May 5, 2015 — MYFS Seeks Foster Families

Nonprofit Maui Youth & Family Services (MYFS) is recruiting foster families for its Emergency Shelter and Therapeutic Foster Home Programs, which provide a safe, family-based setting for 10-18 year-olds with behavioral and emotional issues who are experiencing difficulties in the home or community. The Emergency Shelter and Therapeutic Foster Programs can provide youth with a temporary alternative to home for up to six months. MYFS is a licensed Child Placing Organization that recruits and licenses foster parents with approval from the Hawaii Department of Human Services.

Foster families receive financial assistance as well as extensive training and support from MYFS staff on how to help young people cope with daily stressors, manage emotions, make healthy decisions and strengthen family relationships. “Every day we see the huge impact our foster families have in this community,” said Rick Collins, MYFS Clinical Director. “Offering a stable and caring home environment for our youth in need is an extremely rewarding and life-changing experience.”

For more information contact MYFS Foster Family Specialist Willow Krause at 808-442-6595 or