PEARL HAVEN

Ho`ōla Nā Pua’s Pearl Haven is a safe place for sexually exploited youth to heal and rediscover a new hope and vision for their futures.  The first of its kind in the heart of the Pacific, Pearl Haven will be a comprehensive wellness and treatment campus, built by YOU, our partners, for children who have never received advocacy or protection.

Help us build a haven for girls to heal.

The Pearl Haven campus will open in Quarter 1 of 2021, funding dependent.
Inquiries can be made to Jessica Munoz at info@hoolanapua.org 

Pearl Haven will offer a homelike environment for up to 32 adolescent females ages 11 to 17 and provide a comprehensive array of sex trafficking-specific program elements and treatment that promote trauma recovery, care coordination, and life skills development. The facility features 19 bedrooms in three wings, shared restrooms, and a gathering room for the girls to relax and socialize. Therapy rooms will enable Pearl Haven to offer individual and group therapy, while classrooms will have space for individualized education programming with a GED option for older adolescents. Life skills programming will be made possible through Pearl Haven’s commercial kitchen and demonstration area that will be used for healthy meal preparation and to teach nutrition, cooking, and business skills in the food services industry, such as baking and food preparation. The multipurpose room, movement studio, multipurpose sports court, gardens and greenhouse will provide spaces for activities and program elements that promote healing, such as creative arts, dance, music, cultural learning, therapeutic recreation, gardening and agriculture. Pearl Haven’s ground floor will be the hub of services, with space for clinical staff, program offices and a conference room for family gatherings, visitation, and training. Pearl Haven’s holistic program model will encompass comprehensive and coordinated health services designed to lessen Adverse Childhood Experiences (“ACEs”), which, if left untreated, lead to increased risk of depression, suicide, alcoholism, addiction, and chronic diseases later in life. Life skills training will also be a major component of Pearl Haven to equip traumatized children with independent living, career/job skills, and financial literacy skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty and maintain employment outside of exploitation. 

Pearl Haven Advisory Committee 

Laura Esslinger, Former CEO of AlohaCare 

Dr. Mark Mitchell, Executive Director of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma 

Kanakolu Noa, Manager of Strategy and Development, Community Engagement and Resources, Kamehameha Schools 

Jerry Rauckhorst, Former CEO of Catholic Charities Hawai’i 

Linda Rich, DCSA, LSW, CSAC, Residential Treatment Expert 

Martha Smith, CEO of Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children and Board Chair of Ho’ōla Nā Pua 

Karen Tan, CEO of Child & Family Service 

Pearl Haven Capital Campaign Committee 

Jeff Arce, Senior Advisor to The MacNaughton Group 

Patrick Boyce, CFO of True North and Board Treasurer of Ho’ōla Nā Pua 

John Dean, Former Chairman of Central Pacific Bank 

Kenton Eldridge, Managing Director of Sennet Capital

T. Michael Hogan, Managing Director of Pensionmark

Melissa Jackson, Zilber Family Foundation 

Karen Tiller Polivka