Survivors who need counseling may call a dedicated, confidential phone line operated by Praesidium, a third-party administrator contracted by KS to facilitate support to survivors. Praesidium is a national leader in sexual misconduct and abuse prevention, with extensive experience in providing confidential victim-oriented support services. Its trained safety specialists are available to respond to all calls.
Any former student or individual who is a survivor of sexual misconduct or physical abuse by a KS employee, contractor or volunteer while enrolled in a KS campus or program is eligible for these services. (Survivors who settled claims with KS before the launch of the Fund in August 2018 are not eligible).
Counseling will be provided by a qualified provider of the Survivor’s choice in the Survivor’s area, no matter where he or she lives. If the Survivor does not have a preference, Praesidium will provide Survivor with a list of providers in his or her area to choose from. All conversations with the selected provider and Praesidium’s staff will be confidential.
If a Survivor wishes to speak with someone at Kamehameha Schools about an incident of past abuse, Praesidium will connect him or her with the appropriate contact person at Kamehameha Schools for a prompt response. A survivor may also report directly to Kamehameha Schools through EthicsPoint, a confidential helpline accessible online or by phone (1-866-294-9573) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.