TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2020
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.  Please join us as we honor those lives lost around the world as well as here in Hawai'i. 
 
Please join us on November 20, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00pm over Zoom for this event.

KUA'ANA PROJECT

​Kua'ana is the Hawaiian term for older sibling. In the 'ohana (family) structure,  kua'ana take responsibility of caring for the kaina (younger sibling) and guide them as they pursue their goals.  Through the Kua’ana Project, peers of the transgender community kōkua (assist) other transpersons using their own personal experiences. Whether it be to search for jobs, legally change their names, or access stable housing, our Kua’ana Project staff are able to support and encourage kaina with compassion and understanding. 

 

To learn more about our services, please call (808) 521-2437 or email kuaana@hhhrc.org.

‘IKE AKU, ‘IKE MAI. KŌKUA AKU, KŌKUA MAI.
PĒLĀ KA NOHONA ‘OHANA.

Watch, observe. Help others and accept help. That is the family way.
MEET MADDIE, OUR KUA‘ANA PROJECT COORDINATOR

Maddalynn “Maddie Ashton” Sesepasara has been a part of the HHHRC family since 2001 when, as part of Life Foundation, she participated in Hawaii’s ‘Aha UTOPIA for five years. Maddie, a transgender woman of Samoan and Chinese descent, joined Life Foundation in 2003 as an HIV Health Educator and Outreach Worker. She rejoined the ranks of Life Foundation in 2012 after a time at Kulia Na Mamo, assuming her former position with a new gusto for the community. Maddie has helped to coordinate several HIV awareness campaigns since her initial involvement with UTOPIA Hawaii, and has emerged as a prominent voice in the community. Throughout the years, Maddie has dedicated her work to HIV awareness and reducing the stigma of HIV in her community.

KUA‘ANA PROJECT STAFF

Shalani Placencia

Kua‘ana Project Peer Navigator

Sina Sison

Kua‘ana Project Peer Navigator

Leikia Parker

Kua‘ana Project Peer Navigator

KUA‘ANA SERVICES

Healthcare Linkage Services


  • Free and confidential HIV & hepatitis testing & counseling
  • Gender affirming treatment referrals (hormone therapy, hair removal, speech therapy)
  • Substance abuse treatment linkage and referral
  • Clean & sober living​​​
  • Mental health care referrals




Supportive Services


  • Community gatherings
  • One-on-one peer counseling
  • Transition guidance & esteem building
  • Legal support referrals
  • Family transgender education
  • Benefits (DHS applications, housing assistance applications, educational assistance)
  • Professional/educational guidance (resume building, career planning, educational assistance)




Education & Advocacy


  • Transgender advocacy
  • HIV prevention
  • Cultural competency trainings
  • Capacity building




Gender Affirming Services


  • Name change applications
  • Gender affirming treatment referrals (hormone therapy, hair removal, speech therapy)
  • Family transgender education
  • One-on-one peer counseling
  • Transition guidance & esteem building





CONTACT US
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WORLD AIDS DAY HAWAI’I 2020
December 1, 2020 | 6:00 to 7:30pm | Live via Zoom
World AIDS Day is recognized around the globe as a day to take action, fight prejudice, and raise awareness about the fight against AIDS.  Please join us via Zoom to gather as a community to honor those lost around the world as well as here in Hawai'i, and celebrate Dr. David McEwan, the 2020 Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award recipient presented by the Hawai’i State Department of Health.
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Mon/Wed/Thurs 9:00AM - 2:00PM; Tues 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Fri 1:00PM - 5:00PM

NOTICE: HHHRC COVID-19 SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS

Address: 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 226  Honolulu, HI  96813

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