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, …

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 …

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 …

Beyond Foster Care

The Horizons Program offers transition services to young adults who leave foster care and need assistance to live on their own. The program has two parts: a residence for males where occupants can stay up to 24 months under supervision …