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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Maggie

Maggie

I was homeless last year…but HOPE helped us get into Kihei Pua. Five children and my husband. We were there for five months and while we were there, their services helped us start our resumes and look for jobs. While…

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Valerie

Valerie

Valerie is small, pretty, and confident as she poses for photos, and speaks in front of a gathering at Ponahawaiola, a residential program for men and women coming out of prison. She’s here today, partly for this interview, but also…

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