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PABC Guest Statistics & History

Data current as of October 01, 2016

The names and other identifying information about our homeless guests have been deliberately withheld of this page and our entire web site. While the clear scriptural teaching is that capable people should help those having trouble (Deuteronomy 15:7-8; Proverbs 21:13, Romans 15:1), the reality is many people want nothing to do with homeless people lest they cause them trouble. We do not want someone's name to be on this website and some day unfairly prevent them from getting a job, apartment or other necessary resource.

The dates, number of people involved and the reasons why they came to PABC and where they went afterward convey the kind of work done by our homeless ministry. You can read one of our guests own writings here. Children are defined as persons 17 years old and under. Occasionally we have an unaccompanied 17-year-old. People over 17 are counted as adults even if living with their family or under a legal guardian. To understand how we help people who do not stay with us, see the explanatory notes at end.


PABC Guest Statistics Since July 1, 2010

Men Women Children Total Bed- Nights Summary of Guests

130

106

79

315

0

Helped by PABC but didn't stay

193

155

131

479

44116

Stayed at PABC at least 1 night

13

8

13

34

3728

Now staying at PABC

0

0

0

0

0

Scheduled to come to PABC





PABC Guest History by Family Type

You will find references to people who are Registered Sex Offenders, below, but as of August 20, 2015, PABC stopped allowing sex offenders on Campus. See our September 2015, newsletter.

Men Wo- men Chil- dren Days at PABC Reason Guest came: Situation when Guest left

Unaccompanied 17-year Olds

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0

1

18

Seventeen year old who had been away from a bad home since age 13 came with a 2-year older boyfriend. She had a job, but cannot legally sign a lease because she is under age.

The couple were able to get their checks and get into their own housing.

0

0

1

11

Teen came in with a middle-aged couple he had met on the street. He thought the man might be his birth dad, but had no real proof. He had left home because he had wanted to do things his own way.

Teen decided he wanted to go back home. The parents laid down some ground rules-: Hee would have to work and save money for an apartment; no smoking, no running away, etc. The young man said he had learned by his time away from how. He was a good worker at PABC.

0

0

1

2

17-year old woman's mother was dead and father had spent a lot of time in prison--she was raised by her grandmother. The woman and baby daddy lost custody of their child and the grandmother needed to get the teen woman out of her house in order to get custody of the baby.

After two days at PABC, the woman and baby-daddy were able to move to a friends house and work out an arrangement to help pay for their stay. She was continuing with school, we was continuing to find a job.

0

0

1

35

Teen grew up living with abusive father and then step-father. She had difficulty getting along with her mother and wanted to live in a Christian environment for her last year of high school.

She always went to school and work, never caused any trouble. She was engaged to marry her boyfriend after graduation. With the help of social services, she got her own apartment. Her mother moved in with a new boyfriend over 100 miles away.

0

0

1

26

Teen with no record of trouble left a controlling religious group. Her mother was deceased, father sent her out of his home. She was staying with sister, but then ended up with a "friend of a friend" and was asked to leave. Police called PABC when they found her on the street at midnight with nowhere to go.

Attached herself to a 30-year old Guest, calling her "mom". The guest left and with her, leaving their stuff behind for weeks.

0

0

1

5

Was staying with other friends and worked at a camp for some of the summer, then had to join his family at PABC.

Back with other friends.

0

0

1

16

Homeless 17-year-old, will not stay with mom & her boyfriend. Grew up in gangs.

PABC let him stay while he was arrested for home invasion. Given 1 year jail and 3 years probation. After multiple parole violations, sentence was upgraded to 4 - 15 years.

Fathers with Children

1

0

3

1

Man and 3 children were staying with girlfriend and were not on the lease. His past evictions prevented him from gettin on the lease.

Man found PABC too crowded and went back to someplace near where he came from.

1

0

0

52

Man came in with his baby-momma, their child together end two of her other children. Had some alcohol-related domestic violence in his history, but had been sober for a year. He resigned from his last job because employees were drinking regularly and he wanted to avoid that.

Man Got a new job and kept their vehicles running. He got along with everybody. Later, he went to his parent's house where alcohol was being consumed. He drank too much, got upset and hit his baby-momma while he was holding their child. Others saw it and he went to jail.

1

0

0

29

Man had a job and place to live, but lost it in the process of keeping up with his baby-mama's children's visits. The arranged for housing program help to keep their rental home, but it arrived 2 days late and the landlord continued with the eviction.

Man made lots of progress and generally managed his business very well. Ran into some more snags with the courts and with housing. Spouse gave PABC staff a major false story and bother were required to leave.

1

0

2

53

Man with twin toddlers, whose mother abandoned them after 2 weeks, was brought by a friend to PABC. He had worked all of his life, but lost jobs and lost car to malfunction. He spent the last of his money living in a motel He did not know about homelessness prevention money available.

Man spent most of his time communicating with women on his phone and made little progress in finding a job He did not know how to peacefully manage his children--constant yelling at them. Yet he rejected help from the PABC staff and tried to tell other guests how to handle their issues. PABC asked him to leave. He was adept at asking for help and found it.

1

0

1

147

Man with wife and 3 children wanted to come to PABC, but we did not have 2 rooms in the family dorm for them. So, only the man came while the mother and 3 children stayed in a crowded house with their mother. After a week, the 1 year old child began to stay with dad at PABC. The mom and maybe the dad need to get on disability.

Man and wife decided to break up. The man continued to have some of his children at PABC sometimes. He had spinal injuries and pain issues, but also struggled with drug use. PABC asked him to leave because of these issues, unwillingness to do much work and having other women in his room.

1

0

1

18

Man and had struggled with job loss, debt, foreclosure, and divorce. He was staying in his truck in zero-degree weather until his son came to live with him--both came to PABC late one night.

Man came and went and all hours of the day and night--never cooperated with PABC rules to attend meetings or write notes explaining why not. He made some effort to swindle another guest.

1

0

3

97

Father and Mother of three toddlers were staying with Mom's mother in small house. Landlord said they had to leave. Mother left for unknown place and father came to us rather than lose custody of his children.

Mother made a brief appearance to help, then left again. Father is still taking care of his three toddlers and hoping to arrange for a job and day-care.

1

0

1

0

Man staying in car with his son--needs a better place

PABC left message offering to help, but call was not returned.

1

0

2

792

Man left to live in his car after family of 20 years broke up: unfaithfulness and other troubles. She was charged with attacking him, but he had to leave because she was in charge of the dwelling. He came to PABC for a stable place to live while applying for disability and attempting to get custody of children.

After staying at PABC for two years, the man gradually made peace with the mother of his children and moved back into a new place that they acquired.

1

0

1

160

Man with full custody of child lost his job due to a pinched nerve, but could not get workman's comp either. Stayed with son's mother for a while, but there was substance abuse in that house. Needed somewhere to go awaiting case resolution or ability to go back to work.

Man was able to take care of driver's license problems and an old friend offered to let him stay in a vacant house with the understanding that he will get a job. We took them 3 hours away to their new home.

1

0

3

5

Continued at PABC after oldest daughter left.

After 9 months at PABC Dad and three teens got together multiple housing and utility arrearage programs to put them in a nice 3-bedroom apartment near good schools and potential jobs. The family stayed together. No other shelter within a 100 miles would have been able to accept them.

1

0

4

265

Dad without highschool degree lost jobs, could not pay rent, then had to leave undesirable situation with relatives. Tuscola Behavior Health called PABC.

The oldest daughter (16) went to live with mother--a difficult situation, but what she wanted to do.

1

0

1

0

Grandma called saying her son was verbally abusive to her and would not work or pay his bills. He had his 13-old son at her house as well.

PABC told her to give son an ultimatum to shape up and get a job, else he could come to PABC--and we would send him out if he was trouble here. PABC told her the sheriff would help her send him out if necessary.

Mothers with Children

0

1

3

1

Mother with four children was hit by her husband and he was sent to jail. However, he was going to get out on bail, and it was his father's house that they were living in, so the mother and the children had to leave right away. The older child decided to stay with the father.

Mother struggled with her children and talked of sending them back to their father--even though he had attacked her. She and the children left without expaining where they went.

0

1

4

0

Woman had several boy firiends over the years, one of which put a gut a gun to his head and threatened to kill himself. She also had four your children, with varying disabilities, who were cared for by various combinations of people. She was living with her mom in Caro, but said mom had evicted her.

PABC called the woman's mother and found that she had not evicted her, but wanted her to be more responsible, and the woman just wanted to flee. She confirmed the suicide threat, but gave different information on other issues. PABC believed she was better to work things out with her mom and stay near her children.

0

1

1

0

Woman and junior high daughter moved back to Port Austin area after having been away nine years. They had a lot of family here and were staying with relatives temporarily, but had no long term solution yet.

PABC encouraged them to continue to stay with family and look for a long term solution--they could come to PABC if nothing else worked out. We did not hear back.

0

1

4

39

Woman with four small children caught their father being unfaithful and left Huron county to stay with a friend a couple hours away. She found a job while she was away, but moving back to this county and finding a place to stay all at once probed more difficult than expected. She hoped to stay at PABC only a short time--had job leads the day she came.

Woman got a job, arranged for daycare for her children, took care of other business, and moved back in with her father some distance away.

0

1

2

4

Pregnant mother with two toddlers was staying at her mother's house. Grandma became suicidal and the woman called 911. When Grandma returned, she was angry and required the mom and children to leave. The County Sheriff called PABC at 1:30 A.M. and we found car seats and made the 2-hour trip to pick her up. She would have lost her children to CPS, otherwise.

Woman and children made arrangements to stay with their own family members--at first temporarily, but then until her baby was delivered.

0

2

1

75

Mother and young-adult daughter were not working, both applying for disability. Mom also had an adopted son. Father was killed when their home exploded from a gas leak years ago--other family members were injured and traumatized. They had been staying with another older family member who needed to make home repairs and could not keep them. No smoking, substance abuse or criminal issues.

Middle aged woman stayed with housing program and got a place near relatives. Adult daughter and child enjoyed PABC and learned a lot while here.

0

1

3

0

Hard-working mom with three children lost her home and needed a temporary place. Her ex-husband wanted to get back with her and come to PABC also. PABC was aware of many difficulties with him and shared them with her.

Mom chose to go elsewhere without her ex-husband. This was probably the best decision.

3

1

1

0

Mom, daughter, boyfriend, his cousin and his uncle were being evicted from an apartment for lack of payment, claiming their rent money had been stolen. Mom had a prison record.

A visit to their room revealed a substantial mess and the signs of substance abuse and promiscuity. The landlord staff believed their rent money went to drugs. PABC refused them.

0

1

1

83

Middle-aged woman came from a year of federal prison for counterfeiting. She needed to get a job, but had some medical issues. She stayed with her mother temporarily, but could not get along on a long-term basis. She had an elementary-school daughter.

Even though we had a place for her daughter, she never came--she always stayed with the grandmother. This shelter Guest had numerous PABC rules violations. She promised she was done with her spouse who had a major ongoing criminal record, but she was still supporting him. About the time PABC discovered this, she became seriously ill and had to be hospitalized. PABC declined to let her return.

0

1

1

28

Mom suffered minor violence from her much older husband who had a history of mistreating her and her son. Husband also had drug use issues. She called PABC and husband went to jail.

The woman got here first full time job she has had and was able to arrange for babysitting among the other PABC guests. She avoided getting into a rebound relationship. Her mother was able to make room for her in her house, so she returned.

0

1

1

0

Young pregnant woman who had been at PABC as a teen asked to come back to PABC over the space of 5 months. She was had her baby during this time. She changed boyfriend during that time and changed on who might be the baby's father.

Woman was not always truthful about her situation. When we asked to talk to her boyfriends, even they did not believe she was telling them the truth about herself and us.

0

1

3

2

Mother of three toddlers was evicted by the grandmother (boyfriend's mom) of her children. Mother was competent and had a full-time job. The father appeared unfaithful, untruthful and uninterested in his children.

The father provided a new place for the woman and children to live--promised to be a better dad. PABC's providing an alternative helped this family.

0

1

0

131

Mom had recovered from drug use, passed numerous screenings, but her new-born baby was taken away from her because he had evidence of drugs in his miconium. Mom left home so that the courts would have no reason to deny the father custody at home.

Woman made lots of progress and generally managed her business very well. Ran into some more snags with the courts and with housing. Gave PABC staff a major false story and was required to leave.

0

1

1

0

Woman with multiple disabilities and her children were sleeping in a garage and the weather was turning cold. She was getting divorced.

Woman insisted on coming with two "service dogs", one of which she agreed was too old to perform any service. We would take her without her dogs. We helped her find government housing programs which could help her.

0

1

2

223

Single mother gave up apartment when she went to the hospital to have her twins. She came back to stay with her mother, but when the landlord found out, he ordered her out the next day. Whe was on maternity leave from a job--hopes to get back.

Women stayed very dedicated to taking care of her twins, though she attended very few PABC Bible classes. She left to be closer to jobs and a man-friend she met at PABC.

0

1

1

68

Mom and daughter left when father divorced them. She has money that will be coming in, but it will be a few weeks before it starts.

She was able to pay off important bills, and with the aid of a housing program, rent an apartment. She put her daughter in on-line second grade in order to minimize the impact of moving between school districts and between parents occasionally.

0

1

1

0

Port Austin Woman and her teen son were on apparent lease with her ex-boyfriend, but he would not leave and they were not getting along. She had no other family in the state.

PABC accepted her but she did not call back.

0

1

3

115

Woman with three middle-school children got behind on rent when taking care of her mom as she passed away. She said she was evicted, found a new place to live, but the owner gave it to someone else one day before she was due to move in. The Sheriff was scheduled to move her out 4 days later--3 of those days being her biggest work days. PABC rented a truck on a few hours notice and moved the family to PABC. Without a place to live, the Children would almost certainly be taken away to foster care.

After working with this mom for nearly four months, we discovered she had great difficulty being truthful and keeping important commitments. She went to jail and had probation violations for not making her children go to school. She was one of the worst ever at attending required PABC meetings. She did not use her money to pay fines, utilities and other important commitments, but spent lots of money on new clothes, toys and other non-essential things. PABC required her to leave.

0

1

3

0

Woman left left fiance's home because it was dangerous for her three children. She came to Port Austin because her ex-husband had stayed at PABC.

Because PABC could not get to her right way, she stayed a night with her ex-husband. PABC encouraged reconciliation--and it happened. The husband had escaped his former drug problem.

0

1

2

0

Disabled woman and two elementary-age children believed her husband was trying to kill her. He kept her almost completely confined to the home, would show his gun to her and threaten to find her and kill her if she left with the children.

Even though woman thought that none of the nearby domestic violence shelters would take her, we were able to talk to them for her and find one who would help her escape this kind of difficult circumstance.

0

1

1

0

Disabled woman and teen son had been living with parents over 2 months, waiting on additional disability. She had worked standing or walking jobs all her life and leg injury prevented that. Her parents were hoping she would leave.

Since she did not have to leave right away, we referred to to housing programs in her area.

0

1

1

0

Woman with one year old baby was ordered to leave her boyfriend's house, had great trouble handling the stress.

Her mother found out she was going to PABC and let her stay in her vacation home instead.

0

1

1

0

Abusive husband was ordered to leave home, so he did, taking their small children with him, not letter her see them. Disabled woman was not able to pay the bills by herself and had trouble knowing what to do.

PABC encouraged her woman to start a court case so she could have access to her children. Since she did not have to leave immediately, PABC gave her info on housing programs.

0

1

2

133

Woman and 2 small children from Huron County lived with an out-of-county friend for five months, came back to Huron County to visit family and friends, and then the first friend told her not to come back. Woman and child applying for disability.

The family got into a good housing program that will pay their rent and utilities. Efforts to obtain disability are still moving slowing. Past felonies made finding housing and work difficult.

0

1

1

0

Woman and daughter need to leave abusive boyfriend and come back to Huron County where friends and family live. She needs to plan her exit without him knowing.

Woman planned out exit knowing she could come to PABC, but found another place at the last minute.

0

1

1

15

Highly skilled woman and son came to Michigan to live with relative and relative sent them out in a few days. No funding to go anywhere. Awaiting disability, assistance or part-time work.

Woman contacted family she had not seen for many years and they offered her a place to stay. She and her son took a train a 2-day train trip to get there.

0

1

1

24

Young woman at PABC received her 2-year old back from her mother after new that she had a place to stay. Mother was too abusive to live with.

Went to live with daughter's aunt on father side of family. This mother did a great job of putting her child first--she was getting into bad habits and decided to leave. PABC drove her 2 hours away.

0

1

1

34

Mom of 3, former military, suffering from depression, with current custody of one 3-year old child needed to get away from a negative living environment.

Got together with a longtime single man who also had a child. While short of a biblical committed relationship, it does seem to be a positive one.

0

1

1

132

Man she was living with was unfaithful. Their rent was not paid, he was moving away, and she decided not to go with him--hoping to find a stable marriage in which to raise her 8-year-old son.

Mom stayed to finish her son's school year and went to live with her parents, one of which began to need care. She is also nearer her other children. She hopes to get into a government housing program in a month.

0

1

3

0

Mom with three small children moved into house with another woman who moved out after a month--could no longer afford rent. Local shelter was full and she would be too far from job and children's school at PABC. Glad to have us, but looking elsewhere.

Found a place elsewhere.

0

1

2

159

Mother of two children left a bad relationship, on the streets for months, shot in drive-by shooting. Realizes she needs to give her whole life to God. Able to regain partial custody of children while at PABC.

Over a dozen unconfirmed reports of immoral or illegal behavior. Would not follow PABC simple rules so Guest was required to leave.

0

1

1

0

Friend called for a homeless completely deaf mother with a young child. The friend cannot take her in because of her room mate's sex offender status.

Found a new place in her area, after knowing she had somewhere to go.

0

1

1

28

Woman with violent husband who ordered her out called numerous shelters. All were either full or would not take anyone from her county. Sanilac County shelter called us.

Found a friend closer to where she needs to go to school and wants to work.

0

1

2

1

Woman with 10-year-old and newborn separated 6 months ago from difficult partner of 15 years. Stayed with two different relatives, but asked to leave. Has a job, but missed work when delivering baby.

Successful entry into government housing program.

0

1

1

0

Problem pregnancy, could not work. Not working long enough to have insurance or unemployment. Woman and 11-year-old daughter evicted for non payment of rent.

Fiends living near hospital decided to let her stay with them as she was in and out of the hospital.

0

1

1

27

Cut back in hours from one job, quit to find a new job, lost that job. Roommate ran out of money at the same time. Evicted.

Even with baby, room always a mess and smelled bad. Would not participate in cleaning common areas or daily classes. Out after midnight a lot, no jobs, yet signs of money coming in. Deceitful to staff. Required to leave PABC. All 3 passed away in their apartment fire, 11/21/12.

0

1

3

230

Family of 4 (5 on weekends) lost monthly assistance due to medical mis-documentation. Got behind in rent and were evicted--moved to PABC on last possible day.

Family made progress on a number of personal and legal issues. Unfortunately, father left to live with girlfriend.

