Hawaii Youth Services Network and Social Services Budget Crisis

Hawaii Youth Services Network encourages YOU to watch this important program on Island Insights (PBS) next Thursday.  Please call or e-mail your questions and comments to the show.  Tell Dan Boylan and PBS viewers how the budget crisis affects your clients and the important services you provide.

Insights on PBS Hawaii: Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 pm
Social Services Budget Crisis

The 2011 Legislative session ended with a balanced budget, but is the safety net intact for those who depend on the state’s social services agencies and the non-profit service sector? Advocates for programs that include assistance to needy families, mental health support, the elderly and the prevention of domestic violence contend that the severe budget cuts are shortsighted without enough thought given to the long-term consequences.

Joining host Dan Boylan will be a group of community advocates who will discuss and rate this year’s legislative decisions and the impact on the well-being of our community. The guests are: Jan Dill, CEO of Partners in Development; David Derauf, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Kokua Kalihi Valley; Jerry Rauckhorst, CEO of Catholic Charities; and Alex Santiago, Executive Director of PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawaii’s Ohana, Children, UnderServed, Elderly and Disabled).

Tune in, call in and join the discussion!
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If you miss the Thursday program, each week’s episode is rebroadcast
on Fridays at 10:00 pm, and you can also listen to an audio rebroadcast Sunday
mornings at 6:00 am on both KUMU 94.7 FM and KPOI 97.5 FM.


Judith F. Clark

Executive Director

Hawaii Youth Services Network

677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 702

Honolulu, HI 96813

808-531-2198 phone

808-534-1199 fax