Referral Services


                        Grandmother’s Referral Information



Family and Adult Services (808)243-5110 West (808)984-8300 

Provides financial, medical assistance and food stamps to qualifying persons.

Alu Like:  (808)242-9774

For people of Hawaiian, Native Indian or Alaskan ancestry.  Provides assistance in employment and training, child care referrals, youth substance abuse and the elderly.



American cancer society   (808) 244-5553

Education and psychological needs of those and their families with cancer.



Maui childbirth and family education association   (808) 244-7467

Conducts classes in prenatal education, childbirth preparation and newborn care.  Provides education, counseling and support with breastfeeding, post partum adjustments and teen pregnancy.


Developmental Disabilities

Easter seals Hawaii Maui adult day health & support services   (808)249-2065

Focuses on providing a small group environment that fosters growth and challenges in a variety of community settings.

Arc of Maui

Department of health:



American Diabetes Association (800) 342-2383

For those with diabetes and their families.

Diabetes education support group:  Maui Memorial Medical Center

Marianne Vasquez  (808)242-2090

For those with diabetes and their families and friends offering ½ hour of education and 1/2hour of “talk story”.  Free to the community.  Held 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Hawaii Diabetes center (Maui clinic)  (808) 871-5144

Offers outpatient diabetes education.



Maui center for independent living (808)242-4966

Non-profit agency for the permanently disabled.  Provides help with housing, social security, food stamps, welfare, assistive devices, elderly and blind services.


Domestic violence

Women helping women (808) 242-0775 Hotline (808)579-9581

It is the mission of women helping women to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention:  to offer safety, support and empowerment to women and children, victims of domestic violence.

Domestic violence (Nat’l) Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (safe)


Emergency Assistance

Operation blessing (700club) (800)871-8489

Provides assistance when available for clients in need of rent payment, utility bills, groceries, (food every 30 days) medication (1 time assist only per client)



Sierra club




Epileptic foundation of Maui (808)879-8999

For people with Epilepsy and their families.


Family Services              

Maui Family support services (services are free) (808)242-0900

Early head start

Family focus plus (just for teens)

Prenatal support services

Fatherhood program

Maui county early childhood resource team

Child and Family services (808)877-6888

Developing options to violence.  Dov offers a full spectrum of services to women, men, adolescents, and children of domestic violence which includes emotional, psychological and sexual abuse.



Maui food Bank (808)243-9500

Work through agencies and churches to distribute food.



“Raising our keikis keiki” (R.o.k.k.) Patty (808)242-0900

R.o.k.k. is a support group for grandparents who are raising or caregivers to their grandchildren.



Pilialoha Healing Center  (808) 572-5662, e-mail

Dedicated to offering healing and intuitive guidance to all beings in need.

Hui No Ke Ola Pond (808)244-4647

Assistance in finding traditional Hawaiian healing including diabetes teaching.



Y.M.C.A (808)242-9007

Cardiac rehab program


Heart Disease

American heart association (808)244-7185 Mended Hearts (808)244-7185

A support group for those who have had heart disease or a heart attack.

Stroke group (808)244-7184

A support group for those who have had a stroke.


HIV and Aids

Maui Aids Foundation   (808)242-4900

Professional staff and trained volunteers providing supportive services for those Affected

 By HIV infection and aids.

Chow project:  Joe Thompson (808)871-5001

Outreach for HIV education and sterile needle exchange (mobile unit)



Lokahi Pacific (808)242-5761

Manages three apartment complexes for the chronically mentally ill, physically disables

or GAP group renters.  Residents must be capable of independent living.

U.S. Department of housing and urban development H.U.D Section 8 (808)270-7751

The federal Government’s major program for assisting very low income families to secure decent, safe and sanitary housing.  Provides financial assistance for housing.



Immigrant services (808)270-7791

Information on immigration and citizenship.




Keiki or children

Growing infant’s group (G.I.G) Maui support Services (808)242-0900

A “How-to” program learning and doing together.

Health and wellness

Parenting and playing

Growth and development

Keiki or children

Tutu and me (808)249-2430 (808)893-2132

A free mobile childhood and caregiver education program serving the Native Hawaiian people.

