About Us

Serving Hawai‘i since 1947, Catholic Charities Hawai’i provides a wide range of social services with dignity, compassion, social justice, and a commitment to excellence. Through programs and advocacy efforts, Catholic Charities Hawai’i serves all people, especially those with the greatest need, regardless of their faith or culture.

As part of the largest private network of social service organizations in the United States, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i offers much needed programs and services statewide, serving tens of thousands of people each year.

Our Mission

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, rooted in the gospel of Jesus, exists to carry out the social mission of the church by serving the people of Hawai‘i, regardless of their faith or culture.

We are a community of hope that promotes the dignity of each person by helping others empower themselves. We provide a wide range of social services with compassion and a commitment to excellence. Through our programs and our advocacy for social justice, we lovingly serve all people, especially those with the greatest need.

In the Hawaiian spirit of ‘ohana, we join with parishes, agencies, and community groups. We welcome all people of goodwill to share our mission.

Our Core Values

In all our services, decisions, and relationships, we commit to live these core values:
  • Dignity of Each Person calls us to reverence the God-given life and dignity of each person at every stage and condition of life.
  • Compassion calls us, as sisters and brothers, to be present with others in their suffering and need, and to serve with a caring spirit.
  • Social Justice calls us to be a community of hope that works to achieve the common good, promotes individual rights and responsibilities, and advocates on behalf of those with the greatest need.
  • Commitment to Excellence calls us to serve competently and collaboratively.

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i is committed to providing programs and services to individuals without regard to race, color and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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