Maui nonprofit Maui Youth & Family Services (MYFS) has received a $50,000 grant from the Central Pacific Bank Foundation to support the construction of a new Coordinated Programs Facility in Makawao.
MYFS’ mission is to empower youth and families challenged with behavioral health issues to become responsible, self-fulfilled and contributing members of the community. The new facility will cost approximately $2.7 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2019, and is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year. It will serve as a central hub for training, meetings, supply distribution and management of programs run by MYFS and its nonprofit partner agencies Aloha House and Malama Family Recovery Center.
“We support this project because we see the positive difference that MYFS and its partner agencies make,” said Central Pacific Bank Senior Business Banking Officer and MYFS Board Member Kelli Myers. “Without these organizations, many individuals and families who are struggling would not have opportunities to succeed within a safe and supportive environment.”
“Our existing building is almost 80 years old, so a new facility will eliminate immediate extensive repair expenses, reduce long-term maintenance costs and most importantly, enable us to continue providing vital substance abuse and behavioral health services to our community,” said Jud Cunningham, MYFS Chief Executive Officer. “This grant shows how committed Central Pacific Bank is to making a positive and significant impact and we are deeply grateful for their generous support.”