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MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION

"Maui's Aloha Foundation"
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OUR MISSION

The mission of Maui AIDS Foundation is to promote the sexual health and well-being of the members of our community.

Founded in 1986, Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) health and social service organization focused on promoting the sexual health and well-being of the members of our community. MAF is the only AIDS service organization serving Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. MAF provides direct services that include linkage to medical care, access to HIV medications, food, and emotional and educational support to those in need. MAF also provides comprehensive educational and testing programs. These preventative programs provide information, preventative tools and testing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV, Hepatitis-C (HCV) and Syphilis. Maui AIDS Foundation has provided these vital services free of cost to the community of Maui County. MAF has broadened our programs and services over time extending in to Harm Reduction and Drug Prevention.

Maui AIDS Foundation provides all of the following services to the community:

  • On-site food pantry   

  • Housing assistance  

  • Linkage to medical care and medications  

  • Harm reduction through prevention services  

  • A partnership with the Maui Police Department on their Mobile Medical Educational Unit (MMEU), providing free testing, prevention education, Hep-C hygiene kits, support, and linkage to care every Monday across Maui County. This program meets our most vulnerable populations who do not have access to care. 

  • Onsite Medicaid enrollment

  • Linkage to dental care   

  • Prevention education 

  • LGTBQIA+ programs  

  • Support groups

  • Free HIV/HCV/STI Testing and treatment  

  • Case Management with comprehensive care for HIV positive individuals  

  • Linkage to mental health services and suicide prevention  

  • Community outreach 

  • HIV 101 and cultural competency trainings (including Maui Police Department and other community partners)

  • Referral system for victims of domestic violence   

  • Free testing and education for inmates in MCCC, Maui Community Correctional Center  

  • A Partner of the Ma'i Movement Hawaii providing sanitary products for those in need (LEARN MORE)

  • Collaboration with Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) for administration of Hepatitis A and B vaccinations 

  • Naloxone training for opioid overdose 

DON'T KNOW YOUR STATUS?

ALREADY KNOW YOUR STATUS?

WANT TO STAY HIV - ?

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WHAT IS U = U?

U=U means “undetectable equals untransmittable.”

More specifically, it means that people living with HIV who have an undetectable level of virus in their blood due to treatment are unable to transmit the virus to others.

YOUR HEALTH IS IMPORTANT TO US

We realize there is a lot of information circulating on  Monkeypox. We are consistently working alongside the Hawai'i Department of Health for the latest safety protocols and information. We always have our community, their health, and safety in mind.

 

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MAHALO NUI LOA TO THE COOKE FOUNDATION AND THE HAWAI'I COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NFOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR MAF AND
YOUR MAUI COMMUNITY! 

We are full of gratitude in becoming a grant recipient of the Cooke Foundation. We look forward to the positive, long-term impact this grant will have for MAF programs and the health and well-being of our community! 

The Cooke Foundation supports worthy endeavors in the community that the family feels will make a significant difference in the betterment and welfare of the people of Hawaii. The Hawai'i Community Foundation works with funders  to maximize the impact of grants and support large-scale initiatives such as advancing the nonprofit sector and providing post-secondary education in Hawai‘i.

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Health Insurance Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: The Health Insurance Specialist is responsible for assisting uninsured Maui County residents navigate and access health coverage options through the Medicaid system, including completing eligibility and enrollment forms. Navigators provide clients with general information that makes client’s insurance options easy to understand, in terms of coverage and financial assistance.

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Join our harm reduction initiatives in partnership with the Maui Police Department through their Mobile Medical Educational Unit (MMEU) serving communities in need every Monday across the island. MAF is onsite providing free and confidential testing, linkage to care, harm reduction and prevention education. Cassie Coffin, our Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator, has put together hygiene kits to help keep our at-risk communities safe from the Hep-C epidemic in Maui County. Mahalo for your hard work out there, Cassie and our Prevention team!

We appreciate and support you in this vital, compassionate initiative! 

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We are so excited about the MauiAF store!

We have a selection of t-shirts, masks, hats, totes, and more! By purchasing these items you are benefiting all the work that MAF does for our community through case management and prevention services. We wouldn’t be here without YOU! 

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WE CARE ABOUT YOU AND OUR MAUI COMMUNITY

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MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION IN STEADFAST SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER

Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) stands in steadfast support of Black Lives Matter and our shared pursuit of a more just society.

At MAF, our work is predicated on people entrusting us with their health, sexuality, and details of their personal lives. Every person who enters our doors must be confident they will be treated with the utmost care and respect. However, in our society, it is clear that Black people are often not afforded the same level of care and respect as others. For that reason, we echo the refrain being heard around the world: Black Lives Matter!

 

MAF has always strived to serve those who are marginalized within our community. Marginalization, violence, and every other form of injustice are antithetical to the dignity of human life and the bonds of a healthy, thriving, and inclusive community.

 

Therefore, we call upon every person across Hawai‘i and the world to affirm with us that #BlackLivesMatter and to ensure all members of our society can live their lives with equal respect and dignity so we may all thrive as individuals and communities. We will not standby silently while any member of our society is systematically deprived of justice.

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."

Margaret Wheatley

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Mahalo

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Notice: Information you may encounter on this website may be partially funded by HUD, CDC, State of Hawaii and County of Maui.