OHANA Partnerships and Affiliations
BUILDING OHANA is a big job. We are inspired and directed by the strengths, abilities, needs and hopes of individuals and families impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities, but Ohana village will be a place for all people. Our work is a community endeavor, requiring participation from every domain.. We are beginning to build that coalition in Ohana style.
The Arc of Spokane
The Arc of Spokane has been standing beside, serving and advocating for individuals and families in our region since 1950. They provide a host of direct services to enhance choice, independence and quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. In an effort to enhance our community presence and forward our BUILDING OHANA mission, The Arc generously provided us with office space and technical assistance for three years as we blossomed and grew. We truly appreciate their support, are grateful for such a robust community partner, and look forward to continued collaborations as we work create an intentional community of inclusion practice in Spokane.
Generations of Hope is an award-winning nonprofit corporation formed to support local efforts for the development of intergenerational intentional communities across the country. OHANA board member, Brenda Eheart, founded Generations of Hope and OHANA will incorporate many of their research-based practices as we develop our community of intentional neighboring.
A partner since inception, Taylor Engineering then merged with the region’s leading engineering and planning firm, Parametrix. Fully employee owned, Parametrix prides itself in designing places that enhance communities and will continue to be a major donor in support of Ohana’s operating capacity, providing us with office space and technically appointed meeting space for our board of directors and development team meetings.
Northwest Autism Center (NAC) has served children and adults with autism and their families for over ten years, providing direct treatment services, community information and support, education and training, and advocacy. NAC offers information, expertise and community connections to support the development of an Ohana community.