Catholic Charities Hawai‘i gets $105,000

HONOLULU — Catholic Charities Hawai‘i announced its programs on Kaua‘i, Maui, and the Big Island were each the recipients of $35,000 grants from the McInerny Foundation. The three grants will help expand resources for existing programs on each of the islands. The McInerny grants were presented to the CCH Neighbor Island community directors during a special check presentation.

The McInerny grant will enable the Community Assistance Program to reach out and assist more people in need on Kaua‘i. It provides for the emergency needs of families and individuals through assistance with food, clothing, emergency housing and utility expenses.

On Maui, the McInerny grant will help expand the Financial Advocacy Services for Seniors program, which provides money management assistance to seniors 55 years and older. FASS helps seniors remain independent in the community and avoid financial exploitation or institutionalization.

The McInerny grant will assist CCH programs on the Big Island by implementing a community empowerment project called Sharing a Mission. CCH programs on the Big Island provide help for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, seniors in need of long-term care, homeless families and newly arrived and economically disadvantaged immigrants. The Sharing a Mission project will help increase the community’s awareness and understanding of CCH’s mission and how the community can become an active part of the mission.

For more information about CCH’s Neighbor Island programs or the McInerny grants call 246-2400.

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