Aloha from “Kahiau” – Waimea Service Center


Participants at Kahiau made these gifts for their visitors.

On Thursday, June 19th, 2013, Easter Seals Hawaii (ESH) in Waimea, Kauai hosted three special visitors at their newly renovated Kahiau location. The visitors were Stephanie Kaimana On from the Oahu U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kerrilyn Barros and Sharon Woodward both from the Kauai County Housing Agency.


Participants greeted their visitors with these beautiful lei they had made themselves.

The visitors were warmly greeted by smiling participants and lei that they had made themselves. On, Barros and Woodward were then guided by ESH Kauai participant Donna Pancho. With a lot of practice and support, Donna gave them a tour of all the rooms in Kahiau including the recent accessibility improvements such as braille signage, curb cuts and the new ramp, all of which were made possible with a Community Development Block Grant from the Kauai County Housing Agency.

KAUAI HUD3Stephanie Kaimana On, Kerrilyn Barros and Sharon Woodward pose with ESH Kauai participant Donna Pancho on the new wheelchair access ramp at Kahiau. 

By the end of the tour, Donna had worked off her nervousness and was complimented by the group as the best tour guide!  As the group was leaving, Donna presented them with a little gift to remember them by, some of the delicious cookies made by the gang at Kahiau! Donna said, “I think they were happy with the building and what we do here at Kahiau.  I also thanked them for visiting and invited them to visit us when they are in Waimea.”


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