Building Independence

Lanakila Pacific is a non-profit organization that builds independence for thousands of people living challenged lives. We are a family of programs and services that enable individuals with disabilities, including cognitive, physical and age-related challenges, to reach their goals and potential, while building independence and promoting community inclusion. Our organization serves and benefits over 2,000 people annually, right here in our own community.

Our Senior Services includes Lanakila Meals on Wheels which delivers meals to seniors island-wide.

Our Abilities Training Programs include our Teaching & Learning Centers where individuals can master basic life skills, and Training & Advocacy, a job skills program that offers hands-on work experiences.

Our Social Enterprises include Lanakila Kitchen which provides all the meals for Lanakila Meals on Wheels, as well as school meals and event catering. Lanakila Custom Products offers custom silk-screened and embroidered t-shirts, polos and hats. Lanakila Grounds Maintenance and Custodial Services provide first-rate exterior and interior care for commercial and government institutions. And our Hale Aina Dining Facility located on Hickam AFB, proudly serves meals to military service members.

We believe it is the right of every person to live life to the fullest, reach the goals set for oneself and meet their potential. We advocate for people with disabilities for inclusion within the community as a whole.

We are Hawaii-based and serve the entire Oahu community.

We rely on people like you to help us reach our goals! We are a volunteer and donation driven organization and we couldn’t do it without you. We have over one hundred volunteers that help daily. They execute our meal packaging and delivery program for the elderly, teach special classes and help prepare our participants for job interviews.

We welcome healthy non-perishable food and monetary donations of all amounts. And by using our services like Lanakila Kitchen and Lanakila Custom Products, you will help fund our programs! We’re all about synergy!

Mahalo for your interest in Lanakila Pacific! We hope you’ll get involved!

Mission, Vision and Values

Independence. Inclusion. Innovation.

Lanakila Pacific’s mission is to build independence and an improved quality of life for individuals with cognitive, physical, social or age-related challenges.

Lanakila Pacific’s vision is to embody self-sufficiency and inspire inclusive communities where people of all ages and abilities are empowered to find meaningful employment, live independently and thrive in spirit.

Our Story and History

Lanakila Pacific has been established for over 76 years!
What began in 1939 with Violet Kam, a special education teacher helping people recuperate from tuberculosis, has expanded into a family of services, programs and social enterprises with thousands of volunteers and supporters, serving over 2,000 seniors and people with disabilities every year.

Over 150,000 individuals have been served since our founding!
Times have changed, but Lanakila Pacific has always been about independence, inclusion and innovation. As we look to the future, we will continue to create inclusive communities where people of all ages and abilities can thrive.