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Neighborhood Place of Puna Benefits from Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Program

Neighborhood Place of Puna provides families with the support and resources they need to be successful in raising healthy children in a nurturing home environment. In the last year, Neighborhood Place of Puna helped 166 households through various programs including their Family Support Program, a Family Resource Center, Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance, and Disaster Case Management. In addition, Neighborhood Place of Puna offers a Family Emergency Shelter with a primary focus on young children. Of the 66 children sheltered at Hale ‘Iki Family Emergency Shelter 65% were between the ages of 0-5, crucial ages for a child’s healthy development.

Neighborhood Place of Puna also provides early childhood interventions that help disrupt generational poverty and support the healthy development of children. They are committed to helping local, Big Island families, especially single-parent families, find the supports and resources they need as a family. “I appreciate the kind and caring advocate that took time to help out my family in our time of need,” says a former NPP client who was helped with rental assistance funds through Neighborhood Place of Puna Resilience Programs.

“Being a parent is hard. Being a single parent is harder. Ohana Fuel’s generosity ensures that parents can get the help they need.” Paul Normann, Executive Director of Neighborhood Place of Puna

 

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BISAC Benefits from Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Program

Since 1964, Big Island Substance Abuse Council has been inspiring individuals and families to reclaim and enrich their lives in the wake of the ravages of substance abuse. They offer a continuum of services that are culturally appropriate and aligned with the ever-changing behavioral health field.

 

BISAC has a strong commitment to serving both Hawai’i County and the state of Hawai’i.

Direct services for adults include Therapeutic Living Program, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, Clean & Sober House, Counseling and Therapy, as well as other supplemental services. BISAC also offers direct services for youth including school-based services and community-based treatment.

 

Hawaii Island Health & Wellness Center is a division of BISAC that provides behavioral and mental health services to both BISAC patients and the general public. The goal of HIHWC is to enhance well-being and create meaningful changes in the community and the lives of those they care for.

 

Demand for treatment has been high, particularly with the added stresses of the pandemic. The donation from Hawaii Petroleum will be used to carry forward Big Island Substance Abuse Council’s mission of helping individuals, their families, and their communities reclaim their lives.

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Aloha Independent Living Hawaii (AILH) Benefits from Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Program

AILH’s mission is to provide Independent Living Services and programs for persons with disabilities throughout the Hawaiian Islands. AILH was founded by a group of experienced, committed, and dedicated professionals who wanted to give persons with disabilities in Hawaii the choice of where to receive independent living services. The majority of board members and staff are persons with disabilities. Recent AILH activities have moved online and include Fitness Fridays and other Zoom support groups, as well as other social activities. These events have really helped our consumers connect with new peers on the outer islands.

With the help of Ohana Fuels, our critical services can continue to be offered to our consumers throughout the Big Island at no cost to them. Big Island services include regular support groups that service Youth, Women, and Mixed Groups. Other Big Island support services include referral services for housing, transportation, medical assistance, independent living skills training, group activities, and other projects that help empower persons with disabilities to make choices in their lives that will enhance their dignity and self-respect and provide full integration into the community as equal citizens with all the privileges and responsibilities available to others.

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