Ohana Nui History

Hawaii has launched a dramatic new approach to the delivery of human services called Ohana Nui. It seeks to break generational patterns of poverty by concurrently addressing all of the basic health and human services needs of the entire family, rather than doing so in a piece-meal fashion.

Bringing together Hawaii’s Departments of Human Services and Health, along with their community partners, Ohana Nui aims to build a comprehensive, integrated, statewide, one-stop system to provide support for Hawaii’s most vulnerable individuals and families.