We are a non-profit organization that connects resources to need for a better Hawaii society by developing community resources through organizing, capacity building and training. We focus on families affected by trauma and incarceration with special emphasis on women, girls and Native Hawaiian females. Pūʻā promotes efforts toward reconciling the past to the present to build a better future. Implementation of the Puʻuhonua Creating Places of Healing Model that incorporates a trauma informed focus. We identify and strategize ideas to complex social issues and connect partnerships with key community resources to create a vehicle for change and meaningful solutions. We also have anew RIPEN program which stands for Reducing Intergenerational Poverty and Elevating Neighborhoods. The focus is creating support groups for at risk girls who families are affected by incarceration or at risk.