Empowering people with disabilities to
actively shape and plan for their futures

We believe our mission is a matter of human rights...

Owakihi supports people with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs by giving them a voice in their lives. Through the use of Person Centered Methods, we work with people to create a personalized life plan that will empower them to dream of a brighter future and fulfill their hopes while supporting health and safety needs.

We offer a full range of supports—from crisis services and in-home services, to individualized housing options, our goal is to consistently help the people we support improve their quality of life. The staff team at Owakihi is passionate, positive and educated in providing each individual the tools and support to live richer lives.

Our passion for Person Centered Planning goes beyond the people we support to training and certifying people within the industry as well as parents and support networks. Person Centered Planning is the foundation that supports those in need of services, and it is our vision to raise up as many Person Centered Planners as we can, to support this community.

Person Centered Planning & Training

Person Centered Planning—it’s a term that is frequently used, but what does it really mean? Person Centered Planning means putting the person, their needs, wants and aspirations at the center of the plan. It is a method of planning that enables the person to have a voice in their life and increase their independence.

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People thrive in our Person Centered program. It is our mission to enrich the lives of all people with intellectual disabilities by sharing our knowledge and experience. That’s why we offer Person Centered Methods training to others—excellent care should not be limited to only those people whom Owakihi supports.

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Are you passionate about excellent care, personalized life planning and empowering others? You can become a Certified Trainer in Person Centered Methods with Owakihi’s Person Centered Certification courses. With this training, you will be able teach others how to support people with intellectual disabilities—helping them achieve their life goals, hopes and dreams while meeting their health and safety needs.

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