Aloha IL Youth Group on Oahu
The group is comprised of young adults who live in the Central and North Shore areas of Oahu. The purpose of this support group is to provide an outlet and recreational opportunities for young adults who otherwise would not have participated in due to location and lack of services and/or opportunity as well as to learn various independent living skills.
They meet once a week in Kahuku to talk story and come up with recreational ideas and a skill that that they would like to learn. When a decision is agreed upon, they participate in that excursion and learn that new skill.
Aloha IL Women’s Support Group on Oahu
The group is comprised of women who have chronic illness and / or have family members who have disabilities. They meet quarterly for fellowship and offer each other support and friendship. Majority of the women are working professionals in the education, medical, health, government and non- profit fields.
Aloha IL Children’s Play Group on Oahu
The group is comprised with children with and without disabilities who meet once a month on Helemano Army base housing. The purpose of the group is to provide various craft activities for children to help foster new relationships with children that they would not normally play with. We want to teach inclusion, acceptance and cooperation by having the children work on activities together as a group. Normally, the activity is arts and crafts. Their finishing projects are then shared with residents at the Kahuku Elderly Housing and / or patients at the Kahuku Medical Center.
Funding for the excursions, activities and supplies were donated by the Hawaii Hotel Foundation and the Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association from the proceeds generated at their 33nd Annual Statewide Visitor Industry Charity Walk and a grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charity.