To provide a residential farm community where youth and adults with intellectual disabilities are a part of a thriving ‘ohana.
La‘a Kea is a farm community that includes intellectually and developmentally disabled youth and adults dedicated to discovering, supporting, and enhancing the contribution of each individual through meaningful opportunities and productive work. The programs include farming, economic ventures, the arts and activities of daily living – all coming alive in a community with homes, farm buildings, a farmer’s market, craft studios, and multipurpose buildings. Inspired by the international Camphill model, La‘a Kea Farm offers a unique alternative to conventional care where coworkers, residents, and day program participants thrive.
At the La’a Kea Foundation, our core values embody the principles and culture that we live by. These values inform our work, how we interact with others in the community, as well as how we interact with each other (our own board, staff and volunteers). As an organization, we celebrate collaborative leadership and altruism in our decision making process. We treat the people we serve, as we treat each other, with acceptance, dignity and individual recognition. In addition, we respect and embrace the history and traditions of our island home. Among those ethics that guide us, we draw from the values that continue to guide Hawaiian culture.
As individuals and as a collective team, we strive to:
- Recognize what is human in each of us. ALOHA
- Practice good stewardship of the land with attention to balance and sustainability. MALAMA ‘AINA
- Work willingly, kindly and cooperatively with others. KOKUA
- Exercise authority and responsibility as vital to achieving success. KULEANA
- Care for each other and bond in a new social arrangement created to nurture and inspire all. ‘OHANA
- Show integrity at all times, in every endeavor. PONO
La’a Kea Foundation
PO Box 790994
Paia, HI 96779
La’a Kea is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.