Make a Donation today to support Keiki Like Kalia and create a special ornament with a word of encouragement for our youth at Pearl Haven!
When 11-year-old Kalia heard her “Uncle” speak the words, “be nice to my friend” she never imagined that someone she trusted within her own family would sexually exploit her innocence to satisfy their drug addiction.
Kalia’s broken world became transient, from foster home to foster home, until she heard a mentor from Ho’ōla Nā Pua speak the words, ‘it is time for you to heal and we have a safe place called Pearl Haventhat provides transformative care through individualized treatments, the ability to develop essential life skills and complete an education, and hope-filled holistic programs that empower youth to embrace their full potential and bright future.’
When Kalia came to Pearl Haven she identified with the word, ANGER but when she completed her therapeutic program a few months ago, her identity had transformed into HOPE.
Please stand with us as a Sustaining Donor to ensure that we can continue to offer integrated and trauma-informed community programs focused on the acute needs of at-risk and exploited youth through direct services and prevention. Since its inception, Ho’ōla Nā Pua has served more than 100,000 individuals throughout O’ahu, Hawai’i Island, Kauai, Maui, and Molokai. Because of your partnership and investment, Ho’ōla Nā Pua also provides training across industry sectors for leaders, government officials, and community stakeholders, enabling HNP to become a national partner and a rising standard in the global effort to stop sex trafficking permanently.
The pandemic exacerbated the sexual exploitation of children in Hawai’i and across the country. A crisis of this magnitude can only be addressed when we raise collective advocacy and ensure youth have access to the services they need to heal. Exploited children need specialized programming and a comprehensive continuum of care that understands the vulnerable origins and circumstances of their exploitation. This is essential to their healing in order to avoid revictimization once they reintegrate back into society. While this is a new and progressive approach, case studies confirm HNP’s effectiveness.
For more than 13 years, Ho’ōla Nā Pua has dedicated its mission to developing a sustainable, innovative, and holistic approach to trauma-informed programmatic care. Pearl Haven now fills what was once a critical gap within the systemic response to exploited youth. There is a solution. Change is happening. Together we can end child sex trafficking. But we need your partnership.
Your annual gift will empower young survivors, giving them access to HNP’s essential services that support their healing journey. Your gift affirms HOPE for their bright future and is a testament to their value and your commitment to protecting our most vulnerable population.
Together Let's Build a Brighter Future
GIVE A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
The Christmas Tree Ornament Program at Pearl Haven
This Holiday Season, your generous Annual Appeal gift not only sustains our organization, it also brings cheer to our youth through our “Word of Encouragement” ornament program. We believe in the power of words such as HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and FREEDOM. Join the Ho’ōla Nā Pua ’Ohana as we decorate the Grand Christmas Tree at Pearl Haven with your words of encouragement.
“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.”