Maui and Oʻahu Rent Relief Programs

With Hawaii emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are still struggling financially as businesses attempt to reopen. For those needing assistance, rent and utility relief are still available for Maui and Oahu residents through programs administered by Catholic Charities …

Wanted: Good foster parents for some troubled kids

Catholic Charities Hawaii is seeking therapeutic foster parents on Hawaii Island to provide specialized foster care for emotionally and behaviorally challenged youths ages 5-19. Their Na ‘Ohana Pulama program — which translates to “Families of Light and Nourishment” — will …

May is National Foster Care Month

All children benefit when given a chance to thrive. We at Catholic Charities Hawai’i’s Na ‘Ohana Pulama program are committed to nurturing a child’s resilience in therapeutic homes. If you have space in your heart and ‘ohana for an additional …

State’s largest senior center reopens

The state’s largest senior center is reopening to in-person classes again. Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center is currently having a “soft open”- having a handful of classes just two days a week- Mondays and Wednesdays. It’s allowing about four classes a …

Maui County launches rental, utility assistance program

Maui county also launched a new rental and utility assistance program Monday. The assistance will be given to those who have been adversely affected by Covid-19, and will be administered by Catholic Charities with lower-income families receiving top priority. Read …

Phone-A-Friend Volunteer Highlight

“I wanted to make an impact in my community and on someone’s life,” shares Phone-A-Friend volunteer Ryan Yoshioka. Initially, he just wanted to share a laugh or smile with someone having no idea of the impact that being a CCH …

National Social Work Month

How long have you been a social worker? I graduated with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) in 1976, however, I’ve been a licensed social worker since 2004, the first year Hawai’i required social workers to be licensed. I am …