Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii is dedicated to community outreach and engagement.

Up-coming Events and Workshops 

  • September 22, 23 and 24, 2017: We are participating in the Hawaii Seniors’ Fair — The Good Life Expo, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, Neal Blaisdell Center. Admission is free. Stop by our booth #204 to visit with our counselors and learn more about our services.
  • October 21, 2017: “Boundary Issues” training on Maui, Hawaii Conference — Wailuku Union Church, 9 am – 4 pm. Led by Dr. Gary C. Augustin.
  • November 11, 2017: “AN unconventional concert for peace,” 8 pm at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, a fundraiser for Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai’i.
  • April 29, 2018: We are hosting the 2018 Ho’omenemene Awards Banquet and Dinner. Honorees and details coming soon.

Past Events and Workshops 

  • 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).