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Community Outreach

Connecting resources to the need  . . . through ORGANIZING.

Pūʻā Foundation leads and is part of various organizing initiatives to support women and girls in the criminal and juvenile justice system.  We are stronger together than separate, here are a few examples working with our partners:

MERCY HOUSE – Watch You Tube video:


WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN – Watch You Tube video:  

SPECIAL EVENT AT KCC – Watch You Tube video:  


STAR LIGHT STAR BRIGHT at WCCC – 2016 & 2017 – Watch You Tube videos:





GIRLS SUPPORTING GIRLS PROJECT – Pūʻā Foundation with its project partners granted the INNOVATION AWARD, by the National Girls Initiative (NGI) of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention.  Pictured below from Pūʻā – Executive Director Toni Bissen, and Kimmy Takata, Forensic Peer Specialist, along with the other awardees.  Aug. 2015 to Jan. 2017 – GSGP.  Peer Support Networks for Girls Supporting Girls, Women Supporting Women, Families Supporting Families is continuing and growing.  Specifically the RIPEN Initiatives continues the efforts of the GSGP.

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NGI Innovation Award meeting (1) copy


RIPEN – Reducing Intergenerational Poverty Elevating Neighborhood

5-3-18 - update website RIPEN Flyer