Happy Mother's Day from Anaina Hou!

Mother’s Day is a nuanced day with many layers and not all of them happy. We all had a mother of some sort; we can agree on this much. But from there it gets a little trickier because there are birth mothers, adoptive mothers, surrogate mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, grandmothers who stand in for their daughters (or sons), and sometimes there are dear friends who are closer than our own mothers. 

There are women who had hoped to be mothers and could not, there are mothers who have lost a child or children, there are mothers who are… but unintentionally, and there are women who chose not to be mothers because that made sense to them and they did not cave to a stereotyped pressure. 


The YWCA Kauaʻi seeks to eliminate family violence in all of its forms, provide treatment to those who have been traumatized by violence, and provide the skills necessary for individuals who were once violent to live productive and caring lives. YWCA programs focus on women’s empowerment, racial justice, and violence prevention and intervention in response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. 

Save the Date!

The YWCA Kauaʻi is excited to announce its 16th Annual

Never Forget Sandy G Golf Tournament fundraiser.

To learn more about our programming, apply for work or for volunteering opportunities, please visit us at ywcakauai.org.

Congratulations to Liz Oshiro and her mom, Sandy, as well as Helena Huffman and her mom, Keala. They won tickets to see Amy Hānaiali'i in our May Motherʻs Day Giveaway!

Thank you, Liz and Helena, for sharing the love between mother and daughter. Enjoy the show!

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