Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai’i is dedicated to community outreach and engagement.

Up-coming Events and Workshops 

  • April 14, 2018: We are participating in a “Japanese Senior Fair” at the Honolulu Myohoji Mission, 2003 Nuuanu Avenue in Honolulu, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, sponsored by Minnano Care Network. Our staff counselor, Mimi Demura-Devore, will speak about mental health issues. For more information, email or call 773-9234.
  • April 21, 2018: We are participating in the “End of Life and Aging Issues” workshop and resource fair at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Pearl City, Oahu. Sponsored by OLGC Ohana Ministry to the Homebound. To register, call 808-455-3012 or email by April 16.
  • April 29, 2018: We are hosting our Fourth Ho’omenemene Awards Benefit Dinner. Father Clarence “Larry” Fisher and Lili’uokalani Trust will be honored on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i.  The Benefit Dinner is a fundraiser for the Center’s Client Assistance Fund, which subsidizes mental health counseling for uninsured, underinsured, elderly, and low-income clients who might not otherwise receive any care. We invite you to be a part of this evening, by attending the event, sponsoring a table, or donating an item to our Silent Auction.

Past Events and Workshops 

  • March 29, 2018: Participated in Mental Heath Awareness Day at the State Capitol, 4th Floor, 10 am to 2 pm.
  • February 24, 2018: Dr. Gary Augustin conducted a Clergy In-Service Day for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai’i.
  • November 11, 2017: Hosted “AN” concert for peace, 8 pm at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, a fundraiser for Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai’i. For more information, read the “AN” A Concert for Peace News Release or the Media Alert.
  • November 2017: Conducted a “Boundary Training” workshop for the Hawaii Conference Office, Imiola Congregational Church in Hilo. Led by Dr. Gary Augustin.
  • September 2017: Participated in the Hawaii Seniors’ Fair — The Good Life Expo, booth #204. Shared information about mental health counseling and community resources.
  • September 2017: First United Methodist Church hosted a “Samaritan Sunday” with guest speaker Dr. Gary Augustin.
  • April 2017: Conducted a “Boundary Issues” workshop for the Hawaii Conference Office, United Church of Christ. Led by Dr. Gary Augustin.
  • March 2017: Led the “Suicide Prevention for Youth” workshop at Waiokeola Congregational Church.
  • August 2016: Co-sponsored the “Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation” workshop, led by Soul Shop Director Michelle Snyder, with Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) Hawaii, Chaminade University’s BDK Hawaii – Rev. Fujitani Interfaith Program, and Higashi Hongwanji Mission.
  • June/July 2016: Led two “Learn the Signs: Suicide can be prevented by knowing how to start the conversation and where to turn for help” workshops on Oahu. The seminars provided vital information on suicide prevention for all those whose lives have been or may be touched by suicide and depression.
  • May 2016: Hosted the Third Ho‘omenemene Awards Banquet and Dinner to honor the late Jolene Kim Gerell and Project Dana, and raise funds for the Center.
  • March 2016: Led five “Understanding and Preventing Domestic Violence” workshops around Oahu. The workshops provided information that can be used by churches and faith groups to reach out to people in abusive relationships.
  • November 2015: Led the “Suicide Prevention: Learn the Signs” workshop.
  • July 2014: Conducted the “Discerning the Difference: Counseling or Pastoral Care?” seminar.
  • May 2014: Hosted the Second Ho’omenemene Awards Banquet to honor Gerard Akaka MD, Terry Fisher LCSW, and Family Promise of Hawai’i.
  • March 2013: Conducted the “Finding Balance in Servant Leadership” workshop for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai’i.
  • April 2012: Hosted the First Ho’omenemene Awards Banquet to honor Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani, Thomas W. Leland MD, Pacific Health Ministry, and Domestic Violence Action Center.
  • November 2011: Led the “Supporting Health Relationships through Pre-Marital Counseling” seminar.
  • 2011: Facilitated a one-year “Minister Consultation Group” for interfaith leaders.
  • March 2011: Led the “Bereavement Counseling for Ministers” workshop.
  • Fall 2010-Fall 2011: Collaborated with Communities in Schools to build and implement the Hui Ho’olokahi Project, integrating mental health concepts into storytelling (funded in part by Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center).