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2014 Social Advocacy Conference


Over the past two legislative sessions, coalitions that formed around specific substantive issues have met with success, such as the increase in the minimum wage and increases in funding for affordable housing and homeless efforts. Many of these successes have been the direct result of diverse, broad-based coalitions working together to support common interests and priorities. The 2014 Social Advocacy Conference will bring together members of existing coalitions throughout Hawaii to explore opportunities to collaborate on joint advocacy efforts in the 2015 legislative session and beyond.

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It's Time To Be PHOCUSED


PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawaii's Ohana, Children, Under-Served, Elderly and Disabled) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to strengthening health and human services service policies and programs for the most vulnerable in Hawaii.

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SAVE THE DATE: Hawaii Men's March (October 23, 2014)


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This year the Men's March Against Violence will hold its 20th march in honor of the memory of the women of Hawai`i who have been victimized by domestic violence and to thank all those who have worked to crease safety for women in our community over the past 20 years.

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Volunteer Opportunities


PHOCUSED cannot do our work alone. Volunteers and student interns provide critical support for our day-to-day operations.

Volunteer and intern opportunities not only benefit PHOCUSED, but also provide volunteers and students with on-the-ground work experience, an opportunity to further develop writing and critical thinking skills, and a deeper understanding of issues impacting vulnerable populations in Hawaii. PHOCUSED is currently accepting interns and practicum students from the following fields of study: Social Work, Public Administration, Political Science, and English.

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