Transforming lives through comprehensive

community mental health services

What we do?

Our nonprofit [501(c)(3)] Community-based Case Management service helps people diagnosed with a mental illness to cope better with life. Many of our clients are diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse; many are homeless. We attempt to help them re-link with service providers in the community in an attempt to live a more normal life. CER works with the State of Hawaii Department of Health and with insurance companies such as Ohana Health Plan.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Community Empowerment Resources values its consumers and employees by empowering them to live happy and fruitful lives, and educates the community that mental illness is a normal part of the human condition. Consumers receive services founded on evidence-based, culturally sensitive, warm and welcoming, person-centered services in the community, in spite of the presence of a disability. Building on each consumer’s and each employee’s individual strengths produces high-quality health care and social services, and establishes an effective and healthy agency.

Our Vision

Community Empowerment Resources will distinguish itself as a leader in redefining community care. We envision local, state, and national agendas in which individuals with psychiatric challenges are accorded normal rights and status as full members of the community. Stigma is a thing of the past, and the community understands and accepts that psychiatric symptoms are a normal part of the human experience.