Nā Hoaloha

Nā Hoaloha is a grass-roots organization promoting social responsibility and advocacy by empowering volunteers to nurture relationships, meeting the needs of Maui County’s kupuna.

Friendly Visitor Program

The Nā Hoaloha Friendly Visitor provides support through socialization, conversation, friendship and companionship.

Telephone Reassurance Program

The Telephone Reassurance Program matches volunteers with homebound participants. The calls provide an opportunity for social engagement; as well as status updates.

Escort Transportation Services Program

Through our Escort Transportation services, our volunteers transport participants to the doctor, grocery shopping, the pharmacy, and help our kupuna stay engaged and independent.

In-home Respite Program

The In-home Respite Program allows a family caregiver who is providing round the clock care the opportunity for relief. This unique flexibility gives the family caregiver the opportunity to continue participant-centered care while taking advantage of critically needed time away from the stressors of caregiving.

Falls Prevention Volunteer Program

Our Falls Prevention Volunteer Program deploys volunteers to communities to assist residents in identifying environmental factors that contribute to falls. The Falls Prevention volunteers also educate the public about the devastating impact a fall may have on quality of life for older adults.

People Who Made a Difference

Na Hoaloha was awarded one of the 2016 “People Who Made a Difference” by The Maui News!

New Virtual Volunteer Program

Keeping a safe distance and delivering Service

Please be reminded that during the COVID-19 situation we need to take the best care of each other. To protect our dedicated volunteers and the participants who receive services, we have suspended our person-to-person contact services. These include escorted transportation for non-essential medical appointments, friendly visits and in-home respite volunteer caregiver visits until further notice.

Nā Hoaloha has initiated a “Virtual Volunteer” program. While participants are self-isolating and keeping a safe distance from personal contact, they can find comfort in knowing they are not forgotten when a caring volunteer calls to check-in on how they are doing, listen to their concerns, offer resource information and inquire on their immediate needs for food, water, essential supplies and medications.

Our volunteers help seniors remain independent.

In 2020, every fourth person in Hawaii will be 60 years of age or older. As Maui County’s population ages, many residents will be faced with caring for a family member or will need services themselves. Services such as rides to a doctor, or to get medication or groceries can impact the ability to live independently. Nā Hoaloha provides these essential services to increase the chances of staying at home as long as possible. Our volunteers provide escort transportation services, friendly visits, telephone reassurance, and respite services. We are able to do so through the generosity of our funders and our volunteers. Our services are provided entirely by volunteers.

Join the Nā Hoaloha Ohana!

We’re looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer Board Members to further Nā Hoaloha’s goals. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, we would love to meet you!
Na Hoaloha
Taro is the staple of the Native Hawaiian diet and at the core of the Hawaiian culture. It is one of the single most well-known, important, and reliable plants in all of Polynesia. Taro, called “kalo” in Hawaiian, is central to the Native Hawaiian creation story—the taro nourishes and sustains life. This is why we chose the taro leaf to represent Nā Hoaloha—we also strive to sustain the life and well-being of our neighbors.