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 …

Love and Family Support

All children need the love and support of at least a few trusted stable adults in their lives. Love and nurturing are crucial for the healthy development of children But being a parent is hard. And being a single parent is especially difficult! Not only are single parents responsible for …

Greeting The New Year

New Years can be a hopeful time of self-evaluation and goal setting. Neighborhood Place of Puna encourages families to always re-evaluate their habits, dynamics and goals to become stronger, healthier households. We know that self-awareness, willingness to change, consistency and clarity can drastically improve the health of families and individuals. …