Ohana Values


The dignity, worth and basic rights of every person


Inclusion as participation, contribution and leadership


Home and neighborhood as a center for growth and well-being through the lifespan

Mutual responsibility   


Lifelong learning and development 

Interdependence: living among and standing by one another


Volunteerism: responsibility and service to common good


Hospitality: sharing who we are and what we have


Care for creation: good stewardship of resources

Ohana Village:  a neighborhood with a purpose

Together with public and private partners, we aim to build Ohana Village, a mixed use, multi-level residential community in Spokane Washington. Ohana will be a truly diverse, inclusive, intergenerational neighborhood of support, in which all of our residents--especially those with developmental and intellectual challenges--can live and flourish in an environment of friendship, cooperation and care.  

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Our Mission

To enhance the physical, social, and civic capacities and contributions of every resident--especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities--in the context of a caring and committed neighborhood community.  



A Growing Ohana Team


Our initial board of directors is committed to the design and development of model intergenerational intentional community in Spokane, Washington.  We are architects, accountants, engineers, behavior analysts, teachers, disability specialists and most important-- families.  In June of 2013, after a year of research and concept development, BUILDING OHANA was incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of Washington.  We are affiliated with and retain fiscal sponsorhip from Generations of Hope Development Corporation, an award winning 501c3 nonprofit supporting the growth of intentional communities across the nation.  Application for approval as a federally approved 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation is underway.