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The social safety net

The restoration of $11.6 million in services for Hawaii’s most vulnerable brings relief — but trepidation remains

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 13, 2012

~~<p>After years of struggling to provide social services to Hawaii's needy, nonprofit organizations emerged from this year's Legislature with the means to carry out their functions near to what they sought. But they are far from complacent.</p>
<p>&quot;I don't see that this is a glorious it's-a-new-day,&quot; says Ruthann Quitiquit, president and CEO of Parents and Children Together, a large organiza- tion that provides youth services in Kalihi. &quot;I don't see the money running into the coffers.&quot;</p>
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After years of struggling to provide social services to Hawaii's needy, nonprofit organizations emerged from this year's Legislature with the means to carry out their functions near to what they sought. But they are far from complacent.

"I don't see that this is a glorious it's-a-new-day," says Ruthann Quitiquit, president and CEO of Parents and Children Together, a large organiza- tion that provides youth services in Kalihi. "I don't see the money running into the coffers." Login for more...



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