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Adopt-A-Family: Sarah's FamilyUPDATED 9:19 PM HST Dec 06, 2013Video Transcript
A loss of a job--even temporarily---can turn a family's world upside down. In tonight's adopt a family meet sarah--- a single mom despite the hardships has high hopes for her family. Sarah is a single mother of five-- this is her youngest xysten-- who just entered preschool. She is rebuilding her life--personally and professionally 7:33-7:43 GOING FROM BEING IN A LARGE FAMILY, GETTING OUT OF MY RELATIONSHIP OF TEN YEARS, THE REBUILDING PART WAS HARD. Sarah is a caregiver .... And this summer--her long time client-- and elderly woman passed away. Sarah didnt work for several months. She and her kids moved into the Ulu ke kukui transitional housing program to help them save their money for the next step-- to be on their own--with just mom. It hasn't been easy. 7:43-8:01 WHEN PEOPLE THINK ABOUT SHELTERS THEY THINK THAT THEY JUST ASSUME a lot OF PEOPLE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL OR THINGS LIKE THAT ITS NOT THE CASE FOR ME. She has clear cut goals. HOMEOWNERS HIP. She's working part time to get recertified as a can. She is frugal and is careful to keep her credit good-- and she takes advantage of the money classes offered Ulu Ke Kukui 17:56- 17:59 BEING IN THIS TRANSITIONAL SHELTER IT HELPED ME SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. 9:25 JUST TO BE THAT ROCK FOR MY KIDS Sarah would love the kids to have something to open on Christmas day. Little system loves iron man. While her four year old loves Thor. Her daughter would like drawing materials and her two teen boys need a good pair of athletic shoes--size 12 and 12.5 for herself... A gift card to Ross/Target would be appreciated. If you'd like to adopt sarah's family ... Call our adopt a family line at 440-3800.