Justin

Justin

When I was 24 I became homeless….I felt I was being rejected from my family and I left. I have anti-social phobias and I started sleeping in bushes, hiding. I felt horrible. I had had a few suicide attempts and…

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John

John

I’ve lived in Hawi in Kohala for last 30 years. I have children and grandchildren and although I’m disabled, I used to have a place to stay and had plenty of food. But I lost control of my life and…

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Donna

Donna

I had never experienced homelessness in my life. I grew up in a middle class family. When I moved to Maui from the mainland, my husband and I both had part time jobs, that were barely enough to support ourselves.…

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Bernie

Bernie

“I’m from Maui. I have a son who turned out just like me…angry, frustrated, suicidal. One night he came home drunk. He started yelling at me, hitting himself. I sat there…all I could think was that I know that I…

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Anashe

Anashe

Anashe Brooks’s survived a complex and traumatic childhood growing up in Maui. “My father had 10 wives… and I had 24 brothers and sisters. He was a drug addicted alcoholic, and he was abusing all of us. When I was…

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