0

1

2

19

Had trouble paying rent on apartment, moved in with a friend, then married and moved in with husband, but his government housing did not permit additional people without redoing paperwork.

Three-year-old daughter was taken by grandparents because the was no notification of court date. Woman hit her new husband and she went to jail; he got his baby.

0

1

1

28

Mom with 1 year old, living with family that turned out to be abusive. Previous jail. Hopes to marry son's father.

Relatives came long distance to pick her up and take her back.

2

1

2

0

Mother, 8-year old girl, 6-year old boy, sister and grandpa dependent upon mother for care need to escape abusive father. Protection order stopped him from threatening, but let him live in the house.

Husband came home as family was packing to come to PABC, police were called, husband was ordered to move out until the court could handle it. PABC not needed.

0

1

2

10

Father of 1- and 2-year old children lost job, so the family moved in with mother's mother. Left due to father's arguing, father's arrest and grandma's drinking.

PABC shared biblical teaching on marriage with mother and father. Agreement for peace was made. Mom and children went to live with her father.

0

1

1

0

Age 30 mother with 3-year old has been staying with a friend, but landlord says he will evict them all if she stays. Doesn't do drugs, alcohol. No job, phone or vehicle.

Trying to find somewhere closer to job leads in Harbor Beach. Must have--never called back.

0

1

1

25

Worked in exchange for a place to live. Work ended, mom and 14-year old son asked to leave.

Found assisted housing.

0

1

1

0

Out of job & unemployment money--could not get any rental assistance because she just got a hire for good job. (But it will take a couple of months before she can save enough for deposit and rent.)

Friends decided to pay for a hotel for the family only hours before she planned to arrive at PABC.

0

1

1

6

Within a week; left boyfriend's home due to first time violence, left women's shelter due to dispute with another woman, left friend's apartment because landlord said, "no".

State subsidized housing

Both Parents with Children

1

1

1

126

Working couple with two teenagers lost their jobs in a business layoff and lost their housing when the owner changed plans for it.

Husband got a job right away and wife did a couple of months later. The couple struggled to save money--they actually sent some of the paychecks to a trusted friend so they would not spend it. PABC encouraged them to get out by a certain date and they did. Their teenage son had a hard time find a job, but did find a girlfriend.

1

2

2

0

Grandma, daughter, son-in-law and two children were going to be evicted in 12 days. They had paid rent, but owner wanted property back. Grandma has Social Security, but others are out of a job right now.

PABC told them to stay with their government housing programs and they would probably not PABC--but we would be here in an emergency. It apparently worked.

1

1

4

0

Woman and fiance with two children each were staying in the living room of an 800 sq.ft. house along with her mother. It was tight and tense. She was evicted from a place with holes and bad insulation where she had run up a $1600 electric bill. She negotiated payments till her tax return came, but student loans took it all. She cannot get electricity elsewhere till that is paid.

PABC assured her that we would make room for her if she had to leave, but encouraged her to stay so the children could stay in their school. We suggested various alternatives and places where utility help might be available.

1

1

1

36

Young married couple with a toddler were our of work and having trouble finding a place to live.There were no other shelters in the area that would let them stay together as a family.

Both were good and finding jobs and got hired. But the couple had constant fighting between each other--claimed to be "wrestling", but would yell and each would show up with impact injuries. Once, she called the police on him and he went to jail. After 2 days, his job agreed to keep him if he could come back immediately. PABC bailed him out, but he lost the job in two days. A week later they left the state without making arrangements through the courts, causing PABC to lose its bail until man returns--if ever.

1

1

1

133

A Walmart employee called then brought a young disabled man to PABC. The man had been staying with friends and financially contributing, but they suddenly sent him out, not letting him talk to his girlfriend and baby also staying there, saying she did not want him anymore. Hosts then demanded more money from the girlfriend and were abusive. He had no phone, but three days later she contacted PABC through a relative and PABC rescued her and her possessions from the hostile people there. The couple had been together for 15 months.

Couple proved to have difficulty spending their money effectively, finishing important tasks, cleaning their room, etc. The woman asked PABC to help her regain custody of two of her older children in other states, but it appeared that she was struggling to take care of one and the second with which she became pregnant at PABC. They were asked to leave--went to a friends home.

1

1

4

0

Husband and wife were both learning disabled, but had worked and taken care of four of their own children. Seasonal sugar factory job ended and they could not find work. CPS had taken their children away--they said for dirty floors and bugs. They cleaned and had an exterminator come.

PABC gave them info about housing programs and explained that it is not good to be in homeless program when trying to get children back from CPS. Even so, we would accept them with or without their children if that could be helpful.

1

1

2

103

Mother of 3 & boyfriend left PABC a couple of months ago for a house. They paid rent on time, but were no able to pay the deposit as planned. Government help agencies were out of money at the time. The landlord proved to be a very difficult person, committing crimes against them. Both had good jobs.

After surviving a few domestic disputes, and working toward taking care of previous commitments and ending previous bad relationships, the couple got into new housing through a housing program and have reasonable prospects of getting their children back.

1

1

3

0

Family of five in Auburn, Michigan were staying in a hotel while he was doing drywall work, but it ended and they could not find more work, so they had to leave the next day. An effort to get into an apartment failed. Old felony still made job hunting difficult.

PABC staid that it would be better to stay in the same schools and among friends. Family was unfamiliar with government housing programs and shelters in the Bay City/Saginaw area. PABC helped.

1

1

2

175

Committed couple with two toddlers were staying with her mother and not using any social services. When the grandmother was evicted, they went with her, losing a job and familiar contacts.

Father got a temporary dairy job almost immediately--gradually worked up to full time. The couple's relationship struggled at times, but they watched Christian marriage videos which helped. They were partly responsible with their money--using it for important things, but also some unimportant things. They got along with everyone and did lots of cleanup work in the dorms, so PABC let them stay almost 7 months.

1

1

1

89

Man with wife left PABC a year ago and had a baby. He worked for a dairy, then took another job for more money, but was part of a big lay off just days before he would have received unemployment. He had vehicle problems at the same time, limiting his job search to his local area, which had little available. He got behind in rent, so he came back to PABC.

Man got a good job at a local auto parts maker. They paid some fines and other bills, got their car back on the road, got into a housing program and moved. They were very thankful.

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Family continued at PABC with a bigger family--baby born 8/29/15.

Woman continued to be diligent to take care of her children and largely managed to make peace and live with their father.

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Man applying for disability was arrested for driving on his prescribed pain killers when he swerved to avoid a pot hole, went to jail and lost his job and insurance. He, wife and three children have been staying with various friends for over a month..

PABC had a couple of conversations in an effort to work out arrangements, but they found something else.

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Husband and wife with three children, one brain-damaged and one autistic, were staying in one bedroom at a friends. Husband was half-crippled, applying for disability.

The administrators of their housing program worked hard to speed up the process and they stayed in their bedroom till they could move. They were glad to have an alternative.

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Couple with non-drug, non-violent felonies having trouble with jobs and housing--hoping to get there three children back from foster care.

We explained that they need to be somewhere other than PABC in order to get their children back. CPS rarely gives them back until parents have their own housing.

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Pregnant mom who was abused during childhood was willing to rejoin the father of her children if he would work and avoid drugs. She had no family who would help her when the baby comes.

A new baby girl was born and family remained at PABC (new record needed to keep stats on larger family size).

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Mother of 3 & boyfriend signed an apartment lease a few days before her housing assistance checks were to be issued, not knowing it would cancel her assistance. She was then unable to pay and was evicted--making new housing even more difficult to find. She gave her children back to her exes and was living in shelters and their van for 6 weeks.

Both mother and her boyfriend obtained jobs, saved money and got into new housing with some assistance. She was answering her court papers for her children and looked like she would have good success in retaining custody of them.

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114

Young man came out of jail from a drug-abuse past, but was determined to do better. He was praying and reading the Bible, trying to make a difference. The mother of his children wanted him to prove himself before going back to him.

The man quickly got a job and kept it the whole time at PABC. He may have made some unwise decisions buying used cars, but he was largely able to stay away from all drugs and make peace with the mother of his children.

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Family of four with an autistic child were promised a job and a house by friends in Kinde, but the water and electricity were not working and the boss did not pay him for several weeks of work. They came to PABC when they realized the situation was not going to improve soon.

Children were taken away by CPS in what appeared to be a very unfair session. The parents were not permitted to submit anything in writing or speak. They had been at PABC over a month and were some of the best parents we ever had here.

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Younger couple had been struggling with job and apartments--partly due to previous drug charges, previous debt and child support payments. One had loaned $400 to a friend to prevent them from being evicted. Both adults were living separately with other people who were asking them to find a new place.

PABC agreed to take them if they could not find any other place to go. PABC encouraged woman to get get legal help on her credit card debt. She ran up $300 on a credit card when she was 16 and collection agencies were still trying to get $1500 from her, 14 years later.

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Man, wife and two elementary children were living with his boss, but boss was leaving--eliminating his place to stay and his work. CPS was going to remove their children if they did not have a place to live in two days. Woman was severely injured in an auto accident, but it was still tied up in litigation. They had house lined up, but an unexpected natural gas problem prevented it from being occupied for 2 weeks.

PABC made room for them to come, but said woman's service dog might have to go in a separate building or to a dog boarding place. Because PABC was available to take them "in case anything went wrong", local friends accepted them for a few days at a time--allowing the children to stay in their schools.

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Man, wife lived with relatives in the Thumb, let their young children stay there to take jobs in a bad area of Detroit, but came back after experiencing a shooting and other crimes. Relatives went through personal difficulties and asked them to leave.

Many got a dairy job right a way, but did not budget well, got arrested for driving while suspended. They qualified for HCV, but had a difficult time finding a place due to a previous drug-related felony. Their housing search was exacerbated by his claiming his felony was older than it was.

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Woman, husband and 1 child were living doubled-up in a stressful situation. They work weekdays, but would like to live at PABC on weekends to relieve stress.

PABC offered to help them make peace with their house hosts. PABC might reduce stress--but it might add some as well.

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Mother had been hospitalized for serious condition, so father left work to take care of their 4- and 3-year old children, one with autism. They stayed with family for the short time leases permitted. DHS said they could get housing for them after the holidays, but the couple were several days short of motel money and PABC was the only place they could find with room for them.

PABC accepted them, but they received motel donations a day at a time allowing them stay where they were (about 90 miles from PABC) until Department of Human Services was back to work and obtained an apartment for them.

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Couple and newborn could no long stay with her mother in her apartment. PABC accepted them.

Man left a note, but did not say where he was going. Woman's mother kept just the two in her apartment till other arrangements could be made.

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Family of 6 had been evicted months ago, but allowed to stay provided they made certain payments. When they stopped making payments they were given 5 days to leave. Their belongings were placed in a dumpster and they temporarily stayed with the mom's mother.

PABC offered 2 rooms a few days into the future. While staying with mom's mother, her landlord decided he would let them stay in grandma's apartment if grandma moved to another vacant unit on the premises.

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Man's children were able to begin visiting regularly, wife had a motion to be released from jail and their baby would come with her.

Wife and baby stayed with him on and off for about a month, then they all moved back to an extra room in her parents house.

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Family of 7 was given Notice to leave their rental home, investigated 23 other houses but could not get into any one of them. Two working adults lost their jobs for missing work during their house search.

Only five members of the family came to PABC. The mom worked during the sugar been season. The father finally received back disability payments and they were able to buy a house. The children continued their school and were doing well.

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Family of five living out of state with good jobs returned to take care of husband's dying mother. They were not able to get sufficient jobs, so they had to sell possessions to pay rent and eventually ran out.

Wife had a job and they were able to move to a friend's house.

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Family with 4 children (one adult child) had moved to Flint from West Virginia and their job failed. They stayed with friends for a while then went to a place with no water. Father is retired on SS, not in good health. They were considering a women's shelter with the father and adult son staying in their truck.

PABC was not as desirous of taking them because they were so far away, but agreed to take them if they could not find a better alternative in a week. They did not call back.

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Husband and wife were accepted to work a new job with a place to live. They quit their present jobs and gave notice on their rental house. New job boss broke off all contact. Without paychecks, rent went behind and t hey were evicted.

Family got an offer for jobs and housing in the Detroit area, so they left.

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Disabled woman, man and 2 small children lost house for non-payment of rent. His part-time work was cut back to one a week. They were running out of friends to stay with.

PABC got a room all ready, but various friends kept offering to take them--daughter stayed with grandmother to stay in the same school.

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Woman, her 8-month old baby recently left another shelter. Her boyfriend who recently arrived in Michigan had to leave his dwelling as the tenants were being evicted.

Reconciled with dad while at PABC and then moved in with dad's sister, his aunt.

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Couple with some disabilities and two little children were living at an apartment which had much more expensive utility cost than originally promised them. They lost government assistance at the same time and were evicted.

Man got a job and was able to get into an inexpensive apartment with a low deposit. The family began to regularly violate PABC rules a few days before their apartment was ready, so PABC required them to leave. They found a temporary place until they could move in.

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Family ran group foster home till the resident's legal guardian with-held payment for several months and the business ran out of money. Suit possible, but no money to do it.

Arranged a housing program in a couple of days and drove back to their home town.

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Man, woman and 1-month old Baby were staying a tenant, not on his rental agreement. Man's loan to a "friend" was repaid with counterfeit bills which he passed on to tenant who passed them on to the landlord. Sheriff did not charge family with counterfeiting, but honored landlord's request that they leave immediately. No friends or other shelters would take them. PABC received their call about midnight and made the 3-hour trip with a trailer to get them and their belongings.

The family searched numerous places for a new place to stay; contacted appropriate housing agencies. They found a place listed only with its front-yard sign--made arrangements and moved in. The baby was noticeably bigger after his 3-week stay!

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Family of 3 with disabled mom were renting a home that was sold and new buyer was not told that it was occupied. They had credit and utility payment problems--partly due to a bad furnace in present home. It is not easy for them to get in elsewhere.

We directed them to people who help with tenants rights. They cannot be evicted without notice, even if the buyer did not know they were there. They buyer has a case against the seller--but cannot take it out on the tenant. The family was able to stay long enough to find new housing.

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Committed man, woman and four-year old son with former-PABC-Guest relatives in Huron County lost jobs and were evicted.

Will come in 6 days if no other solution.

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Seriously ill husband, wife, and handicapped daughter were staying with wife's relatives. Even though they were a couple weeks away from getting into a housing program, they felt they had to leave there. Court action with abusive husband at the same time.

Smoothly into a housing agency program. Very appreciative and neat family.

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Couple had been together 9 years with four children. Father was unexpectedly arrested on 6-year-old charge, fined, then jailed when he couldn't pay the fine. Both parents lost their job, moved in with friends, then had to move out when the heater broke suddenly.

Parents got married at PABC, family got into a housing program in a city where father can find work. They bought an old car which a government program repaired for them.

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Parents with various substance abuse, medical & criminal record issues had to leave parents house because of parents alcoholic assaultive behavior.

Got into a HCV home and got a job nearby.

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Man, woman, and child staying with other couple whose children were in foster care. A condition to get their children back was to send this family out of their house.

Once they were offered a place to stay at PABC, he concentrated on finding a job, found one, got into a housing program, and his father offered his home for few days in between. (His lease would not allow for more than that.)

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Parents with three children had been evicted and had a week to move. Husband just started new good job so he could not qualify for rental assistance, but did not have the money for rental and utility deposits.

Once realizing they had temporary housing secure, they were able to concentrate on long-term housing and found someone who would let them in with little down.

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Lost job, lived with in-laws, but a disagreement erupted and they had to leave late at night. Police said that they cannot spend the night in the streets with a 2- and 5-year-old, so they called PABC at 2 A.M. PABC picked them up because police do not have safety seats to transport children.

Other in-laws picked them up the next day.

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Man lost job, left home and came back to eviction in progress. A friend who was going to help them could not.

Left without letting PABC know when or where--for the second time!

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Man had full-time job with former employer in Huron County, but plans to live with woman's family did not work out. No money to go anywhere else.

Worked through Blue Water Center to get into a good program. Everyone was happy.

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Woman, disabled husband and handicapped daughter got behind on rent when she was in hospital. Government agreed to pay rent, but landlord refused to fill out W-9, so he could not get paid.

Helped woman become confident that courts would rule in her favor, but we assured her she and the 2 people she cares for would have a place to go if they lost.

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Staying with relatives, who sent them out; children are ages 5, 1 & 0. Father suffers from agoraphobia, but no disability

Mother entered a shelter closer to her new job.

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Staying with a friend whose husband has heart problems. A family with a 2-year old was not good for him.

Assisted housing. He got a good job.

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He lost job due to suspended license, then lost housing.

Job as apartment manager

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3rd child due in 6 weeks, husband & wife (some mental disability) out of jobs, behind on bills, living with their mother who is moving out of her trailer to get married.

Mother and children went to Eva's Place shelter and husband lived in a relative's motel. Plan to get government rent assistance.

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Living in their vehicle. Someone from Kid's connection called us for them.

Said they would come, we prepared a place, contact lost.

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Living with mother & sister in Algonac, but job contacts and 5-year-old son are in Huron County. Landlord wants them out.

Accepted, but never called back.

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Evicted, about 4 months behind in rent. This was too much for homeless programs to pay off. He had a minimum wage job, but could not possibly catch up with all his rent and bills.

Former landlord forgave back rent and agreed to accept state-provided deposit and first-month rent, so they went back to their former house.

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Lost jobs, friend they were staying with was leaving his house and required them to leave. Children are 12 and 10.

Subsidized housing. Children did not miss any school while at PABC.

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Already at PABC, new statistics line started when baby born.

Wife's sister's home. Married at PABC, 2nd child born while at PABC. Expected improved financial situation that would put them into a house.

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National Guard dropped husband from deployment with 4 days warning. Moved to friends house who later locked them out with no warning.

Subsidized housing. Husband got a good job and family is doing well.

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Staying with friends who were evicted

Low cost housing in PA.

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Moved away from family with criminal records. Staying with friends who asked them to leave. Married at PABC on 12/31/10.

Baby born (in hospital) while living at PABC, new statistics line started for larger family size.

Adults Caring for Other Adults

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Disabled, grandmother came with adult daughter, her boyfriend and two of the daughters children. They originally had a minor problem paying rent and did not know of any programs to help. After staying with a couple of different friends, they had moved counties and were out of friends and resources.

This grandmother was in and out of the hospital and rehab, but was able to move to a new apartment with one of her other daughters--not the one who lived at PABC.

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Disabled woman and her two children in their 30s all caring for each other. They were very functional, but also very isolated and did not know anyone they trusted to help them with their finances. They lost their house by foreclosure and were paying too much for some other goods and services. PABC came with a trailer and helped them move their important possession to storage.

The next day, a cousin found they were "living in a shelter" and offered to let them stay in their home. They gave a lot of possessions to PABC which we found valuable. PABC highly encouraged them to find a loving church, so they can make friends and receive help where they need it. We prayed for them to overcome problems of the past look forward to a future of service.

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Tuscola County protective services called to find a place for two older women whose trailer home was declared uninhabitable.

