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UPDATED 03/20/19

Maui AIDS Foundation is closely monitoring the

COVID-19 situation in Hawai’i.

 

Maui AIDS Foundation is dedicated to serving our community and is currently operating under normal business hours. We will announce interruptions in services in the event of any office closures.

To support public health surrounding COVID-19, Maui AIDS Foundation is adjusting current work plans based on guidance from the Hawaii State Department of Health, County of Maui and the Center for Disease Control. Effective immediately and until further notice, we are adopting the following protocols:

  • In an effort to follow guidelines for social distancing and to protect our clients and community, all testing services have been suspended until further notice. Please contact us at 808-242-4900 for care coordination needs and immediate concerns, we are here to help.
  • All of MAF group activities are suspended until further notice (Groups include: Empower’d, HEARTS, Corrections Project, SISTAH, BRADDA and P4P)
  • All in-person educational trainings/engagements are suspended until further notice.
  • All off-site testing (Lahaina, Kihei, Hana and Molokai) is suspended until further notice.

AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES, AMANDA RIBAO:

MEMO: URGENT

To: MAF Clients

From: Client Services Department

Date: March 19, 2020

Regarding: UPDATED – Maui AIDS Foundation Response to COVID-19

 

Aloha,

 

Due to the severity of COVID-19, Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is making necessary changes in order to keep our clients and staff healthy and safe. MAF services and the ways we provide those services are subject to change as we receive updates and mandates pertaining to COVID-19 from government and state officials.

 

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020 MAF food pantry will be accessible by appointment only. Please call your case manager to make arrangements to coordinate this service.

 

Maui AIDS Foundation is complying with all recommended and necessary health and safety precautions in accordance with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and local and state health officials. Currently, social distancing which is deliberately increasing the physical space between people (recommended minimum 6 feet distancing) , is a critical practice in aiding and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

 

With the safety and health of our clients and staff in mind, Maui AIDS Foundation is encouraging clients not to enter the agency, and either call or email your case manager for assistance. We want to continue serving our clients the best way that we can and are being thoughtful about our response in protecting the health of all clients and staff.

 

Below is the contact information for our case managers:

 

Renae Kibler

Phone: 242-4900 (ext. 234)

Email: renae@mauiaids.org

 

Jade Monden

Phone: 242-4900 (ext. 237)

Email: jade@mauiaids.org

 

Jill Bauss

Phone: 242-4900 (ext. 225)

Email: jill@mauiaids.org

 

For more current national and state information, please refer regularly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ,  CDC- HIV Specific https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/hiv.html and Hawaii Department of Health at https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.

 

As always mahalo for your understanding and please stay safe and healthy.

 

Your Client Services ‘Ohana.

 

Join us in remembering to practice compassion, care, respect and understanding in our community and globally at a stressful time for all. The stigmas surrounding COVID-19 can interfere with our unity and support for each other, and we want to come together the best we can, as we all relate to this difficult time. Please read the following information published by the CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is very helpful in dealing with this stigma.

Reducing Stigma

 

Please note these adjustments are subject to modifications due to the ongoing updates in protocols and mandates by the government. Please continue to check for updates.

 

For additional information please call us at 808-242-4900.

 

Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation.

For more information on COVID-19 and helpful resources visit:

Hawai’i Specific COVID-19 Website – launched by DOH 03-19-20

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hawaii State Department of Health

Maui County Official Site

The Celebration of Life for our beloved Aunty Shannon

set for March 29, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

We look forward to gathering in the future to give her

the beautiful tribute she so deserves.

Please check back for updates along the way.

If you have any questions please contact Cory Hall at cory@mauiaids.org or call us at 808-242-4900.

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Mission and Purpose

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

With over 400 diagnosed HIV positive people living on Maui, Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is the only comprehensive HIV/AIDS organization in Maui County providing assistance with services including linkage to medical care, access to HIV medications, financial housing assistance, food, and emotional and educational support to those in need. MAF also provides educational programs to inform the community about HIV/AIDS, its transmission, prevention and the impact on the residents of Maui County, as well as free HIV, Hep-C, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing and Safe Sex Kits (SSK’s).

Maui AIDS Foundation provides:

  • Free Rapid HIV, Hepatitis -C and Syphilis Screening 

  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Screening and Treatment
  • Community Education

  • Speakers Bureau

  • Safer Sex Kits

  • Case Management

  • Medical Assistance Programs

  • Housing Assistance

  • Food Pantry

  • Support & Empowerment Groups

  • Transgender Cultural Sensitivity Training

  • PrEP Resources

  • and more…

About PrEP

Ask us about the one pill a day HIV prevention pill, PrEP! Find out if you qualify. Call 242-4900 and ask for our PrEP coordinator, or eMail us at clinic@mauiaids.org. For more information about PrEP and to get the facts...

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Testing Update

Lahaina, Hana and Moloka’i testing is now available.  Please call us for information or to make an appoitment.   ...

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