Campaign for a Safer Community

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Event Start Date:
November 4, 2019
Event End Date:
November 7, 2019
Event Venue:

Presented by: the Hawai’i Tourism Authority

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: One symposium will be held on each day, on each island.

Please register through your location’s link by October 29th.

For questions or more information, please email or call 808.445.3131

Hoʻōla Nā Pua is hosting, Campaign for a Safer Community, presented by the Hawai`i Tourism Authority and in partnership with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association. We invite visitor industry management to join us for a half day symposium to raise awareness and take a stand against trafficking. (A symposium will be held on each island: Please visit the above links for each respective island.)

The state of Hawai`i is world renowned as a culturally authentic and unique destination for honeymoons and family vacations. The truth is that every day in Hawai`i, keiki are being targeted, exploited, and sold right here on our islands. Together, we will say “NO” to criminals exploiting people. Not on our property and not in our islands.

Symposium Recommended For:

  • Visitor industry management, including the following roles from hotels, transportation, and businesses that work in the tourism sector: General Managers, Human Resources Management, Hospitality Management, Security Management, Customer Service/Front Desk Management, and leaders in tourism.
  • Law enforcement who are the first responders in supporting the visitor industry

Symposium Topics:

  • Defining Trafficking and Exploitation
  • Tourism Industry Key Partners in Protecting Our Community
  • Responding, Reporting, and Action Steps

Featured Speakers are From:

  • Polaris: This organization operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline and is a global leader in anti-trafficking.
  • BEST (Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking): This organization works to align and equip leaders to use the power of business to prevent human trafficking.
  • Law Enforcement: Local officials will share about their role in combating the crime of trafficking in our state on the federal and state levels.

Registration Closes October 29, 2019 at 12:00p.m.

For press inquiries please contact EPR, Erika Kauffman at or 808.7795477

Hawaiʻi Island Starfish Mentoring Program Mentor Training

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Event Start Date:
June 24, 2019
Event End Date:
June 25, 2019
Event Venue:
Hilo Hawai'i. Hawai'i County Office of Aging. Aging & Disability Resource Center


Starfish Mentoring Program Mentor Training

Please register as a Volunteer by May 31st to be eligible. Register as a volunteer:

Date: June 24th & June 25th, 2019

Time: 9:00pm – 4:00pm | Check-In Time: 8:30 am

Location: Hawai’i County Office of Aging. Aging & Disability Resource Center

Address: 1055 Kinoole Street Hilo, HI 96720-3872

Cost: $50 (covers background checks)

Lunch: Will be provided by HNP

Starfish Vision

  • Hoʻōla Nā Pua’s Starfish Mentoring Program provides mentoring with health-centric, trauma-informed care and support that addresses the unique needs of survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk.
  • Weekly meetings are activity-based and led by extensively trained mentors aged twenty-one or older.
  • Mentors offer support and advocacy while serving as positive role models to program participants, ages 11-21, known as mentees.
  • Advised by HNP, mentors carefully select activities that encourage forward-thinking, self-empowerment, and prosocial skills.

Mentor Requirements

As a volunteer mentor, you can make a huge difference in the life and future of a young person in Hawaii. Minimum requirements include:

  • Be at least age 21 or older
  • Commitment to the program of at least one year
  • Complete 24 hours of specialized training plus 6 hours of shadowing prior to mentoring
  • Commit at least 2 hours per week of activity-based mentoring
  • Attend 2 hours per month of ongoing mentor training
  • Adherence to program guidelines and strict policies regarding mentee contact
  • Ability to pass all screening and background requirements
  • Have access to reliable transportation.

For more information please contact Anastasia Ayers. Direct Services Program Manager, Hawai’i Island

CSEC Training

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Event Start Date:
September 15, 2018
Event End Date:
September 15, 2018
Event Venue:
Salvation Army - Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division





CSEC Training

Date: Sat September 15th, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm | Check-In Time: 8:30am

Location: The Salvation Army – Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division

Address: 219 Ponahawai St. Hilo, HI 96720

Parking: Free on Site 


CSEC = Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

For more information please contact

Training: “It’s Our Kuleana” Trauma Informed Care for Child Sex Trafficking Victims

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Event Start Date:
September 26, 2019
Event End Date:
September 26, 2019
Event Venue:
Bank of Hawaii Ka Nu'u Ho'oulu Conference Center

Training: “It’s Our Kuleana” Trauma Informed Care for Child Sex Trafficking Victims

Date: September 26th

Check-in: 8:30am

Start Time: 9:00am

End Time: 4:00pm

Location:  Bank of Hawaii Ka Nu’u Ho’oulu Conference Center

Address:  130 Merchant Street. 22nd Floor.

Parking:  Ali’i Place, Harbor Court, or Chinatown Municipal Parking

Price: $15, CEU Credits also offered at $35. Lunch available for purchase

Presentation Topics:

  1. ACES & Trauma
  2. Trauma & Attachment
  3. Building the Beloved Community
  4. Empowering Clients Through Their Gifts


Shandra Carter-Inoue, LCSW

Aunty Pua & Pua ‘Ena Burgess

In collaboration:

Child & Family Service, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Consuelo Foundation

For more information: 808-445-3131

The registration for this training is now closed. If you are interested in attending, please call 808-445-3131.

