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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: Ku aloha ola mau restores meaningful, healthy lives for all hawai'i communities through responsive and responsible action toward present and future needs in the prevention and treatment of addiction.

Programs: Provided comprehensive services for a continuum of care for outreach, early intervention and treatment services for addicted population with an average of 353 patients at any given time.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 EPower

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been honored and privileged be around the Ku Aloha folks for six years and I can say that my experience of them is an humbling one.

I have never seen such unrelenting positive care and aloha! Their staff work tirelessly to make sure people receive the best care, and learn lifelong skills that make a positive difference.

The number of people they serve in each site is amazing, and the efforts they go to be respectful and help people develop dignity and community are very high. They work to maintain positive mana and aloha, and do a really good job in spite of limited resources.

In the six years I've been affiliated with them, dropping in or making a scheduled visit, I've never seen anything except the highest standards of professionalism. I feel confident, safe, and cared for as a part of their community--and I think the over 13,000 people they have served are lucky to have chosen Ku Aloha!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ku Aloha Ola Mau lives and breathes aloha by providing one of the best culturally sensitive treatment services to individuals suffering from drug addiction. Lisa Cook, their executive director willingly shares her mana`o with everyone who asks for help. Po`okela!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ku Aloha Mau provides culturally sensitive and appropriate substance and mental health education, prevention, and treatment to both rural and urban communities in Hawaii on two island; Hawaii and Oahu. The program incorporates Native Hawaiian healing and spiritual practices, values, and language into their work. This makes them unique in their approach and services. Program outcomes have been very positive. Staff is caring and supportive and wonderful to work with. They really understand and connect with the individuals the agency serves. The staff's respect for the land, values and elders of the community are exemplary. The agency holds a high respect from the community they serve, community and State partners, and vendors. As a professional social worker, I have worked with the organization as a community consultant and partner for a number of years and have a high degree of respect for the staff and their services.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

this is one of the most outstanding agencies that addresses a specific population which many agencies are unable to address and that is of the opiate addicted individual. the agency addresses the needs of this population both spiritually culturally and professionally. in my opinion they do the best work with the people who need them the most.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Been an employee for almost 24 years, its been the most caring, loving and wonderful working experience that I continue to have. The staff are wonderful and our haumana make this such a great place to come to each day! Thank you Ku Aloha !

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I first encountered Ku Aloha Ola Mau as someone who helps organizations become more Trauma-Informed, I was curious about how their traditional values-driven program worked. The more I came to understand the focus on helping the haumana (students) learn and practicing reconnecting to health, learning how to build sturdy relationships grounded in acceptance--shame-free acceptance--the more I realized how powerful their work is. I am convinced that the success of their work, grounded in values and practices that are life-restoring and healing, welcoming instead of shaming, connecting and restoring, is because of its' grounding. Ku Aloha completes the circle of healing, and helps people extend their own. It's Pono at the highest level.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working at KAOM for 2 1/2 years now and have found the staff very friendly and genuinely concerned for the clients. They whole staff takes good care of their clients. They staff work hard to be the best in their field.

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2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff is very professional and friendly. Ku Aloha Ola Mau is organized and helpful to each and every patient. It is a great place to work.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ku Aloha Ola Mau has taken great strides to move above and beyond the usual substance abuse treatment, focusing not only on evidence based practices (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing/motivation enhancement therapy, and brief strategic therapy), but also holistic, spiritual approaches which aims to heal the individual and their families as a whole, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

KAOM is an organization that is determined to help our haumana be successful in life by providing comprehensive programs to assist them with addiction and in other areas of their life (art group, counseling, men's and women's group, acupuncture) just to name a few.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Ku Aloha Ola Mau is a place of healing and sanctuary for those seeking out assistance and recovery from opiate addiction. Their warm and loving " ohana" like environment and caring staff makes it easy to feel at ease which enhances the connection with the staff in tune leading to a successful recovery. Ku Aloha Ola Mau is culturally sensitive and diverse which is a component that makes them stand out from other programs statewide. I highly recommend contacting them if you or someone you know is in need of help for opiate addiction.