Getting to Know Project Dana / Fact Sheet

Project Dana is a Faith In Action program that provides a variety of services to the frail elderly and disabled to ensure their wellbeing, independence, and dignity in an environment of their choice. Support comes from a corps of trained volunteers guided by the principle of “Dana,” which combines selfless giving and compassion without desire for recognition or reward.

Project Dana recruits and trains volunteers across the state to assist the frail and elderly with:

  • Friendly visits
  • Respite services
  • Transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and religious services
  • Telephone visits
  • Minor home repairs, light housekeeping
  • Home safety assessment/education
  • Family Caregivers Support

Volunteers are sensitive to diverse cultures and traditions. They receive initial and continual training and education from the project, and are managed by trained volunteer coordinators from partner congregations.

Hawaii enjoys the highest life expectancy in the nation. The older adult population in the state is growing twice as fast as the national average. As it grows, so does the need for compassionate options to help older adults maintain the independence and dignity they deserve.

Fact Sheet PDF document

At Project Dana, a small but capable staff and large group of dedicated volunteers provide some of this much needed care for the frail elderly and disabled in our community.

As a Project Dana volunteer, I feel that I am a contributing member of society.A volunteer
Life would not be as nice without your help!A recipient
two young woman with an elderly lady, all smiling
Project Dana is a Kupuna Care program, partially funded by the State’s Executive Office on Aging and Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu.