Chaplain Family Life Center opens its doors

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Soldiers, family members and civilians socialize in the new Chaplain Family Life Center at Schofield Barracks. (Doris Pangelinan)

Soldiers, family members and civilians socialize in the new Chaplain Family Life Center at Schofield Barracks. (Doris Pangelinan)

Doris Pangelinan
Staff Writer

The Chaplain Family Life Center is located on the second floor of Building 791, Schofield Barracks. (Doris Pangelinan, Oahu Publications)

The Chaplain Family Life Center is located on the second floor of Building 791, Schofield Barracks. (Doris Pangelinan, Oahu Publications)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Chaplain Family Life Center (CFC) welcomed a number of guests from helping agencies and services at its Open House, here, Dec. 10.

The nearly 40 visitors in attendance consisted mainly of invited professionals from Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC), the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) and other behavioral health organizations.

Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel D. Kang, head of the CFC, heartily greeted all of the entering visitors as he pointed the way to the buffet table, urging them all to help themselves, sit down and talk for a while.

Kang

Kang

Chaplain Kang runs the center and counsels, along with his staff of four volunteers with master’s degrees in counseling and psychology.

“I’ve invited everyone here today because I want to increase awareness and visibility of the CFC in the community,” explained Kang. “I want to promote communications among other helping professionals and build a positive network in the Schofield community.”

The Schofield CFC is the only chaplain FLC in the Hawaiian islands. Its main purpose is to provide individual, couple and family counseling services.

Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel Kang and his staff of counselors welcome guests at the Chaplain Family Life Center Open House, Dec. 4. Left to right are Kim Bradford, Diana Honeker, CH (Maj.) Daniel Kang, Lorrie Kim, and Dana Van Ness. (Doris Pangelinan, Oahu Publications)

Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel Kang and his staff of counselors welcome guests at the Chaplain Family Life Center Open House, Dec. 4.
Left to right are Kim Bradford, Diana Honeker, CH (Maj.) Daniel Kang,
Lorrie Kim, and Dana Van Ness. (Doris Pangelinan, Oahu Publications)

“We offer educational programs and marital workshops,” said Kang, adding, “We want to continue to build a positive connection between families.”

The workshops generally consist of three to four couples, but have in some instances host as many as 12 couples.

The next all-day workshop for newlywed couples is slated for Monday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and includes lunch.

The center is an attractive place with four spacious rooms furnished with large, comfortable sofas, which couples and individuals can feel at home in during counseling sessions.

Point of Contact

The CFC is located at 791 McCornack Road (Bldg. 791), on the second floor above Petersen Day Care Center, Schofield Barracks. It’s a stone’s throw away from the Main Post Chapel where family night is held every Wednesday. For information call (808) 655-9355.

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