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apart. It’s how do we mend it so they have a healthy family nucleus,” Purdy said.

Samonte said that sometimes teaching the classes can be difficult. Facing the same men that caused the bruises they saw the night before takes thick skin. But, Samonte said, she knows it is for the greater good.

“I realize that if I can help him I am really helping her,” she said. “Personally, it is hard, but if one person is safe and one person can move on into a healthy safe relationship, it’s all worth it.”

To learn more about Hale Ho`omalu’s activities and domestic violence awareness, check the Dispatch’s Community Calendar for their events throughout the month of October.


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