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 her family had recently been homeless and Catholic Charities had helped her family find a home. She thanked Terry and …

Sandro’s Story – Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

While stationed in Honduras, he met his wife, who was also in the military. They had a son; the marriage however, did not last. His now former wife was reassigned to Hawai‘i and he was sent to Germany. Sandro medically retired in 2011 and relocated to Hawai‘i to be near his son. He used all his savings to stay at …

Local veteran overcomes homelessness and works toward associate degree

Joseph, a local boy from Waianae, attended Leeward Community College for a year and decided that joining the Marines at 18 years of age was a better life path for himself than was attending school. He spent six years serving his country and was honorably discharged in 1994. Four years later, he met the love of his life, Leilani, and …