The TRUTH About Child Trafficking, What Every Community Must Know

Presented by Southwest Airlines® and Ho’ōla Nā Pua | HI Now

Series Synopsis:

On HI Now, we’re uncovering the staggering truths about child sex trafficking in the islands and highlighting the progressive response of local non-profit, Ho’ōla Nā Pua. Their mission is to ‘shine the light’ on exploitation in Hawaii, while providing trauma-informed care and raising community awareness and advocacy to end this crisis. HNP offers statewide integrated programming that serves thousands of exploited and at-risk youth each year; raising the standard in the global effort to stop sex-trafficking, permanently.

Meet the Founder of Ho’ōla Nā Pua and her committed team; learn more about the issues that plague our most vulnerable population, and what the community can do today to safeguard our keiki. Hear from a survivor advocate and Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, Steven S. Alm about why this issue must be addressed as a united effort.

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In Danger, Need Help, Or Know Someone Who Does?
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888.373.7888 or text HELP to 233733
  • State of Hawaii Child Protective Service
      • Child Welfare Services Hotline 808.832.5300 (24/7)
      • CWS Neighbor Islands 888.380.3088 (24/7)
  • Ho’ōla Nā Pua, Main Office: 808.445.3131
  • Ho’ōla Nā Pua, Pearl Haven: or 808.900.8740

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About Ho’ōla Nā Pua

Ho’ōla Nā Pua (New Life for Our Children) was founded as a 501(c)3 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 our vision for our community. We are committed to the prevention of child sex trafficking and providing care for children who have been exploited. Ho’ōla Nā Pua (HNP) is dedicated to creating a community where children are safe and can embrace their bright futures. Today, not only does HNP offer integrated programming that reaches thousands of youth, community members and stakeholders across the state of Hawaii annually, but it is also considered a national partner and a rising standard in the global effort to stop sex trafficking, permanently.

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From Ho’ōla Nā Pua


Executive Director of Ho’ōla Nā Pua, Jamee Miller, and First Lady of Hawaii, Jamie Green, talks about the types of situations that commonly lead to child sex trafficking, how the community can be more aware and help to prevent child sex trafficking, and who to contact.