Ho’omenemene Awards

Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii’s  bi-annual Ho’omenemene (Compassion) Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose work over many years exemplifies what we can accomplish as interfaith advocates and active participants.

The call for nominations for the 2018 Ho’omenemene Awards closed on August 31, 2017.

2016 Honorees

  • Mrs. Jolene Kim Gerell, one of the co-founders of Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii
  • Project Dana, an organization serving the frail elderly and disabled, guided by the principle of “Dana”, which combines selfless giving and compassion without desire for recognition or reward, represented by its Executive Director, Rose Nakamura

2014 Honorees

  • Mrs. Terry Fisher, retired Director for Program Services for Adult Friends for Youth and one of the co-founders of the Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii
  • Dr. Gerard Akaka, Vice President, Native Hawaiian Health, Medical Education and Clinical Support of The Queen’s Medical Center
  • Family Promise, an organization serving homeless families with children represented by its Executive Director Mary Saunders

2012 Honorees

  • Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani, one of the co-founders of Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii, for enduring and outstanding support and service
  • Thomas W. Leland, M.D., for outstanding contributions to the ideals of CSCCH in providing wellness of the body, mind, and spirit to the community
  • Pacific Health Ministry, an organization that provides healing and wellness to our community
  • Domestic Violence Action Center, an organization that provides healing and wellness to our community