Protective services arranged a ride for them to PABC, but they never arrived. Likely a friend who previously refused them called at the last minute and accepted them.

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Woman taking care of her ill mother was being evicted 15 days before her mother's new housing was open. Woman was separated a from bad relationship--her handicapped children were still with husband. Local woman's shelter was full.

Place where they were being evicted from let them stay until mother's housing was available. She would have had difficulty climbing stairs to PABC second floor.

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Two middle aged men and a 30's autistic woman with some disability income live in a place they consider dangerous.

PABC accepted them, but encouraged them to keep working with the housing programs. They went directly into their new place.

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Living in estranged occultic husbands house, payments no longer being made, cannot get a job.

Had some time before eviction would take place.

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Father and son were out of work, injured, living with crowded family or alcoholic friend, both bad. Were mismanaging their resources.

Son found a job, father actually had resources, they rented a house.

Couples, no Children

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Younger couple with two dogs they had raised since puppies were staying in their car and would not part from their dogs. They wanted only 2 weeks to get into a housing program.

PABC suggested they stay in their car for 2 more weeks and was able to produce a Certificate of Homelessness for them to get into their housing program.

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Older man and woman from the Detroit area heard about PABC from a friend. They would be looking for a job and a place to stay here in Huron County.

Couple had no ties to the Thumb. We told them jobs were much more plentiful where they are and public transportation was much better there.

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Man with non-violent criminal background had lost their jobs and then their housing. They needed a place to stay where they could start over and also receive visits from her four children.

Man got one job, but quit due to employee drug use. He found another job. Both struggled with PABC class attendance. The woman eventually refused to come to any meetings citing a social anxiety disorder, but was seen among multiple other groups of people apparently enjoying herself. They became threatening when required to leave--but then went to a relative's house the same day.

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Middle aged man with roots in another state came back to Michigan to be with relatives, but could not get a job. He had substance abuse issues. He claimed to be commited to a woman whom he had been with on and off since high school. He had children by a previous marriage, but did not see them regularly.

Man continued to struggle with substance abuse and untruthfulness. He lost his car for driving without a license or proper registration. His girlfriend broke up with him. He was asked to leave, given extensions so he could get into a housing program, then asked to leave the next day for fighting.

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154

Middle aged woman with extensive criminal background and roots in another state came back to Michigan to be with relatives, but could not get a job. She had children from previous marriages, but was committed to this relationship with a man she had been with on and off since high school. Woman had recently spent two years in prison for counterfieting.

Woman made a lot of improvements and made efforts to come back to God. She helped in many ways at PABC. Yet she still struggled with truthfulness, and PABC felt it was to difficult to continue to work with her, not being able to determine when she was telling the truth and when she was not.

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Woman, previously at PABC, had lost her children due to alcoholism and their father's drug use. At PABC with new man in an effort to get jobs and regain custody.

PABC needed room for mom and toddler. This couple were not complying well with PABC rules and PABC offered each a place in the mens and women's dorms. They left instead.

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Man with construction and music background came with his girlfriend, looking for a job to get them both into housing and get her children back.

PABC needed room for mom and toddler. This couple were not complying well with PABC rules and PABC offered each a place in the mens and womens dorms. They left instead.

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Couple was in Florida, but came to Michigan separately, 4 and 10 months ago.

Couple not want to finish giving the information for the Interview--not sure why. They left.

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Couple from New York got stranded in Bangor Main and found it too difficult. He had been to Michigan before and wanted to come back.

PABC advised him that it was not easy to find a job here and that he would do better to find a place closer where jobs are plentiful.

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Police called and asked PABC to take older man and woman who were living in their car with come cats. The man said somebody else was going to help him eventually, but would not give names.

This man was the boyfriend of the mother of a previous PABC Guest. He was supposed to pay property taxes in exchange for staying in her home, but he did not. He threw away all of the mailed notices, causing the former PABC Guest to lose her home and become homeless. He was still lying to cover it up, so PABC refused him.

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Man who had been married three years came with wife--both suffering substance abuse problems. He has ongoing criminal issues. Both are hoping to get cleaned up so that they can regain custody of their child which is temporarily with the woman's father.

Man continued to visit his drug-using friends and continued to participate in their lifestyle. He promised his wife and PABC staff that the would report for his probation, but he did not, so a warrant was issued for his arrest. PABC told him they would call law enforcement if he returned.

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Early 20s woman came with her husband of 3 years, 5 years together. They have struggled with substance abuse issues and want to clean up, start over, and get their young child back.

Husband continued with drugs and alcohol, failed to report for probation and because a fugitive. She said she is seeking God, a job and the return of her child. But she went back and forth between friends three times, with mild horror stories. After the second time, we told her we would not take her back if she left again. She did and we will not let her return until Nov 1, 2015.

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Mother and Father continued at PABC after losing two of their children to CPS in preliminary case for leaving them in risky environments several years ago. They had been at PABC over a month and were diligent parents. One of the children was autistic.

Mother had two attempted suicides and struggled with honesty in some areas. She was also struggling with multiple physical and mental illnesses. The man worked hard at a difficult job, but the two had trouble getting along and were not creating a peaceful environment for a child. She went to a psyche hospital and he went to live with his brother.

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Younger middle-aged couple with health issues were out of work and living in their car. Their family would not help them. They had two dogs which they raised from puppies which they said had to stay with them.

PABC explained that nearly all homeless facilities will not take their dogs. Encouraged them to pray for another solution and they said they would. PABC never heard from them again.

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Middle age man and women are struggling with jobs and excess drinking. They are losing their home, she wants to come to a shelter, but he would rather live in their car.

They did not call back--they apparently got a ride and jobs in Montana.

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Middle aged husband with disabled wife lost job and stayed with his mother. Mother was going to send them out in two days when her boyfriend returned.

He called to say his mother's boyfriend was delayed so they did not need to come right away and he hoped to obtain a job first.

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Very young couple had lived in Bay City until their inexpensive apartment caught fire and the house was condemned. Suffering a job loss about the same time, they came back to Huron county where they had family, but could not stay with them on a long-term basis.

The man got a full-time job, took care of some previous commitments, bought a car and made improvements in other areas. The couple kept up their visits with their child in hopes of getting custody in the future. His brother's family, with several small children, came upon the need for a live-in baby-sitter, so they moved in with them.

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Disabled husband and wife with bad credit, former PABC guests, had been living with his alcoholic mother for over a year in a difficult and abusive situation.

PABC's agreement to take them when space is available gave them hope and encouraged them to pursue other possibilities as well.

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64

Young couple was evicted from apartment after he had lost his job and she had to quit her job due to pregnancy. Their situation was made worse by $1300 in fines for a very minor infraction.

Man got a dairy job, worked up to become a trainer, paid off fines, saved enough to get into a house on his own accord. The couple were legally married and looking forward to their baby. A success story!

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Woman and elderly disabled man for whom she cared left home where husband and adult children would not pay bills. Heat was shut off and it was too cold for him.

A friend found out that they had come to PABC and came to pick them up and take them back to their home.

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Man and women had lost jobs in another state, came to Michigan to stay with a relative, but the relative asked them to leave. Both were still looking for work.

Since they had no other relatives or connections in Michigan's thumb, PABC suggested that they go to a shelter in an area where jobs are easier to find. They admitted what they really wanted was bus tickets to Florida.

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Disabled woman and disabled adult son let others stay in their apartment for a few months, ran up excessive utility bills and were being evicted for not paying them. Both had disability income.

PABC recommended they work with housing programs which can help them. They also need to learn to plan their expenses better.

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150

Nearly retired man and woman who worked labor jobs all their lives both had health issues and could not find anyone who would hire them. They had been staying in a relatives vacation home, but the relative needed it.

Couple lost all their belongings due to a fire starting in a neighboring storage unit (not at PABC). An old friend saw the newspaper article about the fire and gave them a place to stay.

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Disabled woman and unemployed husband had been accepted into a local low-income housing program, but the unit was not ready for another week. They had recently filed bankruptcy and said they did not have money to go anywhere else first.

Couple completely moved in then decided that the beds were not good enough for them and decided that they would look for a better place to live.

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Man and girlfriend living in a tool shed with a wood stove. The winter is very cold and they burned available wood. Do not have money to go anywhere else.

PABC would help him, but we also encouraged him to use his veterans benefits. He never called back--something must have worked out for them.

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Couple lived in an apartment for 5 years with no difficulty, but man was still on sex offender list for underage girlfriend 20 years ago. When a school bought a nearby parking lot, he was evicted.

They had looked for a month and were unable to find a new place, so they began staying in their car and called PABC. Just before moving to PABC a house opened up for them.

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Couple lived in an apartment building that was sold and everyone evicted. Lived with various friends till no longer welcome. Tried to get jobs, but not successful.

Once they had an immediate place to stay, they intended to pursue distant relatives for a longer term solution--must have been successful, they did not call back.

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Needed to leave apartment. Mentally ill neighbor vibrates walls with loud music, started fight, then charged him with assault.

Neighbors moved out, woman squatted in their apartment, man stayed for a while then came to PABC.

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Disabled woman whose husband cares for her. Money from recently cashed check stolen, other relatives took advantage of them, then asked them to leave. Sleeping in truck.

Couple struggled with medical issues, drugs, truthfulness and PABC rules. Asked to leave because of impact on other Guests.

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Former Port Austin residents returning after 20 years away. Older blue collar workers who have lost several jobs due to overseas outsourcing.

Tenuously staying with relatives while looking for full jobs and housing.

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21-year old woman had three children by three different men, the first at age 14--lost custody of all of them. Boyfriend not allowed back in shelters in his area because he left without telling them.

Would not come to PABC because we would not let her boyfriend of 2 months stay in the same room with her. We believe uncommited relationships have caused most of her problems.

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Both had jobs, but she had a miscarriage and missed a lot of work about the same time his hours were cut back. Along with some car, credit and court problems--and with no government assistance--got 3 months behind in rent and had to leave.

Couple had a misunderstanding and were not sure that they wanted to stay together, so each went to a different friend's house.

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Lived with family until the family had to move to a place with seven people in a trailer. Were going to stay in a car in Walmart parking lot on a snow-storm night.

Both moved in to care for his disabled grandma and mother. His mother was Grandma's former care-giver, but now unable to walk due to a sever injury.

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Out of work, evicted, applying for disability.

Government assisted housing

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Husband just got out of jail, wife just left son's home. Both moved to friend's trailer, but county threatened to fine owner if anyone lived there because it has a well instead of city water.

After being a great help to PABC most of the time, husband got drunk for at least the third time and broke out a window trying to get into a house. PABC would not take him back.

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Living in their vehicle after both lost jobs at the same time when fast-food employer reorganized.

Reconciled with her mother and both went there

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Unmarried couple was living with friend who was evicted, he has no relationship with his parents, her mom has her children, but will not allow him there.

Stole at 7 things from PABC, he went to another shelter, she back home. We pressed charges, He. pled guilty on 9/15/11: $280 fines & costs plus16 hours community service.

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Husband without job 2 years, homeless when unemployment ended. Wife on disability.

Wife went to women's shelter though no abuse involved

Single Men

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Retired veteran in AFC home called again after a year and said he was still trying to become his own guardian,. He had a difficult time keeping his conversation on track. He said he was trying to go to the VA hospital in Saginaw. He did not want to go to the Akron veterans facility because he would be "downsizing".

PABC told him that he would not be able to bring his furniture into his room here either. PABC realizes that he probably will not be able to take care of himself--he said absolutely nothing about trying to pay his own rent and utilities from his retirement.

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Young man was not getting along with his girlfriend--they had a one-year-old together. They were living with her step dad and the step dad asked the young man to leave. He said it was because he was hanging out with his friends and the step dad did not like that. He wanted to move away and get help getting into low income housing.

PABC called the girl friend and was told that the step dad required both of the young people to be in by 11 P.M. and the man had been out till after 2 a.m. four nights in a row. They had trouble with these issues for months. The man could get jobs, but then he would quit for weak reasons. PABC told him that he needs to stay with his family, abide by the house rules until he can earn enough to pay for his own home and set his own rules.

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Man came out of a year in jail for driving under the influence of alcohol and assaulting a police officer (he had been drinking then as well). He hoped to go to Bay City where he had more relatives and where it would be easier to find a job. He also hoped to begin to call and see his children again.

Man was helpful working on campus, but did not find a job and did not seem to be doing enough to find one. He spent a lot of time on facebook and pursuing short-term physical relationships with women. He agreed to move on to a Saginaw shelter.

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Man asked to come back after two years. He had claimed to be sober, but was secretly drinking.

He was not sorry for all the lies of his last stay, but was stressing how badly he needed help. We explained that he needs to find help another place and be truthful. We offered to help him go to a rehab place, but he refused.

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Man in warren with a good social security income said he could not find housing because the waiting lists in Dearborn took years. He said he was house-sitting for someone and did not know when it would end, but always asked if he could come. Said he had been sober for eight years.

When man finally asked to come to PABC, he called the person for whom he was house-sitting and found a very different story. She had set up housing apointments for him, but he did not go to them. He has been living in places he should not for eight years and has not been sober that long. He spends a lot of money on computers and Internet.

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Man had his things moved into an apartment building, but could not move in himself until electricity was turned on 5 days later. The friend he was staying with had to leave to help a sick relative--he did not want anyone in his home while he was away.

Housing program and financing were finally ready to take this man. He seems to have stolen a few small things when he left.

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Man left his girl friend because she no longer wanted him and her dad punched him in the face. They have a 3 year old together, but no court orders. He asked for $30 to get his truck to PABC, but since it was uninsured we suggested he leave it parked and we would pick him up.

PABC went to pick the man up, but he left minutes before and was gone for an hour. PABC spoke for almost an hour with the elderly person he has temporarily staying with--very interesting. When he came back, he did not want to go to PABC--said that he was working things out with his ex-wife a little. He may have just hoped to get $30 for gas...

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Older disabled vereran with a significant monthly income was evicted by his ex-wife.

PABC asked how much money he had then gave him the phone number of a complex where he could move in for about $500. He would easily be able to afford rent, utilities and food in the future.

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Middle aged disabled man had been in hospital then adult foster care, but was able to get out on his own. He arranged his foster care exit a few days before the money was ready to be transferred to his new apartment , so adult protective services brought him to PABC. At first, he did not agree to follow the rules, but after four hours of waiting and nobody to pick him up, he agreed.

Man found a friend who was willing to take him until his apartment was ready. He was thankful for the night's stay and the food we gave him.

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Young man had to leave his home because his juvenile brother brought in illegal drugs and the police came and charged everyone with something.--even though they were largely unaware of the specific drug found. Even though the brother is in rehab, he came home for a visit, then tested positive. Man had a job in Bad Axe and talked about changing his life.

Had a friend to stay with near his job, so he left to stay there. He was not sure how well it would work, so he asked if he could come back if it did not.

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Man went back to Missouri to serve 5 months on an old warrant. He led prayers and Bible studies in the jail. He wanted to come back to Michigan because he had a job here and good friends--his Missouri friends were mostly drug users. He paid for phone money to keep in contact with PABC.

Man was not allowed to leave Missouri, even though the judge in his case said he could. The parole staff could not find sufficient evidence that he ever was a resident of Michigan even though he had an address and a job here. There was no requirement to transfer him, so they refused.

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Man had some difficulty getting along with his partner of 10 years--his mother in law reported him for domestic violence and later stalking--communication when a no-contact order was in effect. This happened even though the woman frequently contacted him. Man had 50% custody of two elementary-age children. He said woman still had alcohol and drug issues, and that he may need to obtain full custody.

Man went back to jail because he responded to a communication from his "ex". His order prevented any communication, even if the "ex" started it.

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Young man with little work experience was given a free place to stay at a farm and asked to work full time there with no compensation. He had no vehicle and could not leave. PABC took him providing he would look for a job here.

Young man played more video games and gave excuses rather than looking for a job. He tried to avoid class and other responsibilities at PABC, became argumentative at times, so we required him to leave.

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Local disabled man charged with domestic violience by his live-in girl friend claimed that he only argued with her. She was not on the lease of his apartment, but he had a prior DV conviction, so was required to leave. He had a job. He simply needed a place to stay until he could get his apartment back.

PABC provided transportation the next day so the man could pack a bag from his apartment with police supervision. Man was able to get his apartment back when his ex-girlfriend left after six days. This shows the value of local shelters. This man would not have been able to tend to this business and keep his job if he had to go to Bay City. If the DV accusation turns out to be false, PABC is especially pleased to have helped this man.

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Young man did some community service work at PABC, then went back to jail, then wanted to live at PABC. He did not call, his mother and Probation Officer did.

PABC explained that he often did not come or stay the promised number of hours when he did community service before. If he cannot follow probation rules for which he was sent back to jail, we do not expect he would follow our rules, which have much less strict enforcement. We explained he needs to find a new place and earn their trust.

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Older man had physical disabilities and PTSD from watching his dad kill his mom as a child (she had a bad heart and he was able to convince investigators that she died of natural causes). He is experienced with construction, mechanics and HVAC, but cannot do the work anymore. He was sleeping in his truck.

PABC invited him to come, but he never set a date or called back to say he did not need to come.

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Man struggling with alcoholism was permitted to come back provided he stayed away from it. He was not permitted to room with his girlfriend, rather encouraged to get stable housing, get married and then move in together.

Man kept a job, got a marriage license and planned a wedding. But when he had money, he went back to alcohol and spent the night with his fiance off campus contrary to PABC rules and his explicit agreement.

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Older Veteran was being exited from the veterans shelter and would probably not be welcome back. He said he needed a place for only a few days until his father from West Michigan could get him.

PABC called his father and found that his father could take him right away. We helped with transportation. It seems man really did not want to go back home and largely invented the difficulties in the hope that he could figure out other arrangements. Even so, we helped take him home.

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Older teen with his younger girlfriend came to PABC after being ousted from a friends house. They had previously been successfully renting an apartment with the friend, but the friend wanted to stop so he could return home. Man and girlfriend were working.

The couple were able to get their checks and get into their own housing.

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Disabled veteran made a sincere effort to live with his children and their mother for six months, but they did not get along well and she required him to leave. He came back to PABC awaiting entrance to a veterans program.

Veteran was able to get into a facility for Veterans where they would be able to help him with disability and other paperwork.

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Middle aged man with a lot of illness and a criminal record said he was asked to leave his girl friends house. He said she was unfaithful and he wanted to get back to God and do better.

PABC talked with him extensively, but found that his criminal record was much bigger than he originally said. Also, his girlfriend said that he was unfaithful and that he "needed to grow up". PABC found he was not truthful about other things explained to him that he will need to become truthful if he expects anyone to really help him.

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Older man had been staying in his truck and applied for a government housing program. He previously had many skilled jobs, but was unable to work due to a medical condition--not quite old enough to retire. He had a small savings, a vehcile and money to maintain it, but realized he had no money in his budget for housing until he qualified for the program. The housing agents suggested he stay at PABC until the program comes through.

Local housing program did not approve him, so he left for Detroit--do not know if he was going to a shelter, friend, relative or to live in his Truck again.

