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Imua Family Services to open West Maui Family Center in 2017

By Staff | Dec 29, 2016


LAHAINA – Imua Family Services last week announced its plans to expand in January 2017 by opening a new location in Lahaina at 930 Wainee St. in the Peter Longhi building, formerly home to Kaiser Permanente’s West Maui office.

Imua Family Services, a nonprofit organization, is the largest single provider of early childhood intervention and development programs for children and their families in Maui County and in the State of Hawaii.

The new location will allow current clients residing in West Maui more access, more timely services, as well as special programs designed to support families with unique needs.

Currently, Imua Family Services operates from its Early Childhood Development Center centrally located in Kahului, which opened in April of 2015. In addition, Imua operates a satellite center on Molokai at the Molokai Community Health Center.

Imua Family Services Executive Director Dean Wong said, “Imua provides direct service to 2,300 children and their families annually; however, there are many more that need it but are not currently accessing services.

“Expanding to West Maui will physically place us closer to our families that live in the area and better provide them with the ongoing resources they need during their children’s critical development years. In addition, our new space will help to eliminate transportation barriers many clients have because of lengthy commuting with small and fragile children.”

2017 is a significant year for Imua Family Services, as it marks 70 years of providing critical therapeutic services to children with special needs in Maui County.

The new West Maui location will allow the agency to more efficiently serve its clients in those communities and on Lanai.

If you would like to directly contribute or partner with Imua Family Services’ West Maui Family Center, call (808) 244-7467. To learn more about Imua Family Services, visit www.imuafamilyservices.org.

Imua Family Services began in 1947 providing services to children with polio in the Territory of Hawaii. Today, 70 years later, Imua is still making significant progress working with families and children together with a broad scope of child development programs, including Infant Child & Development Programs, Early Childhood Development Program, Imua Autism Services, Imua Inclusion Preschool, Camp Imua and Dream Imua.