Ho’ōla Nā Pua (New Life for Our Children) was founded to shine light on the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaii’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community. We are committed to the prevention of sex trafficking and providing care for children who have been exploited. Ho’ōla Nā Pua (HNP) is dedicated to creating a community where children are safe and have the ability to embrace their bright futures. Today, not only does HNP offer integrated programming that reaches over thousands of youth and community members and stakeholders across the state of Hawaii annually, but is considered a national partner and a rising standard in the global effort to stop sex trafficking, permanently.
This year with the collaborative efforts of Operation Keiki Sheild, federal law enforcement agencies, and other local organizations, there has been attention to the issue of sex trafficking and exploitation of Hawai`i’s youth. The authorities have led multiple sting operations to arrest individuals that are predators in our community and to our keiki.
When 1,000 individuals, organizations, businesses, churches, families, and friends donate $1,000 each year, they collectively sustain the vital programming of Ho’ōla Nā Pua that helps prevent child exploitation and sex trafficking, while meeting the unique needs of at–risk youth.
Many of us have never talked about sex trafficking or understand what it is. We were able to learn about the signs to look for in our students, reasons why, and most importantly how to prevent this from happening to our students, school, and community. I feel like this presentation should be given to the whole school, every parent, and whole community because it's so valuable and necessary. All our teachers would like to see your presentation.
Lahainaluna, High School Teacher
As a physician, state leader and a father, keeping our keiki from being exploited is very important to me. We have been working closely with Ho‘ōla Nā Pua to bring awareness and create a coordinated effort to find solutions to this very serious issue. This is a public health and public safety issue, and we will continue to support Ho‘ōla Nā Pua’s efforts to keep our communities safe.”
Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, MD
GIVE TODAY & SHINE THE LIGHT
“Ho`ōla Nā Pua, meaning ‘New Life for Our Children,’ was founded to shine light onto the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaii’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community.”