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MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund

In an effort to get assistance out quicker, MEO is now accepting direct donations to be used for rental placements and other essential needs for those impacted by the fires. We have been in contact with landlords and Realtors about open units and are compiling a list.

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Checks may be made out to:
Maui Economic Opportunity

In the notes section please include:
MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund

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In the “write a note” section please include:
MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund

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EVENTS & INFORMATION

Abegael Hernandez, Monni Nash named MEO Employees of the Month

May 24, 2024

Head Start Family Case Manager Abegael Hernandez and Maui Relief TANF Program Manager Monni Nash and were named Maui Economic Opportunity Employees of the Month....

‘Cultivating Care’ topic of ‘Imi Pono contest for middle, high schoolers

May 23, 2024

“Cultivating Care: Caring For Your Islands and Caring For Yourself” is the theme of this year’s fourth ‘Imi Pono: The Greatest Challenge contest for Maui County middle and high schoolers, with top entries winning cash prizes...

Early Childhood Services staff held their end-of-the-school-year Staff Wellness Luncheon on Tuesday, May 14

May 22, 2024

Early Childhood Services staff held their end-of-the-school-year Staff Wellness Luncheon on Tuesday, May 14...

Youth Services decoration

May 22, 2024

Youth Services decorated two vacant store window fronts at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center with "Celebrate Safely"

MEO Moloka’i monthly food surplus distribution

May 22, 2024

MEO Moloka‘i modified its monthly food surplus distribution on Thursday, May 16, due to the inclement weather...

This program is 100 percent federally funded with a total of $52,860.

MEO begins accepting energy credit applications June 1

May 21, 2024

Applications for the annual federally funded energy credit assistance program for low-income residents, who require help to pay their heating and cooling bills, will be accepted beginning June 1 via mail or in-person drop-offs through the month. Maui Economic Opportunity helps administer the popular once-a-year program, which has been renamed Hawaii Home Energy Assistance Program […]

New MEO 14-passenger bus for Hana blessed

May 16, 2024

Maui Economic Opportunity Hana driver Kane Kanakaole blesses a new 14-passenger bus for East Maui residents on May 1 outside of MEO offices in Hana...

Elizabeth Whitehead, Estrelita Bradford, 80, honored at Older American event

May 14, 2024

Elizabeth Whitehead and Estrelita Bradford, both 80 years old, are recognized by MEO CEO Debbie Cabebe...

The Maui County Policy & Coordinating Council met Wednesday, May 8th

May 8, 2024

The Maui County Policy & Coordinating Council met Wednesday, May 8, at Maui Economic Opportunity....

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Thank you Valley Isle Federal Credit Union for supporting MEO Head Start and the families. Items received are provided to our keiki and families at the start of the program year to help promote school readiness goals by allowing families to work on home-school connection activities in the home. We are so grateful to our community partners! ... See MoreSee Less
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Head Start Family Case Manager Abegael Hernandez and Maui Relief TANF Program Manager Monni Nash and were named Maui Economic Opportunity Employees of the Month for February and March, respectively, for their care and empathy with the families and individuals they help.“Ms. Abby has built strong and respectful relationships with our clients and strives to support the needs of not only the adults in the household, but the entire family unit,” said nominator Ashley Caris, who works with Abegael in the preschool program offered at no cost to low income families on Maui and Moloka‘i.In fact, one family listed “Ms. Abby” as a protective factor for them during a training event. Abegael’s case management work, not only with the child but their entire family, sets Head Start apart from other preschool programs.Abegael joined MEO in November 2022. She was recognized at a General Staff meeting on March 27.Monni was in the first set of hires in November for the Maui Relief TANF Program, which provides housing, utility, vehicle, clothing and school-supply assistance to families and individuals impacted by the August 8 wildfires.She was nominated by four MEO staffers for providing “understanding to those that are still distraught from the aftermath of the Lahaina wildfires” and working “collaboratively to find solutions to challenges.”“She has been able to handle everything thrown at her with grace and integrity,” said another nominator.Monni also drew praise from the staff she manages. “She is like a gentle parent in the office that keeps us afloat,” said another nominator.Her honor was announced at the April 25 General Staff meeting.For being named Employee of the Month, Abegael and Monni both earned a $150 check and an extra vacation day. Nominators who identified themselves shared $50.For information about the Maui Relief TANF Program, call (808) 243-4404. MEO Head Start can be reached at (808) 249-2988.#MEOEmployeeoftheMonth#MEOHeadStart#MEOMauiTANF ... See MoreSee Less
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