Why November especially matters to Mana Foods…

It’s so very important to us to make sure that we continue to give back to our wonderful community. Which is why we’re so proud to be donating all of November’s Bag Credit earnings to Maui Youth & Family Services.

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Here’s a few reasons why we’re such believers in this local organization.

Image From MYFS Website

Image From MYFS Website

Maui Youth & Family Services in a nutshell…

"MYFS was established in 1978 by Maui County as the Maunaolu Youth Residential Shelter to provide a safe place for Maui’s homeless, abused and runaway children. Incorporated as a private non-profit agency in 1982, MYFS has expanded to include a range of behavioral and mental health programs to support young people and their families’ personal growth and emotional stability." 

Maui Youth & Family Services helps young people who…

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  • Have mental health needs and/or are experiencing difficulties socially, behaviorally and/or academically
  • Are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Might be at risk for drug and/or alcohol use
  • 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
  • Are in foster care or have aged out of the foster care system
  • Are using/abusing drugs and/or alcohol
  • Want to participate in positive and healthy after-school activities

Programs By Maui Youth & Family Services…

  • Tobacco, Alcohol & Drug Prevention
  • Project Venture (After School Activities Program)
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Independent Living Program
  • Transitional Living Program
  • Outreach & Advocacy
  • Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
  • School-Based Services (Ke Al Pono/The Right Path)
  • Ho‘okū (Promotes academic and personal achievement through consistent attendance)
  • Ho’ala Mai Truancy & Prevention Services (for Baldwin & Maui High School Students)
  • Ho’ala Mai Mentoring Program

Their mission inspires us and we hope that we can all come together this month to help contribute to their cause…

“To empower youth and families challenged with behavioral health issues to become responsible, self-fulfilled and contributing members of the community.”

Thanks for being part of our Mana Ohana and remember to bring a bag when you shop so that you can support Maui Youth & Family Services.

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