Education: Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Hawai`i

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Event Start Date:
September 14, 2018
Event End Date:
September 14, 2018
Event Venue:
Glad Tidings Church


The prevention-based Education Program teaches what sex trafficking is, what the warning signs are, why it is common in Hawai`i and how to get help.
It discusses the dangers of social media and gaming and reinforces using privacy settings. It also addresses pornography that is fueling the demand for underage youth and concludes with suggestions on how to get involved to bring about change.

Who:  All teens, families, friends, school faculty & staff, youth groups and youth group leaders, scouts.

Check-in: 5:30pm

Start Time: 6:00pm

End Time: ~8:00pm

Location: Glad Tidings Church

Address: 116 Kapiolani St, Hilo, HI

Parking: Free on site.

Contact: Dianne Bowen-Coleman – – Please register using the form.





Fin & Filet Luau

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Event Start Date:
July 29, 2018
Event End Date:
July 29, 2018
Event Venue:
516 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501

Reservations: 775.686.6969 or visit

When: Sunday July 29th

Where: 516 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Indulge in an all-you-can-feast spread of five way roasted pig, spare ribs, braised pork belly, roasted loin, sausages, teriyaki BBQ chicken, lobster macaroni, Hawaii style fresh catch, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes potato salad, mixed fruit, cole slaw, baked beans, and much more for $35 / per person.

Enjoy specially crafted brews from the creative crew at IMBĪB Custom Brews. We’ll also be hosting a Mai Tai competition with some of your favorite local bartenders. Try each one for $5 each and vote for the one you like best!
*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ho’ola Na Pua, a Hawaiian non-profit that was co-founded by a Truckee/Reno/Tahoe local!

Summer Kanikapila

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Event Start Date:
July 28, 2018
Event End Date:
July 29, 2018
Event Venue:
Dot's Wahiawa

Join us for an ‘ohana style luau with local musicians, a Summer Kanikapila, presented by Sisters of Aloha for the benefit of Ho’ōla Nā Pua. Individual tickets cost $25.00 and the VIP table costs $500.00 for 10 guests. We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday July 28th

Where: Dot’s – 130 Mango Street Wahiawa HI 96786

Start: 5:00pm

End: 9:00pm

Parking: Free on site and in the neighborhood



Independence Day Parade

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Event Start Date:
July 4, 2019
Event End Date:
July 4, 2019
Event Venue:
Oahu, Kailua

Join us for the 73rd Annual Kailua Independence Day Celebration Parade!

“With Liberty & Aloha For All”

When: July 4th

Where: Meet Location TBD

Check in: 9:00am

Start: 10:00am End: 12:00pm


Walk with us as we bring awareness to the issue of sexual exploitation of minors. All volunteers, groups and families invited to participate. Please be sure to register!
Please bring water, snacks, hat/visor, sunscreen, sunglasses and your Aloha Spirit! Join us for the 73rd Annual Kailua Independence Day Parade, “With Liberty & Aloha For All”, on July 4th, 2019.
Seeking volunteers to decorate a float and to walk in the parade!

Wear HNP Gear!
“Creativity for Float Design Wanted, Dates for Construction TBD”

Spoken Art

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Event Start Date:
June 2, 2018
Event End Date:
June 2, 2018
Event Venue:
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Spoken Art is A Cultural Collaboration Between Vocal and Movement Artist

Who:  Open to all

When: June 2nd, 2018

Check-in: 6:00pm

Start Time: 7:00pm

End Time: ~9:00pm

Location: Umekes

Address:  74-5563 Kaiwi Street Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Cost: $12 per ticket

Parking:  Free on-site

Contacts: Angelia Han or Tammy Bitanga

Take Action! Good Deeds Day! Hawaii Island

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Event Start Date:
April 14, 2018
Event End Date:
April 14, 2018
Event Venue:
Solid Rock East Hawai`i Church

Take Action! Good Deeds Day Pahoa!

Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of doing good deeds. All over the world, thousands choose to volunteer and to help others. Every single person can do something good to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. We want to partner with you in doing a good deed by beautifying Solid Rock East Hawai`i church with doing yard work, painting, and other miscellaneous tasks. Bring your friends, your school clubs, your colleagues and business groups and join us in doing a good deed. We hope to see you there!

Day/Date: Sat April 14th, 2018

Address: 15-2731 Pahoa Village Rd. Pahoa, Hi 96778

Check-In Time:  9:45am

Start Time:  10:00am

Ending Time:  12:30pm

Parking: Free on Site

Additional Contact: Josie Cox |

Bring: gloves, gardening tools, landscaping hand tools, gas powered tools: weed whackers, chain saws, etc., water, snack

Wear: HNP shirt if you have one; gloves; hats/visors; sunscreen; bug spray. covered shoes are required.

Volunteer Waiver