Local Briefs

Nonprofit receives $90K grants

Malama Family Recovery Center has received a grant of $90,000 per year for two years from the Nuestro Futuro Foundation to support a pilot project of a new supplemental treatment program.

The funds will provide training and tools for providers using brain and body therapies, including some neuroscience modalities, to supplement current substance use disorder treatment.

“Many forms of brain and body therapies have proven to be effective in addressing the types of trauma our clients experience,” said Jud Cunningham, CEO of Malama Family Recovery Center. “These funds will help us train staff in these modalities so that more participants can receive these services. We’ve very grateful to the Nuestro Futuro Foundation for joining us in this vision to provide these supplemental services.”

For more information about Malama Family Recovery Center, visit mbhr.org/about-malama-family-recovery-center.


Hana Arts announces holiday event series

Hana Arts has been awarded a $4,600 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to hold a series of holiday events in December.

The events will include the annual Hana Community Winter Show, a free photo booth for family portraits and a craft booth at the Hana Farmer’s Market.

“Hana Arts is so appreciative to receive support from OHA for our holiday programs, as these events are a beloved tradition for ‘ohana to come together,” said Hana Arts Executive Director Becky Lind. “After a challenging time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, we are excited to bring the ‘ohana together and capture beautiful images of these times for future generations to remember their connection to the culture and community of Hana.”

For more information about Hana Arts or the upcoming holiday events, call (808) 248-7569, email friends@hanaarts.com or visit www.hanaarts.org.


Rummage sale to benefit halau

Halau Hula Kauluokala will hold a rummage sale fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 9 in the Pomaikai Elementary School cafeteria.

Items for sale will include baked goods, household goods, clothes, books, collectibles, electronics, garden items and plants. The halau is also accepting donations of items that can be sold.

Pomaikai Elementary School is located at 4650 S. Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului.

For more information, contact Uluwehi Guerrero at (808) 250-8581.


MEO offers grants for top business plans

Applications are now being accepted for Maui Economic Opportunity’s Core Four Business Planning series, which runs July 5 to Aug. 4.

The course will be offered in person and via Zoom. Upon completing the course, participants will have an opportunity to submit a business plan for review. The top nine plans will be eligible for grants of up to $25,000 for startup expenses.

The Core Four course covers writing a business plan and provides the information needed to start, operate and grow a business.

The course cost is $50. Financial assistance is available.

Registration is required. To register, visit www.meoinc.org/programs-services/business-development-center/core-four/.

Enrollment forms can also be picked up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays by appointment at MEO’s Family Center in Wailuku.


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