Waianae: Expanded Workforce Programming for Residents

On July 12th, the Council adopted Resolution 17-176, CD1, approving exemptions that would allow Ohana Ola O Kahumana (a transitional housing program for local families on the Waianae Coast) to expand a community kitchen and workforce programming on their premises located in Lualualei, Waianae.

Pictured above:  Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine shares a smile with Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe Community Chief Operating Officer Father Phillip Harmon (left) and Executive Director Tom Mcdonald (right).

 

The proposed accessory kitchen will provide job training for the residents of Ohana Ola O Kahumana and other participants in the housing programs on site, improving their ability to successfully enter the workforce and transition to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
Additionally, Ohana Ola O Kahumana is proposing to build solar panels which will generate electricity and allow them to reduce operating expenses and the proposed footbridge will allow residents direct access to the kitchen.