Empowering Mothers at the Mary Jane Home

“How do you teach someone to trust when they’ve never (felt that they) had anyone worthy of their trust? You immerse them in a nurturing environment.” – Jennie Heleski, program director of the Mary Jane Program. Jennie Heleski has been …

A New Life Through Horizons

“You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” — Mark Batterson As a young adult, Emma* made the decision to move back home to Hawaii to have a fresh start. She had been living in Kansas after “aging …

“Shop With a Cop” Program on the Big Island

Special thanks to the Hawaii Police Department, Target Stores, Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, National Park Service, Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary, Hawaii Electric Light Co., LV SNAPS, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Kona, Annunciation Parish, Kamuela, Creative Arts, Jei …

Providing Transportation for Our Kūpuna

In the 1950s very few things were as iconic in Hawaii than the SS Lurline. The luxury liner brought visitors across the Pacific Ocean from California to Honolulu. Jane remembers it well. “It was so exciting to see the ships …