In 2018, Ho`ōla Nā Pua broke ground at the site that will become the Bromley Family Pearl Haven Campus (Pearl Haven). Located on twelve acres of peaceful O`ahu land Ho`ōla Nā Pua was awarded by the State of Hawai’i. Pearl Haven will become the first residential treatment program in Hawaii for girls 11-17 years of age who have been sexually exploited. Pearl Haven will be licensed under the Hawai’i State Department of Health and will pursue national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Pearl Haven will use a trauma-informed model and provide individualized, evidence-based treatment, and culturally responsive programming designed to meet the specific needs of sexually exploited youth who require an intensive level of care.
Our focus at Pearl Haven will be to provide individualized treatment, and programming specifically targeted to address the unique risks and needs of every girl. These girls have experienced complex trauma, which may include sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, and other complexities that they will have the opportunity to heal from at Pearl Haven.
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
“Ho`ōla Nā Pua, meaning ‘New Life for Our Children,’ was founded to shine light onto the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaii’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community.”