An update on past news

Wednesday, June 9, 1999

Group battling
teen prostitution
gets $100,000

Question: What ever happened to Sisters Offering Support?

Answer: The organization dedicated to fighting the problem of teen prostitution in Hawaii had "miraculously" been running on $40,000 a year, according to Executive Director Kelly Hill.

Sisters Offering Support recently received $100,000 in public and private grants.

The new funding will help SOS meet increased demand for services for prostitution prevention and intervention.

According to reports from police, parents and students, teens as young as 13 from all over the island are being recruited for prostitution, pornography and exotic dancing.

More than 1,000 people are involved in prostitution on Oahu, with several hundred under 18, according to the group.

Contributing grants were the state Legislature, the city, the McInerny Foundation and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

For more information, call Sisters Offering Support at 941-5554.

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