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!
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!
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This program assist those that has an addiction to Opioid and unfortunately it is often misunderstood, yet the services is much needed. This program helps make changes to clients lives, who previously saw no end to their addiction. Methadone and Suboxone treatment, along with counseling and group sessions, provide a different avenue for clients to get themselves better and to be productive individual.
I have had personal experience working with Ku Aloha Ola Mau. They have a comprehensive addiction treatment program including not just Methadone Medication but Meditation, Acupuncture, Psychological treatment , Arts program, Music program, Recovery groups and individual counseling. The emphasis is to address not just the disease but the overall person. To see a person in recovery as they change and become self assured and healthy is so worth the hard work and effort the entire staff puts in. I am proud to work for this company.
Ku Aloha has, and continues to, strive for facilitating improvement in the lives of those with opiate addiction in the face of still lingering bias against methadone agonist therapy. They are committed to helping the most fragile and damaged individuals in our society, ignoring a concensus that many of these people are un-reachable. They continue to do this in the face of fiscal uncertainty with resolve and dedication to the community. This is truly a remarkable organization, and worthy of any/all support we can give.
Review from Guidestar
As a practicing addiction psychiatrist, i make many referrals to Ku Aloha Ola Mau. I am so pleased with the results - they improve lives, allowing them to become productive again. They provide a range of supportive services, and profit is not their motive.