Recently there’s been a growing number of reports of child sex trafficking.
The Hawaii Children’s Justice Center reported hundreds of sex abuse cases and 162 cases of sex trafficking in 2017. This calculation is likely only a fraction of the true number of victims.
Now that we have the numbers, it is important that we do something to stand with the victims. Hoʻōla Nā Pua offers prevention education and continued support for sex trafficking survivors.
We need to H.E.A.R the voices of sex trafficking victims to bring change around this issue with appropriate responses to their needs so that the cycle of abuse and violence can end.
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 large.
Age is the primary factor of vulnerability being used against the victims and the signs of being targeted are not immediately recognizable to an unsuspecting teen. Through education, we can teach our children to recognize the signs before they are caught up in a very dangerous cycle that is difficult to escape.
Below are some of the education programs we provide:
- Junior High and High School Prevention Education Program
- Social Service Provider Training
- Medical Personnel Training
- Law Enforcement Training
Be part of the solution! It’s with the dedication of our supporters that we are able to advance education, awareness, and action to provide restoration for children rescued from sexual exploitation. Whether you want to volunteer your time, voice, or resources, we’ve made it easy find a way to get involved with Hoʻōla Nā Pua.
You can help victims of sex trafficking. Donations to Hoʻōla Nā Pua support Health, Education, Advocacy and Reintegration, which includes our Starfish mentorship program and sustains ongoing operating and Pearl Haven site development costs. Our Federal ID number (EIN) is 46-5139164. Your gift may be 100% deductible from your taxable income.