Neighborhood Place of Puna (NPP) is a Home Visiting Family Strengthening program. NPP is the only program offering free and voluntary intensive (weekly), on-going, in-home services to families with children ranging in age from 0 to 17.
Our goal is to ensure that families have access to the resources and skills they need to raise safe and healthy children, free of abuse and neglect.
NPP helps parents and children by meeting weekly with families in their homes, over a period of several months, connecting the family to available resources, providing encouragement and support, and helping the parents understand their children’s developmental stages and developmentally appropriate parenting skills.
NPP staff must also often teach and model fundamental life skills that the parents never learned as children and young adults, simple things like: basic hygiene, money management and budgeting, effective communication, age appropriate discipline, and the importance of a structured family life.
A family that successfully completes the NPP program has identified their strengths, improved on weak areas, and should be able to succeed as a family. They should now have the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to raise safe and healthy children without the continued support of Neighborhood Place of Puna.
Neighborhood Place of Puna
16-105 Opukahaia St.
Keaau, HI 96749