The Maui County Office on Aging provides services to the Islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. Every service, program, and product referred or implemented by the Maui County Office on Aging and contracted providers serve to assist Maui County’s seniors and adults with disabilities to lead independent, fulfilled, and dignified lives in their own homes and own communities for as long as possible.
Please contact our office at 808-270-7774 if you have been affected by the wildfires on Maui. We can assist with non-emergency services for seniors 60 years of age and older, persons with disabilities 18 years of age and older, and caregivers. You can also visit our website at https://www.mauicountyadrc.org/apply-for-assistance to complete a Consumer Registration Form to help us identify your needs.
The DD Council extends our support and efforts to the people of Maui who have endured the wildfires and their impacts.
We will be having a Zoom meeting with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and American Red Cross representatives every Tuesday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am (HST) to discuss the needs of our disability community on Maui affected by the wildfires, to provide information on what supports are available, and to provide updates. We will have an ASL interpreter and closed captioning. If you need any other accommodations, please reach out to Daintry Bartoldus at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Disability Hui, please contact Che Silvert at email@example.com.
Tuesdays at 8:30 am to 9:30 am (HST)
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8085868166
Meeting ID: 808 586 8166
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On August 21, 2023, the American Red Cross provided the Disability Integration External Partners Report (PDF). This report provides information to external American Red Cross partners regarding Disability Integration efforts during the Hawaii Wildfires Disaster Relief Operation.
The DD Council promotes self-determination for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by contributing to a coordinated and comprehensive service system that is person-centered and family-directed. Learn more – view the DD Council Fact Sheet!
View the Maui County website for the latest information. the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center on Disability Studies (CDS) Message of Support for Maui and Resources webpage and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities Division Maui Wildfire Resources webpage for resources. Check back often as these are regularly updated.
A division of the County of Maui's Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Kaunoa Senior Services provides Assisted Transportation and Home Delivered Meals to older adults 60+ who are frail, homebound and in need of support in order to remain independent. Kaunoa’s Leisure, Volunteer (RSVP), and Congregate Nutrition programs provide learning and socialization opportunities for participants. Online wellness classes are also available.
OFFER support or post a NEED for support or services in this local community disaster relief Facebook page. The purpose of this group is where we can have a "go to" hub to locally exchange information of supplies/help *needed* and services and help we can *offer* due to disasters on Maui.
This group will only help with YOUR help. Please SHARE this group. Invite people. Etc. Let's help our friends and families get their lives back!
✔️1. If you have something to *OFFER* (manpower, supplies, services, clean up, food, transportation, housing, etc) please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *OFFER*
✔️2. If you are in *NEED* of something (specific supplies, manpower, services, food, transportation, housing, etc) please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *NEED*.
✔️3. If you have an announcement of volunteer opportunities, meetings, new developments on Maui regarding the fire, legit donation websites, etc. Please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *ANNOUNCEMENT*
PLEASE try to keep to these categories so we can use this group to be as effective and helpful as possible
Please keep in mind whenever DONATING to ANY cause, please only donate items in clean, unstained, smell free and working conditions. It is disrespectful to think that anyone would want stained, smelly or broken items.
Our Arc of Maui County group home in Kihei evacuated two nights in a row while our group home in Lahaina was completely relocated to Wailuku. All of this plus the upcoming months till our participants can return safely home to Lahaina will greatly impact our agency financially. We have collaborated with multiple agencies for donations of supplies but what we need now is the financial help.
Please consider making a donation to ensure all participants within our care have a safe environment to live and receive essential services through our programs.
Donate Arc of Maui County today.
Providing services to families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1954. Arc of Maui County was established in 1954 by a group of parents and concerned citizens who sought services for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities when none were available. This agency is the shared vision of many dedicated parents, family members, people with disabilities, staff and advocates from the community and across the nation.
Arc of Maui County's mission is to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by actively supporting programs and services that assure full inclusion and participation in the community throughout life with focus on the individuals’ strengths, abilities and inherent value. They are entitled to the respect, dignity, safety and security enjoyed by other members of society; and are equal before the law. A developmental disability can be cognitive, physical or both and begins before adulthood. Its essential life functioning activities.
1) Residential services with five (5) state licensed group homes on Maui and Molokai;
2) Adult Day Health group settings at two (2) locations on Maui;
3) One-on-One community services providing personal assistance with daily activities on Maui, Molokai and rural Hana; and
4) Vocational/employment services to build job skills and exploring community employment and support on Maui and Molokai.
SCSEP fosters and promotes part-time employment opportunities in community service activities for low income senior citizens who are fifty-five (55) years of age or older. We also assist older workers in transitioning to unsubsidized employment.
Basic SCSEP Eligibility Requirements:
Please call or visit our offices for more information. You may ask for Carmelei Leano, programs specialist, or any case manager for additional information.
To apply, please bring the following documents: Social Security card and photo ID, Residence verification, Citizenship/alien status (U.S. passport, resident card), Family income verification (pay stubs, Social Security statement of benefits)
To apply, fill out the MEO's Senior Community Service Employment Program Application