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Malama Family Recovery Center Stories

Many of our Malama clients have walked a hard road before reaching our program doors. Here they share their personal stories about the lives they were living, the programs that helped them, and how they want to give back to the world.

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Lisa's Story

Before becoming a client with Malama Family Recovery Center, I was living a life of insanity; doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results. I was not being honest with my family, friends, or my probation officer. I was living a lie, and lying to everyone. If I hadn’t found this program, I would still be in my addiction, unable to get out of the pit of Hell. Malama helped to shape me into the strong, virtuous woman that I am today.

Here I’ve been able to fully incorporate the value of kupono – honesty and integrity – and this has made a huge impact on my life. I was able to graduate from Malama and accomplish my goal of becoming a staff member.

I had the opportunity to give back to an agency that helped to form my foundation today. In the future, I want to continue to help lift other women up to be the strong women that they were made to be.

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Tobey's Story

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Roxanne's Story

My journey with Malama Family Recovery Center started on August 4th, 2012. I was 26 years old and addicted to meth and prescription pills, my two children lived with my parents, and I no longer cared if I lived or died. MFRC changed that for me. This program gave me the tools, the support and most importantly, the confidence in myself that I needed to live a life free from substances. The staff here made me see that I am worth it.

Now, almost 10 years clean later, I am a staff member here. Today I get to be a part of the team that brings love and light to the women and children in our community. I get to help show women that they are worth it, they deserve to be happy, healthy and free of drugs and alcohol. We care and we are here. After graduating the program, I was able to be a mommy to my kids, a sister, aunty, daughter to my family. I went back to school and soon I will graduate with a Bachelors Degree.

With the tools gained here I am able to stay driven and motivated to achieve my goals while maintaining my sobriety. After working in the transportation field for almost nine years, and was offered a position here at Malama. I was grateful and humbled to be given this opportunity to give back what was given to me. Here I am.

Begin Your Story of Recovery

The powerful journeys above demonstrate the transformation possible when women receive gender-specific addiction treatment in a supportive, healing environment. Reach out now to join the remarkable women at Malama Family Recovery Center who will inspire, encourage, and equip you to write your story of recovery.