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When:
May 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2015-05-13T12:00:00-10:00
2015-05-13T13:30:00-10:00
Where:
Pacific Beach Hotel
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
USA
Cost:
$20.00 inc. validated parking
Contact:
Linda Collard

About Hoʻōla Nā Pua: Hoʻōla Nā Pua (www.hoolanapua.org) is committed to providing a home designed to meet the unique needs of underage female sex trafficking victims through the utilization of individualized, comprehensive, and restorative therapies. Our vision is to provide girls who are rescued or have escaped from the abuse of sex trafficking with a home, a path to restoration and healing from their trauma, an increased sense of self-worth, and the confidence and ability to successfully reintegrate into their family and the community.

 

Jessica Munoz is the lead nurse practitioner for Emergency Medicine Physicians Inc. at Pali Momi Medical Center on Oahu. During the past 8 years she has been a mentor to high-risk youth and a leading advocate for holistic services to this vulnerable youth population on Oahu. Jessica’s passion for victims of sex trafficking ignited during the research of her master's thesis on this prolific human atrocity and its manifestation to health care providers. Her research revealed that there is a gross lack of education amongst health care professionals on the human trafficking problem. The clear and unmet need for a holistic services home that comprehensively serves a traumatized child’s healing, wellness, and restoration has become the focus of her community efforts and advocacy.

 

Jody Allione has an Industrial Distribution degree from the School of Engineering at Clarkson University and an MBA from Pepperdine. She has been an independent consultant since 1980 with multi-national engineering, construction, and development companies, and she currently manages the development of large scale renewable energy projects in Hawaii.  While attending a Social Justice conference in Australia in early 2012, Jody became aware of the problem of sex trafficking and was determined to become involved in addressing this problem in Hawaii. She met the early team members who were looking for a site and realized that she had the ideal blend of connections and experience to help locate, permit, and license the home and work with stakeholders. In addition to site development, she is also actively recruiting volunteers and helping to coordinate corporate development.