Creating an environment where people can access person centered supports and increase their sense of belonging and community attachment is a fundamental value at Owakihi, Inc. It is our mission is to support people in a home that provides a balance of what is important to and for them while fostering personal growth. With 24/7 support and an individual person centered plan the individuals we support are provided with a safe environment in which they can increase their ability to live as independently as possible.
Everyone wants to live in a community and home where they have the opportunity to grow, have friendships, and be a part of the community around them. At Owakihi we see our role as a support to people to achieve these life experiences. Upon referral, our support team will initiate the process of working with the person to develop a plan around the person’s hopes, dreams, and needs. Partnering with the person and those closest to them we strive to provide support in their chosen home at a level that offers opportunities for individual growth and life skill development.
Supports can be provided in a variety of environments. Supports in family homes can foster growth by building community access, decreasing behaviors that interfere with the person’s daily life, learning independent living skills, or any other area determined in the person centered planning process.
If the choice is to reside outside of the person’s family home Owakihi is licensed to provide ICF/DD services, adult and child foster care services, SILS services, and supported apartment living.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia