About Ho‘opono Services for the Blind

Pictured above is the Ho‘opono Building at 1901 Bachelot Street

Ho‘opono Services for the Blind is a branch of the Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) that provides comprehensive and specialized services that meet the varied needs of consumers across the State who are blind, both deaf and blind, or visually impaired.  Services are provided free of charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability.

Mission –  “Ho‘opono” comes from the Hawaiian word “ho‘oponopono” meaning “to make things right.”  Our mission is to create an environment where students gain the knowledge, skills and positive attitude they need to achieve success in life.

Vision – Blindness is not a barrier to success.

The goal of Ho‘opono is to enable blind and visually impaired individuals to attain maximum vocational and functional independence.  Blindness can vary from total blindness with no light perception to having the ability to read large print at a comfortable distance.  If you are having difficulty doing tasks at work or home because of poor vision, Ho‘opono may be able to help you in a number of ways.  You do not have to be totally blind to use the Ho‘opono services.


The Ho‘opono Story 1994 – 2009 (Audio)


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