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Maui County Office on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center

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 to complete a Consumer Registration Form to help us identify your needs.


Hale Makua Health Services's Emergency Disaster Relief Fund

In light of the recent disasters on Maui, Hale Makua has decided to setup a fund to assist those who may need financial support during a disaster or emergency situation. Though we cannot guarantee that funds will go to a particular individual, emergency, or disaster, anyone who is experiencing a disaster or emergency will be allowed to apply for funding with priority given to Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health staff, their immediate family, Hale Makua and OPH residents, and compromised individuals.  Please consider making a contribution to this fund to help this cause.

Click here to donate to the Hale Makua Emergency/Disaster Relief Fund.

If you prefer to send a check donation, please make  it payable to "Hale Makua" and please indicate in the Memo "Employee Disaster Relief Fund" to ensure proper designation of your donation. Please mail checks to mailed to:

Hale Makua Health Services
Disaster/Emergency Relief Fund
ATTN: Office of Development
472 Kaulana Street
Kahului, HI  96732

If you have questions about donations, please give us a call at 808-871-9271.

Hale Makua is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID 99-0080460)

If you have been affected by a recent emergency/disaster like the Maui wildfires, you may apply for funding by visiting the application for the Hale Makua Disaster/Emergency Relief Fund application form page.

Thanks to donations received by the community, Hale Makua is offering financial assistance for those impacted by a disaster or emergency situation. Applications will be reviewed and awarded based on needs, with priority given to Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health staff and immediate family, Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health residents, and compromised individuals.

Please submit one application per household, applicant must be at least 18 years old or older. Funds are issued at a maximum $5,000 per award. If additional funds are needed at a later time, a new application may be submitted for review and consideration. Funds awarded will be dependent on the amount of funding available, and can therefore not be guaranteed.

Contact Development Office at 808-871-9271 for questions.

Our Administrative and Business Offices are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hawaiʻi State Council on Developmental Disabilities

The DD Council extends our support and efforts to the people of Maui who have endured the wildfires and their impacts.

Disability Hui

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 For more information about the Disability Hui, please contact Che Silvert at

Tuesdays at 8:30 am to 9:30 am (HST)
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 808 586 8166
Passcode: DDC

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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.

Hawai'i State Council on Developmental Disabilities

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!

  • We work to address identified needs by conducting advocacy, systems change, and capacity building efforts that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion. Key activities include conducting outreach, providing training and technical assistance, removing barriers, developing coalitions, encouraging citizen participation, and keeping policymakers informed about disability issues.
  • We are a resource to our communities when it comes to disability issues. Although are charge is to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we will assist policymakers on appropriate agencies when it comes to addressing disability issues. We are here to help rebuild the Maui Disability Community.


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.


Maui Fire, Flood and Disaster Facebook Relief Group

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.


Support human rights work for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through Arc of Maui County

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.

Programs include:

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.

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