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A partnership to assist exploited children in Hawaii has been launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Ho’ōla Nā Pua (New Life for Our Children). The Church has given the nonprofit organization a $400,000 donation to support the Bromley Family Pearl Haven Campus, the first licensed residential treatment center in Hawaii for youth 11 to 17 years of age who have been sexually exploited. The donation will support the center’s specialized clinical and therapeutic service programs.
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ partnership with Ho’ōla Nā Pua addresses one of our core missions, which is caring for those in need,” said Elder Voi Taeoalii, an Area Seventy. “Contributing with other charitable donors to provide our children and young adults compassionate and specialized care is a great blessing for all.”
“Pearl Haven has been built by the generosity of a courageous global community of partners, such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who believe in the importance of protecting a child’s innocence while advocating for their bright futures. This extraordinary and generous gift from the Church made it possible for Ho’ōla Nā Pua to finish the Phase One renovation of the Pearl Haven Campus,” said Jessica Muñoz, founder and president of Ho’ōla Nā Pua. “Together, we are creating bright futures for the youth of Hawaii.”
In addition to financial support, Latter-day Saint volunteers have been working to support the Pearl Haven landscape installation and assembly of interior furnishings for the much-anticipated campus, set to receive its first residents in April.
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