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Man came out of jail for drug use. Had previous felonies years ago, but had left the drug life style. He did not want to go back to where his drug using friends were, but one recommended PABC.

Man worked hard at PABC, then worked hard at a job. He was in several brief relationships with women at PABC, each party claiming that the other was the one pushing for the relationship. He was eventually found with a female PABC guest in his room late at night along with alcohol. He was required to leave.

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Younger man with several convictions for fleeing from arrest and absconding from parole--had been at PABC before. Had a tether this time. Needed another month of good behavior in order to get off his parole and the tether he was wearing.

Man threatened PABC Guests and property. He still seemed primarily interested in getting off his parole so that he could get a medical Marijuana card. PABC reported his threats to law enforcement which were a violation of his parole.

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Man was on a prisoner rentry program which was expiring and he needed a place to go. Tuscola parole officer recommended PABC.

PABC recommended that he go to Saginaw as it was closer to his family a the kind of work he can do. We also noted that he had no prior convictions to the one for which he was serving, but that was not true.

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Middle age man not getting along with girlfriend of 25 years. Their daughter is attacking him. His family are HBH clients, but HBH recommended that he leave to save trouble. He was staying with his sister temporarily.

PABC would accept this man, but encouraged him to work out his problems. He did not call back.

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Young man with a criminal background was couch-surfing, which was not acceptable to his parole officer. He was released from jail on the condition that he had a place to stay--which turned out to be PABC.

Young man came to Bible studies and was very helpful. A younger Guest was reciting a rap song and this man thought he had called him a vulgar name. He grabbed the younger Guest and told him to stop it. Other adult guests became involved and a fist fight broke out. This man was throwing punches at others, but in the end received nearly all the damaging blows of the fight. He was required to leave the next day.

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Man came to Michigan to live with his cousin whom he did not know well and her boyfriend. He got a job at a dairy and they demanded he give them nearly all of his money and do housework as well. He left to PABC. Upon arrival, they accused him of stealing their checkbook. The County Sheriff did not find the checkbook, but found an old Missouri warrant, and he went to jail.

After three weeks in the Huron County jail, the man was extradited to Missouri. He said it was a charge for which he had never received any paperwork. He previously called police when he was attacked by two other men. Drug residue was found on a pen in the coat he was wearing, for which a warrant was later issued. The man said another person had worn the coat and the pen was not his. He was very interested in the Bible and studies, and wanted to come back to PABC.

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Cass City man on probation for DUI needed a place to stay where he could get to his Bad Axe job.

We made arrangements to pick up the man, but called just before leaving to find that he had made arrangements to stay with a relative in Bad Axe.

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Older man had been living with a friend for two years, but his friend was beginning to have major medical problems and would likely be leaving for an institution.

Man obtained a good job and paid for utilities and transportation. Had some trouble with alcohol abuse, but largely kept it to himself. Moved to a friend's house.

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Man had struggled with alcohol addiction, went through rehab a couple of times, but continued to relapse. He deliberatly stold a bottle so he would get help. He did a few months in jail, then a chaplain encouraged him to come to PABC. He had a college degree and a lot of technical skills.

Man used his technical skills to help PABC many times and never got involved with alcohol again. He attended staff Bible studies most of the time. Nevertheless, he insisted on keeping a cat in his room, without a litter box, even when warned not to do it. He moved to Saginaw where technical jobs are more plentiful.

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Older teen came to PABC with his 17-year old baby mama. She had been sent out of her home with her grandma and they had lived with a few friends, but nothing stable.

Man and his girl-friend worked out an arrangement whereby they could help and pay and stay with someone else. The man continued to look for a job.

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Middle-aged man required to leave the place he was staying due to his domestic violence. His wife started it, when he restrained her, she asked her child to call 911. Because she asked for the call, he was prosecuted, even though he was injured and she was not. His professional medical workers asked for one night for him.

Man was offered a place by his wife's sister. He hopes to get the charges dropped in court and try to help his wife. She was brain injured, has a history of confrontations, but he hopes to keep the family together.

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Man and his children's mother both overdosed six months ago and the mother died. The man is trying to get a job and get re-established so he can get his children back.

The man did some good work, and was polite and helpful to staff, but he also apparently drank and was difficult to deal with when he was drunk. He entered several rooms without permision and apparently took things out of one Guest's car. Another Guest said he was hit by this man when he tried to collect money owed. Man was later pled "no contest" to "deliveriy of a controlled subsrtance causing death".

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Mentally disabled guest got behind on rent and was evicted for alcohol-related aggression. Fines and alcohol/drug testing fees prevented him from getting new housing right away.

Man took care of his court issues and largely cooperated with PABC, but still had some alcohol and probably drug issues from time to time. Became threatening at times near the end of his stay and was required to leave.

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Middle-aged man came back to his baby-momma (former PABC guest), but she did not want him there long, so he moved in next door with another middle-aged woman (former PABC guest), but she soon asked him to leave. He was quite able and willing to work.

Man got jobs, but used some of his money for alcohol, got drunk, and went back to the apartment where he was ordered by the landlord not to return. He went to jail for trespassing. He left clean evidence of alcohol consumption and smoking in bed in his room--also left his window wide open during freezing temperatures. PABC packed up his belongings and took them to jail.

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Middle aged vet had been convicted of operating a Meth-lab since his last stay at PABC. He had a job and a place to live, but things were happening at his living place that could jeopardize his parole, so he asked to come to PABC as soon as possible to escape the trouble there.

Man required to leave for continuing to violate PABC rules--smoking in bed so much in a few days that all his bedding smell like smoke (very dangerous); promising to come to required class when reminded, then skipping; falsifying his military service record during the interview.

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Older man was staying with a woman who was evicted. She went somewhere else and he had no where else to go. He was in good health and had worked lots of jobs, but had no relatives to go to. He did not know anything about the various government housing programs available.

Man did lots of maintenance work for PABC and found other jobs on his own. He moved to a house with another PABC guest.

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Man was staying with his girl friend and six children. They were having trouble with some of the teen agers and he had to restrain them. Somebody complained, but the man was allowed to stay provided he would not put hands on the children or drink any alcohol. He had some alcohol away from home and the police found out and required him to leave. He had no family in the area.

The man got a job near his home and worked hard. Both he and the children's mother made efforts to restore the family. The Man's children were removed from the home (we don not know why), so he was able to return there. We never had no difficulty with him.

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Man wrote from jail looking for a positive Christian place to go.

PABC sent him literature about truthfulness and asked him what he thought about it. We also asked him to explain why he got in jail. He never answered.

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Middle-aged man struggled with alcoholism. He and a friend were sent out of a relative's house because they invited yet other friends to come live with them without permission.

Man and friend were not honest about their criminal history. We taught them about the importance of truthfulness and required them to leave. We told them to be truthful the next place they go. A relative is letting them use their restroom, but requiring them to stay outside.

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Man in his 30's had lived with a friend a long time, both done only unskilled labor. They were both sent out of a relative's house because they invited yet other friends to come live with them.

Man and friend were not honest about their criminal history. We taught them about the importance of truthfulness and required them to leave. We told them to be truthful the next place they go. A relative is letting them use their restroom, but requiring them to stay outside.

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Upper 30s man with alcoholic father struggled with alcohol and drugs his entire adult life and never left home. The family had been enabling him, but agreed to stop.

PABC highly recommended a recovery program, as we do not have the ability to closely monitor Guests.

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Man who lived about 200 miles away was brought from jail in his home county to Huron county on an old warrant, severed a few days, and was let go with no way to get back home.

PABC took man to Saginaw with another trip and bought him a bus ticket to Ann Arbor, which was close enough to home that someone could come get him.

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Man called from nursing home hoping to get out. He had a hip replacement and other major operations--could no longer work. He needed a worker and really struggled with steps. He was estranged with most of his family.

PABC suggested family, a nursing home or adult foster care until he could get disability. He could not care for himself and PABC does not have staff to do it.

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Man had been struggling with alcoholism for many years. His girlfriend came to PABC to escape the drinking environment with him. He wanted to come to, but we did it only on the condition that he went to rehab first. He did not want to go, but for the first time in his life, he did!

Man asked to leave rehab a few times, but we and his family refused to get him. He completed the program and was sober at PABC for two weeks, but then decided to return home so he could drink again. Hopefully, he will remember his 30 days of sobriety.

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Huron County Sheriff brought a young man who was asked to leave his foster home, waiting for the Public Guardian to take care of him the next day.

The young man stayed several days, then went back to adult foster care. He did not cause trouble, but he had extreme trouble telling the truth.

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Young man was getting out of mental hospital. The reason he gave for going in was overwork: 25 days in a row working 12 hours. He could not go back to his former residence.

PABC said his large amount of work should give him enough money to get into an apartment. He would be better to live closer to work. (If his money went to substance abuse, we was not admitting it.)

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Man being released from prison on sex offender list asked to come to PABC.

PABC called to say he could not come due to new policy.

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Parents called about their son in 30s with a record of dishonest and a record for stealing and identity theft. He had stolen thousands from them, so they would not let him return home.

PABC felt unable to stop him from continuing in his ways, and that he would cause trouble for PABC. We recommended them family get unified on sending him to Teen Challenge or some other strict program.

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Woman with very difficult past got into a fight with her long-term boyfriend and the police brought her to PABC rather than jail.

She talked to PABC ministry and we took her back to her home, helped the two make peace and they stayed together.

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Young adult man came to Bad Axe because his job interviews at Walmart were going very well & his girlfriend lived here. Was staying at home with girlfriend and her dad, but landlord found out and ordered him out. He and she still have a year of high school to finish and plan to do so. His mother, about 100 miles away, was supportive all all this.

Man kept a job for his duration, but at trouble at the end and quit. He did not pay utilities, he also dropped his girl-friend. He did save for a vehicle. He moved back with his mother and siblings.

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Human Development Commission called about a man who had to leave his housing because it was owned by an HDC board member and there was a conflict of interest. They hoped to have new housing for him in a few days.

Man had 49 criminal charges documented online, many to which he pled guilty, some for which he was convicted. PABC rejected him because he would not answer some interview questions and kept talking about "treasonous traitors" who were trying to poison his dwelling, food and clothing, that would put him in the hospital. If that is true, he is is inviting danger here; if not true, he is a danger here.

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Former guest asked to come back to PABC after losing his housing a job again. He continued to struggle with untruthfulness and alcohol.

Because PABC had done so much to help him before, taking him to work, etc. and he had been lying about his drinking the whole time, PABC told him that is the cost of lying. PABC took him to a Saginaw shelter instead.

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Older teen was in foster system since age 14, rejected by his parents. He had been in trouble, but got a job and was trying to get his own apartment.

PABC suggested appropriate housing agency programs.

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Man with back and arthritis pain struggled with alcohol and pill abuse. He took one of his relatives medicine and had to go to the hospital. He came to PABC to stay a couple days until he can get into a rehab program.

Man stayed clean, worked hard in the PABC garden, and left for a rehab program. He was very thankful for the PABC opportunity.

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Man in his 50s had mortgage problems, was evicted.

Found other solution.

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Older teen whose mother was lost to substance abuse and father remarried to woman with a younger family had been couch surfing for months and had most of his things stolen. He heard about PABC from friends.

Teen violated one of the conditions of his bond and had to go back to jail. He did not cause trouble for PABC.

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Asked to come while he was in Jail, but did not answer. Talked about coming a few months after he was out.

His relatives were afraid that he went back to live with the people with whom he got into trouble. PABC at least offered him an alternative.

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Young man with an obvious physical disability and deceased parents had not been able to find a job since high school. He was raised by his at times over-indulgent grandmother, who wanted him to leave, and filed a charge over a petty issue to make it happen.

Young man was brilliant at computers and technical things, but struggled with keeping a normal sleep schedule, keeping is room clean and staying away from substance use. He did use his skills to help PABC and got into a program to help handicapped people. PABC was a positive experience for him, even though he made less progress than we had hoped.

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Disabled man wanted to come to PABC, said his family was tired of him living there. However, he was also pursuing an ex-girlfriend at PABC.

PABC asked man what his plan was to get on his own if he came to PABC. He had no answer. PABC told him his family should be able to help him get into his own housing with his disability income. He has enough. He does not need to come here.

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Male seeking a place to stay upon release from prison--on the sex offender list.

PABC told him we are not accepting people on the sex offender list to our main campus--and have not found any individuals who would accept them. Gave info on where he could go.

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Young man had a Domestic Violence charge with his little brother so he cannot go home. He has been staying with various friends. He had a job for 7 months and another for a year. He has anxiety, bi-polar, insomnia, ADHD. He would need to get his medical help transferred to Huron County to live here. If he cannot find another place to go, he will ask to come.

He did not call back, so he probably found another living space and a job. Knowing he has somewhere to go is important.

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Nearly retired, but healthy man with previous convictions was looking for a job. His family was spread out over the whole country and he was not close to any of them. Apparently skilled and hard-working.

Man was helpful and repaired things for us, but continued drinking and violating PABC rules. He left overnight with a female guest who was required to leave.

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Man came to the Thumb from Texas to live with Huron County woman who told him to come and move in. She asked him to leave after two weeks.

The woman who invited this Texas man was known by PABC to be very unstable. PABC found help to get the man back to his baby-momma in Texas, rather than let him remain homeless here.

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Similar to his call three years ago, he was in the hospital and did not want to go home to his "screaming", "hoarder" wife with 20 cats that make the house smell terrible.

PABC told him we would pick him up. We asked if he needed anything from home and he said no. After talking, he agreed he needed some clothes and his tools. He decided to take a few days to get them ready. We never heard from him again.

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Disabled man had sold marijuana to feed his family--ended up with a 2-year prison sentence and a divorce. Was evicted for loud music. Evictions and felonies make new apartments difficult. He came to PABC awaiting government assistance for new housing.

Found a place with a friend the next day. He was glad we could help him out.

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Man had lived with three different girlfriends over the past few months. His present girlfriend was pregnant and left a local friends' home to go to her parent's home to get better care for her baby. Man had no place else to go.

Man worked a job steadily while at PABC, but mis-spent his money on entertainment. Multiple efforts to encourage good behavior did not work. He stayed with his girlfriend and moved to a barn with her. Fortunately, the grandmother had custody of her baby.

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Man currently had a Conservator/Guardian, but claimed that he had evidence he was corrupt and was seeking to get free of him. However, he admitted that they gave him a certain allowance to gamble every month and that he always spent all of it.

PABC gave him numbers of people who might help him, and reminded him of responsibilities that he would need to take care of. We encouraged him to get help from relatives who also think he does not need a Guardian/Conservator. If there are none who share that view, he probably does need one.

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Disabled man did something stupid--not aggressive--and ended up on the sex offender list. Had money for apartments, but could not find any that would take him along with his status and his parrot.

The local probation officers did not approve his transfer. They encouraged us to require offenders to sign a release to us so they can talk about their case before we accept them.

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Young man came with his widowed mother--helps her with health difficulties. He does not like mixing with people, but likes to work.

Man worked hard at his job, bought a car, and paid his fines. Nevertheless, he was nearly always alone. He started talking to others about weapons in his room--PABC found them. He was arrested for an illegal shotgun, taken to jail and not allowed to return to PABC.

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Former PABC guest came back after having been in jail. It appeared that new medication had caused his difficulties that cause him to leave before.

Man became difficult and somewhat violent again and was taken to jail. We are not sure whether his change in personality is due to solely to his medication or due to that combined with alcohol. After praying about the situation, we concluded that he must seek the solution. If it is alcohol, he must desire to stop; if it is just the medication, he needs to go to whatever program will solve it for him. We cannot make him do it; we cannot endanger others here.

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Younger man with several convictions for fleeing from arrest and absconding from parole. The Bad Axe parole officer could not get the normal funding to house him, so they asked us to take him until other arrangement could be made. PABC accepted him provided he would not leave campus without permission, and would be taken back by the parole office if he would not follow our rules.

The probation officer was able to obtain housing funding for this man the next day. While this one-day stay was a lot of work for us, the other option was to send him back to jail. We spent a couple of hours conveying a biblical perspective of life. He asked if he could come back later.

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Young man came from Port Huron to be paid to watch child part-time while his mother worked. It turned out to be no pay and full-time. When he complained, he was asked to leave.

He spent lots of time on the phone and FaceBook looking for a friend to either give him gas money or come pick him up. He was finally successful.

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Man was coming out of jail in Macomb County for drug related charges. He wanted to come Huron County where his long-time girl friend lived. One Parole Officer wanted him to come to PABC and one did not.

PABC spoke to two parole officers who differed greatly in where they thought was the best place for him to live. There were accusations of falsehoods coming from nearly every person involved. The man went back to jail for a parole violation.

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Parents with very isolationist religious views were not cooperative with mid-20s man in helping him to get a job or move out. A friend brought him to PABC.

Man required to leave PABC for breaking numerous rules and unsanitary conditions in his room. He had been staying overnight with some relatives as it was.

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Upper 20s veteran met a woman here online, moved to her apartment here, got a job, but the relationship did not work out, so he had to leave.

PABC encouraged them to make peace long enough for him to move directly somewhere else. PABC gave him lots of numbers to call--he even had veterans benefits.

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Tech worker a couple counties away lost his job, sold his car, and struggled with a child support case.

PABC helped to find local solutions for him. He was cheered up and did not call back.

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Older man who grew up in Huron County lost job and had to leave a partner who was suffering dementia due to probably-fatal idleness. Came to PABC from local friend's apartment who could not legally keep him there.

Man got a job and worked hard at it, but continued to have trouble with substance abuse--it was taking the money he should have used to pay utilities. He would only admit to the substance-abuse instances where he was caught--he denied that it was an ongoing problem.

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Former guest lost entire disability settlement to incarceration housing fees and child support; lost monthly disability due to failure to report income; lost housing.

PABC required its last person on the sex offender list to leave. He found a trailer to stay in for a few months until his long-term plan for a house was to be realized.

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Disabled man lost his previous dwelling, failed to make new arrangements. He did have a job and paid a friend to take him. He had a girlfriend with a baby on the way.

He lost his job and broke up with his girlfriend, even though the baby was born healthy. He had trouble keeping commitments and moved in with another woman most of the time, so we packed up his belongings and told him to come get them.

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Man was in a Port Austin motel, but had no money and asked to come to PABC. He could not agree to our rules, so we took him to a Bay City shelter, but he refused to get out of the car. We stopped at several relatives houses and they refused to take him.

We took him back to the motel and paid for another couple of nights.

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Former Guest asked to come back after two years--having trouble because of his Sex Offender Status.

PABC helped to find other shelters closer to where Guest lived. Guest admitted that he could probably stay in Bad Axe--he was mostly looking for a free ride.

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Served a brief technical probation violation after his last visit, then successfully completed his probation. Had an auto industry job for a few months, lost it, went home and had trouble with the environment there.

Left without talking to anybody. Some accused him of stealing money and drinking alcohol, but we don't know. He is not welcome back.

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Man went to Jail for domestic violence with mom, but still gets along with her. Could not stay with her because he is no on the lease. Owned a home, but it was still rented out.

Man still struggling with alcoholism and truthfulness. Went back to a previous live-in job. Wants to remain in contact for spiritual help.

