Maui Family YMCA’s Emergency Childcare Program

Meeting our community’s health crisis needs

A health crisis puts incredible strain on our health care and infrastructure systems. With limited child care, parents are often forced to choose between work and providing necessary child care.

This is hard for any parent, especially parents in health care services – as missing a day of work may mean less hands providing life-saving care and essential services to members of our community who need it most.

The Maui Family YMCA’s Emergency Childcare Program is designed for Health Care Professionals and First Responders that continue to work during this COVID-19 pandemic.

We are prioritizing those essential employees in our community for care so they don’t have to worry that their children are in a safe place, as they care for a growing number of our loved ones during this difficult time.

Other families in need of care are our next priority and we are using our resources creatively to offer solutions.

We deeply appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

As a trusted child care provider for decades

The YMCA is honored to provide this service to help hospital teams and other essential workers provide critical community care without worrying about childcare.

Emergency Childcare services will be offered Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm for children 4 years – 12 years of age.

Children enrolled in our Emergency Childcare Program will receive access to a full curriculum including stem, art, and homework help to continue to provide the tools to grow and develop.

In order to maintain a safe environment for both staff and participants, we kindly ask families that have recently traveled to refrain from registering until a minimum of 14 days after their arrival date.

Enhanced security procedures are also in place to monitor anyone coming in and out of facility, daily cleaning and sanitizing of all areas of facility, and no personal toys allowed on-site.

All children and staff will be practicing CDC safety precautions. Children will be taught social distancing and hand-washing practices in a fun, instructional manner.

Our staff will be performing temperature screenings upon check-in. Should any child become ill during camp, they will be quarantined until they can be picked up. Any staff or participant must comply with CDC Guidelines before returning.

**Program has ended and being transitioned to our Day Camp and Blended Learning programs. Thank you to all our First Responders for all your hard work during this crisis.**

We can’t do this alone

We understand the uncertainty right now is at an all-time high and the thought of donating to a non-profit seems a stretch. We want you to know, the money you are able to donate to us will go directly to funding our work around providing emergency childcare relief for hospital personnel so they can care for everyone else.

If these critical workers cannot make it to work, their ability to care for people during this crisis is compromised.

We appreciate you considering how you can help.

Maui YMCA Emergency Relief Grab&Go Meal Program

The Maui Family YMCA is proud to announce that we will continue to be an official SFSP site, allowing us to provide free Snacks and Supper to our community.  During the closures of multiple businesses, including the Department of Education, we will be given the opportunity to impact approximately 100 families.

When school is out millions of children lose access to complete meals, placing them at risk of going hungry.  The USDA Food & Nutrition Service’s meal programs work to make sure that doesn’t happen.

With the help of enlisted community-based organizations, the USDA is able to serve meals throughout the community, allowing children and families to get the nourishing food they need.

The Maui Family YMCA Grab&Go Meal Program will be available Monday through Friday from April 13, 2020 through May 29, 2020.  Snack and Supper will be available for pick-up in the YMCA parking lot between 5:00PM and 6:00PM.

This program is available to all children in our community ages 18 and under, while supplies last.  If children are not present during pickup, an official document that contains child’s name must be presented – school letter, individual student report card, birth certificate, student ID cards, etc.

**Program has ended. Thank you to all those who helped support this program. Thanks to you, we helped feed over 5000 children in need!**

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, an institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Community Garden Program

On Friday, June 5th, the Y gave out care packages that included a garden shovel, 2 ‘uala (sweet potato) plants and information about planting them. It was all FREE and available by drive through pick up, thanks in partnership with the Red Cabin Foundation (through Goodfellow Bros.) and Grow Some Good.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Y Volunteers and volunteers through Grow Some Good, we were able to prepare about 1000 ‘Uala Plants in total! Stay tuned for more Community Garden Days!

Maui YMCA Protection HUB Program

The Maui Family YMCA is working with the community as a Donation and Distribution site for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Our Mission is to provide PPE such as masks, goggles, face-shields, and gloves to organizations / service providers in need of supplies. The COVID-19 crisis has made it difficult for organizations to secure these items, the Y is hoping to bridge this gap. If you have PPE to donate or your organization is looking to request some PPE materials, click the button below to submit your donation or request online.


Have questions about our Emergency Childcare Program or our Emergency Grab&Go Meal Program? Feel free to contact our Youth Programs Coordinator, Ashley Smith, at or 808-242-9007 ext. 5016.

For questions regarding our Protection Hub Program, feel free to contact our Program Director, Seth Abdallah, at