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.
The Red Sand Project is a community artwork demonstration by pouring red sand into pavement cracks. The grains of sand provide a symbolic picture of those who have fallen through the cracks and continue to be sex trafficked and exploited every day.
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.”