A quality early childhood program for the grandparent and grandchild to attend that aims to help children improve on measures of school readiness and literacy.  To promote appropriate learning activities and successful care giving practices at home.

Keiki or children

Fatherhood involvement team (FIT) Roy (808)269-5731

Fit supports dads and make caregivers in an environment that is both nurturing and beneficial

To all make caregivers and their children.  Get together in the community to learn and share about:

Being a strong, positive male caregiver.

Caring for your kids.

Supporting moms and mothers-to-be.

How children grow and develop.

Maui family support services (808)242-0900/ 

Keiki or children

Child protective services (808)243-5143 C.P.S (808)243-5162

Report concerns about children (can be anonymous) 1-800-494-3991

Help children that are physically, sexually abused and neglected. 


Legal assistance 

Legal aid society of Hawaii (808)242-0724

Legal aid is a non-profit law firm which primarily provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families.  Areas of expertise are in poverty law issues:  Family, housing, consumer, and public benefits.

Office of the public guardian (808)244-2821

Advocacy for persons with court ordered guardianship.


Lung Disease

American lung association (808)244-5110

For those with asthma, emphysema, chronic lung disease.



Community clinic of Maui (808)871-7771

Provides comprehensive health care to the residents of Maui who have encountered barriers.  Services available for anyone regardless of income or national origin.


Medical Equipment

Apria Health Care (808)871-4267

Provides medical equipment, delivery (except Hana) rentals with minimum of ½ month’s rental.

Gammie home care (808)877-4032

Provides in-home medical and support services for the terminally ill and their families.

Maui Home Care (808)871-4663

Provides durable medical equipments (DME), commodes, walkers, wheelchairs, assistive devices, nebulizers, feeding pumps, ECT.


Medical insurance

Med-Quest office (808)243-5780

Provides medical insurance for those who are uninsured.





Mental Illness

The name family-to-family education program  (808)999-6 264

A free 12-week course for family and friends of individuals with serious mental illness.  Taught by trained Nami family members.

Maui Community mental health center (808)984-2150

Services include medication, evaluation, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, psychosocial skills, training and case management.


Mental Illness

Maui Kokua Services (808)244-7405

24 hr hotline.  Provides crisis counseling, suicide intervention counseling and referral service staffed by volunteers.


Nursing Agencies

Nurse finders (808)244-4700

With the assistance of qualified clinical personnel of qualified clinical personnel as advocates and caregivers, you can receive a full range of home care services for illness or injury in the privacy of your own home environment or setting.

Provides private duty home health

Action Medical Personnel (808)875-8300

Care Resource Hawaii (808)871-2115

Hale Makua Home Health (808)244-3661

Hawaii Healthcare Professionals (808)873-7221

Home health for Kaiser insurance (808)243-6681

Home nursing for Medicaid clients (808)243-5125



Parent line (m-f 8a.m.-6p.m, Sat 9-1p.m.)  1-800-816-1222

Phone counseling, information and referral line for parents, family and professionals concerned with and about children/adolescents.

Child and Family Service (808)877-6888

Parenting program

Basic to CFS’S mission to improve the quality of life and meet the emerging news of children, families and communities throughout Hawaii, the parenting program aims to achieve this goal through educating parents about stages of childhood development, responsibility readiness, family values and rules, communication, anger, resolution and positive affirmation’s.

ChildShift , e-mail

These concepts are fairly simple, but we have found that they do represent a fundamental shift away from the way most of the world is raising and caring for children — thus our organization’s name: ChildShift. Our goal is to help shift this dominant (and dominating!) paradigm and provide an alternative choice to practices like punishments/rewards and “time-outs”while still getting their needs met.

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (Support group) Rehab of Maui (Patrouse) (808)877-0606

Physical, occupational and speech therapy Satellite of rehab hospital of Hawaii.



Maui Peace Action


Salvation Army

 Kahului (808)871-6270 Lahaina (808)661-5335 Homeless program (808)877-3042

Provides food and temporary shelter.  Offers varied youth programs fellowship and recreation.


