WE ARE A COMMUNITY THAT STANDS FOR HEALTH AND EMPOWERS THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII TO thrive.
The KeAla Foundation is home to multiple facilities that provide a diversity of empowering and engaging program opportunities for children, adults, and families. All programs are entirely free for kids. Every child deserves to grow up in a healthy environment, to belong, and know they are loved.
Our first program began in 2013, created by Aaron Hoff. He grew up on Kauai, knowing well the challenges that young people are faced with on the island. Drug and alcohol abuse are a major problem, particularly with the youth. Aaron has been clean and sober for 20 years now and has dedicated his life to giving kids a better choice and support them through the most formative and critical years of their life.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE SOLUTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE BEGINS WITH HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. THROUGH COMMUNITY WE CAN EQUIP PEOPLE WITH THE TOOLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND OVERCOME ANY CHALLENGE. WHETHER OUR FOCUS IS PREVENTION OR REHABILITATION, OUR TACTICS ARE THE SAME; CREATE COMMUNITY, PROVIDE RESOURCES, AND MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS.
“I NOW VIEW MYSELF AS CAPABLE…
… I VIEW MYSELF AS STRONG AND UNIQUE. I’VE BEEN PUSHED TO THE END OF MYSELF AND BEEN EXPOSED TO WHAT BEING BEAUTIFUL REALLY MEANS. I’VE SEEN THE SKILLS I LEARNED IN THIS PROGRAM REFLECTED IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE.”
— LILLY THOMPSON, TEEN PARTICIPANT