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Disabled man asked to leave by friend, stayed in a couple of different empty trailers owned by friends, but none were suitable to live through the winter.

After one day, he went back to the original friend's home. He will not be back soon, as PABC avoids enabling on-and-off relationships. Each party either needs to change so they can continuously live in peace with the other(s) or permanently move on.

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Formerly successful businessman lost house and all liquid assets in contested IRS case--could not afford lawyer to continue appealing. Many emergency programs are not available to people with substantial incomes during the first half of the year. Wife shoplifted for emergency needs and went to jail.

Man's children by his previous marriage were able to visit him.

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Man and fiancee were evicted--a tuscola shelter was able to take her but not him. She called asking for a place for him to stay.

Man stayed outside for a couple days, but found a job and apparently a place to stay (neither called back).

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Older teen with no good place to go had one deceased parent and one in a difficult situation--was raised mostly by relatives and various juvenile programs. A friend he met in the hospital encouraged him to come to PABC.

After looking for recovery programs and finding none that would take him, he did a lot of talking with his parent and made an agreement to return.

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Disabled man signed over family home he inherited to his ex-wife said she had to evict him along with other tenants, supposedly to resolve various legal difficulties with the unpaid taxes and potential foreclosure. She was having trouble.

We explained that most government agencies will probably not believe she is acting in the best interests of her ex-husband if she is making him leave his house to life at a homeless ministry.

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Man came from jail with long-time alcohol problems, but was on an alcohol monitor and expressed a sincere desire to trust God and get away from past problems.

Man had a couple of relapses into alcohol use--fell down and got injured. He got back on a tether and did not have trouble again.

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Nearly retired man was just released from hospital from trying to quit smoking and alcohol at the same time. Planned to just quit alcohol for now, find a job, and move on.

Man applied for disability instead of getting a regular job. He saved money doing odd jobs to by a bus ticket to go live with relatives in another state.

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Young man from Flint was picked up on an old warrant, served a couple of days, then was transported to Huron County on another old warrant. Served a couple of weeks and then was let out with nothing but his clothes on a very cold day. His mother's car was not working, so she could not pick him up.

We gave him some clothing and food, then drove him to his Flint home. He was very appreciative.

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Retired veteran could not stay at veterans facility because of sex offender status. He got on the list because we was drunk, unclothed and asleep at home and a minor walked into the room where he was. He received a year in jail for that and then later three more years because he could not find a place to live acceptable to the registry.

This man was always kind and helpful. He never caused any problems. He always contributed to utilities. He saved enough to get a train ticket to a southwestern state and have enough to get started there.

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Middle-aged man living at parents house claimed that his son and his nephew both assaulted him, so he wanted to leave and had no place to go. He did obtain one personal protection order from the court.

PABC talked to the grandparents (owners of the house), and encouraged them refuse entry to violent grandsons rather than have their son leave because he feels threatened. PABC explained that they are not doing any favors to their grandsons by letting them get away with assaults.

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Man planning where he will go when he leaves jail. He knows he has alcohol problems, but 12-step programs have not helped. Wrote long letters to PABC and wants to change.

He is planning to come to PABC and will be on an alcohol tether.

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Man went to jail for a couple months for not paying child support and lost his apartment. His boss asked us to provide a place for him to live when he got out.

He came to PABC, but we were too busy to interview him immediately. He went to work and by the time he was done he had found another place to stay.

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Young, mentally-challenged adult was being asked to leave his home my his mother. He said she never does what he tells her--always does things wrong. He is off his medication because he missed his appointment. We went to jail once for trying to hit his little brother with a hammer.

Since he was some distance from Port Austin, had no connections here, and had few friends where he was, we recommended that he go to a shelter in Saginaw or Flint where there would be a better chance of jobs.

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Nearly-retirement age man who worked all his life is now having trouble finding a job. His wife died a few years ago, and he does not have any other family he can stay with.

Man got a part time job and was eventually able to get into a housing program. He had a girlfriend that he intended to marry.

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Man struggling with some mental difficulties and who has been homeless numerous times in lis life was directed to PABC by the Huron County Sheriff.

He had some college education and a vast vocabulary. He continually tried to impress people with it, but much of what he said made little sense. He was concerned people might be stealing his spinal fluid. He could do good work at times, but frequently stopped for with questions about marginally-related issues. He left without warning, pulling the bed against the door behind him.

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Man in prison on one drug charge, had not where to go and hopes to be out in a few months.

Never called to tell us what happened.

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Man with previous felony spent 6 mo in jail on a new charge, but all chargers were dropped. He also believes his parole was extended a year unlawfully. He came to PABC with one month of parole left in order to avoid staying with friends who were doing illegal things that might get him into more trouble.

Man found another friend to stay with where there would hopefully be no trouble. After his last month of probation is over, he hopes to leave the area.

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Man had suffered a disabling skin disease for nearly all his life. Man's condition improved and he was able to leave adult foster care. His apartment was late being ready and he needed a place to go for two to three days.

Man ended up staying almost two years. He had difficulty taking care of himself, but moved into an apartment with a friend from PABC.

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Young man with alcohol and drug issues, also in the sex offender registry could not go home. He needed a place to go to after getting out of jail.

Stayed out of alcohol and drug troubles. Courts reduced some restrictions on sex offender probation. Left with a PABC guest whom he hoped to marry.

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Man had domestic violence charge with his wife. Breaks doors and walls, screams very loud, through something and hit her by accident. Needed a place to stay until he could finish anger management classes and return.

Our letter to him in jail was returned to us--even though he was not yet scheduled to be released We do not know what happened to him.

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Young man has drifted for about 10 years after his father died of a drug overdose. He was staying with a long-time ministry supporter of PABC who was going to be away for a few weeks and unable to keep him. If he does not work out at PABC, the young man can go back.

Young man arrived at PABC after traveling for over a month. After staying a week, he decided to look for jobs elsewhere. His dog escaped several times and wandered off to our neighbors.

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Older teen lost parents at age 5, raised by grandparents till 17, on the street for 2 years was losing his place to stay. He had frequent seizures which made it difficult to obtain any work, but had not yet applied for disability either.

PABC found a shelter with an opening for a program geared to youth. Offered him transportation to it.

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Sanilac County Department of Humans Services called about a disabled older man who was evicted from the home where he lived since birth--due to mismanagement by his relatives.

Department of Human Services found a foster care place for the man to live.

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Older teen displaced from his parent, lived with friend's parents, but was severely injured by a cow on their property and could not go back. He needed a place to stay upon exiting the hospital so he could finish treatments and 4 classes of high school. He wanted to remain in the same school that was well over an hour away from PABC.

PABC told him that he would not be happy so far away from all his friends and family at PABC, and that it would be easier to find friends now to take him where he wants to live, or he should go back to live with the parent that will take him.

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Older teen went with some bad friends on a break-in and was caught. Also fathered a child by an underage girlfriend. The two as well as the Girlfriend's mom are all working together to gain legal custody and provide for the child, but he cannot live with them now.

He got a job and made progress toward custody of his son, but then began to lie about where he was going and was required to leave PABC when we was away for two days and nights with no contact.

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Middle aged man who lost his job and nearly all his family and friends. He had a job and had never applied for any government assistance in his whole life. He had a serious medical condition that had never been treated. He was unaware of many basic services available to him.

He was able to get a job at a dairy and live on a small home on the property. That would allow him to fix his truck and tend to his medical condition. We encouraged him to go to church to establish friends.

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Young man had been at home with dad and step-mom for several years, had lost most jobs he started, was at times difficult and mostly played video games. Life was difficult for the parents, but they also realized it was bad for him.

PABC went to meeting with his dad, mom, step-mom and sister and they all worked out a plan for him to improve himself at home--otherwise he will come to PABC.

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Man disabled due to gunshot wound earlier in life came to PABC from hospital after a traumatic experience with previous room-mate. He completed the interview process, was given a room and said he could stay.

His relatives who brought him to PABC felt he would not be able to take care of himself at PABC so persuaded a nephew to take him in for a few weeks while longer term arrangements were sought.

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Older teen just out of high school was evicted by his mother because they did not get along with her and sisters--no criminal record, no other major difficulties.

He made some peace with his family and arranged to move in with a long-time friend.

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Former guest on disability was unable to keep up with previous medical bills. Housing program which had been paying his rent ended.

Man had difficulty at PABC, so he made arrangements to live at a girlfriend's home. She got his money and he had to leave in a couple of weeks. PABC declined to take him back, but helped him move on to another place.

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Older teen sent to psychiatric hospital by parents, claimed they made false accusations about him. He had only finished 10th grade, hoped to get a GED.

PABC was about four hour away from where he lived. His grandparents were less than an hour away and willing to help him. PABC suggested he contact them.

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Caregiver/fiance of disabled woman for past 2 years had trouble finding a job after losing his own business. Back child support prevented him obtaining a place to live. Had a previous prison conviction for which he served the entire time, but six years later is still appealing in an effort to clear his name.

Left to continue to take care of the woman he came in with--praying that God would give him the patience to do it. He got a good job and a house.

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Man had several convictions for various kinds of larceny. Found difficulty obtaining a job. Family was not supportive and asked him to leave.

Man made progress, obtained some jobs, and was generally respectful. He was probably cheated by one employer. However, he caused enough trouble for other guests and staff that he was asked to leave.

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122

Huron Behavior Health called with a man that had been asked to leave the friend's house where he was staying and had no place to send him. He had substance abuse issues and trouble managing his affairs.

He made a lot of progress in managing his life and did a lot of good work on the PABC grounds. Even so, he continued to use alcohol at times which did not go well with his medication. Eventually, the court appointed a guardian for him and moved him to a friend's house.

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Man had several convictions for drunk driving, and recent parole violations--maybe for drinking and maybe due to technical problems with monitoring equipment. His family was very negative toward him, so he decided to move out.

Had to go back to jail for a couple of days for a minor parole violation, then got a job and a temporary place to stay until he could afford his own.

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Person he stayed with was done with him. He wanted to get a ride to Saginaw to go to Denver.

Woman he claimed to have left came back to get him. He said he was going to marry her. We do not want to aid in this ongoing instability in the future.

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Middle age man earning minimum wage with medical and auto bills got behind on rent and landlord asked him to leave. Amount due was disputed, but tenant never got receipts for his payments.

Did not tell us when he left or where he went. A friend said he thought he got a place to stay in the same town where he worked.

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Disabled veteran rejected from a veterans program for bringing a pellet gun into the veteran's housing unit, upsetting another person there. No major difficulties otherwise.

Man was permitted back into the veterans program after being away from it for 30 days.

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Man out of jail, convicted for domestic violence--could not go back where he came from and had no where else to go. He could have gotten out of jail sooner by accepting a plea bargain, but insisted on a trial and now an appeal because he claims to be innocent.

Man found a friend who would take him in and had an appointment to get a former job back.

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Man had type sexually explicit message to someone who he never knew or met who claimed to be under 18--did four years in prison because of it. he needed a place to live when he left.

Required to leave for immoral relationship with guests and verbal threats toward guests. Called later trying to help someone else--had a job and was thankful.

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Middle-age man who had been living with his mother for years became upset with her and she called the police. He was charged with domestic violence and had to live elsewhere. No other criminal history.

Man got a job quite soon after arriving, Got into some trouble with another guest, so he had to find a place right away to leave.

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Man had been homeless for 20 years, invited to stay with a friend in Bad Axe, but was sent out within a few days into zero-degree weather. Man went to Sheriff's office, which called us.

Went back to stay with his friend. (We should not take him back unless the relationship clearly ends. We do not want to enable dysfunctional relationships.)

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Man had wife and child murdered, turned to drugs, healed of bone cancer, got in a recovery program, but was required to leave that program due to an altercation. Local church friend brought him to PABC.

The man got a job right away, but then had to stop work due to lack of government documents (birth certificate, state ID, SS card, etc.). Because he had lost everything and lived in multiple states, it took nearly two months to reestablish everything. Once he had a job, he had friends who would let him stay and contribute to rent.

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Man was living with friends until they found he had a felony record--friends could not associate with felons. Lived in a baseball dugout for 3 days in 10-degree temperatures.

PABC bought a $59 ticket to Tampa where he had a job waiting and took him to the airport. He promised to pay for the ticket and gas, then pay for his wife's ticket and gas. He later decided

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Sanilac county jail called saying man would be released from jail for not paying court-ordered child support. Said DHS would go halfway in paying for a bus ride to Bangor, Maine where he wanted to go.

It was later found that man had a much more extensive police record in multiple states than he admitted. Involved in at least 2 instances of sexual harassment; threatened battery, ate other's food. He sincerely believes there is nothing wrong with his behavior. He apparently does not mind going to jail We bought him a bus ticket and sent him to Maine.

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Older man left his family over difficulty, stayed with friends for a while, but welcome wore out. We let him stay contingent upon him working out his difficulties.

He was very helpful to us on campus. However, he did not work out his family difficulties, but left PABC to live with a new room-mate. We encouraged him to work them out.

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Disabled man not getting along with a long-time live-in girlfriend, so he slept outside in his car for a few nights.

PABC encouraged him to exercise his right to remain at home and to either make peace of sensibly find new living arrangements.

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Older veteran had severe back injury, could no longer work, was not on friend's lease where he was staying, so came to PABC.

Required to leave for lying in exit interview: had six previous convictions, not one as claimed, and had ongoing substance abuse issued. Referred him to veterans program.

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Disabled veteran was caught with alcohol at another homeless facility and was ejected as required by rules. Efforts to find housing are continuing--return is possible with good behavior.

Returned to veteran's facility for a day or two awaiting a housing program where everything would be paid for him for a year.

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Sex offender on parole (possessed underage pornography) had to leave home when a relative suddenly died and the widow and children had to move into that home.

Eventually received long-awaited disability and was able to get his own place to live. Was a big help to the PABC staff while on campus.

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Younger man in prison with a long record had his chaplain suggest coming to PABC when he gets out.

PABC gave him a lot of literature that should help him throughout his life.

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Man went to live with former girlfriend (mother of his son), but she sent him out after five days. She is not mentally stable--has a legal guardian.

Man made very slow efforts to do all that was necessary to achieve his own job and housing. He was asked to leave for being bothersome to other guests.

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Young man had difficulty getting along with his parents, prior criminal history. PABC accepted him provided he kept us informed of his off-campus visits.

Got a job and moved in with a friend.

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Man was injured and out of work, but not on disability. Had a skilled trade, but could not find a job. Divorced.

PABC told him about shelters closer to where he and his children lived. Those locations are also more likely to have jobs that can use his skills.

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We thought he had left, but was only gone to grandparents a few days while he had both an evening and early morning work schedule.

Man lived elsewhere for weeks and left stuff in his room--never told anyone he was out. The last time he left, we told him he needed to communicate to stay. The only way we found out was when we made numerous calls and sent a letter trying to find what to do with important mail. When his grandparents planned to move south to the winter, he assumed he could come back without asking. No.

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Successful tradesman had brief trouble with substance abuse. He needed a place to go to work and reconcile with his wife before moving back.

Found a job good job with a friend that included housing, so he left to do it. Reconciliation of marriage was looking better.

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2 years ago, Guest had left girlfriend of seven years. Girlfriend got a new boyfriend. Girlfriend and new boyfriend were charged in the death of one of Guest and girlfriend's children. Even though Guest clearly had nothing to do with the death, he is having difficulty finding a place to live/work. He had to leave home so his mother could take their other child.

Found a job the day he came to PABC. Worked several days and then never came back to PABC. He had friends in the area--somebody was probably glad to have a paying room mate.

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357

Man who had multiple disabilities and no job was living with his elderly parents. Both consumed alcohol and got into a fight. His parents decided that they wanted him to leave, but there was no place for him to go.

Man was a great help in many ways during his stay. He had some struggle with substance abuse, but was able to get his own housing through a program.

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Older man's friends did not help him after he got out of jail. He was living in a tent for a while, then walked 17 miles to PABC.

Left without telling us, apparently took about $50 of one of the other Guests belongings. A police report was filed.

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Man had lost his good job, became disable, got divorced, began using drugs drugs and ended up with charges and jail time.

Man became upset when he was caught in a lie at the end of the interview and walked out.

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29

Man was left with no where to stay when mother moved out to divorce and father no longer wanted him.

While the man attended church services and asked a lot of bible questions, he was quietly involved in theft, pornography, alcohol and other problems. He had a job and was working on a place to stay--so PABC required him to move in early, probably circumventing some additional thefts.

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Older man with health issues broke up with girlfriend. She had a place to go, but he did not.

Married the man she had been dating (but not living with) for a year. Reconciled with her mother and both were able to move to an empty unit on her property.

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Former resident of PABC was no longer able to work in another Christian Community so he came back to PABC.

Moved back home to aging parents, to be with them and continue college.

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Older man who moved here from Texas to live and work with friends, but got into minor trouble and went to jail. Friends moved on and he was left with nobody.

Friends unexpectedly returned right when he got out of jail. It was easier for him to get out because PABC would have accepted him.

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Disabled man, recovering alcoholic, was sober for 5 months then got drunk and got a domestic violence charge. He needed to leave his girl friend's house.

Man was able to find another place.

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Mother called for sex offender son who was getting out of jail and not allowed to stay with her because of her child at home.

Man found another place.

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Young man had drug and economic problems. A licensed counselor had taken him in but was thinking about sending him out for non-cooperation.

The seriousness of losing the place where he was helped him to change his attitude. He never needed to come to PABC.

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Older teen had a one night stand with a woman he met through an adult dating site. She was supposed to be 18 to be on the site, but turned out to be 15. After some months he was charged and sentenced to a year in jail. Probation status creates few living options.

Man got a job and made some progress, but kept "pushing the envelope", violating the PABC rules as much as he could get away with. Stayed overnight off-campus clearly without permission, so PABC put his belongings in storage and let him stay off campus for good.

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86

Middle-aged man living in his truck for a week after leaving partner's home because she is suffering mental difficulties. He just found a job, but has no way to get a place to live now.

Worked a job while at PABC and was able to pay child support, fines, loans and then rent a room at a new place.

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Young man with a police record came to PABC to avoid living with friends that are continuing to get into trouble. Plans to go to another state where fiance and job awaits, but has to arrange for probation transfer.

Was gone somewhere most of the time while staying at PABC. His stuff was just gone one day.

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Young man who has been on his own--often homeless--for years, wants to stay with his new wife, even though she has few places she can live.

Man had major difficulties with spouse. Left for friends with a bag of belongings.

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Man with bad back disability struggling with depression and suicide sent to treatment place, but could not go home as wife obtained a protection order--even though no history of violence.

He was a tremendous help around campus: built the new chicken pen, fixed mowers, cut grass, etc. Moved in with sister. Four months later charged with CSC-2, sentenced 3-15 years.

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Man in Michigan dealing with elderly parents lost the legal ability to stay with them and received a trespassing charge, elsewhere, which prevented him from leaving the state to go back home. Skilled worker. Sheriff brought him to us.

Man continued to have trouble with his medication--forgot to return rental tools and apparently more trespassing. Went back to jail peacefully.

