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 …

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 …

Volunteer Opportunities

Neighborhood Place of Puna has volunteer opportunities for the following areas: Food Pantry, Sports Rescue, and Community Events. See Volunteer Application for descriptions. For more information, call Jay at 965-5550. Click here for Volunteer Application You may fax to 965-5109.

Welcome!

Welcome to the new Neighborhood Place of Puna website. Neighborhood Place of Puna is a small non-profit with an important mission, preventing child abuse and neglect.  Our staff is passionate about helping families raise safe and healthy children. While the majority of the work we do is in the home, …