In this small tucked-away town is ‘Ohana Makamae, a holistic non-profit agency offering Behavioral Health & Family Resource Services.
Since it’s grass roots beginnings, it’s mission has been
“To strengthen the families of East Maui through Hawaiian culture and spiritual values.”
In the small tucked-away town of Hāna, on the eastern side of the beautiful island of Maui, is ‘Ohana Makamae; a non-profit Behavioral Health and Family Resource Center. Hāna is one of the most beautiful rural areas of Hawai’i, often referred to as “the last true Hawaiian place” on the islands.
Since its inception in 1999, its mission has been “To strengthen the families of East Maui through Hawaiian culture and spiritual values.”
`Ohana Makamae fulfills its mission by providing culturally based, professional Counseling programs. By using current, evidence based treatment models; we assist our clients in their personal quest towards restoration and long-term wellness.
Our clinical staff encourage and support involving the family therapeutically, as the ‘ohana is an important part of treating the whole person.
‘Ohana Makamae means precious family. Hana has a long-established native Hawaiian community who we serve, alongside a diverse population of non-Hawaiian residents. Native Hawaiians are approximately 65% of the 3,000 or so East Maui residents.
Check out this interview below by our Executive Director and Substance Abuse Counselor.
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