Hawaii Waiver Provider Association

As a statewide association of services providers, the Hawaii Waiver Providers Association (HWPA) provides leadership to collaborate and shape the service system to most meet the needs of our ultimate customer, the individual with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MR/DD).

Hawaii Island United Way

Essential health and human service programs include substance abuse treatment, services for the mentally and physically challenged, emergency shelter, food and health care for the homeless, youth recreation and family support services, just to name a few

Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC). The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is the leading business advocacy organization on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities

The Hawai’i State Council on Developmental Disabilities is mandated by federal (P.L. 106-402) and state (Chapter 333E, Hawaii Revised Statutes) laws to: plan, coordinate, evaluate, monitor, and advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities; and assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promote independence, productivity, and integration, and inclusion into the community.


Disability and Communication Access Board

As of January 1, 2000, the DCAB became one Governor-appointed board replacing three former boards: the Commission on Persons with Disabilities, the Hawaii State Coordinating Council on Deafness, and the Architectural Access Committee.

The DCAB is comprised of seventeen (17) board members, who are Governor-appointed volunteers. Members include: persons with disabilities, parents or guardians of persons with disabilities, public and private providers of service, and other professionals who are knowledgeable in the areas for which DCAB has rule-making authority.

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The Arc of United States

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.


Lifeplan Institute Hawaii Island (LIHI)

Lifeplan Institute Hawaii Island (LIHI) founded in 2010, was inspired by our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our youth. We are thrilled to bring this new, innovative, and effective mentoring program to our island teens by collaborating with our local communities, schools, parents, and kupuna. Together we will strive to ensure that every teenager on the Island of Hawaii has the opportunity to develop their own Lifeplan with access to mentors and a network of support.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

We are an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes.

CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction or substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

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The North Hawaii Drug-Free Coalition is a regional network of community groups and agency representatives from the districts of Kohala, Waikoloa, Waimea and Hamakua. Our goal is to develop effective strategies to reduce substance abuse in youth in North Hawaii through public awareness and education that will lead to healthier families and communities.


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Phone (808) 323-2626 * Fax (808) 323-9444 * TDD (808) 323-2889
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