MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION
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.
Maui AIDS Foundation provides all of the following services FREE to the community:
On-site food pantry
Linkage to medical care and medications
Onsite Medicaid enrollment
Linkage to dental care
Prevention and education
Youth, adult and family counseling and support groups
Free HIV/HCV/STI Testing and treatment
Harm reduction through prevention services
Linkage to mental health services and suicide prevention
Outreach in trans methadone clinic and substance abuse clinics
Maui Police Department trainings (HIV 101 and cultural competency)
Referral system for victims of domestic violence
Free testing and training for inmates in MCC, Maui Correctional Center
A Partner of the Ma'i Movement Hawaii providing sanitary products for those in need (LEARN MORE)
Collaboration with State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) for administration of Hepatitis A and B vaccinations
Substance abuse program and Naloxone for opioid overdose
EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING!
We are so excited to partner with Ma'i Movement Hawai'i @maimovementhawaii
Any donations will support Mālama Your Ma'i in May for Period Poverty Awareness week (May 24-30). Ma'i Movement Hawai'i is a locally grown grassroots organization run by Native Hawaiian sisters that's committed to ending period poverty, or the inability to get period products like pads and tampons. All donations raised on each island goes into a community event on May 29th to distribute period products right back into the lāhui to those that need it most.
Donations requested: Regular pads, Overnight pads, Tampons, Pantiliners. Please make sure the donations are individually wrapped!
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Feel free to drop your donations anytime! Let’s #endperiodpoverty
APRIL 1ST - JUNE 30TH
MAF has been chosen by Hawaii Petroleum to be a recipient of Ohana Fuels “Fuel up. Do good.” Community Giving Program. The mission of Ohana Fuels’ Giving Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting local nonprofit organizations that improve overall quality of life, strengthens our communities, supports education, and protects and benefits our keiki.
The gift we receive is based on the proceeds collected from retail fuel sales at all Ohana Fuel stations on Maui during the designated three-month fundraising period. Fuel up, do good and support MAF!
CAR WASH FUNDRAISER!
SATURDAY, MAY 22ND
8AM - 12PM
WAKEA MINIT STOP
85 S WAKEA AVE, KAHULUI
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OHANA FUELS
Come get your car washed and support the MAF mission and your Maui community! We could not provide our free comprehensive services without your support. We hope to see you there!
MAF COVID-19 UPDATES
We are here for you.
WE ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY WITH THE FOLLOWING HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Hawai’i. To support public health surrounding COVID-19, MAF has adjusted current work plans based on guidance from the Hawaii State Department of Health, County of Maui and the Center for Disease Control. Until further notice, we are adopting the following protocols:
We put great and careful effort to implement proper guidelines for social distancing, sanitization and protective equipment. Please contact us at 808-242-4900 for care coordination needs and immediate concerns, we are here to help.
P4P has resumed meeting once a month, socially distanced with masks required. P4P is a safe and confidential social setting in which clients are given the opportunity to provide input on improving the agency. For meeting dates and times please contact: Bryan Chin, DNP, APRN, FNP - Director of Clinical Services: /808-242-4900
All in-person educational trainings, groups and engagements for the following groups are now virtual. Please contact the following MAF team members for schedules on virtual events:
H.E.A.R.T.S: Tiare Sua - H.E.A.R.T.S & PrEP Project Coordinator/ CTR/ CHW/Cheif Editor, AFFIRM Magazine: /808-242-4900
EMPOWER'D: Joyce Spirko - Director of Prevention Services: firstname.lastname@example.org/808-242-4900
All off-site testing (Lahaina, Kihei, Hana and Molokai) is suspended until further notice.
WE ARE VERY GRATEFULLY ACCEPTING MONETARY DONATIONS TO OUR COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. IT WILL HELP OUR CLIENTS EXTENSIVELY THROUGH THIS TIME OF UNCERTAINTY AS A RESULT OF THIS PANDEMIC.
We are full of appreciation for your support and compassion through a time of such profound economic challenge for all.
We have a growing need for:
Increasing food pantry supply
Mental health care
Housing assistance after job loss
PPE and sanitization supplies
Mahalo Nui for your generosity at this time!
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. our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
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."