Giving back to the community that helped him

Robert Binnie

I walked to IHS for a free meal, saw compassion, and took responsibility.

Robert Binnie had a tumultuous past marked by divorce, abuse, and gang violence. By the time he was 13, he suffered from depression and anxiety, and began abusing drugs and alcohol. He became homeless when he lost his job, but his past kept him from moving forward. He didn’t believe in himself or trust anyone.

Robert went to IHS for a free meal after local churches stopped providing food at Kapiolani Park. He was met with compassion and decided to take responsibility for his life. Now, he has a home and new friends, and is part of a welcoming community. He currently attends classes at Kapiolani Community College and volunteers at the Waikiki Aquarium. He is looking forward to starting a new career as a math teacher.

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