Ho’omenemene Awards

Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii’s  2018 Ho’omenemene Awards Benefit Dinner will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom. The evening will honor one individual and one organization, whose work embodies the Center’s mission of promoting hope and healing to Hawai‘i communities. This year’s honorees are:

2018 Honorees

  • Father Clarence “Larry” Fisher, was one of the Center’s original board members and has been an active board member since 1986. He has championed the Center in the Catholic community and provided thoughtful, insightful guidance over the years.
  • Lili’uokalani Trust (LT), a private operating foundation established in 1909 by Hawai?i’s last ruling monarch, Queen Lili‘uokalani. Her Deed of Trust directs that the Queen’s assets be utilized to provide for orphan and destitute children in perpetuity. LT has broadened its focus to include collaborations with community groups and organizations, and to stimulate change across the entire system to break the cycle of poverty for Native Hawaiian families.

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