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Adoptive Honolulu family of five given needed gifts by Oahu’s Adopt-A-Family program

Honolulu, HI, May 2020 – Five years ago, Ken and Royalnette’s lives changed for the worse. Ken’s decades-old hip injury flared up, forcing him to stop working as night
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Markham Plaza resident, once homeless, says volunteering helps her stay stable

San Jose, CA, March 2020 – “I told State Senator Jim Beall how it was to be on the streets,” says Rosie, who was homeless for three years
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After disabling health challenges, former career paralegal finds “lifeline” to stability

Ewa Beach, HI, December 2019 – “The opening here at Villages of Moaʻe Kū was a lifeline,” says Patricia, 51, a former career paralegal with the federal government, who
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Grad student and family considered home in parking lot before finding haven in Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill, CA, August 2019 – In 2018, a young graduate student named Christian needed affordable housing in Santa Clara County but was coming up empty. He had
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Maui grandmother sacrifices finances to take over care of 3 of her grandchildren

Kahului, Hawaiʻi, May 2019 – A few years ago, Cheyenne, a Honolulu native and single mother now living on Maui, took over care of three of her six grandchildren.
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Kukui Tower computer lab class was first step to EAH scholarship winner’s career at IBM

Poughkeepsie, New York, February 2019 – Weon grew up at Kukui Tower, an EAH Housing community in Honolulu, where he first encountered computers in Kukui’s computer lab. He was
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Former EAH Housing resident steps up to donate shoes to Stonebridge kids

St. Helena, California, January 2019 — Tony was 7 when he and his family moved to Stonebridge, an EAH Housing community in the wine country town of St.
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Resident inspired to pursue career at EAH Housing after growing up in EAH community

Morgan Hill, California, November 2018 – Adilene, an EAH Housing resource coordinator, knows better than anyone the value of stable housing in an EAH community. That’s because she grew up
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UC Riverside student finds support amid family and housing hardships

Riverside, California, September 2018 – Life was tough during Jezel’s last year of high school; her six older siblings had left home, and she and her mother were living in
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Buena Vista Midtown resident, once homeless after husband’s death, finds new life as volunteer and housing advocate

San Jose, California, July 2018 – In just four days in 2002, Nancy went from living a comfortable life in suburban Campbell, Calif. with her husband and teenage daughter to
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Cathedral Gardens home helps mom support her daughters’ college dreams

Oakland, California, May 2018  – For Sy Man, life has always been about grit and hard work. To help support her family she left school at age 11 to
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Setbacks don’t stop mother of scholarship-winning daughter from thriving at Los Robles

Union City, California, March 2018 – Once, Trinese was married, with two daughters and a job as an Alameda County child care services coordinator. Her future looked bright, but
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