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Giving Tuesday 2019 – Helping Our Community Move Forward

Giving Tuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities by giving to organizations that support local causes.  Imua Family Services mission is to “empower children and their families to reach their full potential”. Our programs and staff assist children and their families overcome developmental learning challenges in …

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Hawaii Voted 2019’s Happiest State in America by WalletHub

Happiness comes from a combination of internal and external factors. We can influence it somewhat by approaching situations positively or choosing to spend time with people we love, doing activities we enjoy. One thing that doesn’t drive happiness is money. Happiness only increases with wealth up to an annual income of $75,000 to $95,000. But one …

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Early Childhood Development

Imua Family Services provides early childhood development services helps children who do not meet age appropriate developmental milestones and fall outside the scope of the Department of Education and Special Education Services. Early intervention enriches the lives of both child and parent by promoting position development. It provides successful strategies for parents, caregivers, teachers and …

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Vanessa’s Musical Dream

What if you were nine years old in 2019? Much of the world would only be accessible through a phone, and you would watch hours of YouTube if allowed. What if  you had just moved to a foreign country and you weren’t super comfortable with the language or the customs, and it wasn’t easy to …

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A History of Giving

  Makana Aloha Foundation has been in existence for over a decade, but that’s only one-tenth of what Gunars and JoRene Valkirs hope will be its lifespan.  “We hope we have created something that will continue to give for another century, long after we are gone,” Gunars says.  Before moving to Maui in 2007, Gunars and JoRene …

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The First Annual Battle of the Bosses

The first ever Battle of the Bosses took place on Maui, Saturday September 22nd at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina, benefiting Imua Family Services.  The two competing hotels included rockstars from the Four Seasons Resort at Wailea, headed by Boss Martin Dell and the Andaz Maui, headed by Boss Mike Jackovich.  After a rocking event, the …

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