Big Island Office Independent Living Specialists, Lupe Ka’awaloa and Sam Nagasawa are happy to service the island of Hawaii for those that live from Honokaa to Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. If you or someone you know is disabled and need assistance, please have them contact our office.
New Contact Information: Please call the following numbers if you need independent living services. Note that the numbers listed below are new numbers that are local to the island of Hawaii. If calling from Hawaii, there will be no need to dial (808). If calling from Oahu, please call the main number at 1-800-385-2454 and speak to the Executive Director or one of the Oahu IL Specialists.
Lupe Kaawaloa (808) 756-2995 and Sam Nagasawa (808) 640-5350
Our Support Groups
Adult Group comprising of adults with various disabilities who meet for fellowship. The group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:30am at the H.C.E.O.C Complex on Rainbow Dr. in Hilo (across from Rainbow Falls ).
Womens Group This group is comprised of adult women with various disabilities that come together monthly to share fellowship, resources, write poetry and play games. This group allows the women to socialize, share interests, make friends and be supportive to each other. meets every 1th Friday at 1:30 pm, at the H.C.E.O.C Complex on Rainbow Dr. in Hilo (across from Rainbow Falls ).
Lupe’s Support Groups:
Youth Group in Pahoa comprising of children with disabilties. They meet on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Pahoa Community Center.
Youth Group in Hilo comprising of children with disabilties. They meet on Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at various locations. Please call Lupe for more information at (808) 756-2995
Both youth groups focus on activities of arts and crafts, recreation, community and independent living skills. All activites are planned around the interests of the participants of the group.
Play Group in Hilo comprising of children at the homeless shelter. Intent is to provide a recreational outlet for the children to help foster socialization.