Government Agency Referrals programs

Sarmiento Family has “a lot of love to give” to infants and toddlers with unique physical and emotional needs

For nearly 10 years, Sonya Sarmiento and her husband Michael have been foster parents through Catholic Charities Hawai‘i’s Hale Mālama program, which provides professional foster homes for infants and toddlers with unique physical and emotional needs. Many of these children have complex medical problems due to prematurity, birth defects, non-accidental injuries, genetic disorders, or even abuse and/or neglect. For the …

Mary Jane Home unplanned pregnancy program

Expectant mother immigrates to Hawai‘i for better opportunities

An immigrant from the Philippines, Renee moved to Hawai‘i after leaving an abusive relationship. She was on a path to a new start with a new fiancé and a baby on the way. Unfortunately, complex circumstances led to the incarceration of her fiancé. Suddenly, Renee found herself alone and uncertain of her future. She reached out to our Mary Jane …