island Now!

Organization flyer for five-year anniversary fundraiser, contains logo with stars and silent auction link

Happy Birthday to Us!  
CLPHI has Turned Five!

CLPHI celebrated five exciting years advocating for young people on Hawai`i Island!  
Donate now to support our work serving the community as a voice for children. 

Silent Auction

CLPHI Leadership Presented the Prestigious Rhoda Lewis Award
by Hawai'i Women's Legal Foundation

2022 Rhoda Lewis Award Write Up
Rhoda Lewis Award Write Up, Continued

Hawai`i Community Foundation CHANGE Grant

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation article about CLPHI work
A table full of backpacks, books, toys, and food donations in celebration of National Adoption Day.

CLPHI Celebrates Ohana Day / National Adoption Day 

We joined forces with the Third Circuit Judicairy and Child Welfare Services to celebrate our Fourth Annual ʻOhana Day or National Adoption Day, held on November 19, 2021.

We coordinated adoption and guardianship hearings on this day and shared backpacks, clothes, books, toys, games, and food to the children, youth and their families. 

Ohana Day
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