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Louisiana man heard about another prisoner we have accepted and wanted to come as well.

We encouraged him to reconcile with family and friends when he gets out, and sent literature about how to pray and receive God's answer to his questions.

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Teen, abused as child, had sexual relationship with women 3-4 years younger than he was. The women wanted the relationship, but they were not of legal age to decide that. He got a year in jail and 5 years probation--on sex offender list. Could not find anywhere else to live when getting out of jail. His parents were in jail or Ohio--he cannot go there directly.

Had to much trouble with girlfriends and mental health issues. PABC does not have the staff to work effectively.

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Man had been evicted. When law enforcement arrived to ask him to leave, he was intoxicated, so they took him to the hospital. Sanilac County Department of Human Services called PABC.

Man never came to PABC. He needed a full alcohol rehab program.

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Man and girlfriend lost their Bay City apartment due to job loss. She returned to her mother's house in Huron County, he had no where else to go.

He found a place before coming to PABC.

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111

Man who had trouble with alcohol--it prevented him from working--had a bad living situation, no more money for rent, and had to leave his apartment.

Man made some progress, did some very good work, attended AA sometimes, but in spite of seizures, was not willing to go to rehab to quit alcohol. We hope he will someday, but we asked him to leave. His drinking was discouraging others.

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Retired construction person with retail fraud conviction needed a place for community service.

We will see how the work goes...

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282

Efforts to live with a friend did not work our. Came back to PABC while working on numerous financial and health issues.

Bought a house nearby--still hopes to help out at PABC some.

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52

Living with sister who was evicted. Had a job, but went with a bad crowd that got him involved with a crime.

Given 30 days in jail for parole violation.

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57

3-year reader of our Christian publications (friend of 17-year reader) came out of prison after being coerced into accepting a plea bargain under very questionable legal circumstances. The alleged victim and her mother both insist he was innocent.

Did great work for 2 months. When stressful situations arose, got drunk and destructive in public. Probably an issue of medication or lack thereof.

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1

Came to Michigan from out of state to be with girlfriend, but she asked him to leave. He had no job, no place to go.

Sent out next day for not obeying campus rules, numerous lies to staff and having no real desire to change his lifestyle.

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Young man from broken family lost job and stayed with various friends until he ran out of friends who could take him in. Father had stayed at PABC previously.

Not sure what solution he found--did not call back.

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14

Lost job, divorced, second DUI conviction, house foreclosed while in jail.

Friend who was on vacation while he was homeless picked him up. He was very thankful for his stay here.

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1

Unemployment ended so could not pay rent. Landlord brought him to "visit" PABC without any of his belongings, then drove away while he was in the restroom, leaving him at PABC.

Guest did not want to remain at PABC because of its no alcohol policy. Accepted ride back to place he had been living, as he had not been legally evicted from there.

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708

Came from jail and stayed with friends. The last place had no heat and it was 10 degrees outside.

The man made progress in many areas and did a lot of good work at PABC. Apparently, some combination of new medication and alcohol or drug use contributed to his becoming threatening and slightly violent. Law enforcement and adult protective services were called in an effort to get help for him.

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Former guest ordered to do community service work.

Complete community service work at PABC.

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2

Middle-aged man with several physical an mental illnesses asked to leave by difficult wife--no time to make plans.

Man moved in with friend before housing and other programs were ready. He was cooperative and helpful for his short stay.

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Had lost job, stayed with each divorced parent, but lease did not allow him. Stayed with other relatives & friends.

PABC staff was busy and asked him to wait five more days before coming. He found a job and someone else agreed to let him stay.

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229

Young man ran out of friends to stay with. Looking for jobs, but could not find any--only did eBay selling. His father had passed away when he was a teen and his mother ad been severely ill most of the time afterward. Family was split up.

On the suggestion of a PABC meeting to reconnect and reconcile with family if possible, he wrote uncle/aunt that he had not seen in 15 years. They were thrilled to find him and asked him to come live with them.

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Disabled man lost his apartment and stayed in a motel until his money ran out. He was staying in Flint where a friend was giving him food, waiting on Blue Water Center for Independent living to God back to Him.

We offered to give him a place, but his paperwork must have come as he did not call back.

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Former guest told jail staff, sex offender registry and community leaders that PABC accepted him back, even though we specifically did not.

Former guest taken to Saginaw shelter. He was polite and nice, but often untruthful, as much previous experience and his current attempt to lie his way into PABC demonstrated.

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Guest previously left PABC to live with a woman he had known only a few days, in spite of PABC's teaching that such uncommitted relationships are a mistake and produce heartache for everyone involved.

Guest told that PABC will not provide a free parking place for people in on-and-off relationships. PABC recommended that Guest do everything he can to be a desirable roommate and to make the relationships work.

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251

Older man, injured at work, eventually lost his job and was one week short for unemployment. He did not know about eviction procedures or available help for rehousing; left when his landlord told him to.

Nearly retired man moved to a new Veterans shelter that just opened up.

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Man without work for a year had dispute with friend with whom he was staying.

May be able to work out his dispute or find a new place.

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91

Was at PABC, arrested for an old offence, back to PABC while on bond.

Sent out for being deliberately untruthful to staff in clear, simple things. Bigger problems were evident, but there is little point in discussing issues when someone simply says whatever is convenient for the moment.

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Man who had been to PABC before needed a place for a few weeks while he got a fixer-upper apartment ready..

Claimed he needed a place badly, but never called, never came. Not welcome back.

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22

Raised mostly by grandparents, moved away from parents when grandparents died. Couch surfing.

Man went to stay with girlfriend.

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24

Man in 30s without work, divorced, estranged from parents, ran out of short term friends to stay with.

Reconciled with his brother, moved in there.

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20

Recommended by jail chaplain, had a police record, but now also struggling with health problems and disability.

On sex offender registry because he had a 15-year-old girlfriend when he was 18. No further problems, now off parole, but failed to register as a sex offender and was arrested for it.

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Man with alcohol problems no longer welcome at friends' houses.

PABC arranged to pick him up three times, but he either did not show up or said he would come later. Next call, PABC refused.

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A "good Samaritan" found old man walking, bought him food and clothing and took him to Econolodge. He could not hear at all and could not see every well.

They called us, but 40 minutes before we were to leave to pick him up, he walked off. It would be nice to have more volunteers to work with such people.

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44

Living with parents who were evicted and could not take him to their new place.

Continual difficulties with mother of his children. Did not check out--multiple stories about where he went.

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1

Man from family with history of substance abuse problems came after job layoffs and difficulty in family.

Went back to jail--reason unknown.

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Elderly man with medical issues had been living in van with cats. Hospital discharge called PABC.

We accepted him, but he never got well enough to come.

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Sex offender getting out of prison in North Dakota for failing to register. Parents live locally.

Parole officer decided that PABC would not be the best place for him--don't know where he went instead.

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283

Recovering substance abuser wanted to get away from bad influences. Very skilled worker, has often had jobs and intends to help PABC until a new job comes.

Stayed for months while working, some ongoing substance abuse problems, skipped most PABC meetings, asked to leave.

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Lost drivers license, construction work is slow and lost his housing. Stayed a few days with several friends and family, but not on lease so cannot stay long term. Needs a place and reliable transportation to get back on his feet.

Never came, did not let us know why.

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332

Older man living in relative's extra house, but when work and unemployment ran out, he could no longer pay, so they asked him to leave. He slept in a borrowed truck a few days. He had never been on any assistance before.

Obtained a job, worked for several months while helping to pay utilities. Got a job with a person he met at work. Moved out--completely on his own. He will be able to walk to work, now.

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124

Young man with difficult parents and step parents--got Guest involved in crime and substance abuse when he was a minor. He needs to get away from that environment

Made improvements, then got involved in difficult financial deals, ended up in a fight and went to jail.

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38

Ex-miliary husband leaving wife due to one episode of his violence and her prescription drug abuse. She is staying in home and he currently has no job--but looking.

Man found a job and a small rent house with another PABC Guest--still struggling with alcohol and other issues.

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Divorced construction worker who has not been able to find a job. Cannot drive because of Driver's Responsibility fees.

Found another place and job before coming to PABC.

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22

Broke up with wife, without job or home, but started over with job in Port Austin.

Got a job, saved up money, got into a local, small rent house with another PABC Guest.

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171

Truck driver can no longer work, but taking months to get disability. Was living in relatives cabin, but they asked him to move.

Went to stay with Aunt. Took woman he met at PABC with him. PABC reminded them of the success of committed relationships and the frequent failure of others.

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85

Found out about us through another couple who planned to come and help. He will either decide to become a member, or to move on .

Dedicated Christian man helped as a mentor at PABC, but took a job living at a friend's home to pay debts.

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Coming out of jail for stealing one marijuana plant with no place to go.

Decided to try to live with his mother, even though they had problems in the past.

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33

65 years old, wife died a few months ago, has been living in his car.

Another family member made room for him in his basement.

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Man on sex offender list, with a job, had to move out of his home because of a technical violation--neither he nor his wife or family wanted him to go.

We accepted him, but his probation officer wanted him to go somewhere else.

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Demanding 18-year-old, his parents and grandparents no longer want him to live at home.

Never heard why he did not come to PABC.

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Man 40-years old, living with girlfriend, consuming resources, but has no job. She wants him to leave until he can help pay.

PABC told girlfriend she has to be strong enough to tell him he has to leave before we can help.

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5

Broke up with girlfriend who asked him to leave. Few other friends in the area

Went to town with friends one day and never returned, never called. Sent friends after his stuff.

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19

Parents gone or in jail, background of drugs. Man, age 22, spent time in jail, also. Was living with a friend, but landlord said he had to leave.

Very personable man, obtained and lost a job while at PABC. Was convicted to stay away from certain drugs, but kept pursuing others. Often deceptive to PABC, asked to leave.

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60

Family of 4 (5 on weekends) lost monthly assistance due to medical mis-documentation. Got behind in rent and were evicted--moved to PABC on last possible day.a

Left PABC and his children to live with girlfriend. Not welcome back to PABC. Not welcome back to PABC.

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99

Came back from Tuscola Residential Reentry Program. Still has another 5 months of probation.

Took some kind of drug and wend wild--had to be held down. Also, multiple rules violations, told he would be asked to leave if he violated them again and he did. Parole officer called and he went back to prison.

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85

A former Port Austin resident out of the area for 28 years returned, needing a place to stay until a housing program was available. He was amazed at how little his local acquaintances knew about PABC.

Someone slashed the tires of his vehicle while at PABC. Someone helped him fix them and others gave him a place to live.

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18-year old, parents dead, had been living with his brother, but brother can no longer take him. Now "couch surfing".

Social worker intended to print him to PABC, but something else came up.

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Grew up in Huron County, married, moved away, wife died of excess drinking. Depressed, came back to area.

Never called back. He mentioned that he had a lot of family in the area--likely found someone to stay with.

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91

After several months on hospice and multiple resuscitations, stress on marriage was too great and marriage broke up. Asked to leave temporary quarters with friend. HBH asked us to take him same night.

Friend moved into two bedroom apartment, offered to let him have the other.

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13

Man ordered to leave home by Child Protective Services till court date, accused by ex-wife of doing something to child 2 years ago.

Disappeared leaving most of his possessions behind. Told some Guests he was getting a ride to Saginaw then hitch-hiking to Florida for some family event. Police came looking for him, asking him to stop calling his ex-wife.

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Man, age 33, from south Sanilac county with 4 children by 4 mothers recovering from drug difficulties--not allowed to be with them till he completes classes.

PABC helped him find a shelter closer to his home and classes.

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23

Older man, former PABC resident, staying with a friend, but no longer welcome at friend's.

We required him to leave because he was gone most of the time and did not communicate where he was or why. He collapsed and died at a party on April 3, 2012.

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197

Paraplegic man asked to leave by father with possible dementia issues.

Fit in well for first several months, but near the end of his parole date began to disobey rules and was asked to leave. Made numerous false claims about PABC. Relative called later, said he was on the streets.

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13

Man had a good job but lost it, lost apartment, went to cheap motel, but unemployment would not cover everything.

Father arranged to get an inexpensive trailer in Flint.

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Leaving hospital. Home environment too difficult.

Hospital found other place closer to home.

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26

Living with friend's family, but friend had to leave. Friend stayed at his work. He was planning to stay in a car in Walmart parking lot on a snow-storm night.

He was able to move into another house that his friend obtained.

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206

Lived in Michigan, moved to Alabama for 8 years, then back here. Plans for living place fell through. Has job interviews.

Paid court fines while here, but not much help with utilities. Thankful when he left, but said nothing about where he was going.

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516

He was staying with his sister and family who lost her apartment. He is in the process of applying for disability and would have to start over if he moved out of the county.

He never received disability. Got a job for a few months, lost it, got another job, bought a car and went to share an apartment with someone else. He was much better able to get along with others than when he came.

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8

From jail, struggled with illegal drugs and mental health issues

Tried to hide another unwelcome previous guest on campus. We decided he must leave.

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8

Retired man with complete hearing loss. His interview conducted by typing big words on a computer screen. Wife spent all their money so he needed shelter till next check.

Wife became much more serious about solving their marital problems. His medicine became effective and he regained hearing.

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Lost job, went back to college, was a few points too low to keep up grants. Not getting along with family.

Managed to get work and a small upstairs apartment.

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7

Left home most of the time since age 10. Police record mostly for sleeping places where he should not be.

Aunt's house--her last child just moved out so she is glad to have him. He is applying for financial aid and college.

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2

Girlfriend demanded he get out of car and drover away.

Relative picked him up.

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195

10 months in jail for brandishing an unloaded gun when intoxicated

Was very cooperative for months. When he got a job, he began to help pay utilities, but used the rest to buy alcohol. Would not plan to avoid alcohol, even when sober. Asked to leave.

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67

Out of jail, government rent subsidy ended, no license so no way to get to work regularly.

Sent out of PABC for rules violations attested from multiple confidential sources.

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87

Lost job and got evicted. On sex-offender database, so difficult to find job and housing.

To jail for not keeping up with child support, and not notifying police of address change as ordered. His attorney claimed in court he was not able to change his address because he could not get to Bad Axe to change his address. This is a lie and he will not be welcome back at PABC.

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1

Evicted, previous prison and sex offender issues cannot find a job.

To jail for driving on a suspended license

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49

Shelters in Saginaw, could not find any job there.

Moved in with his cousin.

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238

Man on disability, living on the street for years, his motorcycle got impounded because of DUI, could not afford to get it out. He had fines to pay as well.

Decided to go back to living under a bridge. He did say he learned a lot about the Bible and other things while here. His social skills definitely improved while here.

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Out of the hospital, had severe anxiety issues, stayed with parents a couple of days, but they asked him to leave.

Came to PABC, talked to us for 10 minutes, said our program not right for him and left.

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6

Walked from Pontiac to Sandusky to get better services. Came here with phone, wallet and what he was wearing.

Medical facility then rehab. He had a serious heart condition.

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2

Mom sent him out at 21 because of no job. Uncle's trailer had no power/water.

Said he found a job & dwelling in Port Austin, absconded and was re-jailed.

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Believes he is being evicted, can stay with girlfriend but does not get along with her very well. Called every few weeks saying he was planning to come to PABC.

Has some resources so we encouraged him to find a cheap place or roommates. He found solutions

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35

Stayed at hotel for 6 nights and used up most of his remaining money

Moved to live with niece and her children.

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136

Just out of prison after 12 years with a very difficult time finding a place to live or work.

Got a full-time job nearby and an apartment with friends. Kept job for over a year and is now off parole.

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340

Long time working man who has never been on assistance, but was divorced, then used up funds from job, unemployment and last tax return. Had PTSD from military.

Took an overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol. Had been hiding his use of alcohol while at PABC.

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312

Released from prison six months ago and government supported housing ended.

To TRV program for technical rule violation of parole.

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132

Sent out of a friend's place, planning to get his own

Government housing that requires 2 people. Went with friend met at PABC

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173

Could not work do to illness. Renting a room in a house, friend took money, he called police, no proof, landlord sent him out

Government housing that requires 2 people. Went with friend met at PABC

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0

Age 27, neck injury, cannot work for long, no disability yet

Grand mother decided to take him

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30

Husband (of above couple) continued alone at PABC.

Husband found stable housing.

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117

Lost job, was in hospital on and off for 2 months, lost apartment

Sent to another shelter for refusing to stop drinking alcohol. Jail for disorderly and non-support in February 2012. Died, May 18, 2012, in California of liver damage.

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Wife sent him out and filed for divorce. No violence, but house goes to wife because her minor child was living with her.

Relatives in Florida paid for motel here & bus trip to Fla.

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2

Father of daughter of above woman, hoping to make a decent family.

Tried to get back together with above woman, but did not

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314

Independent contractor, little work for years, friend asked him to pay a lot more or leave without warning

To a friend who needed his help.

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Skilled man with serious physical and mental health issues staying with family but not getting along.

Was quite interested in coming, wanted to study the Bible at PABC, but reconciled with family.

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56

Wife misspent rent money, reported him for domestic violence, but charges always dismissed

Home. Guest better able to care for himself than we first realized.

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11

Released from jail for possession of drugs, family had moved out of area

Back to home area

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39

Disabled, living with brother who is losing home

Back home, situation improved

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Spent all available money applying for programs and apartments but was not accepted

Friend fixed up garage so he could stay till his rental assistance came

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36

Father decided to sell trailer he was living in

Jail, maybe unjustly so

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30 yrs in Prison, then parents, who sent him out

Parents accept him at home now

Single Women

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Attractive middle aged woman from Canada was traveling with her boyfriend in his yacht. They had to stay in Port Austin a month to make repairs to the boat. She got sick and went to the hospital. He decided he did not want her back and left with her money and possessions.

Woman worked out well at PABC for nine days. Her ex-boyfriend had put her possessions in a local storage unit and finally emailed her about it. Shortly after she retrieved them, she became incoherent and placed food in a plastic container in a hot oven. Also turned all the burners on a stove. We unplugged the stove and contacted law enforcement and Adult Protective Services. She left by ambulence she soiled her pants and did not know to get cleaned up. A lot of alcohol and unkown pills were found hidden in her room.

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1

Hard-working woman had struggled with unappreciative husband for 15 years and was going to stay in the woods just to get away from him and four demanding children. The Sheriff told her she should go to a shelter instead. she said she wanted only one day till she could contact other friends.

PABC spent some time teaching the woman not to protect her husband and others for crimes or immoral things they are doing--she is not really helping them. Woman came to our Bible class her first morning, appreciated it, then walked away afterward, thankful for her stay.

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Young woman with a history of mental illness came after being abused by two partners over 10 years. She had been in a psychiatric hospital for a month. Her sister had been here and was helped greatly.

You woman was very pleasant, but struggled with truthfulness. She had trouble recovering from previously prescribed pain meds. She used a previous paycheck to get into a local motel so she could use their hot-tubs to ease her pain--except the motel she went to did not have any tubs. When confronted with the discrepancy she stopped talking to PABC and came back at 1 AM to get her belongings without talking.

