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.

Call for Nominations — 2018 Ho’omenemene Awards:

We are seeking community nominations for individuals and organizations who embody Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai‘i’s mission of offering hope and healing to Hawai’i communities. Award-winners will be honored at our biannual Ho‘omenemene Awards and Benefit Dinner in 2018.

  • An Individual who has long supported the ideals and operation of Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai’i through his/her longstanding commitment and kokua.
  • An Organization that is a beacon in our community and offers healing and hope that is inclusive, accessible, and affordable.

Download the Hoomenemene Awards Nomination Form 2018 and return it to us by mail to Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii, 1020 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96814; by email to info@samaritanhawaii.org; or by fax to 808-545-2852. The deadline for nominations is 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