Press Releases

Imua Family Services’ 69th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser Fantasia Ball presents Megan Hilty

January 29, 2016 Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga 808-244-7467 Kahului, Maui, HI – Imua Family Services’ 69th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser presents Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty Saturday March 26, 2016. Megan’s vivacious and energetic stage presence, combined with her brassy Broadway vocals, make a perfect match for Fantasia Ball’s glamorous stage. Megan Hilty portrayed the seasoned triple threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama “Smash” for two seasons. In March 2013, Hilty released her debut solo album, “It Happens All The Time.”  She’s previously recorded vocals in Disney’s “The Secret of the Magic Gourd,” “Phineas & Ferb,” “Glenn Martin…

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Imua Family Services Announces Imua Autism Services

January 26, 2016 Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga 808-244-7467 Kahului, Maui, HI – Imua Family Services is pleased to announce the launch of its newest program: Imua Autism Services. Created in direct response to the increasing numbers of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) combined with a history of working with children diagnosed with ASD, The new Imua Autism Services program will allow pediatric-age children to continue with Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services. Highlights of the services provided through the program include: Specialized Assessment, Individualized Instruction and Family Training. It is our philosophy that all children with ASD can…

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Imua Family Services launches State-of-the-Art Inclusion Preschool

July 15, 2015 Media Contact: Marina Satoafaiga 808-244-7467 Maui, HI – Always moving forward. Imua Family Services announces the opening of its newest early childhood program: Imua Preschool. The inception of Imua Preschool has been over three years in the making. The concept was to create a state-of-the-art inclusion preschool that includes both typically developing children and children with developmental concerns and special needs in the same classroom; this new paradigm is called “inclusion”. Inclusive programs celebrate children’s similarities as well as their different abilities and cultures. In inclusive classrooms, children with special needs take part in the general education…

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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 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 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 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 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:, or Dean Wong Executive Director, Imua Family Services Phone (808) 244-7467 ext.223 Email: 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 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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