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Imua Expands Services to Moloka’i Families

July 1, 2015 Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga Maui Office: 808-244-7467; Moloka`i Office: 808-553-3276; Lana`i Office: 808-244-7467 msatoafaiga@imuafamilyservices.org Wailuku, HI. – Imua Family Services is pleased to announce a new chapter in the agency’s rich 69 year history. As of July 2015, Imua Family Services will be providing Infant and Child Development Services to families and children on the island of Moloka`i, making the organization’s services available County wide with ongoing services on Maui and Lana`i. Families on the island will be able to access Care Coordination Services, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Special Instruction, and General Education Training…

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Imua Family Services Grand Opening at New Wakea Location

April 1, 2015 Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga msatoafaiga@imuafamilyservices.org 808-244-7467 Imua Family Services’ rich 68-year history began with its founding by Margaret Cameron in 1947 when it opened its doors as the Maui Branch of the Hawaii Chapter of the National Society of Crippled Children and Adults. The agency’s original services, which were provided out of a cottage behind the old Kaunoa School in Spreckelsville, included the provision of physical therapy to children and adults with Polio. In 1973, the agency relocated to the J. Walter Cameron Center and began providing comprehensive infant development services in cooperation with the State of…

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Dean Wong named to the Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20 List

March 9, 2015 Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga msatoafaiga@imuafamilyservices.org 808-244-7467 Wailuku, Maui, Imua Family Services is proud to announce Executive Director Dean Wong’s selection as one of Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the next 20 class of 2015. These “People to Watch” come from a variety of fields including: business, public service, law, entrepreneurship, education, government service or elsewhere. Dean Wong has been the Executive Director of Imua Family Services for the past four years. The organization’s annual gala Fantasia Ball returns Friday, April 3, 2015 followed by the Grand Opening of its new 10,000 square foot home on S. Wakea…

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“Fuel Up. Do Good!” Partners with Imua Family Services

September 22, 2014 Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga mstaoafagia@imuafamilyservices.org 808-244-7467 Wailuku, HI, “At Ohana Fuels, the first priority is “family” and everyone who lives in the neighborhoods Ohana Fuels serves.” Imua Family Services is pleased to announce through the months of October, November and December, every purchase of gasoline at an Ohana Fuels Locations on Maui will help support the many children and families of Imua Family Services as part of its “Fuel Up. Do Good program.” Today, Imua Family Services provides comprehensive early childhood development services to children and their families with the support and resources needed to achieve their…

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Imua Family Services presents E Holomua Kakou 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wailuku, HI, July 21, 2014               E Holomua Kakou – Moving Forward Together On Saturday, August 9, 2014 Imua Family Services, and our team of specialized children’s therapists, will host a free screening fair at Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center between 10am-2pm in Kahului. Families will have the opportunity to meet and speak with our therapists regarding their child’s development, strengths and any possible areas of concerns. If you are a parent/caregiver and are unsure of typical developmental milestones for your child; this is the perfect opportunity to find out where your child is. Imua Family Services…

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Imua Family Services- Best Places to Work 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga Phone (808) 244-7467 ext. 241 Email: msatoafaiga@imuafamilyservices.org, or Dean Wong Executive Director, Imua Family Services Phone (808) 244-7467 ext.223 Email: dwong@imuafamilyservices.org Imua Family Services-2014 Best Places to Work Wailuku, HI, Friday April 4, 2014 Today, Hawaii Business Magazine named Imua Family Services one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Hawaii and the Nation for the third consecutive year. This is the non-profit’s fifth award in this class making the local Maui agency an exclusive Platinum Winner. The list of “Best Places to Work” is published annually by Hawaii Business Magazine. As…

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Third Annual ‘Paddle Imua’ Event to Benefit Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua

 Photo by Sean Hower – More Paddle Imua and Camp Imua photos available upon request. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Media Contact: Maile John, Camp Imua Coordinator mjohn@imuafamilyservices.org 808-244-7467 Ext. 240 Third Annual ‘Paddle Imua’ Event to Benefit Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua Wailuku, MAUI April 1, 2014 – Imua Family Services and Title Sponsor BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear are proud to announce the Third Annual Paddle Imua FUN-draiser on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. The ever-growing benefit for Camp Imua, Paddle Imua follows the renowned Maliko Downwind Run and concludes at the Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului. Paddle Imua is the fastest growing…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga Phone (808) 244-7467 ext. 241 Email: msatoafaiga@imuafamilyservices.org, or Dean Wong Executive Director, Imua Family Services Phone (808) 244-7467 ext.223 Email: dwong@imuafamilyservices.org  April is National Autism Awareness Month Wailuku, Maui March 27, 2014 – In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970’s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and related issues within the community.  Imua Family Services has been addressing early childhood development needs for…

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Imua Family Services Announces Ground Breaking Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2013 Imua Family Services Announces Ground Breaking Ceremony The next step. Forward.   Wailuku, Hawaii – Maui, Imua Family Services is set to break ground on the Imua Family Services Early Childhood Training and Development Center on Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00am.  The new state-of-the-art facility is located on Wakea Ave. next to Easter Seals Hawaii Maui campus and will serve children with special needs, developmental delays, and disabilities. While we are still actively engaged in our Capital Campaign to raise $1.9 M to complete our build-out, there have been significant strides that have enabled…

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Imua Family Services Hosts Third Annual Early Childhood Development Conference October 25th-26th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7,2013 Imua Family Services Hosts Third Annual Early Childhood Development Conference Friday, October 25th -9am-4:30pm at UH Maui ‘Ike Lea 144 Saturday, October 26th – 9am-12:30pm J. at Walter Cameron Center Auditorium  Wailuku, Hawaii – Due to the continued success of Imua’s Annual Conference on Early Childhood Development, Imua Family Services continues its commitment to bringing quality continuing education to Maui  professionals, teachers, therapists, providers, and parents who work and care for children with special needs and developmental concerns. This year, Imua Family Services is bringing highly acclaimed speaker Margaret A. Fish, M.S., CCC-SLP who will…

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