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Woman was given notice to quit her apartment only 18 days in advance instead of the required 30 days. (She was not behind in rent.) She decided to oppose it in court, but the court was too busy the first hearing date, it could not function because the Internet was down the second week and by the third week more than 30 days had passed, so the judge issued an eviction order anyway. The woman got fired for missing work three weeks in a row.

PABC told the woman she could stay here if she needed to. But we encouraged her to use her last pay check to get into another place and find another job as fast as possible. She hoped she could do that--and never called back.

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20

Woman realized that she was being treated badly in her live-in relationship that she met on the Internet decided that she wanted to come back to her parents.

Woman stayed at PABC and made some efforts to find a job. She left with her parents with the intent of going back to finish high school--but she did find a new boyfriend.

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35

Stay-at-home mom of five received the losing end of a divorce settlement when husband had an affair. She had an affair and became pregnant--6 months along at PABC arrival. Both affairs ended and the couple was seeking to reconcile, but his mother, who was largely taking care of the children opposed the reconcilliation. Woman was trying to find work, but hampered by pregnancy and an uncertain future.

Woman turned out to be interested in pursuing reconcilliation with her ex-husband as well as other men at the same time. Was not working hard to find a job, find alternative housing or attend PABC class. Items went missing from her dorm when she was present. The problem stopped when she left. Everyone in the dorm had reported thefts but her. She was in a man's room late at night and both were required to leave.

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1

Woman was staying at a woman's shelter, had anxiety attacks where she would hurt herself, was asked to go to the hospital for a diagnosis, but was released right away. The woman's shelter would not take her back so PABC did.

PABC provided her with a room and a little simple food--that is all she wanted. She had some more anxiety attacks and we prayed for her. The next morning, she was gone. When texted, she thanked us, but no further communication.

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Christian woman was coming back to Michigan from another state, had a place in a housing program, but was bumped for somebody else and had to place to go for a few weeks.

Woman was able to get into her housing program. We drover her to the Detroit area attempting to get her possessions from the previous place she stayed, but her ex-friend tried to extort money and then told the police that no possessions were left and also that she through out the ones that were left.

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3

Woman mentally disabled since childhood was living with friends for a couple of weeks. They had to move elsewhere and could not take her. The landlord gave her only a few hours to move out or would have prosecuted her for trespassing.

Woman had severe issues with food. She asked PABC for food three times in three days and received a large amount. She told other guests she had no food and received some from them. The dorm where she lived had no problems with food theft for weeks, but food began disappearing every night after this Guest arrived. She left for another shelter and the food theft immediately stopped.

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Mother who had just finished servicing in a Peace-Corp like program wanted to come back to Michigan to try to regain custody of her daughter. Mother's mother--grandma--now had custody. Mom said grandma got it when she was in the hospital and that it has been a point of contention.

We discovered grandma was a troubled person. We encouraged the mother to use the stipend she was receiving to get her own place and a job, which would be much better for regaining custody. We could serve as emergency housing in case her plans failed unexpectedly.

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8

Teen women was staying with boyfriend, then came to PABC with her parents, then turned 18 and went back to live with boyfriend. She hoped to have a job and help both her own and boyfriends families.

Woman could not be talked out of going to live with a boyfriend she met on the Internet and had not known very long.

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Woman being discharged from a mental health facility seeking a place to stay for a short time until a substance abuse treatment facility was available.

Woman's family said she wanted to come to PABC because she had drug-using friends in Port Austin, they found a treatment program for her right away.

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Woman called about her daughter who got into a relationship with a third woman on social media. The daughter invited her to her apartment for a weekend. The third woman became very domineering and stayed in the apartment for weeks--they are not even sure they know her real name. The daughter was so afraid she came back to live with her mother, leaving most of her things in her apartment.

PABC explained that the daughter does not need a homeless shelter, but needs to reclaim her apartment. She will still be responsible for bills and any damage that occurs. We encouraged her to contact law enforcement. The daughter did not police insolvent but wanted to put the third woman's stuff outside while she was gone and lock the door. Because the landlord wanted the third woman out, she was not on the lease and he had been there less than a month, it appeared lawful.

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39

Responsible retired woman on a fixed income lost a lot of money when her extended warranty did not pay for a bad transmission on her car. She had to pay for the loaner car, a hotel stay, and many other expenses that we supposed to be covered. She lost her presecription funding and housing due to other circumstances and had no way to recover.

Woman stayed at PABC, recouped her resources, helped with transportation, and moved on to a new house.

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Woman had recently divorced an abusive husband and given custody of her four children to another to protect them from him. When moving, she took the balance out of her account before all her checks had cleared and ended up with two felonies. This made it difficult to find a job and housing.

PABC offered to let her stay, but told her that she would probably not get her children back while at PABC. She found another solution.

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Retired lady from Oscoda was staying with a friend who turned out to have alcohol and violence issues. An Internet page showed PABC as only 31.55 miles away from her.

PABC is 31.55 miles away by air or boat, but 152 miles around the Saginaw bay by road. We found a shelter in Oscoda for her.

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Young woman was abused in her marriage, but stayed to take care of husband's mother who also was abused. She had difficulties from the stress and offered minor resistance to a mental health treatment, so was not admissible to a woman's shelter. She was very peaceful and cooperative with PABC.

After some time away, the woman was convinced that she may have overstated some of the difficulties with her relationship and decided to go back.

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Woman previous left PABC to live with a man with a job--though an alcoholic. He went to jail, so she came back to PABC, promising to live more Godly relationships.

She made a good effort to live separately, obtained a marriage license and planned a wedding, but ended up going back to alcohol and spending the night off campus with her fiance--contrary to PABC rules and their written agreement.

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Middle-aged woman had worked nearly all her life, but was fired in questionable circumstances and had difficulty finding a new job due to multiple health difficulties. She was considering applying for disability, but receiving it would take 2-3 years.

Woman had difficulty getting along with most everyone at PABC--frequently criticizing and gossiping. She was sharing prescription medication with another guest who. Several days later, the other guest was taken to the ER and took over 36 hours to regain consciousness. No causal relationship was proven, but woman was required to leave.

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Woman, who had been at PABC before and struggled with substance abuse and shoplifting, just got out of jail and did not have anywhere to go. She promised to do a better job of taking part in PABC, AA and NA activities than during her last stay. She hoped to regain custody of her children.

Woman still participated in very few PABC, AA and NA activities and was asked to leave because of violation of PABC rules. Even so, she found a job and a place to live just a few days before exiting.

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Woman recently had a toe amputated, requires a walker and cannot climb stairs. Her insurance stopped paying, so she had to leave her nursing home.

PABC is not able to care for people in her condition. We have her the number of adult protective services, which she did not know about.

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Physically and mentally disabled woman had her rent raised to where it was consuming nearly all of her fixed income. Landlord began to evict her--apparently tried to charge extra fees that were not due.

Woman was nice and able to manage much of her life, but would confuse reality and imagination at times. She told different wild tales to most guests about her life experiences. Her former landlord did appear to be trying to take advantage of her--the court case he claimed to file was not filed--he made no effort to collect anything. Woman departed one day without warning--later made serious wild and bogus accusations against PABC--brought police to take her possessions out, but no difficulties. Adult Protective Services was called.

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Woman with PTSD and other disabilities has been trying to get disability assistance for 5 years.It has caused her to be fired. The disability workers told her not to get a job. She needs a place in 2 weeks.

PABC said we could take her, but she must have found another solution as we did not hear from her again.

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Young woman who had been at PABC before did jail time for being with a group that stole a heating system from a house for scrap. She was pregnant by an ex-boyfriend and her parole officer would not let her stay with most of her friends because of their police records.

After a staff meeting, PABC agreed to take her back as long as she had no more witchcraft books and came to every class and meeting. She must have found something else.

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Middle aged woman claiming to travel from Texas to Massachusetts ended up in Michigan with no plates or insurance, so her car was impounded. She could not name any relatives or freinds who would care about her. She had diabetes issues, claimed medicine was left in impounded car, but did not find it when we took her there.

She found her medication on a second trip to her trash-filled car. Licencing and insuring a vehicle from outside of a state was something beyond her finances and patience. She ate other people's food and would not pick up her trash. She gave us money to buy a bus ticket to Boston. We took her to the Pontiac bus station.

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Older woman could not pay her bills as of tomorrow. She had planned to get on Social Security, but it was delayed.

PABC gave her DHHS and HDC phone numbers to help with utility bills and told her how to negotiate with the utility company.We assured her she could come if her heat was shut off, but that did not happen.

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Middle-aged woman was asked to leave by her son, even though she took care of his 2-year old son (her grandson) most of his life. She previously had good office jobs, but was injured in an auto accident 14 years ago and is continuing to suffer debilitating health issues. She lost her house and everything in it in foreclosure. She has a lot of debt, but some is student loan debt which cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.

Woman was very organized--had friends take her to all of her appointments and quickly completed the requirements for a housing program.

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Middle-aged learning-disabled woman left a poorly maintained apartment, then lived with a friend, then stayed at a shelter that ran out of funds, then stayed on the street for a few days and finally found PABC.

She later asked us to pick up her belongings from her former residence which were all stored in a garage, some of which had been placed in plastic bags and moved outside. She were never give contact information for the owners and said they wanted to store a vehicle in the garage, so they were making room. It turned out they were full of bed-bugs. PABC left her in her own building for months while she obtained housing elsewhere. She was sending her disability money to somebody else--we never figured out who. She would alk to Bad Axe to do it, to prevent others from finding out.

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Woman received a domestic violence charge and was not allowed back home, stemming from a fight with another woman who was interested in her boyfriend of two years. She had few friends in the area as she moved to Michigan with him to help take care of his mother, who recently died of cancer.

The woman and her boyfriend made peace and agreed that the antagonistic girl should not come back. She pled guilty to a lesser charge and went back to her friend. She applied for a housing program and is again looking for a job. She agreed that PABC taught her to be more peaceful.

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Woman in her 20s had mental health issues and a small police record. Her mother wanted her to leave home. PABC did not have space for a woman at that time.

Woman's mother said she could stay there a few more days. We never heard from them again.

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Middle-aged woman with a felony and alcohol abuse background began attending church regularly and decided to stop drinking. When her alcoholic boyfriend did not stop after a month. she asked to come to PABC to get completely away from drinking and smoking, to help her failing health.

Even though her boyfriend made numerous attempts, both nice and threatening, to get her back, she refused to go back as long as she was still drinking. She got a babysitting job and a place to live with an AA friend.

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Young woman had a history of substance abuse and an "accessory after the fact" conviction (witnessed a robbery, but did not tell anybody about it). PABC encouraged her to get into the Teen Challenge program, but would take her if nothing else worked out.

Woman had good family support. They were looking for a treatment program for her as well. We did not hear back from them.

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Sebewaing police called about a middle-aged woman at a gas station with no were to go. She had recently lost her job and a relationship. She came to Bad Axe to stay with a friend who changed her mind.

PABC brought the woman back about midnight and fed her. Woman asked several times to ignore or curtail the intake procedure. She had to wait while we picked up late night workers. Finally, she refused to give the name of the person she last stayed with. She wanted to go to Wal-Mart, instead, so we took her there about 2 A.M.

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Woman got a ride to Port Austin with purse and what she was wearing to escape drug and abusive lifestyle. She is a licensed RN and hoping to go back to back to work.

Woman was very helpful at PABC--took care of the garden and helped cook. Even so she we difficult for most other guests to get along with. Later on, she began encouraging other guests to accept her own religious understanding and some illegal practices. When asked to leave, she insisted she was not going to. Her extended family took her in.

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Senior woman was too difficult for her children to keep at home--would occasionally get drunk and put their children at risk. She would mismanage her money or leave to stay with strangers. Yet she claimed to be able to take care of herself and refused to cooperate with any effort that could result in someone else being given control of her affairs.

PABC talked to woman and her adult children and found that she did not know important things like the state of her social security application or how to get her food card back when it was lost. PABC gave the children numbers of people who would help them get control of their mothers accounts if necessary.

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Woman who considered PABC before asked to come again.

PABC called back 45 minutes after initial call, but woman had already changed her mind.

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Early twenties woman went to the hospital for a half-hearted suicide attempt. He caseworker called PABC at 2 A.M. asking if she could spend the night here so she wouldn't be alone, and then see her doctor in the morning.

PABC accepted her and would have encouraged her as long as she needed in the night, but she decided to go elsewhere.

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Older female veteran with a bad heart came with her adult son. They lost a house-sitting job suddenly (employer was dying). She could not get help from the Veterans Administration (most of their facilities are for men). She had a sex offense charge from many years ago that we were convinced was not her fault, but made it difficult for her to get housing.

In spite of bills, she saved up for a vehicle. An older couple with a blind brother at home asked for a live-in person to help them, do some work and tend their animals. The house was very dirty, but she accepted the job.

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Middle aged woman with no family to help her has been out of a job for 2 years and living with various friends. She has some serious medical issues, but no disability income. She had to leave another shelter, so they called us.

Woman found a job right away, but got fired for rules violations there. Violated numerous PABC rules. Virtually never acknowledged her actions or promised to improve, but asserted that others were worse. She never helped with her own utility usage, but had money to stay in a local motel for two days. PABC packed her up and let her know she was no longer welcome.

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Middle-aged Port Huron woman was having difficulty finding any place who would take her. She said she was sexually assaulted coming home from her job and the perpetrator was not caught--she wanted to leave the city.

PABC wanted to help her if her story was genuine, but she gave different stories to other service providers. She claimed to have no man-friend, but could not explain why a man answered her phone one time. PABC talked about the importance of truthfulness.

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Middle-aged woman disabled by accident but still waiting for disability payments had lived at various homeless shelters and with various men-friends--most of whom turned out to be abusive.

Woman was caught stealing several times, became very abusive toward those who caught her, threatened suicide for the second time (probably falsely), and was given 10 days to find a new place. A good housing program was available to her, but she through away some of the paperwork needed to get her in. In looking for the papers, PABC found numerous stolen items among her things. She claimed she had another place to leave to, but it turned out to be with a vulnerable adult whose worker refused to take her. Shelters did not want her and motels were full. After 11 phone calls, adult protective services took her.

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Woman was living in a dangerous situation with her husband. He went to jail for back child support and she had no where to go. She exceeded the time available in another area shelter which was crowed and offering only short stays.

Woman obtained several jobs and worked hard, but struggled with drinking while at PABC. She would talk about it and ask for help, but she hid the vast majority of her drinking from PABC staff until they discovered a large stash of empty vodka bottles. She voluntarily went to a rehab program.

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Woman said her apartment was robbed more than once with evidence of gang activity, so she moved a long distance and experienced more robberies apparently from the same people. Some threatening notes were left. She received a regular check and was not behind on her rent, but felt PABC would be safer.

At first she said she had no idea who was breaking in, but later acknowledged it might be an ex-boyfriend and related gang. They may have wanted her medication. She admitted she had not kept law enforcement informed of all the breaking and entering. PABC told her that she needs a law-enforcement solution, possibly a "stake out". Coming to PABC might bring her problems with her.

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Woman was far behind in utility payments, had them shut off, and then was evicted after getting in a fight with neighbors who provoked her. This prevented her from going to any women's shelter. She spent one night out in the cold.

She told PABC she was a Wiccan. PABC suggested she go to them for help, but she knew of nobody who would help her. PABC would accept her if she would agree to let us help her get out of that religion, but she refused.

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Biological dad of young female adult, a former PABC guest, called asking if she could come back. PABC was willing to work with her if she was determined to stay away from the occult problems she had before.

Woman threatened to commit suicide so emergency services took her to a psychiatric hospital. Her adoptive parents, well respected for working with troubled children, decided to take her back into their home.

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Female Veteran who lost job was being evicted and needed a place to live for three weeks until a job training program began. Local veterans facilities are only for men.

PABC offered her a room a few days into the future and her current landlord agreed. Later, he found a place for her to stay as long as she needed.

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Her three young children and their father were already staying at PABC. She returned because she is committed to making a better life for her children than what she had growing up.

She was not able to stay with the task of taking care of her 3 children. She would arrange visits to her mom's house and for necessary business, but then she would stays days with friends without letting anybody know.

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Woman in her 30s arrested for public intoxication--first offence ever.

Did a short amount of community service for PABC.

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Young adult was staying with another family who had house guests and required her to leave for a few days. Since her family was staying at PABC, she asked to come to PABC.

Found a friend who was willing to let her come stay.

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Early twenties woman had both parents die within three years. She was injured at her job, but they fired her instead. She had not way to start a court action, so she lost her apartment, couched surfed for a month, then went to a women's shelter.

Was asked her to call back the next day, but she never did. PABC decided to invite her to stay as long as she did not try to bring her abusive female partner, who claimed she was being sent out of her parent's house in a few days.

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Woman came out of jail form a drug conviction. She is hoping to get her life back together and at least partial custody of her children.

While at PABC, she stayed off of drugs, complied with her probation, made regular visits with her children and obtained part-time work. She found a couple of friends who wanted her to move in.

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Disabled woman from Sandusky was being evicted in a few days. She wanted to stay in Sandusky and keep her house-cats. Seemed to have little interest in wanting to understand or follow our rules.

We encouraged her to work with Blue Water Center for Independent Living in her county--even though she thought they would not answer her.

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Part-time employed young woman had been away from home on her own, then back home, then had a conflict with her step father and had to leave. Came to PABC till she could afford her own place.

Worked one then two jobs and saved the money for her own apartment. Was trustworthy and helpful in dealing with other Guests.

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Older teen who was severely abused by her first set of adoptive parents--who were prosecuted for it. She was adopted by a second set of loving parents, but left home 9 times mostly for bad situations and was at times too disruptive to their younger children. Her mother brought her to PABC.

She made some progress and began working in a job regularly. Continued to struggle with too many short-term boyfriends. Left with another guest whom she hoped to marry.

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Huron County Homeless Coalition called asking to place a middle aged woman for one night so she could go into a housing program the next day--they could not find motel rooms.

PABC agreed to take her, but we never received a return call.

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Woman previously at PABC had been rejected by her second live-in boyfriend and asked to return to PABC.

She agreed to come to PABC until a program for young people was available to her, but she found somewhere else to go first.

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Huron County Jail called about a place for a middle-aged woman they were releasing in a few hours. She had been transferred there for one night on a driving violation after serving a sentence in another county for fighting with her dad. She was very polite and grateful.

She was very polite for four days, then became very erratic, slamming doors, screaming at Guests and staff, growling at other times, crying at others. Law enforcement sent her to psychiatric care. We cannot be sure if she was dealing with demonic issues, long-term multiple personality disorder or an overdose of her neighbors medicine--some of which was missing.

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Middle aged woman currently in jail, who lost her nursing career due to drug use and related felonies, wants to start over away from old negative influences. She is trusting God to give her a meaningful life and may be able to use her skill in overseas Christian missions.

Had arranged for 2-3 days stay with relatives between jail and PABC. Relatives found a place for her.

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Woman who was in the process of losing custody of her children due to do her alcoholism and their truancy. She was staying a couple of hours way from the court-ordered visitation location and wanted to come to PABC to be closer to them.

