Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii

Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii
91-1241 Saratoga Avenue
Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone: 808-488-7391
Fax: 808-488-6952
Email: info@rcoh.org

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Our History

George Y. Omura

Established in 1975 by Dr. George Y. Omura, Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii was originally known as Research Center of Hawaii, a non-profit organization that provides day-activity programs and residential facilities for adults with development disabilities.

In 1977, Research Center of Hawaii (RCH) started its first group home program with the primary objective to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in making the transition from an institutional setting to the community.

Today, Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii operates two Domiciliary Homes licensed and monitored by the State Department of Health.

In 1985, RCH established the first intermediate care facilities for individuals with mental retardation in the community (ICF-MR-C) funded by State and Federal. The services are provided in private residential facilities by our interdisciplinary team, including nurses and other professionals.

In 1990, RCH started its Home and Community Based Service (H&CBS), which is funded by the Medicaid Waiver. This service was found, at the core value, to increase social integration opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. This program is serviced by our supportive staff, including direct support workers, nurses, and social workers 7 days a week.

In 2002, Research Centers of Hawaii changed its name to Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii (RCH) to reflect its increasing roles in the community.

Today, Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii is extremely proud to serve people with special needs and to create a healthy community for the citizens of Hawaii.