Helping Parents Raise Safe and Healthy Children

Join the Neighborhood

Neighborhood Place of Puna is a community driven and supported 501(c)3 organization. We are the only child abuse and neglect prevention program located in Puna and offering voluntary services to Puna families.

In-home, family strengthening services

When things start to get out of control and conventional social services fall short, NPP provides consistent, ongoing, in-home services to families.

Kamalama - Hawaiian Values based parenting curriculum

Kamalama Parenting is rooted in the understanding that parents are their children’s first teachers. Parents are introduced to a set of traditional Hawaiian values that reflect universal principle of positive parenting.

Food Pantry

Neighborhood Place of Puna  operates an emergency food pantry to help families in need.

Programs & Services

We provide support and services to families at risk for child abuse and neglect in East Hawaii as well as programs to encourage community involvement and development.

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Join Our Neighborhood

We need your help to continue our mission to empower families and communities in Puna. Become a Neighbor in The Neighborhood.

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Help us expand our outreach and provide for families in Puna. Volunteer your time with NPP.

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Donate to NPP

Make a monthly or one-time donation to Neighborhood Place of Puna. Your support helps us to build strong, healthy families in your community.

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.

Upcoming Events

In The Neighborhood - Blog

Job Opening: Community Outreach Worker – Home Visitor

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Aloha Friends, Neighborhood Place of Puna is  seeking a full-time “Community Outreach Worker – Home Visitor” to deliver Strength based support services families with children and living in East Hawaii. This is a full time position with benefits. The st…


Generosity, Gratitude, and Lychee

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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…


A Willingness to Help

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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…

Why We Exist

Neighborhood Place of Puna is one of the very few programs that East Hawaii families can turn to for support when things begin to get out of control and they recognize they need help as parents and as a family. NPP's programs are voluntary, we aim to help and rehabilitate families in crisis before the need for law enforcement and CPS.

NPP provides consistent, ongoing, in-home, family strengthening services that may include: financial literacy training, basic parenting skills, age appropriate discipline, basic hygiene and life skills, connecting parents to available community resources and programs, advocacy, helping parents understand their children’s developmental stages, and the importance of structure and routine in the home, and more.

Our Mission

Empowering families and communities in Puna by building strong foundations through healthy relationships that value each person’s uniqueness.  
E Malama Pono Kakou.