Ho’ōla Nā Pua Virtual Charity Walk​

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Ho’ōla Nā Pua Virtual Charity Walk When: May 1st – June 5th, 2024 Why: Walk or run a 5k or 10k during the month of May to support Ho’ola Na Pua’s vital mission in combating child sex trafficking and exploitation in Hawaii. Stand with us to embrace and support Hawaii’s...
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Trafficking | Myths vs. Facts

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Trafficking | Myth vs. Fact – Busting 4 Common Myths Today, we’re going to be busting some myths about sex trafficking. Let’s examine the common misconceptions and uncover the truths. Myth: A sex trafficker is a shady character who physically attacks and captures people to force them into sexual exploitation....

Reflecting On A Year Of Healing At Pearl Haven​

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Reflecting on a Year of Healing at Pearl Haven https://youtu.be/1tx9fcv44T4?feature=shared Happy Anniversary to Pearl Haven! Over the past year, we’ve seen incredible stories of strength and healing within our walls. As we celebrate this special day, we want to thank every donor, volunteer, and advocate who has joined us in...

FOUNDERS’ VISION FOR 2024

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Dear HNP Friends and Family, First and foremost, thank you! Without your support and partnership, we could not sustain this mission. Your time, talent, and resources are vital as we walk alongside our vulnerable youth. Together, we are creating bright futures for children through our collective advocacy. Every conversation, connection,...

January Newsletter

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To commemorate the lives that have fallen “through the cracks” in our society, Ho’ōla Nā Pua will be participating in the Red Sand Project and we invite you to do the same, bringing the conversation into your own communities. Details coming soon! “I enjoy being able to leave a positive...

December Newsletter 2023

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  What a year we have had in 2023!  As we look back, we are so grateful for another year we have been able to serve the keiki of Hawaiʻi and beyond our shores, and for the community that has generously given their time, energy, talent and donations to make...

November Newsletter 2023

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  Nov 2023 Newsletter – Happy Thanksgiving We are very excited to be able to introduce the youth at Pearl Haven to STEM (Science, Technolgy, Engineering, and Mathematics).  The youth at Pearl Haven are currently learning animation. They will deepen their understanding of animation by creating flipbook, stop motion, claymation,...

October Newsletter 2023

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    October has been an amazing month for community outreach and events! Each time we hui with community partners, we expand the opportunities for community engagement. Mahalo to the many wonderful organizations in Hawaiʻi for your great works and for helping amplify the mission of caring for keiki.

Pearl Gala 2023 live stream

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On behalf of Ho‘ōla Nā Pua’s, we would love to ask you to join us for the 8th ANNUAL PEARL GALA Saturday, September 30, 2023, at The Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina. The night will be filled with exceptional live entertainment, a multi-course dinner, live and silent auctions,...

September Newsletter 2023

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THIS WEEKEND This Saturday, September 30th, the Four Seasons Resort Oʻahu at Ko Olina will be hosting Hoʻōla Nā Pua’s biggest fundraiser of the year, our 8th ANNUAL PEARL GALA.   IN THE COMMUNITY ʻOhana Resource Fair at Lahaina Civic August 31, 2023 Dr. Jamee Miller, Executive Director, and Tammy...

August Newsletter 2023

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  Aloha all, The devastation in Maui is beyond what most of us can imagine, and our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected – particularly the keiki who are now more vulnerable than ever. When we were given our name, Ho‘ōla Nā Pua, it was intended to...

June Newsletter 2023

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Pearl Haven Turns Two! On Friday, June 2, 2023, a small gathering was held to celebrate the second anniversary of Pearl Haven. Everyone came together to make the day special, with community members donating their time, gift of music, delicious food, and shaved ice for all to enjoy! Sound of...

Hi Now HNN series

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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...

Paniolo Picnic Highlights

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Paniolo Picnic Highlights Mahalo to everyone who attended the inaugural Paniolo Picnic on February 5, 2022. The funds from this event will go toward the anticipated Animal Assisted Therapeutic Program at Pearl Haven.   We extend our sincerest mahalo to Aimee and Raymond Noh for their hard work in bringing...

SEL with Shell

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SEL with Shell is a 5th-grade social-emotional learning curriculum that will serve as a preventive measure and gradually lead to a decrease in exploitation, self-harm, and vulnerability across the state of Hawai’i. The curriculum is compliant with Hawai’i’s Department of Education Common Core Standards and Nā Hopena A’o (Hā) cultural framework....

Teen Dating – Red Flags

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Adolescence should be exciting and fun testing one’s wings with the safety and freedom to fall and soar.  This is especially true when talking about the new concept of dating!  It is a time to start to explore what one is looking for in a companion and partner, and how...

Sex Trafficking Happens in Hawaii

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To understand this tragedy called sex trafficking, and to help vulnerable youth, it’s important that we all understand how trafficking comes to be and how it works. How sex trafficking come to be and how it works These youth are often young girls and boys who have run away from...

Ho’ōla Nā Pua Advocacy Awards: Recognizing those committed to the systemic changes needed to end exploitation

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The Ho’ōla Nā Pua Advocacy Awards recognize individuals, organizations, and companies, who have joined the fight against sexual exploitation by taking a courageous public stand on behalf of vulnerable children in Hawaii. These individuals and organizations are committed to supporting the systemic changes needed to end exploitation and are strong...

Hoʻōla Nā Pua Sex Trafficking Prevention Education Milestones and Reach

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Sex Trafficking Education We conduct multi-sector, community, active engagement, educational training to increase awareness of sex trafficking. Our objective is to provide safeguards for vulnerable persons and foster an interactive, multi-disciplinary, anti-trafficking community through outreach to neighborhoods, prevention program in schools, first-responders, service providers, lawmakers, faith based communities, and the population at...

Kailua Fourth of July Parade

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What did you do this Fourth of July? Well we here at Ho’ola Na Pua spent our holiday morning walking in the Kailua Fourth of July Parade. While over eighty other organizations were represented, Ho’ola Na Pua stood with perhaps one of the most eye-catching floats. Our float consisted of...
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Human Trafficking Awareness Walk and Fair

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Governor Ige Proclaims January Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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Supporter Spotlight: Etal O’Nell & Nalani Jewelry

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[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]When Etal O’Nell began making jewelry, starting a business was not in the picture. Several years later, her hobby has blossomed into a local business called Nalani Jewelry, which has a special line of products whose proceeds benefit Hoʻōla Nā Pua.
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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION & ADVOCATE TRAINING

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[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Whether you have volunteered, are now ready to get involved, or just signed up in the last few months, if you have NOT YET attended a volunteer training, we encourage you to join us on April 20th, 2016.

Department of Health and Human Services Presentations

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In September, Hoʻōla Nā Pua Founder and President Jessica Munoz along, Program Director Dr. Shantae Williams and Advocate Tammy Bitanga, were contracted by the Department of Health and Human services to provide intensive training on the identification, intervention, and response to children who have been exploited here in Hawaiʻi.
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