We searched high and low for services to support our child with a speech delay. It turns out the services provided by Imua are so superior, we had to look no further. We were ecstatic with our son's speech service provided and loved the community we were able to be a part of at weekly Parent Toddler Group. The staff at Imua quickly started to feel like part of our family. Our son made huge strides with Imua and eventually stopped needing services. Although we were thrilled for his successes, we dearly miss our Imua family.
My daughter Jewel was born premature is a surviving twin. We were not prepared for needing so much specialized help for her. Jewel has cerebral palsy and received early intervention from Imua Family Services, which consisted of O/T, P/T and SLP. On Maui there are not many options to obtain this high level of specialized services. Even after Jewel phased out of the early intervention program, she continued receiving SLP through the Fish fund at Imua. Jewel's cp effects her whole body, all her limbs and internal organs including her muscles. Through these early lessons, she is able to eat her own food and speak, though not as clear as you and I, yet. She is wheel chair bound and depends on 24/7 care. I have volunteered to fundraise for Camp Imua which Jewel attends, and has attended for the past five years. It is what she looks forward to all year long. Here at Camp Imua dreams come true, best friends are made and potential is nurtured and enhanced. Our sense of community has amplified since going to camp and being a part of the fundraising team. Imua Family Services is an integral part of our community, changing the trajectory of our children's lives and their world through Camp Imua. Thank you to all the Staff at Imua Family Services and all the volunteers that make Camp Imua continue to thrive. Respectfully, Ivana
Thank you, Ivana for sharing your experience with Imua. We reflect the devotion of our community which includes parents like you!
Imua Family Services has been providing support services to Maui residents for the past 65 years; it is an amazing organization.
As parents of a child born prematurely, we were woefully unprepared and uncertain about our son’s future. We had no experience and no idea of where to turn for help. In a very short time after his birth, we were contacted by the angels at Imua who were ready to become a part of our life and, more importantly, the life of our son Riley. They were there with welcoming and comforting arms assuring us that a bright future lay ahead.
We simply do not know what we would have done without the help of these angels.
Mahalo for sharing your kind words, Lynn! We appreciate it :)
Imua Family Services has many wonderful programs for children with special needs, but the one that has affected me the most is their summer camp for school-aged disabled children, call Camp Imua. It's a weeklong summer camp in june for 50+ kids with all kids of disabilities. I have been volunteering for 4 years now, and it is the best community driven volunteer opportunity out there. I'm 17 now, and have volunteered at Camp Imua since I was 14, and I have seen children's lives change because of Camp Imua! It is a wonderful program that has been going on for over 30 years, and it is FREE for disabled kids to attend!! There are all kinds of "normal" summer camp activities for these kids to get to participate in, including a swimming pool, arts and crafts, horse back riding and more!! So many opportunities that these special needs kids wouldn't have gotten the chance to participate in without Camp Imua.
MAHALO for your time, hard work and kind words, Raven2!!