Easter Seals Plans $6 Million Kahului Campus
By Wendy Osher
Easter Seals of Hawaii recently announced plans for a new $6 million campus in Kahului, designed to meet the needs of children and adults with special needs as they strive to meet their highest level of independence. The Maui division is expected to move into the new campus facility in early 2012.
Easter Seals Hawaii currently employs 80 staff on Maui and Lanai. That number is expected to increase to 125 by 2013.
The agency also announced the appointment of Maui attorney Lynn Araki-Regan to its Board of Directors. Araki-Regan is the founder of Araki-Regan & Associates, LLC, located on Maui, a law firm concentrating in the areas of debt collection, business, real property law, as well as estate planning.
“Lynn’s expertise and knowledge of the Maui community will be invaluable as Easter Seals Hawaii moves forward with expanding its services and reach to children and adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs,” said John Howell, President and CEO of Easter Seals Hawaii.
Statewide, Easter Seals Hawaii employs 500 therapist, teachers, social workers, care givers and administrative staff on five islands. They have been providing services to Maui County since 1950. Across the state, the agency reaches more than 6,000 individuals with disabilities, delivering a half-a-million hours in direct service annually.