Verizon helps fight domestic violence
gave a $10,000 HopeLine grant to the Domestic Violence Action Center
to curb domestic violence. Verizon also collected used wireless phones and accessories for the center's work.
The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) received $196,500 from the Freeman Foundation for 20 full travel scholarships for a study tour throughout Asia. The scholarships are open to 20 public and charter high school students. The 2008 study tour is scheduled from June 15 through July 1 in China and Taiwan. Students will be able to visit Beijing prior to the 2008 Olympics. For applications, visit www.paachawaii.org.
Hale Na'au Pono, the Waianae Coast Community Mental Health Center, was awarded $100,000 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to help native Hawaiians with alcohol and drug treatment services. The Ho'okaulike (Creating Balance) program incorporates traditional cultural practices at its Piliuka site in Waianae Valley. Call 696-3717.
The Mediation Center of the Pacific Inc. received $2,000 from the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation and another $2,000 from the Atherton Family Foundation. The funds will support a computer system upgrade to better serve individuals in preventing and resolving disputes.
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