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Assistance Available for Summer Programs, Child Care

March 28, 2017, 2:59 PM HST
* Updated March 28, 3:02 PM
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The Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki program, operated by Maui Family and Support Services, is accepting applications for individuals and families needing assistance to pay for summer programs or summer child care.

Funds are available for children in grades kindergarten through 6th grade on Maui and Molokaʻi.

Eligible families must be Native Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian, and parents must be working, or in school/training at least 20 hours per week, or looking for work. Families must also meet income eligibility guidelines.

Resource Caregivers need not meet the income criteria but must be working, in school/training. Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure available funding.

To prescreen, complete the Eligibility Screen at online. Families that are deemed eligible will be contacted to complete the full application. Contact (808) 783-2816 or [email protected] for more information.

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Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki is a program operated by Maui Family Support Services, Inc.. The QCHK program provides child care subsidy assistance to income eligible, Native Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian families who are working, or in school/training with children ages 0 to 13 years old, as well as for children with disabilities up to 19 years old.

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Maui Family Support Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency with over 36 years of continuous service to residents of Maui County. MFSS’ mission is to promote healthy family functioning by providing supportive services that build on family strengths. The organization’s prime directive is to utilize collective resources toward the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

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