December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Serenity Gardens @ Pearl Haven
Paul McGillicuddy

Serenity Garden work day December 1, 2018 from 8 AM until 1 PM at Pearl Haven.  Bring your own gloves and favorite hand tools to help out.  POC: Paul  email: pandmj@gmail.com


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We are developing Hawai’i’s first long-term licensed residential special treatment campus for underage females rescued from sexual exploitation.

It’s a sanctuary of healing. We call it Pearl Haven.

The Pearl Haven Campus is situated on 12 acres of pristine rural community on the Is-land of Oahu. When the existing 20,000 square foot building is fully renovated the campus will provide an ideal location for a comprehensive program of trauma recovery and preparation for reintegration into the community. The Pearl Haven program is being designed to meet the unique needs of victims (ages 11-17) who have been sexually abused and exploited. Scheduled to open in 2019 with an initial census of 8- 12 residents, Pearl Haven will eventually have a capacity to serve up to 32 underage victims. In addition to the required State of Hawaii Department of Health special treatment facility license, the program will seek national accreditation. This specialized facility will be among the first of its kind in the United States and will accept applicants from all islands and from across the country.

The importance of individualized comprehensive care

Recovery from severe trauma requires a comprehensive and holistic approach to healing. A comprehensive assessment of each girlʻs physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, educational, social and reintegration needs will be completed as part of the admission process. Each girl, and her family when appropriate, participate in the development of a comprehensive, individualized trauma recovery plan.

Based on research and emerging best practices in trauma recovery and specific intervention with sexually exploited adolescents, the range of interventions which may be incorporated into the individualized plan include group, individual and family therapy as well as adjunct therapies including equine, art, dance and music therapy, gardening therapy, health care, educational assessment and individualized learning plans, activities of daily living, and cultural learning activities. The Pearl Haven Program will be designed to equip residents with the coping skills, life skills, and education, needed for successful reintegration into their community. Transition and reintegration planning will be important elements of the program, including linking girls and their families with community partners whose services will support their successful recovery and reintegration.

The Pearl Haven Program will conduct ongoing program evaluation to continually improve service delivery and to contribute to the research and development of evidence based best practices for promoting healing and resiliency for sexually exploited girls.