The Maui Economic Opportunity 2021 Annual Report: A Year of Resilience & Flexibility has been released by the 57-year-old nonprofit agency serving Maui County residents in need.
The report, covering the fiscal year Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021, includes information about agency programs, data on individuals and families served and financial information.
MEO was chartered as Maui County’s Community Action Agency, part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, to help combat poverty in Maui County. The agency administers more than 40 programs with a staff of 200-plus workers on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i.
Programs include rental and utility assistance; support for recently released inmates; business planning classes; microloans; home energy audits; substance abuse, bullying and suicide prevention programs for youths; and help for kupuna. MEO also operates the Head Start preschool program and Maui Bus paratransit operations.
In 2021, MEO served 18,917 individuals and families and touched 39,795 lives. The agency logged revenues of $26.6 million with the largest portions coming from county and federal grants. Private foundation grants and other donations totaled $591,000.
To view the report, go to https://www.meoinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/MEO-Annual-Report-2021.pdf
For more information about MEO and the Annual Report, contact Executive Assistant Lee Imada at (808) 243-4306.