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Opportunity Youth

Opportunity Youth

For the first time in our history, LT will serve Opportunity Youth ages 16-26 through programs at LT Ranch on Hawai'i Island and Lydia House in downtown Honolulu. These healing places will offer disconnected youth at-risk of generational poverty with opportunities for hope, growth, and steady transition into their young adulthood.

LT Ranch


Currently in development; Expected to open early Fall 2022.

Located in a lush, rural community on Hawaii-Island, LT Ranch will offer both day programs and in-residence camps for youth (13-18) who find themselves in challenging circumstances whether at school, work, or in their personal lives. This nature-based program offers activities that promote meaningful connections and healing through ʻāina, animals, and art all within an intimate and experiential ranch setting.  Youth will benefit from extra support, growing their inherent potential, and identifying next steps for their self-defined success.

For more information, please contact Jill Beatty at jbeatty@onipaa.org

Lydia House


Currently under renovation; Expected to open early 2023.

Located in Urban Honolulu, Lydia House is a puʻuhonua and place of healing for Hawaiian opportunity youth (16-26) transitioning out of foster care or juvenile justice systems and into young adulthood.  

Recognizing that strong supports are needed for any young adult to successfully live and work on their own, our team and partners assist ʻopio who are ready to build pathways to their desired lives.

Direct services include a drop-in center, residential living, holistic and culturally resonant activities and services, and Hawaiian restorative justice diversion programs.  

Behind the scenes, Lydia House brings together partners from the public, private, and youth spheres who are innovators in Hawaiʻiʻs youth services system. These include “operating partners,” who are the bridge between private and public services, and who are demonstrating innovation in youth services as part of LT’s systems transformation goals.

If you are interested in receiving services from Lydia House or LT Ranch, please contact our Mālama Line at 808-466-8080