Catholic Charities Hawaii


Catholic Charities Hawaii serves the people of Hawaii by providing a wide range of social services with compassion and a commitment to excellence. 


Catholic Charities Hawaii was chartered in 1947 by the Maryknoll Sisters to serve the growing social needs created by the effects of World War II in Hawaii. Today, we continue their legacy of caring by providing help to people in need, regardless of their faith or culture.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i provides help and hope to over 40,000 individuals each year through over 30 programs and services statewide. Some of these services include:

- Assisting homeless families, individuals, veterans and seniors with supportive and financial services to obtain stable housing options.

- Offering outreach and counseling services for families, children and individuals.

- Keeping foster youth of all ages safe and supported in caring and nurturing homes.

- Strengthening at-risk families to develop the skills and support they need to provide a safe and stable environment.

- Empowering immigrants to have a significant role in their own self-determination.

- Sustaining independent living for seniors and persons with developmental disabilities. 



David Shanahan, Col. (Ret.), Board Chair

Linda Nishigaya, Board Vice President

Ann Teranishi, Board Secretary

Kim Jones, Board Treasurer

Jesse Bean

Cal Chipchase, Esq.

Leslie H. Correa, Ed.D.

Aida Cruz

Christopher Dang, Esq.

Shirley H. David

Michael Erne

Brandt Farias

Reid Gushiken

Bernard Ho

Susan L. Ing

Charlie R. Jones, Jr.

David M. Kostecki

Jeffrey A. S. Moniz

Kathleen Morimoto

Brian Moto

Shawn Nakamoto

Janeen Olds

Melissa Pavlicek

Gidget Ruscetta

Paul Saito, Esq.

Manoj Samaranayake

Claudine San Nicolas

Very Rev. Msgr. Gary Secor

Most Rev. Clarence Silva

Terry Walsh

Vernon Wong

Sylvia Yuen


Terry Walsh

Catholic Charities Hawaii

1822 Keeaumoku Street

Honolulu, HI 96822

808-524-4673 CatholicCharitiesHI

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