About Us

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.

Our Mission

Nā Hoaloha provides compassionate care to seniors and those with disabilities to help them to remain independent and to enhance their quality of life.

Our Vision

Nā Hoaloha is a community driven volunteer organization providing services by volunteer in service to others.

Our Strength

The strength of Nā Hoaloha is in its volunteer base and the capacity to serve many participants. All of our services are person-centered with specialized care-planning. We match volunteers with participants to ensure compatibility; resulting in friendships. Since we are a small agency we have the added advantage of flexibility to create innovative programs and services to meet the challenges for Maui County’s older adults and preparing for the future needs of our community.

Our Volunteers

Our Volunteers 2As a community based organization that serves the aging population, Nā Hoaloha is committed to providing support to kupuna and persons with disabilities that will enable them to live independently and will enhance their quality of life.  This is only possible through the devotion and compassion of our team of volunteers.  Ranging in age from 16 to 96, volunteers with Nā Hoaloha can find just the right match to meet their schedules, interests and talents. Some are newly retired and want to spend time giving back to their community and others who are still working find it a rewarding change of pace.

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A Senior's Independence Depends on You

Our Impact

Nā Hoaloha makes an impact in the community by reaching hundreds of kupuna who might otherwise have to reside in institutional care.  Through our dedicated and compassionate volunteers, Maui County seniors have the opportunity to be engaged with others; build friendships; and attend to their basic needs of medical care, shopping for food and medication, adapt their homes to reduce falls, and overall have quality of life.

Nā Hoaloha volunteers provide non-medical services that are not covered under Medicare or Medicaid and are not typically delivered through the long-term care delivery system offered by State and local agencies.  The services provided by Nā Hoaloha volunteers save Maui County roughly $800,000 annually; and provide the informal caregiving that makes a difference in the way in which a senior can age in place.

Funding

Nā Hoaloha is able to accomplish its mission by the generosity of the Maui County Office on Aging, and the State Executive Office on Aging, Older Americans Act funds, the Hawaii Community Foundation, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Young Brothers, Kent & Polli Smith Foundation, HMSA Foundation, May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, Whole Foods Market, fundraising, and generous donations from our supporters.

In 2014, Nā Hoaloha was selected by Whole Foods Market for their Community Day of Giving and the Feed4 More campaign, participated in the Maui County Fair, and hosted a fundraising dinner/silent auction.

A Senior's Independence Depends on You

History

Faith In ActionNā Hoaloha – Maui Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers (MIVC) was incorporated in 1995 as a 501 (C) (3) with the leadership provided by Sr. Roselani Enomoto, Director of the Catholic Church Office for Social Ministry. The agency began with the Maui County Office on Aging and twenty-one faith-based congregations working together to define how best to serve Maui’s kupuna. Nā Hoaloha’s (Loving Friends) mission in 1995 goes unchanged: “provide compassionate care to seniors 60 and older; and persons with disabilities, to help them remain independent and to enhance their quality of life.” Today, Nā Hoaloha continues its mission of compassion to action to more than 400 seniors throughout Maui County including Hana and the islands of Lana’i, and Moloka’i; exclusively with volunteers in service to others.

 

Preparing for the Future

Nā Hoaloha is focusing on building organizational capacity that is grounded in our mission and core values of social responsibility, quality services, and heartfelt compassion. We are developing a strategy to go deep and wide in Maui County to better serve our frail population. Our strategies include recruiting more volunteers and developing new and innovative programs.

We are ever mindful that the fastest growing segment of the Maui community is the 85 plus; with a growth of 190% (as compared to 26% nationally). Nā Hoaloha participates in specialized trainings and conducts research to determine priority issues that may negatively impact older adults’ quality of life and threaten their independence. Our services will be even more critical as Maui’s oldest and frailest segment of the population continues to climb. Nā Hoaloha is committed to keeping our kupuna safe and in their own home for as long as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3208
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

Street Address:
61 North Church St
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 4:00PM

Phone: 808.249.2545
Fax: 808.249.2547

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Falls Prevention Workshop

September 20, 2017, 9:00am - September 20, 2017, 11:00am

Guests are Tai Chi Master Cory Williams and Balance Exercises by Sandra Razieli. Please RSVP - space is limited.

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Stay on Your Feet!

A Falls Risk Prevention Workshop (Free)
Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017
9:00 to 11:00 AM - 8:30 doors open
UH Maui Campus Cooperative Extension Bldg.
Call 808-249-2545 to register
Find out how to reduce your risk of falling and learn to do in-home falls assessments.
With guests, Cory Williams, Tai Chi Master and Sandra Razieli, Balance Exercising.
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