The Great Flood

Aloha friends, This past week Neighborhood Place of Puna suffered a blow from an unexpected pipe burst. As you know, our operations are small and we rely on grants and donations to maintain our services to the community. When unexpected situations like this happen, it can impact our ability to …

Happy November!

Happy November! November is harvest season in the Northern Hemisphere. It is when we harvest the last fruits of our labor before the cold and quiet of winter sets in. It is a time of abundance and for giving thanks. In the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving in November. It …

Why We Exist

Aloha Friends, Neighborhood Place of Puna exists to help families Thrive, to have deep and meaningful lives with sufficient resources to raise their Children. This core mission drives our many family focused programs: our Family Shelter, our Family Resource Center, our Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and our Advocacy. The work …

Covid-19 Infection Rates Are Running High! Please Get Vaccinated!

Dear ‘Ohana,  August is National Immunization Awareness Month. With COVID-19 cases spiking in our community we want to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. The Delta variant is known to be more than 2x as contagious as previous versions of Covid. The new Delta variant has also sent …

Addressing Child Trafficking

This weekend Neighborhood Place of Puna joined the East Hawaii Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect to offer resources at a Child Trafficking Awareness Event.   Child trafficking happens in Hawai’i. Child trafficking is a process where a person’s — the child’s —  labor or body is used against …

Happy Pride Month!

Aloha & happy Pride Month! As a family service agency, we wish to extend our aloha to our LGBTQ friends and allies who are workers, collaborators, and clients of NPP. We often serve non-traditional families and keiki, and we support the struggle for equality with our friends and allies. So …

The Hawaiʻi County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is Launching!

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program was created to support households economically impacted by Covid-19. We are here to assist you in getting the help you need. To prepare your application, please read the following carefully:   ERAP Qualifications To qualify for rent or utility assistance grants starting April 12th, applicants …

Happy Women’s History Month!

Happy Women’s History Month!  Women, and especially women of color, are disproportionately affected by the economic and social challenges. Often women are more likely to take on roles as caretakers for children or sick family members. The closures of schools and workplaces has left many women caring for children unable …