Pūlama nā 'Ohana
Pūlama nā ‘Ohana is an outreach team of Maui Behavioral Health Resources. Meaning to Cherish the Families, this team was born of the need to provide help and support for survivors of the Maui wildfire disasters.
In the days and weeks following the fires, it became clear that many people had suffered acute trauma, and were experiencing anxiety, depression, and grief.
Combined with the need to accomplish practical tasks such as enrolling in benefit programs, securing food and medical care, and finding long-term housing, created overwhelming feelings for some, leaving them with the feeling of despair.
The Pūlama nā ‘Ohana team is made up of outreach staff that are connected to the community, and are highly qualified in the areas of mental health first aid, substance use treatment and case management.
What We Do
- Care Coordination
- Assistance with Documentation
- Personal Services (Keiki Support, Donations, Delivery, Moving, Packing)
- Case Management
- Referrals to Outside Services (Medical, Financial, Government, Educational, Legal)
- Transportation Services
- Spiritual Guidance & Healing
- Mental Health & Substance Use Services
- Intake Support
Services for Adults with Substance Use & Mental Health Issues
Disasters can be especially difficult for those with mental health or substance use disorder issues. Aloha House provides both counseling services and residential and outpatient care for those with substance use disorder.
For help with substance use treatment call 808-442-6588 or Services@aloha-house.org
For counseling services call 808-249-2121.
Serlinda Soukon, BA, CSAC
Serlinda provides organization and direction for her team. She is highly qualified to provide case management, and mental health and substance use disorder treatment. In a previous role with the organization, Serlinda worked with clients to conduct assessments, health and wellness planning, group and individual therapy, and counseling for families.
She continues to use these skills to help disaster survivors, and as a native Pohnpeian speaker, helps with translating complex systems for for care and benefits.
Leah Kaea, CSAC
Besides community outreach, Leah also does assessments, health and wellness planning, group and individual counseling for families at Malama Family Recovery Center. Leah has been with the agency since 2007.
Megan Morrow, BA
Megan’s focus is on providing outreach to families and pregnant and parenting women. She also provides early childhood developmental screenings, pregnancy support, and outreach and care coordination for mothers and their children at Malama Family Recovery Center. She has been with the agency since 2011.
Su-Lynn Pohai Kaihewalu
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