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.



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 ʻohana, and other members in their multidisciplinary team all working towards the same goal: healing and protecting traumatized and exploited 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, has been deliberately designed to provide a safe, trauma-informed, therapeutic 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. 

Therapeutic Milieu  

Pearl Haven’s trauma-responsive and attachment-focused milieu catalyzes a uniquely beneficial experience for youth. Utilizing Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), an evidence-based, comprehensive 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.  

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: 

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. 

Campus and Community Enrichment
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