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 t
The vision of Ho‘ōla Nā Pua began over a decade ago, when Jessica Muñoz was working as a Nurse Practitioner in the emergency room and began to notice signs of physical and psychological
A recent study on sex trafficking in Hawaii showed that three in four sex trafficking victims are trafficked by someone they know. A friend, boyfriend, and even family members can be traff
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 com
As we all quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are spending more time online. As we see websites and apps increase their visibility and access through free trials, the ability for o
A documentary about healing from the trauma of abuse screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival on 11/11 & 11/12 to sold out crowds. The audience was engaged and moved by this ho
As we look back on last year, we see a collection of moments through brightly colored drawings, children at their school desks, and shovels in dirt. These are moments in time when individual
Looking Back – and Ahead Sex Trafficking Education and Advocacy 2018 was a year of great expansion for Hoʻōla Nā Pua. Two of our programs, the Education Program and Starfish Mentori
Hōkū: Sex Trafficking Education, Prevention and Resiliency By Kaitlin Hazama, Volunteeer Aloha, my name is Kaitlin Hazama and I am a social work practicum student from the University of H
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 v
“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.”
Help us keep children safe and healthy.
If you or someone else are in immediate danger, please call 911 or your local police.
If you want to report a potential suicide threat, please visit the following website: SuicidePreventionLifeline.org
Need to make a report of suspected trafficking or exploitation?
Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888) 373-7888 or text HELP to 233733.
State of Hawaii Child Protective Service
(CWS) Hotline (808) 832-5300 (24/7) or (1888) 380-3088 (Neighbor Islands) (24/7)
Are you or someone you know a survivor of trafficking or exploitation?
Call or text the HNP Helpline for support and care coordination (808) 435.9555.
Did you see something inappropriate online that is potentially exploiting children?
Call the CyberTipline 1.800.THE.LOST (1800) 843-5678 or go to report.cybertip.org.
Hope & Healing Line (808) 681-1546
For Counseling and Supportive Services for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
Email: [email protected]
Main Office: Phone: (808) 445-3131
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22551 Honolulu, HI 96823
Office Hours M – F : 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.