Seniors or Kupunas

Maui County Office on Aging (808)270-7774

MCOA is responsible for planning and funding services and programs to meet the needs of Maui’s seniors.  The office on aging channels federal, state and county.  Funds into contracts with public and private agencies which provide the following services:

Legal services:        Nutrition program

Chore Services:      Alzheimer’s support

Escort Services:     Medication education

Adult day care:      Information assistance

In-home Respite:  Outreach



Seniors or Kupunas

Maui County office on Aging (Continued)


Personal care

Legal Services


Friendly visiting

Telephone reassurance

Case Management

Home-Delivered meals

Round-trip service

To meal sites

A directory of resources is provided (upon request)

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SC SEP) MEO (808)249-2970

SC SEP fosters and promotes useful part-time opportunities in community service

activities for persons with low income who are 55yrs or older.  They assist older

Workers in transitioning to unsubsidized employment.

Maui interfaith volunteer caregivers “Hello” (808)249-2545
Volunteer program to assist with transportation, chores, meal, respite care, telephone reassurance.

Adult Protective Services (808)243-5151

Provide protection to senior, disables and vulnerable adults against abuse which includes

Physical, sexual, mental, verbal and financial exploitation.

Alzheimer’s association (808)871-5150 24hour helpline (808)893-2154

For caregiver and families of Alzheimer’s

Arthritis Foundation 1-800-462-0743

For those with Arthritis and their families.

Hale Makua Day Health Program (808)871-9287 or (808)871-9200

Organized in a safe health care setting.  Frees families from 24-hour care giving responsibilities.  Set free.

Kaunoa Senior Services (808)270-7306

Kaunoa Senior Services, a division of the Maui’s Department of Housing and human concerns, which provides

Opportunities for seniors to learn and grow through a variety of ongoing programs on

Maui, Moloka’I and Lana’i.

Congregate Dining                                            270-7308

Leisure                                                                270-7309

The Retired and Senior volunteer program 270-7986 (RSVP)

Assisted Transportation/ outreach               270-7310

Meals on Wheels                                              270-7321

Senior Companion                                            270-7320

Escort Services                                                  270-7310

Maui Adult Day Care Center Lahina (808)667-9252 Puunene (808)5804

Organized adult day care program but not in a health care setting.  Sliding fee schedule.

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.  (MEO) (808)249-2990 Transportation (808)877-7651

Provides education advocates and assistance with senior citizens needs.  Provides chore

Homemaking services personal care attendants and transportation services.


Sexual Abuse Intervention

Child and Family Services (808)681-3500

Sexual Abuse Treatment Services

(SATS) provides individual, parent/child, couple and family therapy.  The goal is the

Resolution of the effects of sexual abuse for all family members.

24 Hour Hotline 1-8000-893-4318

Offering: Crisis intervention, medical, legal and judicial advocacy.  Follow-up group and individual treatment.


Social Security

Provides services for individuals and their families for retirement, disability, Medicare and survivorship.

(Spouses and children).



Substance Abuse

Al-Anon/Alateen (757)563-1600

The Al-Anon family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of Alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.  Purpose is to help families of alcoholics.

 Alcoholic’s Anonymous (808)244-9673

Fellowship of men and women who share their experiences to solve a common problem (Alcoholism).

Aloha House (808)579-9584

Residential, outpatient and day drug treatment program for adults, individual counseling and education sessions.

KA HALE A KE OLA (808)242-6404

Intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program for the homeless.

Narcotics Anonymous (808)242-6404

Fellowship of men and women who meet to help one another with drug dependency problem.

Maui youth and Family Services (808)579-8414 ext 35 (Services are free)

MYFS provides individualized intensive outpatient treatment for youth 12-18 with substance abuse issues.

MYFS Emergency shelter program (808)579-8406 Molokai/Lanai (toll free) 1-800-441-0336

The program serves young people aged 12-17 who require an alternative to home.


Terminal Illness

Hospice (808)244-5555

A hospice is a set of services provided to those who are terminally ill and their families by a group of caring

Individuals from varied and specialized professional disciplines.

H.E.A.L (help heal a loss) (808)244-5555 Bereavement Support Group (808)244-5555

A grief support group is held every week for anyone dealing with a loss



Veteran Affairs:

Primary care clinic                                           (808)242-6642

Veteran Center                                                 (808)242-8557

VA Services:  Bill Staton (State of Hawaii) (808)873-3145