Ohana: A Beacon of Hope and Healing

Nestled in a picturesque landscape, the Ohana Center for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health serves as a beacon of hope and healing.

Aerial photos of Ohana Center for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Monterey, CA.  Photos provided by Montage Health.

Designed by the Seattle-based firm NBBJ, Ohana integrates nature into every aspect of its design.  The graceful curves of the building mimic the surrounding landscape of rolling hills, and the comforting embrace of a cocoon.  High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows welcome natural light and offer breathtaking views. These intentional design choices create a serene environment.

The center’s treatment wing offers sixteen, dormitory-style rooms. Patients choose the art to decorate the walls of their room during their stay, have access to a kitchen stocked with snacks, and can watch movies in a circular living room.

The center provides a host of services.  Therapy rooms offer spaces for counseling and support. Quiet rooms provide space to reflect and relax.  Patients can take part in music and art classes, and engage in everything from basketball to yoga in the gym.

The beautiful outdoor areas at Ohana were designed by BFS Landscape Architects.

Ohana also features amenities that support the well-being of both patients and families. Community meeting spaces provide opportunities for education and connection. And, a family resource center offers guidance and support for loved ones.  

The outdoor spaces at Ohana were designed by BFS Landscape Architects, and are as essential to its healing environment as the indoor areas. Installed by JC Macias Inc, GraniteCrete pathways allow patients to connect with nature as they move throughout the campus to enjoy gardens, sunshine, and an amphitheater. Although only a small part of the campus, GraniteCrete is grateful and proud to support Ohana’s commitment to the mental well-being of Monterey County’s youth.