Family Life Center

A history of serving the community with excellence.


Our Roots

Family life center was founded in 1982 out of response to increasing demand for in the community to provide social services across the county. Since its inception, the Family Life Center has grown to a staff of over forty personnel reaching thousands across the Hawaiian Islands. 

Our Future

At Family Life Center, we care about the future of our Island and the rising generation. We are constantly seeking ways to adapt to present growing needs in the community. We also set our eyes on the horizon to plan for the needs of future generations. 

Meet Our Team

All of the staff at Family Life Center make a personal investment of their time and resources out of a genuine passion to make a change in the community. Whether staff or volunteer, you will find the Family Life Center team authentically ready to serve. 

Family Life Center leaders oversee and direct the operations of the organization. Each leader brings unique professional experiences and specialized collegiate training. 

Our Leadership

Maude Cumming, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Maude Cumming is the Chief Executive Officer of Family Life Center. She has served the community in this capacity for over 40 years. Maude has a BA in social sciences and psychology from Oral Roberts University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. Maude is the chair of Bridging the Gap CoC and also previous chair of the Maui Homeless Alliance. She has been instrumental in moving BTG forward in implementing its CES system and is passionate about data and the HMIS system. Maude is a proud grandma of 3 grandsons and enjoys spending time with her family on Molokai.

Dr. Ashley Kelly, Ed.D

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Kelly is the Chief Operating Officer of Family Life Center. She joined the organization in 2021 with a passion for the community. She has an extensive background in executive leadership within the healthcare industry. Her undergraduate degree is in Health Administration, she completed her graduate studies in Learning Design Technology at the University of Southern California and has her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. Dr. Kelly is married to her best friend of 18 years, Ryan. Together, they have three teenage/young adult children.

Sherry Kupau, MSW

Chief Programs Director

Sherry Kupau is the Chief Programs Director of Family Life Center. She joined the organization in 2015 and has a great passion in working with families in the community. Sherry has a BA in Psychology from the University of Hawaii West Oahu, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Sherry is the secretary of the Maui Homeless Alliance. Sherry has been married to her husband for 20 years, and has seven children together.

Our Mission

Family Life Center strives to stabilize the lives of people in their time of need by connecting individuals to a wide variety of supportive services that allow them to reconnect, heal, and succeed in life.


Our Vision

We envision a world where homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

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