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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Courtney Mynhier fed her 1-year-old son, Tristan, on Thursday at the Institute for Human Services' women's shelter on Kaaahi Street. "If it came down to IHS or being on the street, this is better," Mynhier said. They had spent the past year staying at three different homes.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Terie Singemasa, holding her daughter, Felicia, who was born at the Institute for Human Services’ Kaaahi Street shelter, had her pulse checked Tuesday by Brandi Lee Baptista. The shelter’s clients are expecting five more babies by the end of the year, said IHS?spokeswoman Kate Record, who added, “We need more cribs.”
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Destiny Clark-Ho, age 2, was held by her father Thursday as they waited to enter the dining area at the Institute for Human Services’ Kaaahi Street shelter. The facility has room for 25 families, but 31 families are currently living there and have taken over some of the space reserved for single women.