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Annual Turkey Bowl Stuffed with Fun for the Ohana Family

November 29, 2021

Annual Turkey Bowl Stuffed with Fun for the Ohana Family

November 29, 2021

This year we had our 5th Annual Turkey Bowl, and it was stuffed with tons of fun! Every year we do our best to improve our agency, and especially how we serve our members. We had inflatables, a bounce house, 9 Square in the Air and lots of fun crafts and games. While serving both our special needs adults and foster care youth, we like to be inclusive. We had a few giveaways and raffles, and one of our special needs adults, Devin, had his eye on a giant plush animal. He wanted it soo bad that he wouldn’t stop asking his staff about it! His staff told him he should pray for it—an inside encouragement that they give. As they started to announce these winners, Devin’s name was called! He was shouting and telling his staff that “God does answer prayers!" We love any hope we can give at Ohana, and that day Devin left with more hope. We also had a guest appearance from The Grinch and his dog Max!

Annual Turkey Bowl Stuffed with Fun for the Ohana FamilyAnnual Turkey Bowl Stuffed with Fun for the Ohana Family

Ohana Serve Day

November 20, 2021

Ohana Serve Day

November 20, 2021

What a beautiful morning serving with your community partner, Christ's Church of the Valley. We had over 100 volunteers show up and show out. A lot of big projects got accomplished thanks to the selfless hard work. We appreciate all the help we can get serving all of our special needs adults and foster youth. The impact is immeasureable!

Ohana Serve DayOhana Serve Day

Ohana Youth Make Our Community Beautiful!

November 16, 2021

Ohana Youth Make Our Community Beautiful!

November 16, 2021

Over at Ohana we have three main pillars we like to focus on with our youth. One of those pillars is Faith Development in Community. This Saturday morning three of our foster youth homes participated in a painting project with an elderly community. It’s a beautiful picture to see our youth that struggle with purpose and self worth to be able to give back to the community. The elderly owner of the home was filled with joy as our youth helped paint their home. And to be honest, their painting skills weren’t half bad…they may be ready for hire soon!

Ohana Youth Make Our Community Beautiful!Ohana Youth Make Our Community Beautiful!

Christian is Getting Healthy and Inspiring the Staff!

September 13, 2021

Christian is Getting Healthy and Inspiring the Staff!

September 13, 2021

Meet Christian, one of our foster youth. In July his doctor recommended Christian be more active and eat healthier. Although it is tough for him to break his old habits and keep the weight off, his persistence is paying off and he’s already down 15 pounds and counting! He’s been an inspiration to the staff and his house! Way to go, Christian!

Christian is Getting Healthy and Inspiring the Staff!Christian is Getting Healthy and Inspiring the Staff!

Adriana's Ohana Story - Full Ride Scholarship to GCU!

September 10, 2021

Adriana's Ohana Story - Full Ride Scholarship to GCU!

September 10, 2021
Adriana's Ohana Story - Full Ride Scholarship to GCU!Adriana's Ohana Story - Full Ride Scholarship to GCU!

Devin is on His Way to Fulfilling His Dreams!

August 2, 2021

Devin is on His Way to Fulfilling His Dreams!

August 2, 2021

Meet Devin. One of Devin’s dreams is to be a firefighter. The Ohana staff has encouraged Devin to make fitness a priority, and he has taken on the challenge by exercising multiple times a day. We are all extremely proud of Devin’s initiative and know he has an incredible future ahead of him!

Devin is on His Way to Fulfilling His Dreams!Devin is on His Way to Fulfilling His Dreams!

Cristina is Improving and Amazing the Staff Every Day!

July 26, 2021

Cristina is Improving and Amazing the Staff Every Day!

July 26, 2021

Meet Cristina. She has come such a long way since moving to Ohana. Our Direct Care Worker Natalie has worked with her to improve her mobility and now is improving her health with exercises every day. One of Cristina’s favorite things to do is play Sorry! She also continues to amaze the staff with her abilities, growing her vocabulary and even learning sign language. Everyone loves making memories with Cristina!

Cristina is Improving and Amazing the Staff Every Day!Cristina is Improving and Amazing the Staff Every Day!

Ohana Athletics debuts with basketball clinic for kids

July 10, 2021

Ohana Athletics debuts with basketball clinic for kids

July 10, 2021

This summer, Ohana Athletics conducted a basketball clinic for kids in 1st - 8th grade. Every Saturday morning, boys and girls learned the fundamentals of basketball while staying active and having fun. It was particularly great seeing several of our special needs Ohana kids displaying their skills.

Ohana Athletics debuts with basketball clinic for kidsOhana Athletics debuts with basketball clinic for kids

Ohana Prom 2021 - A Night to Remember

May 24, 2021

Ohana Prom 2021 - A Night to Remember

May 24, 2021
Ohana Prom 2021 - A Night to RememberOhana Prom 2021 - A Night to Remember

Meet Malachai, One of Our Ohana Youth!

January 8, 2021

Meet Malachai, One of Our Ohana Youth!

January 8, 2021
Meet Malachai, One of Our Ohana Youth!Meet Malachai, One of Our Ohana Youth!

Meet Christina, One of Our Ohana Youth!

January 8, 2021

Meet Christina, One of Our Ohana Youth!

January 8, 2021
Meet Christina, One of Our Ohana Youth!Meet Christina, One of Our Ohana Youth!

Ohana's First Foster Care Outreach!

October 15, 2020

Ohana's First Foster Care Outreach!

October 15, 2020
Ohana's First Foster Care Outreach!Ohana's First Foster Care Outreach!

Ohana Easter Parade 2020

April 23, 2020

Ohana Easter Parade 2020

April 23, 2020
Ohana Easter Parade 2020Ohana Easter Parade 2020