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Background and History 


Re-engaging Clients with the Community Since 2007

Community Empowerment Resources (CER), was founded in 2005 by a businessman and a social worker who are still involved in the business today. In 2007, CER was awarded its first contract for Case Management with the State of Hawaii, Department of Health. CER then teamed up with Hawaii Certified Peer Specialists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Administrative Professionals, Social workers, and Case Managers, to produce a high-quality agency--a Team of Mindfully Respectful Professionals. CER's principles and values have been with us since the beginning.

CER’s Board of Directors work carefully with CER’s seasoned leadership team to ensure Professional, Legal, Administrative, and Clinical oversight of the agency.  CER is certified through the well-respected Accredited Behavioral Health Agency, CARF International, which ensures continued monitoring of agency operations, resulting in the highest behavioral health performance standards.   

Community Empowerment Resources strives to uphold the three Key Principles: Continual Improvement, Honesty, and Transparency.  CER has over 70 well-trained and passionate staff members who selflessly serve over 1,000 mental health clients annually in our four programs.

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