Pearl Haven is a specialized residential treatment center that provides individualized,
intensive therapeutic care for youth who have complex trauma or are diagnosed with Severe
Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances (SEBD) as a result of sexual exploitation or trafficking.
Pearl Haven’s residential treatment program is appropriate for youth whose symptoms
interrupt their daily life or impact their level of functioning to the extent that remaining in
their home, foster home, or current facility may not be safe, or that the youth could benefit
from multiple clinical and therapeutic intervention sessions per week to increase wellbeing.
All programming is survivor centric and informed, Trauma informed and integrated.

The Power of Resilient Hope

Resilient Hope

This meaning will give you chills though out your whole entire bones Resilient Hope will build you up even when you feel as if you are going to fold resilient hope will lead you though different worlds you never thought you could go resilient hope is what gives your heart something to cope. with resilient hope you shall forever grow you shall not be demolished but for ever acknowledged resilient hope has given my heart a chance to let go resilient hope has told me to tell you all that you are loved that you are more than enough that you are capable and worthy that you are unbreakable and that you are a hand picked warrior who was chosen yes you!

You were chosen resilient hope is something that goes beyond what we even know resilient hope is waiting for you so ask yourself if it is the time you allow your self to grow.

Do you have resilient hope?

hope belongs here


At Pearl Haven we believe that healing is not something a child does on their own, but that it takes a community surrounding that child with aloha (love and compassion). That community includes the entire Pearl Haven team, the youth’s ‘ohana, and other members in their multidisciplinary team all working towards the same goal: healing and protecting traumatized and exploit- ed youth. The community comes together to nurture and connect our youth with supportive, prosocial resources that bolster growth, inspire progress, and empower the youth towards ola (health and wellbeing). Just as a piece of sand transforms gradually into a pearl, healing from sexual trauma requires layers of consistency, structure, safe nurturing relationships, and corrective experiences. At Pearl Haven, youth and their ‘ohana are provided the space to process their experiences, that may have caused hurt and trauma, and the opportunity to develop healthy relationships within a safe and healing environment.

Together, youth and their
community work towards healing, hope, and a bright future. 

Campus Environment 

Pearl Haven, located on twelve acres on peace- ful O’ahu land, has been deliberately designed to provide a safe, trauma-informed, therapeu- tic environment in which youth can recover and heal. A focused understanding of environmental psychology guides our trauma-informed design, which emphasizes an environment of growth and restoration. Our newly-renovated facility features: home-like bedrooms; state-of-the-art classrooms; inviting gathering spaces in which to relax and socialize; private, soothing therapy rooms; a commercial kitchen and dining area; a full demonstration kitchen; recreation spaces and sports courts; and lush vegetable gardens. 

Why We Call it Pearl Haven?

A natural pearl, also known as Hawai’i’s beloved momi, is often hidden and can be easily forgotten. At the Bromley Family Pearl Haven Campus, we see these hidden ‘pearls’ as youth who have experienced the complex trauma of exploitation. Residents of Pearl Haven will find renewed life and deep resilient hope within the protection and care of Ho’ola Na Pua’s comprehensive programming. Just as a pearl requires layers of protection to thrive, we will provide the layers of care needed for these young individuals to heal and grow as they reintegrate into community.

Hoolanapua-non profit to end human trafficking

Therapeutic Milieu

Pearl Haven’s trauma-responsive and attach- ment-focused milieu catalyzes a uniquely beneficial experience for youth. Utilizing Trust- Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), an evidence-based, holistic approach to treating trauma, Pearl Haven focuses on helping youth feel safe through connection and structure. This improves emotional regulation, proactively identifies and prevents traumatic triggers, and supports trauma processing, ensuring youth can develop and practice skills that support successful transition back into their home community. 

  • High staff-to-youth ratio
  • Onsite therapist, case management, medical staff, and survivor advocate and lived experience experts.
  • Staff is highly trained in trauma-informed care and evidenced-based trauma interventions

Clinical Services

At Pearl Haven, assessment, evaluation, and treatment are not separate processes: they comprise a holistic program that begins at admission and continues throughout the youth’s stay. By achieving collaboration between youth and family, Pearl Haven’s treatment planning connects each youth to targeted, gender-specific, evidence-based interventions; it also establishes individual treatment goals designed to lower risk factors and build upon protective factors and innate strengths. 

Pearl Haven also offers a variety of programming that is both experiential and expressive



  • Animal and Equine Therapy 
  • Surf Therapy 
  • Yoga and Dance
  • Cultural Arts
  • Music 
  • Creative Arts
  • Mindful 
  • Movement/ Recreation

Heart, Horses, and Equine Therapy

Pearl Haven partners with Heart Horses which incorporates horses for growth, learning and healing as it engages youth in activities with horses to encourage an experience that effects positive change. Horses, with a keen sense for interpreting human emotion, provide therapists with valuable information about the client that might not come to the surface with talk therapy alone.

Equine-Assisted Therapy Targets:

  • Nervous system regulation
  • Connection, relationship building
  • Social skills training with emotional safety
  • Nurturing and care-taking
  • Trust-based activities
  • Healthy stress responses

Education, Vocational and Extracurricular Opportunities

Education is pivotal and highly valued at Pearl Haven. Pearl Haven provides 5th through 12th grade level courses through a school structure that is conducive to the high needs of our youth population. Our on-site school operates year- round; classes run five days a week; and we are fully aligned with Hawai’i Academic Standards. This model offers us incredible advantages: learning extends far beyond the classroom and includes opportunities for youth to participate in engaging extracurriculars, including art, music, and athletics. Through our vocational programs, the youth have the opportunity to earn certifications in the following, prior to graduating from our program. 

  • OSHA 
  • CPR & First Aid
  •  Serve Safe Food Handlers

Campus and Community Enrichment

  • Gardening
  • Farm-to-table culinary experiences Community service projects
  • Theater and Performing Arts
  • Cultural Festivals
  • Land Preservation
  • Hiking
  • Ocean Activities

Admissions & Referrals

Contact Us

Program & Campus Leadership:

Program Director:  Liz photo and bio 

Clinical Director: Leslie photo and bio

Facility Director: Jonny Bitanga/photo and bio

Founder: Jessica photo and Bio (will send my updated Bio)

Pearl Haven Community Advisory Board:

Sarah Antone       Catholic Charities

Amanda Pump      Child and Family Services

Dr. Victor Kaufusi   Brigham Young University

Roschelle Cusumano   Department of Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney

Marie Vorsino         PACT Hawaii

Nisa Tokunaga           Work Hawaii

John Ward                  Department of Attorney General

Edralyn Caberto          Lili’Uokalani Trust

History of the Pearl Haven Campus

June 2013
Ho’ōla Nā Pua Was Incorporated
Ho’ōla Nā Pua Was Incorporated

In 2013 when Ho’ōla Nā Pua was incorporated, the Department of Land and Natural Resources awarded us a 13-acre parcel of land in a rural setting with buildings in need of renovation.  

May 2018
Broke Ground
Ho’ōla Nā Pua Broke Ground
Ho’ōla Nā Pua Broke Ground

In May 2018, Ho’ōla Nā Pua broke ground and construction continued without interruption.

April 2021
Offical Blessing
The official blessing of The Bromley Family Pearl Haven Campus
The official blessing of
The Bromley Family Pearl Haven Campus
April 2021, the official blessing and of The Bromley Family Pearl Haven Campus. The campus opening was celebrated with community stakeholders to honor this tremendous milestone of hope, healing, and new beginnings for youth who have been sexually exploited.

Noteworthy Moments

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