How Do Kids Feel About Being Homeless? We Asked Them

People say kids will adapt to most anything and that certainly seems to be the case for these children in a Honolulu homeless shelter.
By Chrystèle Bossu-Ragis /

What’s it like to be a child living in a homeless shelter? We have several perspectives, from the kids themselves. Children in a Honolulu shelter talk about their daily life while two 12-year-olds from a private school down nearby explain what they learned about their less fortunate peers while making a video about homelessness.

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Shari Kamaka with some of her kids, from left, Bryanna Kenan, 3, Yosia Kenan, 9, Shentia Kenan, 6, and right, Pedtina Kenan, 7, at the Institute for Human Services women’s shelter.

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Watch the video about homelessness in Hawaii made by Tori Ann Abe and Olivia Medeiros-Sakimoto of Iolani School:

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