Local Charities Need Your Kokua

HARVEST FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES HAWAII

Facebook page: @HFLMOhana |  (808) 694-9900 | Pastor Brad McDaniel; hflmhawaii@icloud.com

HFLM Hawaii exists to serve foster, adoptive and hanai families with the love of Jesus.

We are called to engage, equip and empower the local Church in caring for widows (including single parent families) and orphans (children in hanai, foster and adoptive family situations). We educate about the needs of children in foster care and how families and churches can step into their lives with the love and grace of Jesus.  We are a bridge organization filling in gaps and connecting the Church to children in the foster care system along with their foster care team (birth families, foster families, social workers, attorneys, judges, therapists and more).

Referrals and requests are made to us through state social workers, foster care agencies, attorneys, family members and other social service providers such as Keiki O Ka Aina, Hale Kipa (teen shelter) and Liliuokalani Trust. We also have a few churches who have orphan ministries who may send referrals our way.

For physical tangible needs such as clothing, shoes, school supplies, diapers, baby items we respond through Kokua Closet and other church resources. When a social worker is requesting help in finding a home for a child we have a list of families who are willing and able to open their home. We continually work on growing that list through contacts with pastors and churches who allow us to present the need to their church ohana. We desperately need help in reaching more church congregations.

We provide multiples ways to help and get involved with Harvest Family Life Ministries. Our main goal is to ensure that children have a safe, nurturing environment in which to grow.

Young Life

YOUNG LIFE HAWAII ISLAND

Area Director: Lane Morikawa; (808) 969-9074/ (808) 896-0622 | 116 Hualalai Street, #100, Hilo, Hawaii 96720  |  Hiyl@hawaii.rr.com.  |  Website: https://hawaii.younglife.org/

YOUNG LIFE CENTRAL OAHU

Honolulu Area Director: Brady Giusta; (808) 366-2667 | 829 Pensacola Street, Suite 217, Honolulu, 96814 |  Bradygiusta@yahoo.com

Young Life’s mission is to introduce young people to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. This happens when caring adults build genuine friendships and earn the right to be heard with their young friends.  Young Life invites young people to experience life as God designed it to be lived.  Young people are search for hope, meaning and belonging.  We get with them, accept them the way they are and organize events, clubs and activities to bring them into a relationship with Jesus and encourage them to grow in that relationship.

It starts with adults who are concerned enough about high school kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.  So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.  This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.

We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.

Hope Center Ministries Hawaii

We operate a Christ-centered residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program based on Celebrate Recovery but acknowledging Jesus Christ as the higher power and implementing Biblical concepts.  Unlike secular programs, we focus our residents on finding a new identity in Jesus Christ.

Tanner Gregory, Center Director; (808) 699-1739;  |  361 N. Kainalu Drive, Kailua, Hawaii 96734  |  t.gregory@hopecm.com

Our vision is to help people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction find the hope that only Jesus Christ can bring and find a new life in Christ.  Through our program, residents can rediscover the joy of living an find freedom in their everyday lives.  Our residents are required to work through several bible-based curriculum, as well as participate in daily devotions, Bible studies and work projects.  The Word of God truly has the power to renew the mind.

Our program is 8-12 months long, broken into 3 phases. The 12 month program is $1000 for admission fee. The rest is earned through the program.  The 8 month program is $1000 a month.

We make every effort to help our residents with this cost.  Our goal is to help our residents overcome their addiction by restoring hope, restoring lives and helping them to realize the love of Christ.

 

Family Support
We believe that the family’s involvement in the recovery process and church attendance enables long term sobriety for our residents. Families that choose to attend church with the resident are given a three hour extension beyond the original visitation time.