A community based program that provides family strengthening and support services to families and resources on the Wai`anae Coast.


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ʻOhana Kākoʻo Resource Center
85-888 Farrington Hwy. Ste 105
Waianae, HI 96792


Telephone: (808) 696-4598 FAX: (808) 696-9403
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Let the Waiʻanae Coast be a place where all keiki are assured of happy and hopeful lives by their caregivers, empowering caring, safe and healthy foundation for every family, where we hoʻokiki (keep the promise) to our keiki that they are the future.


Let Ka Wahi Kaiāulu - Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place – be a place for `Ohana to work together and acknowledge the unique cultures, values, contributions and strengths of everyone, building a nurturing, stable and courageous community for all keiki to safely live the best lives possible-culturally, spiritually, academically and economically.

Guiding Principles

  • We value relationships first and foremost…
  • We act knowing relationships and trust are built on honest
  • We collaborate with others to achieve results…
  • We recognize the importance of spirituality in our life and work, giving us a sense of hope and a positive future
  • We act with humility (ha`aha`a)…
  • We act with sensitivity to individual circumstances
  • We act with courage…
  • We embrace change as opportunity
  • We are willing to work it out (ho`opono)…
  • We take pride in our work…

What is family strengthening?

Ka Wahi Kaiāulu - Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place – strives to embrace parents by giving support, assistance, resources, opportunities and encouragement to successfully raise their children.

How is this achieved?

Through Family Outreach and Community Outreach, Ka Wahi Kaiāulu - Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place – builds the capacity of at-risk families to provide for the safety of children. Serving as a neutral hub for service coordination and community building, we work for positive changes that reduces environmental and social risk factors and increases protective factors; while providing access to resources, both concrete and informational, and support without judgment.

Who is eligible?

Ka Wahi Kaiāulu - Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place – is open to all on the Waiʻanae Coast. We provide referral information of service providers and other various resources.

What services do you provide for families? We provide…

  • Information, referral and linkage to Waiʻanae Coast community resources and when necessary, beyond the Wai`anae Coast
  • Service coordination and advocacy
  • Basic life skill building
  • Informal counseling/coaching
  • Parent/family activities, monitoring and follow-up
  • Home visits
  • “Talk Story” approach

What's in a Name?

Our Program, Ka Wahi Kaiāulu , as many Hawaiian phrases do, carries a dual meaning: "the community place" and the pleasant, gentle Wai`anae trade-wind called “Kaiāulu”.

The Wai`anae Community

The Wai`anae Coast stretches from Kahe to Kaena Point, about 18 miles. Some 50,000 people make their homes in the communities of Kahe, Nanakuli, Maili, Wai`anae, Makaha, Makua and Kaena. They share a distinct local culture that has it’s roots in rural and predominately Hawaiian values and ways of life. Wai`anae constitutes just three percent of Hawaii’s population. Of that three percent, more than 40 percent are Hawaiian. If one counts only those 19 years of age and younger, who make up about half of the Coast’s population, more than fifty percent are Hawaiian.

Other Neighborhood Places across the State

Waiʻanae (808) 696-45958
Central Kalihi (808) 841-6177 

Kona (808) 331-8777
Puna (808) 965-5550

Wailuku (808) 986-0700

Kapaʻa (808) 821-2520
Waimea (808) 338-0252

About Blueprint For Change

Blueprint for Change (BFC) is a non-profit organization that works to create a safer and more nurturing environment for children throughout the state of Hawai‘i. For over a decade, the organization has played an active role in a state-wide effort to reduce instances of child abuse and neglect by supporting programs and policies that strive to prevent instances of abuse before they occur.

BFC’s major objective is to support and grow a series of community based walk-in centers known as the Neighborhood Places (NP). The organization currently oversees five Neighborhood Place sites located in Kalihi and Wai‘anae on O‘ahu, in Wailuku on Maui, and in Kona and Puna on Hawai‘i.

More information about Blueprint For Change and other Neighborhood Places across Hawaii can be found here:

677 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste 907
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

P.O. Box 4560
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

(808) 838-9900

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