PABC investigated and found a woman's shelter even closer to where her meetings need to be. We also found she was not being completely truthful in some matters. We taught her it was much better to be truthful, wherever she may go to seek help.

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Woman left a difficult marriage and had no place to live.

PABC suggested a nearer woman's shelter, but she claimed it was full. Further investigation found that it was not full and the woman had been untruthful in other information she provided. We recommended she be truthful the next place she goes.

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Disabled woman moved to Port Austin to live with a friend, but it did not work out. Consumed the rest of her money in motels and application fees--ran out of money and still had no place to stay.

Left to see her son graduate and to work out a possibility of staying nearby. It worked out. She was able to see him and got a house with her caregiver/boyfriend.

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Middle aged women with prosperous history lost job and then two places to live did not work out.

Looked at PABC and will come if her present place requires her to leave before she can find a new job and apartment.

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Woman lost her live in care-giver job when person recovered. Other plans did not work out. She tried to injure herself and went to a psychiatric hospital. They called PABC and asked to place her here upon exit. (She had a history of abuse by parents and husband.)

She had some difficulties while at PABC, but largely recovered, got a good job, and moved out to live with a roommate.

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Older teen hit her little brother and mother called police. The police would not let the teen go back home. She was planning to leave for college in a few days anyway. PABC accepted her for the interim.

The family found another place for the teen girl to go for the few days before college.

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5-mo pregnant wife was living with friends until they found her husband had a felony record--friends could not associate with felons. Lived in a baseball dugout for 3 days in 10-degree temperatures.

Did a jail term for a warrant she did not know about. Husband never sent money for her trip to Florida, but sent some to a girlfriend, so she realized she needed a divorce. Relatives took her to a waiting job elsewhere in Florida.

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Long time Sabbath Keeper and reading of our religious literature had domestic difficulties, so decided to come to PABC, hopefully to reconcile, but otherwise to help here.

Woman moved into her brother's unused garage apartment that had been made for their mother months ago, but which was never used.

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Woman unexpectedly had pay garnished for a four-year old debt. Could not pay rent, lost her apartment then her job. Came to Port Austin to help take care of son's family, then had to leave there. Had no money, no job or place to return to--2 past evictions made new housing difficult.

Even though her car was repossessed at PABC, she found another job and saved enough to buy a used vehicle and get into a low-cost apartment.

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Woman just out of high school lost here place to stay when mother lost her apartment. She had just started a part-time job, but it was not enough for her to go on her own,. She came to Port Austin with her mom to help take care of brother's family, then had to leave.

She got into a jobs program then got a 30-hour job. She was able to help her mother move into their own place.

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Women out of 1.5 years in prison for marijuana charge--had friends and relatives that were involved in crimes, but may well have been innocent of this one. She is oping to leave the past behind.

Woman found an old friend who would let her stay, the parole board approved, and she was able to move there. She was not able to make that arrangement from prison. She needed somewhere to exit to, and PABC was it.

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Disabled woman with little known family moved to Michigan for a year, then got in a fight with her roommate. Roommate hit her first, but then called police when she hit back. No previous record and not considered a violence risk, but women's shelters cannot take her.

After listening to PABC's encouragement to reunite with family, she found an aunt that offered her a bus ticket and a place to live.

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Huron County Sheriff said this woman needed a place for a couple of nights--then she had somewhere else to go.

Woman falsified her application stating that she had no substance abuse issues or prior convictions when she had been convicted for maintaining a drug house 6 years ago. She left without telling anyone in a short time.

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Fiance went to jail, young woman was not welcome elsewhere, so she returned to PABC. Hoping to get a job.

Gave up on fiance who stayed in jail longer than expected. Started a relationship with another PABC Guest and left with him.

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Woman was raised in a cult-like religion where she was beaten by both parents. She was later a crime victim, beaten and left for dead by a man who received life without parole. On disability from injuries--in debt from previous care options.

Woman found a friend with which to stay. She was helping take care of someone else there.

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Woman with death in the family also lost job, home and secondary plans fell through. No crime or substance issues, but suffering a lot of stress.

Grandmother living alone decided to let her stay in her spare bedroom--probably beneficial for both of them.

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Middle-aged woman in a very difficult home life engaged to another PABC Guest before he moved here. Came to get

Married the man she had been dating (but not living with) for a year. Reconciled with her mother and both were able to move to an empty unit on her property.

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Was living with boyfriend who went to jail for a serious charge. She broke up and could not pay the rent. Lived with friends for a month.

Will probably come this time.

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Woman had trouble with husband and son, spent one night in jail after a fight though no previous history of violence. Spent short time in a psychiatric hospital and we agreed to take her.

Found another solution before coming to PABC.

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Middle age woman having trouble with boyfriend, both were evicted, she was arrested for driving under alcohol influence. She was released on a personal recognizance bond providing she had a place to live. PABC faxed jail a letter and she was released.

She never called, but a call to the jail revealed that someone in her family took her in when they realized she would have to come to PABC.

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Woman with multiple disabilities, who had been in severe accidents was exited from another crowded shelter for not keeping her stuff cleaned up.

Woman made progress, but had numerous complaints from nearly all the other guests and staff found her to be untruthful and not complying with the rules. PABC does not want to enable difficult lifestyle and does not have resources to give continual supervision.

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Older teen, partly disabled, had moved in with boyfriend for a year, and was no longer accepted on her mother's government subsidized housing. Boyfriend sent her out, but she could not stay home.

Met a young man at PABC whom she hopes to marry. Left with him.

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Woman with no police record had been homeless for a year and staying with friends. She drove the wrong direction, ran out of gas and was helped by police who found her plates and insurance were expired. They brought her to PABC rather than take her to jail. She had a very good job up to nine years ago, but had increasing trouble finding work as she approached 60.

Guest did fine for a few weeks, but became mentally unstable at times, insisting that obviously untrue things were true. She was given eight days to find a new place and claimed she had a place to go several times, but refused to reveal the location--even when PABC offered her a free ride there. For the first time, PABC had to involve law enforcement with asking someone to leave. She gave a false address, but PABC found correct one on Internet.

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Woman in a work accident, but given "light duty" for years and never compensated for accident--now seeking disability. An agency helped her with motel payments during winter but not in summer.

Continued to look for places with PABC has her "back up". Never called back.

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Young woman, suffering from abusive and Satanist past, lost her home when her relationship broke up, stayed with friends for a few weeks, then had to leave suddenly.

Continued at PABC in a different room with her daughter.

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Successful business woman got mixed up in other's illegal activities bonded out of jail to PABC to make arrangements for children before serving sentence.

Came directly to PABC but left for another place after a few house because of attorney conflict.

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Woman, severely abused as a child, mentally disabled, went to a party at age 18, was pursued by an older looking boy of 14, had sex, and was placed on the sex offender list for 25 years. Great difficulty finding a place to live or a job.

Guest was asked to leave because of too many untruths told. It was too difficult to sort out her real medical and economic issues from her invented ones. Went to a psychiatric facility.

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Woman recovering from multiple difficulties was helping take care of her mother. Mother went to seniors-only housing, so she had no where else to go.

Woman spent most of her time going from one house to another while leaving a messy room at PABC. Kept PABC informed for a while, then stopped. We packed her up.

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Young woman went through devastating experience as a teen and had difficulties with parents, employment and college debt. She was no longer welcome at home.

Moved into a friend's house--landlord was willing to put her name on the lease, even though she worked only a part-time job.

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Lived in same house for 30 years--owned free and clear. Parent and step-parent were there for 2 years, also, paying utilities and supposedly property tax. Tax was never payed and notices were apparently intercepted. Parent & spouse moved out and owner received eviction notice--tax foreclosure had already completed.

After 5 attempts at finding a job and 4 attempts at finding an apartment, finally, success!!

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Disabled woman had to leave an alcoholic, somewhat abusive husband in order to have custody of her children. Lost her documentation and could not get new housing arranged before time to stay at other shelter expired.

Attempting to get into state housing, else will live with her mother.

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Woman had good marriage for 27 years, husband died, began an exciting relationship that turned abusive. Had relatives in the area, so came here.

She was polite, but struggled with following PABC rules, appeared to be continuing the difficult relationship, eventually left without telling anyone.

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Another shelter asked if we could take woman in wheel chair with cancer, domestic violence and other serious issues. Woman claimed she had been mistreated in several shelters and sent out of others.

Contacted other shelters and found woman was making false accusations about each shelter to other shelter staff. Explained to woman that she needs to take responsibility for what she is doing. She insisted she never does anything wrong. PABC gave her other options.

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Young woman lost her jobs due to medical difficulties; lost apartment as well. She does not get along well enough with parents to return home. She was given two days in a motel and called PABC to make sure she had a place to live in case other options do not work out.

Referred to Huron County SafePlace

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Husband went to jail, wife continued at PABC.

Found a job and an apartment. Wants to come back and help when she can.

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Woman with a lot of stuff needed to move back to Huron County--might have needed a place to stay for a couple of days in between. She also wanted PABC to help move her stuff.

PABC gave her ideas of how she might be able to take care of these things herself. Her own family ended up helping her.

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Woman staying with a man who was bad to her. She was on probation for previous drinking and assault. She started job the next morning, but needed a place to stay.

She was going to give away her dogs and cat and come to PABC, but she never showed up. She may have fond a place that allowed her to keep her pets.

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Recovering drug addict picked up by Sheriff for not paying 5-year old old court fines and transported 3 hours away to Bad Axe--no money or way to get home, so the she Sheriff called PABC.

Friend of PABC arranged for the 3-hour one-way transportation to get her home.

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A man called up saying that a young woman, his daughter's friend, was staying in his daughter's car at 11 P.M. when it was 10 degrees. He asked if we would take her. We talked to her briefly and agreed.

It turned out this was a former PABC guest using a different name. She really only wanted a ride to Port Austin where someone else picked her up. She was refused before because of interest in witchcraft.

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Young woman in jail allowed to be released on personal recognizance bond if she had somewhere to go that was not a negative influence.

Multiple people were involved in deciding where she can go. She went elsewhere.

0

1

0

29

Job and unemployment ended, lived various places for a year with difficult and compromising situations. Struggling with alcoholism.

Got into a housing program that payed 3 to 6 months. Looking for a job. Getting help with substance difficulties.

0

1

0

82

Disabled, divorced from a non-working husband, attempt to live with a friend failed, exhausted savings living in a motel.

Moved out with a man she met at PABC. PABC gave a strong message about the value of committed relationships and the frequent failure of others.

0

1

0

1

Much older ex-boyfriend went to jail for abusing her. She was not on his lease, so landlords asked her to leave.

Apparently had trouble with another Guest. Left in the middle of the night.

0

1

0

0

Needed 54 hours community service.

Served 37 as of this update.

0

1

0

0

Got involved in drugs, lost her job, had mental health issues, attempted suicide, parents concerned about other children at home.

Looking for other alternatives, may still come to PABC.

0

1

0

0

Lady in women's shelter had trouble with smokers and other residents in general. She felt she was not getting enough help with transportation, but was looking for out-of-state jobs.

PABC attempted to help her understand that she needs to change her approach to be accepted by any shelter.

0

1

0

78

Lost job in difficulties with abusive boy friend and legal but dangerous drugs.

When boyfriend got out of jail, decided to rejoin him. Left nearly everything behind.

0

1

0

0

Woman felt threatened by another person living in her apartment complex, but but did not want to call police. Gave notice right away, but her next place was not available for 2 months. Asked to stay at PABC in between.

PABC made several calls to her and her landlord. The landlord found another unit in a building owned by the same company.

0

1

0

17

Woman exiting local domestic violence shelter.

Went to a distant women's shelter, falsely claiming she was still being abused.

0

1

0

31

Mother of two children left a bad relationship, on the streets for months, shot in drive-by shooting. Realizes she needs to give her whole life to God.

Obtained partial custody of children at PABC.

0

1

0

139

Mother of two autistic children suffering from a variety of health problems. Caseworker asked her to sign away custody of her children to her mother. Her mother asked her to move out.

Would not follow PABC rules. Given a second chance and still did not.

0

1

0

201

50s-age woman with depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, and past abuse issues. Staying with friends, but not on their lease, had to leave.

Stayed at PABC while keeping numerous doctor appointments. Finally was able to get into a housing program.

0

1

0

1

Was in a verbal fight with her parents, did not want to go back home, but no crime was committed, so police brought her to PABC at 11:00 P.M.

Temporarily going into adult foster care home--the public guardian and the home manager came to pick her up.

0

1

0

1

Married at age 16, abused for 25 years, determined to get away, packed her car and left. She had no knowledge of maps so went the direction that "felt right". She was from out of state trying to go back East, but ended up in Michigan's thumb and finally ran out of money and had car trouble. Local people found her sleeping in her car for 4 days.

Went to Huron County SafePlace with much more experience dealing with her issues.

0

1

0

27

Unemployment ran out, roommate lost job, both were evicted. Baby due in 3 months.

Room always a mess and smelled bad. Would not participate in cleaning common areas or daily classes. Out after 11:00 P.M. a lot. No job, yet signs of money coming in. Seven months pregnant and vomiting large amounts nearly every day, but apparently not getting medical help.

0

1

0

3

Crisis pregnancy, 18-year old. Mother died at age nine, father in prison, lived with relatives but not well accepted. They wanted her to keep the baby, she wants adoption.

A friend picked her up to take her to town, but she never came back. She talked about going to live where adopting parents would take care of her till her baby is born.

0

1

0

195

Woman living at home most of her life, got in a fight with mother, but had no other violent history, went to jail, released specifically to PABC.

Gradually made peace with her mother. Her mother helped her move into her new apartment. (Later: she was awarded a 1-year pin by Alcoholics Anonymous for staying sober.)

0

1

0

253

Teen voluntarily in the foster system, abandoned by parents, needing a place to live till she finds a job to qualify for subsidized housing.

Arranged a live-in job where government will pay for her for childcare with children's mother is at required programs.

0

1

0

2

Girl with real parents deceased/lost, abusive adoptive parents, 5 years in residential/foster system, now 18 and in transition.

Foster care people found a temporary family for her.

0

1

0

36

Girl left home at 14, father abused her, mother left state, criminal record for fights and theft. Has left all her friends (bad-influence), wants to turn her life around.

Went to live with boyfriend and his parents--an apparently stable home.

0

1

0

186

Difficult upbringing, abusive marriage, then local women's shelter till emergency is past. At PABC while she waits on government.

Found work in a nearby city and was staying with friends there most of the time. She was waiting for somebody to put her on the lease, but PABC let her know that situation should not continue long.

0

1

0

0

Young woman from Huron County exiting a Bay City hospital with unworkable home situation

Found a place in Bay City Area

0

1

0

208

Woman with 2-mo old baby leaving bad relationship, hoping to get custody of child.

Continued with other short-term relationships. Not forthcoming with PABC staff. Obtaining custody of her child appears unlikely.

0

1

0

1

Woman 12 weeks pregnant, came with boyfriend, above, who was probably baby's father.

Left without talking for somewhere--possibly a new boyfriend--then back to man, above.

0

1

0

0

In rotating Detroit shelter--moves to a new church every week--sometimes 30 miles away. Very difficult to find a job.

Friends helped her into an apartment.

0

1

0

0

22 year old woman not getting along with parents. Had her own job at age 16, but did not finish school. Drug and felonious assault charges (fight with her boyfriend).

Accepted her with certain conditions, but she decided not to come. Unknown if she made peace or got in more trouble.

0

1

0

5

Young person from difficult home. She needed a place to stay while longer-term issues were solved. Had a part-time job for nearly 2 years.

Friend's house, where she could easily continue her job, watch friend's child and share expenses to some degree. She asked to return in a few weeks, but we did not take her back due to her excess interest in witchcraft.

0

1

0

0

Woman from Coldwater lost job, got evicted, move in with a friend who turned out to be an alcoholic. From Bad Axe, so wanted to come back here.

A friend she asked for a ride agreed to get her a started in a new apartment instead. (Friends are more helpful when they see one is truly homeless.)

0

1

0

111

Married 30 years, but finally left abusive husband. Lost housing, lived with her mother, mother sent her out. Struggling in various ways.

Sent out due to substance problems. Went to live with a friend temporarily.

0

1

0

119

Left marriage due to domestic violence for women's shelter, exited from shelter due to conflict with even more needy person.

Continued to struggle with alcohol and hide it. Not sure of exit destination. Probation violation issues shortly after leaving.

0

1

0

200

Out of job & unemployment money. Lived with sister 3 mo, but her landlord said she had to leave.

"Tell Norm, now I believe in miracles". With the right information from her family, she was able to qualify for a program for which she had previous been unable.

0

1

0

81

A man said she could stay in his cabin for free. It turned out he did want something in return.

Stayed with a friend.

0

1

0

2

Living with friend of friend whose mother sent her out.

We drove her 3 hours to her aunt & uncle's house. A friend picked her up.

0

1

0

82

Disagreed with husbands work & living arrangements, so she sought classification as 'homeless' to improve her chances for housing programs.

Modest unsubsidized home. Housing programs had no openings for anyone. Reunited with husband in home.

0

1

0

0

Thought she was going to be evicted, also a little bit lonely, wanted to live here and give offerings

Did not get evicted. Stayed in her place.

0

1

0

0

Fiance died, had to leave home.

Son's home 200 miles away.

0

1

0

0

Age 42, charged with assault for spanking daughter, living with boyfriend in less than good place

Found another solution when PABC was slow to accept her

0

1

0

1

Out of job for days. Paid bills by pawning stuff a friend gave her. When friend found stuff had value, friend demanded money (already spent) then accused her of theft.

Jail, apparently scared into accepting unreasonable plea bargain. Appeal may be filed

0

1

0

1

Evicted

Her mom took her in

0

1

0

96

Was staying with man who went to jail

Subsidized apartment

Inportant Notes

The statistics above include people who completed most of the PABC interview process, even though some did not come to PABC. They are listed as "0" bed nights, but included because they represent significant PABC effort in finding homes for the homeless, even though they did not stay here. People like this generally fall into these four classes:

  1. The surety of a PABC room allows people to concentrate on a longer term solution, knowing they have a short term place to stay. The importance of this should not be underestimated. It is very difficult to work through the difficulties of finding a new place, finding room-mates or applying for government assistance when it seems that nobody on earth cares about your or when there is no clear answer to, "Where can I and my possessions spend tonight?"
  2. Acceptance to PABC inspires a family member or friend to help homeless person. Sometimes, it is from the shock value that their friend is officially becoming homeless. Other times, PABC inspires altruism: if PABC uses its meager resources to help someone they don't know, how much more should relatives and friends help a person that they do know.
  3. PABC often provides ideas for housing solutions that people have not previously thought about—or need encouragement to ask for. Some people are embarrassed to ask family or friends, others have never thought of sharing with a room-mate.
  4. PABC sometimes helps people by accepting them on the condition that they change some destrcutive part of their lives that is leading them to homelessness, such as drugs, alcohol, negative friends, contentions, laziness, etc. The fact that this became an important factor for their acceptance or non-acceptance brings it "to a head" and often caused them to implment changes that allow them to stay somewhere else.