Guiding Foster Youth Through the Nā ‘Ohana Pulāma Program

As a baby, Leilani* was adopted by a loving family that included additional adopted children. However, after 12 years, the family needed additional support and Leilani temporarily entered therapeutic foster care. After a few months, Leilani formally transitioned into foster …

Heroes and Helpers Event Reaches Out to Keiki in Need

Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Annual Shop with a Cop event looked very different this year at the Hilo Target Store. Due to COVID-19 the event pivoted to a drive-thru, contactless affair and was renamed “Heroes and Helpers, held this past Saturday, …

Providing Housing Assistance at Our Family Assistance Center

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i offers many housing programs providing transitional housing, permanent housing placement, counseling, financial assistance, case management, employment training, budgeting and tenant education. Learn more about how one of these programs, the Family Assessment Center, assists unsheltered families in …

Supporting Foster Youth Through Our Hale Malama Program

Hale Malama is a specialized foster care program offered by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i. This program is for infants and toddlers with complex health care needs. Resource caregiver, Janine, works with babies who need a safe and nurturing home while also …

Providing Support to Those in Need in the Community

Camille Simon’s passion for social services started at an early age as she saw her parents struggle with their own vices. She experienced the effects of substance abuse and then later, homelessness. “Because I was impacted by all of those …

Aging in Place with Our Support

“We help our kupuna by exploring the range of benefits and resources available to them, including those provided by CCH, such as transportation, in-home support, housing assistance and more. It’s all geared toward giving seniors the opportunity to stay home …

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 …