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Maui Family Support Services Awarded $10,000 Grant

January 13, 2021, 9:22 AM HST
* Updated January 14, 8:56 AM
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Maui Family Support Services, Inc. has received a $10,000 Promising Minds Alumni Grant from the Children’s Behavioral Health Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

The grant will support the implementation of trauma-informed approaches and practices of MFSS’ Early Head Start Program and Hale Hiʻipoi Hāna Infant/Toddler Center.

MFSS aims to increase the healthy development of vulnerable children ages 0-5 and build resilience in those who have already experienced the negative effects of trauma. Through this grant, MFSS hopes to set the foundations for positive early childhood behavioral health resulting in long-term benefits to individual children and families, as well as more children on-track for Kindergarten with social, emotional, and academic readiness.

MFSS is a private, non-profit agency incorporated in 1980 to provide early childhood development services to families on Maui. The agency has provided over 40 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 utilizing our collective resources toward the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The agency serves the islands of Maui, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi.

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