To empower youth and families challenged with behavioral health issues to become responsible,
self-fulfilled and contributing members of the community
Maui Youth & Family Services provides youth with opportunities to succeed within a safe and supportive environment. Our prevention programs help young people form strong social bonds and family foundations so they can make the right decisions regarding drugs, alcohol and other “high-risk” activities when they face peer pressure in high school. Our intervention programs help youth in situations beyond their control, whether because they are using/abusing drugs and/or alcohol, are homeless, in foster care or aging out of foster care, etc. By stepping in and providing the right guidance and programs on an individualized basis, we can ensure that these young people do not slip through the cracks. MYFS’ broad spectrum of services embraces young people and families in the community and addresses all types of needs related to physical safety, personal growth and mental and emotional stability. MYFS works with several organizations and programs in Maui County and the State of Hawaii, such as Parents and Children Together (PACT), the Judiciary, public schools, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Maui Homeless Alliance, the POI (Positive Outreach Intervention) Project and more.
Maui Youth & Family Services merged with Maui nonprofits Aloha House and Malama Family Recovery Center to become part of the Maui Behavioral Health Resources umbrella organization in 2008. Click here to learn more about our tri-agency partnership. As a major community resource for intervention and rehabilitation of our youth and families in need, MYFS has grown and built a reputation for professionalism and effectiveness.