ABOUT US

Honoring your story. Providing hope. Living as Ohana.

Ohana creates safe, faith-based and loving family environments for foster children and adults with special needs. Our mission is to create dignified environments through love and family.

In the words of Lilo & Stitch, Ohana means family, and family means no one is left behind or forgotten. No matter your age, disability, or life circumstance your personal story will be honored and you will be considered part of our Ohana.

It is Ohana’s belief that everyone deserves to be in a family like home with loving and caring adults. We create homes where children and adults will be able to find meaning and purpose for their lives, with their dignity upheld, and individual differences embraced. At Ohana, we have an integrated approach and provide a multitude of support services to help each person reach their full potential.

We believe that the best is yet to come and hope is never lost for any person.  We are more than a home, our purpose is to create Ohana for you.

A Sense of Ohana (What we offer)

Family model with invested owners

  • Birthday & holiday celebrations
  • Personalized home to each member’s needs
  • Invested staff in members’ successes
  • Family meals
  • Vacations (80% of residents go on two vacations, camping trips, or camps per year)
  • Individual faith and religious practices honored
  • Optional: Family dog within the home (therapeutically trained, hypallergenic Labradoodles)

Employment Services & Workforce Development

  • GSE and CBE services
  • Paid employment opportunities with partner company, Sky Zone Trampoline Park
  • Partnership with local businesses for local employment opportunities
  • Ohana Leadership Academy

Loving & Professional Staff

  • Trauma informed
  • Staff tenure double the industry average (lowest turnover rate of staff in the industry)
  • Understand and respect each person’s individual needs
  • Leadership development and advancement opportunities

Life Skills

  • Opportunities to participate in everyday home and life responsibilities (e.g., cooking classes, helping take care of dogs, chores, help finding a job, opening a bank account, etc.

Mentorship Programs

  • Providing our Ohana kids and special needs adults with a safe, positive adult who provides love and support through intentional relationship and investment