Protecting Children by Ending Family Homelessness

Children thrive best in a nurturing, safe, stable home environment. Homelessness is neither safe nor stable. It is not an environment that promotes the healthy development of children. In fact, being homeless puts children at greater risk for maltreatment. Neighborhood Place of Puna actively works to end family homelessness on …

Practicing Hospitality

Hospitality, the willingness to offer shelter and food to strangers, is an ancient practice. It is a virtue praised in many religious traditions and an ethic that Neighborhood Place of Puna tries to embody. This ethic was tested late in the day, on the eve of the Veterans’ day holiday, …

Helping Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Neighborhood Place of Puna is now providing intensive, ongoing, in-home, services to pregnant and parenting teens thanks to a grant from the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund.  NPP will help these teens connect to essential services, learn about pregnancy and parenting, and try to help the teen create a safe and …

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, …