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Programs 2018-10-30T23:09:20-10:00


Maui Youth & Family Services Programs

Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Prevention

In-school classes/workshops and after-school activities for youth in grades 6-8 that give young people a chance to develop peer support from friendships made in a positive environment. This helps them stay on track and reduces the likelihood that they will later engage in dangerous and unhealthy activities. Read more

Project Venture — click here for more info.

Free after-school activities for students in grades 6-8 at Kalama Intermediate and Maui Waena Intermediate that promote positive youth development and empowerment through evidence-based, experiential learning. The program incorporates outdoor adventures and challenges and actively engages youth in developing life-skills while reinforcing values such as family, community, service and appreciation for the natural world. Read more

Emergency Shelter

24-hour care in a safe, family-based setting for 10-17 year-olds who need a temporary alternative to home. Youth can find the stability and security they need to address their problems so they can reconnect with their family and the community. Read more

Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic home atmosphere for youth ages 10-17 with mental health needs and/or who are experiencing difficulties socially, behaviorally and/or academically. The program helps individuals who 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. Read more

Independent Living Program

Support for youth who have aged out of the foster care system and help with developing and achieving educational and employment goals as well as accessing needed community resources. These resources may be related to healthcare, housing or other social service needs. Our counselors help young adults acquire the skills they need to live successful and independent lives. Read more

Transitional Living Program

Support, direction and assistance to homeless youth (ages 16-21) in the community so they can become successful young adults. Counselors help with finding safe and stable housing as well as connecting with community resources (Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center, Family Life Center, etc.), exploring and developing educational and employment goals, accessing health/dental insurance, finding a job, learning budgeting and financial skills, etc. Read more

Outreach and Advocacy

Community-based outreach to at-risk youth (ages 10-21) and their families in an environment in which they are comfortable. Youth often need short-term intervention as opposed to juvenile justice involvement. An outreach counselor provides advocacy services such as case management and social service referrals and gives families access to professional assistance to help their children make better choices.Read more

Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

Individualized treatment for 12-17 year-olds that includes clinical supervision, individual and family counseling, group therapy, education about addiction as well as activities and recreational excursions that reflect Hawaiian cultural values. Clients in this program also participate in The Makoa Projectclick here to learn more. Read more

School-Based Services (Ke Ala Pono)

Free support for youth working through issues related to substance use/abuse that is available at almost all public middle and high schools in Maui County. Ke Ala Pono translates to “The Right Path” and includes on-site assessment, referral, treatment planning, education about addiction and coping skills, as well as individual and family counseling. Read more


Promotes academic and personal achievement through consistent attendance so youth can successfully transition into a healthy and rewarding future. Provided free to King Kekaulike students and based at the high school’s upcountry campus. Read more

Ho’ala Mai Truancy and Prevention Services (for Baldwin and Maui High School students)

Truancy prevention that uses a comprehensive mentoring approach. Mentors provide education, prevention services, advocacy and support and are available to meet with youth and their families in the community, at home or at school. Read more

Ho’ala Mai Mentoring Program

Evidence-based interventions, case management, cultural activities and referral to other community services to divert youth (ages 12-17) on the path to incarceration. Our counselors work one-on-one with youth in the Judiciary system to encourage them to ho’ala mai (to awaken, to rise up). Read more