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Maui Family Support Services, Inc.

Website:

mfss.org/

Email:

info@mfss.org

Address:

1844 Wili Pa Loop
Wailuku, HI 96793

Description:

Happiness, character, security, success. All are built on the strength of the family.

At Maui Family Support Services (MFSS), we believe that who we are and who we will become is a direct result of our family experience. Since 1980, MFSS has been committed to encouraging positive parenting, preventing child maltreatment and abuse and building on family strengths.

MFSS has worked with thousands of families on Maui, Lanai and Molokai through a broad network and vast array of programs to assist overburdened families and provide a critical safety net of support.

Offering free assistance to help parents create a stable and nurturing environment for their children.

Comprehensive services focus on:
  • Resolving
  • Teaching positive parenting skills
  • Linking families to additional community resources

Specially trained Family Facilitators work with each family to identify needs & provide assistance.

This assistance works to strengthen and empower families encouraging them to become self-reliant.

A family may consist of a child and single parent, both parents, or other caregivers such as a grandparent with responsibility for the child.

Programs:
  • Outreach And Resource Specialists (O.A.R.S) - Conducts interviews with new parents at Maui Memorial Hospital to provide parenting information and link families with community resources
  • Family Home Visiting - A home visiting community based program available to families of young children on Maui, Lanai and Molokai. The program assists parents to identify their needs and select services designed to reduce stress, strengthen family functioning, and promote optimal child development, health and safety. Eligibility for enrollment extends from pregnancy until the child reaches 5-years-old.
  • Early Head Start - Designed for income eligible families, the home-based and center-based option works in partnership with parents in their role as primary caregivers educators of their children. Program goals are to provide safe and developmentally enriching family environments, which promote physical, mental, social and emotional growth of children 0 to 3-years-old.
  • Teen Voices - JUST FOR TEENS! A free-of-charge teen Pregnancy Prevention, Prenatal and Parenting Support Program. Community presentations available for all ages, focusing on unplanned pregnancy prevention strategies and increasing personal knowledge and skills. In addition, weekly support groups for pregnant and parenting teens is offered to give additional support for teen specific topics and issues. Individual and community referrals also available.
  • Fatherhood Involvement Program (FIT) - THE FIT program is a fatherhood involvement program that seeks to provide an environment that is nurturing to teen and adult fathers, fathers-to-be or father figures and their keiki. The program offers support groups for dads to discuss their concerns and assist in bonding with their keiki.
  • Maui County Early Childhood Resource Team - The team coordinates the Good Beginnings efforts in Maui County by promoting activities, resources and training to improve the availability, affordability and quality of early childhood education and child care programs. Services are available to young children and families on Maui, Lanai and Molokai.

Office hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday

Home visiting appointments are scheduled on an individual basis.

Other locations:
MOLOKAI
Molokai Healthy Start
107 B Ala Malama
Kaunakakai, HI 96748

LANAI
Lanai – Maui Family Support Services
730 Lanai Avenue
Lanai City, HI 96763


(808) 242-0900 - Maui - Type: Main

(808) 565-7484 - Lanai - Type: Main

(808) 553-8114 - Molokai - Type: Main