Aloha House

Since our beginnings, the Aloha House mission has expanded to include comprehensive, person-centered behavioral health interventions for the prevention and treatment of individual substance use and other disorders.  

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Programs Available

Substance Abuse Services

Aloha House makes it possible for adults on Maui to change their lives and the lives of those closest to them. We help participants re-discover their strengths, learn from their experiences, and create new pathways forward in health and wellness. Our staff members are passionate about helping people achieve lasting recovery.   
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Mental Health Services

Aloha House’s goal is to help people live healthy, happy lives. We have therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other professionals who can help people deal with concerns related to family, work, relationships, depression, anxiety, and life’s other stressors.
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What to Expect

If you are thinking about seeking treatment in our residential program, you probably have a lot of questions about how the program works. 
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Client Success

Many of our clients have walked a hard road before reaching our program doors. They share their personal stories here

Testimonials

Meet Our Team

Mental Health Services

Mental Health services are provided by a highly experienced and qualified team of counselors and therapists. 

Our leadership team is made up of Bob Lanser, LCSW, Heather Wittenberg, Psy.D., and David Wittenberg, Psy.D. Meet the team here.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services

Keturah Stone, MS
Program Director, Aloha House, Inc.

Residential Treatment Programs

The Aloha House residential program staff includes a dedicated and caring team of Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, Masters Level Therapists, and Program Assistants.

Phillip Acang, CSAC, ICADC
Counselor

Mary Dowdle, MA, LMHC
Counselor

The substance use disorder counselor, a woman standing wearing a black jacket. She is standing in front of red ti plants on the aloha house campus.

Vida Yap
Counselor

Sheryl Nakanelua
Admissions Coordinator 

The enhanced care coordinator is a woman smiling wearing glasses and zebra stripe blouse. She is standing in front of red ti plants on the aloha house campus.

Lori Naluai
Enhanced Care Coordinator

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Gail Valoroso
Intake & Field Specialist

The intake and field specialist, a smiling woman, standing in front of red ti plants at the aloha house campus.

Jade Hussey
Intake & Field Specialist

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient Programs include services provided at the Wailuku Outpatient clinic, Maui Drug Court, and the Sober Living Program.

Geoff Kirkland, CSAC, ICADC
Outpatient Program Director

Maelynn Potter
Sober Living Program Coordinator

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Your Generosity Helps Save Lives

Aloha House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Tax ID # for Aloha House is 99-0173804.

FAQ

Updated February 2024

At Aloha House we have implemented the following policies and procedures regarding COVID. 

Precautions for New Clients

All individuals will be tested prior to coming on campus. If an individual is found positive and asymptomatic, they must mask and quarantine for 5 days before integration on campus.

Visitors are allowed at this time. Family members can drop off items to current residents.

Precautions for Residents and Staff

Staff members remain dedicated to serving our clients and are using the CDC recommended health and safety precautions around sanitation and prevention of disease spread. 

Aloha House has two components: a Substance Abuse Services Division and a Mental Health and Social Services/Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division.

Aloha House utilizes a full continuum of care as well as “best practices/evidence-based practices” in the fields of mental health and substance abuse/chemical dependency. Our first step when working with someone is to conduct a thorough assessment in order to provide the least intrusive level of care possible. Once someone has started treatment, we regularly reevaluate his/her needs and individual progress toward treatment goals in order to recommend the most appropriate next steps, whether it is moving from residential to outpatient care, from residential to day treatment, from day treatment to outpatient care, etc. Services, including treatment and discharge planning, are fully integrated with appropriate public and private agencies to ensure treatment gains are sustained upon re-entry into the community. We encourage and help clients create and engage with active support networks to ensure long-term recovery.

Aloha House has highly qualified clinical leadership and dedicated support staff. The clinical management team includes professionals in the fields of social work, psychology and psychiatry, which supervises employees and contractors in those fields as well as nurses, marriage and family therapists and paraprofessionals.

We focus on quality outcomes for clients by employing rigorous supervision standards as well as ethical and clinical requirements. We work hand-in-hand with State clinicians to determine the best quality of care for consumers as well as with a variety of Hawaii State government departments, including the Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD), Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD), Department of Education (DOE), the Judiciary and Department of Human Services (DHS). Staff participates in ongoing training to ensure we are utilizing the most current and effective methods of intervention.

We strongly believe that family involvement can be imperative to a “successful treatment experience,” so clients are encouraged to allow family members to play an active role. This can only happen, however, once a client signs the necessary confidentiality release forms. If a client wishes to have family involved in the treatment process, he/she still retains confidentiality rights — clients know that issues that surface in treatment will not be discussed with their family unless he/she provides prior approval.

All clients are treated with respect and dignity and as human beings who are capable of making positive choices and changes in their lives. Treatment is “client driven,” meaning that clients are involved in the treatment planning process and sign all treatment plans. Staff members share all recommendations made by the Treatment Team and keep clients updated regarding their level of progress towards treatment goals and strategies. Client rights and measures of confidentiality are strictly enforced and clients are encouraged to utilize the grievance process for perceived or realized conflicts with staff or other clients. Each staff member is individually trained in the areas of ethics, integrity and professionalism to ensure appropriate and professional client care.

Aloha House accepts most insurance plans. For those without insurance or unable to pay for services (or for programs in which insurance cannot be billed), we are proudly funded by the following:

  • Hawaii Department of Health – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD)
  • Hawaii State Judiciary
  • Hawaii Department of Human Services – Child Welfare Services (CWS) and Benefit, Employment & Support Services (BESSD)
  • Maui County
  • Maui United Way
  • Private Foundations and Charities
  • Corporate Donors
  • Individual Donors

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