A New Life Through the Family Assessment Center

For Destiny and her three young children, life has new meaning after finding the Family Assessment Center (FAC) in Kaka‘ako. In August, Destiny and her three children (ages 2,5 and 9) entered the Family Assessment Center after struggling with homelessness …

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 …

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 …

Disaster Relief for the Barcco Family

It’s been a difficult last seven months for the family who has moved to their own property in Orchidland and have been staying in a tent. With no running water or electricity, they are catching rain water to bathe and …

A New Life for Summer

At a recent Rotary Club of Honolulu meeting, Terry Walsh, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) President & CEO, met a young woman named Taylen. She had received an award for an anti-bullying video she had created at school. Taylen shared that …