About Us

Our product is “relationships.” As with any business, goods and services are part of our business plan. At Mental Health Kokua our services include housing, case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, psychiatry, and counseling. But as a community-based non-profit organization, what really “sell’s” our business is relationships. Our relationships with consumers we serve. Our relationships with our staff and board members. And our relationships with you – the public trust we build.

Mental Health Kokua (MHK) was founded in 1973 as a non-profit, Hawaii corporation, specifically to assist persons recovering from serious mental illness in achieving their optimum level of independent living in the community. Since our founding, building relationships with a handful of mental health consumers in one house on Sierra Drive, MHK has grown to an organization serving a broad range of behavioral health needs, with 26 locations throughout Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and on the Island of Hawaii.

MHK’s community-based services are designed to reflect local community. We have governing board members representing each island location. Through timely, cost effective, and focused care, we enable people with mental illness/dual diagnosis to recover and move toward more independent ways of living in their community.

MHK’s mission is that all citizens should have an opportunity to live and participate in and contribute to their communities. Through specially designed services and settings, Mental Health Kokua assists people with mental illness achieve optimum recovery and functioning in the community.

Relationships is what has made our mission a reality. Mental Health Kokua has grown to be one of the most respected and trusted mental health organizations in the State of Hawaii.

Through our trusted relationships, specially designed and culturally sensitive services, Mental Health Kokua is committed to helping people with the opportunity to begin again.

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you would like to help us with our mission, please browse our website, or call 737-2523.

On behalf of the board of directors and our staff members, it is our honor to serve the people of Hawaii. Contact us. Our community-based relationship begins with you …

Our 2013 Board of Directors

Uson Ewart, Chair
Sean Tadaki, Vice-Chair
Peter Wolff, Jr., Vice-Chair
Greg Tatsuguchi, Vice-Chair
Ronald Gregorio, Treasurer
Cindy McMillan, Secretary
Alan Tamanaha
John Breinich
Anthony Guerrero
Joanne Nakashima
Elaine Waldow
Terrence Watanabe
Pat Duarte
Wayne Tanna
Marvin Mathews
Cindy Evans

Hawaii Island Advisory Board
Angela G annon
Irene Soloway

Maui Advisory Board
Glenn Kunitake
Charles Maalea
Elaine Waldow

Kauai Island Advisory Board
Joanne Nakashima