Maui Behavioral Health Resources

Three agencies offering Maui County residents counseling and substance use treatment services

The Maui Behavioral Health Resources network provides a range of behavioral health services. Our comprehensive care includes addiction prevention, intervention, detox, and residential and outpatient treatment.

The journey to substance use recovery and mental health can be overwhelming.
Start your journey today with one of our three agencies.

Aloha House logo

For adults struggling with alcohol or other drugs who need detox, outpatient, or residential treatment.

Malama Family Recovery Center logo

For pregnant and parenting women who need help with substance use treatment and recovery support.

Maui Youth & Family Services logo

For young people needing substance use treatment, prevention and intervention help.

Coping in a Disaster: Pūlama nā ‘Ohana 

Maui Behavioral Health Resources is on the ground in West Maui, offering special services to wildfire victims.

  • Women’s Circles are for women 18+ who have been directly or indirectly affected by the Maui wildfires. Complete this form for more information.
  • Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke Saturdays provide fun activities for affected Lahaina families. Children under 18 are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Complete this form to participate.
  • Ho’opono Family Practice for Healing Ho’oponopono practitioners teach families the restorative practice of Ho’opono, to deepen spirituality and breathe life and hope to the people of Lahaina. Complete this form to participate.


Other support services through Pūlama nā ‘Ohana include: 

  • Care coordination
  • Case management
  • Documentation assistance
  • Intake support
  • Mental health and substance use services
  • Personal services such as keiki support, donations, delivery, moving, and packing
  • Referrals to medical, financial, government, educational, and legal services
  • Spiritual guidance and healing
  • Transportation services

To learn more, call or text 808-276-4243 or email outreach (at) MBHR dot org.

Disasters can be especially difficult for those with mental health or substance use disorder issues. Call our 24/7 crisis line at 1-800-753-6879 if you need support.

For substance use treatment, call us at 808-579-8414.
 
For individual counseling support through Maui Counseling Group, call 808-249-2121.

The National Association of School Psychologists offers helpful information and an informative poster. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has several free resources on helping children cope after a devastating wildfire.

For the residents of Maui who experienced the devastating wildfires in August 2023, the emotional journey you are going through is a natural response to an overwhelming disaster. While the path to healing is not linear, understanding the typical phases of emotions after a catastrophic event can provide some comfort and context for what you are feeling:

  1. Pre-disaster: In the moments before the wildfires struck, you may have felt a sense of vulnerability or loss of control, especially because there was little warning.

  2. Impact: As you escaped, your reactions likely ranged from shock to panic, followed by a primal focus on survival and protecting your loved ones. This phase is usually the shortest but most intense.

  3. Heroic: In the immediate aftermath, many of you likely experienced an adrenaline-fueled drive to help support others in Lahaina, even while grappling with your own losses. This altruistic response is a hallmark of the heroic phase.

  4. Honeymoon: In the weeks following the wildfire, you may have felt a renewed sense of community bonding and optimism that everything would return to normal, especially as disaster assistance poured in. This phase can provide opportunities to build supportive relationships.

  5. Disillusionment: As the limits of disaster aid become apparent and the long road of recovery sets in, feelings of discouragement, exhaustion, and abandonment are common. Unhealthy coping mechanisms may emerge. Unfortunately, this difficult phase can last months to years.

  6. Reconstruction: Eventually, a “new normal” takes shape as you begin to rebuild your lives and your community. You may continue processing grief and loss while also finding reasons for hope. 

Remember, everyone processes trauma differently. Be patient with yourself and others. Lean on your community, and don’t hesitate to seek support. Learn more about each phase here.

The Maui wildfire immediately created vast needs across our island that will likely continue. Professional behavioral health support can make the difference between returning to a normal life or following a painful, downward spiral that may lead to illness or even death.

Our three partner agencies work to support suffering individuals and families. Donations allow us to continue expanding these services as needs grow. We sincerely appreciate your support.

DONATE HERE

A recent ABC News piece featured our programs providing mental health support for fire survivors. In it, we see our Pūlama nā ‘Ohana team at work in Lahaina.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some common questions about substance use treatment through Maui Behavioral Health Resources. Feel free to call (808-579-8414) or fill out the form below with other questions as well.

An Aloha House substance use counselor talking to MBHR guests
How much does help cost and do you take insurance?

We take many forms of insurance, and if you don’t have insurance, we can help you enroll with Med-QUEST, a Medicaid provider.

Some programs have small fees or co-payments.

You’ll need to complete an intake process to enroll in our programs. This may involve a doctor’s referral, a medical exam, and a tuberculosis test, among other things.

To get started, please call (808) 579-8414.

To get help, you would come to our facilities in Makawao, Wailuku, or Kahului. Some of our services are also available through telehealth.

Inpatient care refers to our residential substance use treatment program and therapeutic living program. Participants stay at our facilities for several weeks.

When receiving outpatient care, you come to our facilities for our services and remain living at home.

Participation in either depends on your unique treatment needs.

Each individual’s recovery journey is unique, and the decision to embark on it is a personal one. However, you can play a crucial role in supporting them as they strive to achieve their recovery goals.

Start by letting them know that help is available and providing them with information about our treatment options. 

Start your recovery journey here.

Contact us at 808-579-8414 or fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch soon.