The County of Maui discharges its duty to serve the human service needs of its citizens through the Department of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC). The DHHC is charged with addressing a wide range of needs across the islands that make up the County – Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. In order to meet those needs and to remain accountable to the people of Maui County, it is necessary to monitor the needs of the citizenry, develop and execute plans to serve community needs, and monitor the outcomes of County programs.
The needs assessment is driven by the need to have an accurate picture of the community's need for the Department's funding purposes. MEO was tasked with producing the needs assessment. MEO 2008 Final Report