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Welcome to Maui Youth and Family Services 2020-09-02T17:50:09+00:00


At Maui Youth and Family Services we have implemented the following policies and procedures to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This update is in effect until further notice.

Precautions for New Clients

We have implemented additional screening precautions for new clients. Anyone with specific risk factors or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or with a temperature of over 100 degrees, will not be admitted to the facility.

Visitors are not allowed at this time.

Precautions for Residents and Staff

Staff members remain dedicated to serving our clients and are using the CDC recommended health and safety precautions around sanitation and prevention of disease spread.

External group activities for youth have been cancelled at this time. However, we are continuing to provide services for Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment.

COVID-19 can cause potential hazards for those with drug use/abuse disorders, and be difficult for those with behavioral health issues.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time.

Maui Youth and Family Services, Inc.

Empowering youth and families challenged with behavioral health issues to become responsible, self-fulfilled and contributing members of the community

About Maui Youth and Family Services

picture for homepage of kids dancingMYFS was established in 1978 by Maui County as the Maunaolu Youth Residential Shelter to provide a safe place for Maui’s homeless, abused and runaway children. Incorporated as a private non-profit agency in 1982, MYFS has expanded to include a range of behavioral and mental health programs to support young people and their families’ personal growth and emotional stability.

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Who do we serve? Maui Youth & Family Services helps young people who:

  • Have mental health needs and/or are experiencing difficulties socially, behaviorally and/or academically
  • Are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Might be at risk for drug and/or alcohol use
  • Are not able to receive care in their own home but are able to achieve stability and growth in a caring atmosphere where they can receive parental supervision, guidance and support
  • Are in foster care or have aged out of the foster care system
  • Are using/abusing drugs and/or alcohol
  • Want to participate in positive and healthy after-school activities

Whenever possible and appropriate, we also work with young people’s relatives to create lasting and positive change for the entire family unit.

Click here to learn more about our programs and services



Tax ID Number: 99-0221127

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Proud member of the Maui Behavioral Health Resources umbrella organization with Maui nonprofits Aloha House and Malama Family Recovery Center

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Our three agencies work together to ensure everyone has the help they need to achieve and maintain a foundation for lasting recovery and well-being. Click here to learn more.

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I had a hard time growing up

I had a hard time growing up and because of the staff at MYFS I have been able to get through my problems, believe in myself and see the better side of life. My MYFS counselor is like my best friend - I can talk to her about anything and everything. Being in this program has made a huge difference in my life. Without my counselor I would not have anything - I would not be independent, working part-time and saving money

Two years ago I was homeless

I am 14 years old. Two years ago I was homeless, on drugs and committing crimes so I could eat. It felt hopeless . . . lonely and everyday seemed to get longer and longer. When I finally got into the MYFS program, they made me feel like I mattered when no one else did. They gave me hope that there was something better and they gave me a place to heal. I got treatment, work full-time now and no longer use drugs to escape reality

My daughter was so angry and out of control

I don't know what we would have done without MYFS! My daughter was so angry and out of control, we couldn't have her at home. Having her placed for a week at MYFS' Emergency Shelter made all the difference. We had time to think calmly and the staff helped us make a family plan to move forward. My daughter is following through on agreements and is a much happier person

CARF_GoldSealMaui Youth and Family Services is accredited by CARF, the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Founded in 1966, CARF is a private, not-for-profit international organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services by establishing standards for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering programs and services to consumers. CARF uses the standards to evaluate how well organizations are serving its consumers and how they can improve. Read more