NA Hoaloha-Maui Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Seniors

Location: P.O. Box 3208 Wailuku HI 96793 USA

Mission: The mission of Na Hoaloha – Neighbors Helping Neighbors, is to provide compassionate care services to homebound seniors to enable them to remain in their homes and independent for as long as possible.
Geographic areas served: Maui County
Programs: Adult Day Care Scholarships
Offer family caregivers time away from care giving while their loved ones socialize, exercise, and enjoy activities in a warm caring atmosphere.  Services also include:
• caregiver support groups
• workshops
• counseling
• education

In-Home Respite Care
Providing respite volunteers to care for family elders.

In-Home Respite Care
Reimburses family caregivers @ $12/hour to hire a private in-home caregiver for elder family member.

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

"There are heroes who walk among us
never looking for glory or praise
They don't seek recognition
for their thoughtful, caring ways.
Living lives of deep commitment
providing for those they hold dear
Steadfast with a quiet strength
through times of laughter and tears.
You are persons like that to me
The most selfless people by far
So Na Hoaloha, I'd like to thank you
For being the HEROES that you are."

With deep gratitude,

Ellen S.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering with Katie in July of 2011. It started out where I was visiting her and taking her to doctor's appointments and grocery shopping. Then we were including her in Holiday gatherings as she became a part of our family.

She is such a blessing to me and my family. She is a very sweet, generous and strong woman. After being married for 60 years, her husband passed away. She had no children and her remaining family all lived in Japan.

It's because of Na Hoaloha that someone in this situation would be able to be matched up with a friend. I really feel God set us this friendship. I learned a lot from her and am so glad she has been a part of my life! I wish you all well and thank you for being part of such a great organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Na Hoaloha is providing a valuable and needed service in the local communities it serves. The previous Board of Directors came on simultaneously at a time of crisis and immediately and directly started dealing with all the issues confronting the agency. They have done a splendid job as is obvious from the progression of the organization and the improvements achieved. The Board members are to be commended not only for their commitment and dedication, but also for their willingness to act.

As they have now passed the crisis-survival stage, the Board determined it was time to look to the future and develop both intermediate and long term plans and objectives. Accordingly, a Board retreat/strategic planning session was held. Issues were recognized, opportunities identified, ideas shared and options discussed.

Often, when working with non-profits, we are told that if only they had more money their problems would be solved. And as we often discover, there may be far greater issues that would still be in place or even exacerbated if they had more money. However, here this is clearly not the case. They are being good stewards of their resources, but are in a precarious position unless additional resources are attained.

It was a privilege to have had a part in the planning session for the Faith In Action program, and I would like thank the staff and the Board of Directors for their commitment to helping the people of this island, and especially for their kind and gracious welcome to me.

Bill Northcutt
Faith-in-Action Strategic Planning Consultant


Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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Rating: 5 stars  

We so appreciate you and your staff for sending us such a wonderful volunteer. Christine came into our home with a spark that we shall not soon forget. She immediately bonded with my mother in matters of family, spiritual beliefs and love of life.

Such a loving, congenial and competent person as Christine was a God-send to a wheelchair bound 92 year old. Many of my errands were delayed so that I too could enjoy Christine's enthusiasm and overall goodness.

This friendship will always be fondly remembered with sincere appreciation.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My parents have appreciated and enjoyed your volunteer services of being able to go riding and out to lunch with your volunteers. They have been so kind to volunteer their time and day so that my parents might be able to get out of the house one more day a week than I can take them out.

I am not able to take them riding every day and they have so enjoyed their outings since they can no longer drive. We so appreciate your organization!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My volunteer drives me about six times a month. He takes me to Walmart, Safeway, the doctor and the airport. He even takes me to a Haiku cemetery sometimes. This service helps me big time to maintain my independence. It also helps with my overall health, mental, physical and what I eat. It relieves me of the need to beg the children. It gives me peace of mind. My volunteer is very courteous. He gets straight A's !

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Without a doubt, your services are helping me maintain my sanity I live alone with my 89 year old mother. My wife is away being a Christian missionary. During the week when I work, I have a private caregiver which is costing me a lot. “My shift” starts right after work, and I care for mom from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. My only break is when your services kick in on Saturday and Sunday for 4 hours. Mahalo nui loa. P.S. Maile is great !

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My volunteers take me to the doctor and shopping. Sometimes we go out to lunch together. I recently had an MRI and I was afraid. Both my volunteers came with me and waited outside and took me to lunch afterward.

They were so concerned and wanted to wait there while I was in the machine because they knew I was afraid. They both worried about me.

I give them A+++. We have developed a lovely friendship. Sometimes they just come by and drop mangoes at my door.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My phone was out of order so I called the phone company repair service, but they sent someone out when I was not at home. I called again the next two days, but they never came back out.

My regular volunteer calls me once a day to check on me to make sure I'm okay. When she couldn't reach me, she reported it to the NA HOALOHA office. So they sent another volunteer to check on me. He used his cell phone to call the phone company to say I that I am a disabled person and had been without phone service for three days.

The phone company technician came out that same afternoon. The next day the volunteer called to make sure the phone company had fixed the problem.

NA HOALOHA is filled with terrific people!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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My wife and I are caregivers for my mother. We came into this unaware of what was in store. After months of never being able to leave the house together we found help.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors made my mother's life so much better and also gave me and my wife a break. Your program was a gift that blessed three lives. MAHALO!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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