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.

Catholic Charities Hawaii 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.


Terrence L. Walsh Jr., President & CEO

Board of Directors

David Shanahan, Board Chair

Kim Jones, Board Vice President

David Kostecki, Board Treasurer

Ann Teranishi, Board Secretary

Cecily Barnes

Jesse Bean

Abe Correia

Chris Dang

Shirley David

Michael Erne

Brandt Farias

Susan Ing

Sheri Johnson

Stephen Kealoha

Christina Laney Mitre

Gina L. Marting

Jeffrey Moniz

Kathleen Morimoto

Linda Nishigaya

Jacob B. Noh

Melissa Pavlicek

Linda S. Puu

Gidget Ruscetta

Paul Saito

Claudine San Nicolas

Very Rev. Msgr. Gary Secor

Most Rev. Clarence Silva

Tyler Tokioka

Terrence L. Walsh Jr.

Vernon Wong

Sylvia Yuen


Catholic Charities Hawaii
1822 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu, HI 96822
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