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We are committed to helping families raise healthy and safe keiki.
Neighborhood Place of Puna provides support and services to families at risk for child abuse and neglect. NPP also works very hard to help grow strong healthy communities that nurture healthy relationships, minimize isolation, and provide the many supports that families and children need to be healthy, safe, and secure.
10 am - 5 pm350 Kalanikoa St/, Hilo
10 am - 1 pm15-3003 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa
In The Neighborhood - Blog
In a community struggling with poverty – in which many people simply will not have enough money – the greatest wealth we can help people uncover is their self-value. Knowing that one’s life is valuable is a source of happiness. It gives meaning to our…
Neighborhood Place of Puna tries not to turn anyone away. We primarily help families with underage children as well as pregnant and parenting teens. We run an emergency food pantry to help the hungry in our community. And we try to provide resources, r…
As Americans, we are torn between two disparate images of poverty. One is the romantic poverty of Thoreau and Saint Francis, the holy poverty of simple lives. The other is vilified poverty, the poverty of the “welfare queen” and the “bum.” The holy poo…