HPR: Child Advocacy Groups Hope to Fill Gaps in Services Amid Steep Budget Cuts

A top concern for advocates is how COVID-19 has highlighted inequalities for Hawaii’s children.

“With COVID, we really saw the impact of our lack of investment in some of our social service safety nets, in our education safety net, and in our programs for working families,” Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network Speaks! Executive Director Deborah Zysman said.

HCAN Speaks' top two priorities in 2021 are avoiding cuts to education and health and human services funding and creating support for working families.

Click here to read the full story from Hawaiʻi Public Radio.


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