We strive to provide loving and compassionate services for kūpuna that preserve dignity and independence in a comfortable, secure and supportive environment.


Founded more than 130 years ago, Lunalilo Home’s vision is to be a nurturing and vibrant kauhale for all kūpuna. In fulfillment of the trust of King William Charles Lunalilo, the sixth reigning monarch of Hawai’i, our mission is to perpetuate the legacy of King William Charles Lunalilo to honor, tend to, and protect the well-being of elders.


In 2015, the Trustees of the Board of Lunalilo Home embarked on a bold strategic planning process to seek out new ways for the Trust and Home to reach substantially more disadvantaged Native Hawaiians kūpuna with quality services and programs to improve their well-being. The Board held 21 strategic planning meetings from October, 2015 to February, 2017 and the Kauhale Kūpuna Strategic Plan 2017-2027 was approved on January 29, 2018 by the Probate Court. Based on the socio-economic, health, and well-being landscape for our Native Hawaiian kūpuna, the Strategic Plan aims to achieve a new “Home” model for disadvantaged Hawaiian kūpuna as mandated by King Lunalilo and is a paradigmatic shift, after almost 150 years since the inception of the Trust, to reach more kūpuna, with quality care, services, and accommodations. This approach encompasses the importance of a wide range of components from the origins of Lunalilo Home (to provide housing and care for indigent Native Hawaiian kūpuna) to expand into and impact a wider network of kūpuna in their homes and communities.

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In all that we do, we emphasize the guiding principles of:Aloha — Love, Empathy, and Compassion
Mālama — Caring
Laulima — Collaboration and Teamwork
Hōʻihi — Respect and Dignity
Hoʻomanawanui — Patience
Lokomaikaʻi — Benevolence and Grace
Kūlia i Ka Pono — Striving for the Right
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History of King Lunalilo Trust and Lunalilo Home

Lunalilo Home was established by the will of High Chief William Charles Lunalilo, whose trust was to build a home to accommodate the poor, destitute, and infirmed people of Hawaiian blood or extraction, with preference given to older people.

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Campus & Facilities

Lunalilo Home is located on five expansive, landscaped acres and is situated on the western slopes of Koko Head in Hawaiʻi Kai.

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The will and codicil of King Lunalilo charges the justices of the Supreme Court of Hawaiʻi to nominate and appoint three trustees to serve the William Charles Lunalilo Trust Estate.

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Meet our friendly and supportive staff.

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