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When Darlene Hood thinks about her life, she remembers these years: 1965 was the year her father died; 1978 was the year her mother died; and 1985 was the year her oldest brother was killed. Hood was born in Youngstown in 1954, and her family left the city after the mils closed. But Hood decided to come back to a city that haunts her in the 1990s, and to this day, she can't explain why. "This is my home," she says. "You know how you can love and hate something at the same time?"
Hood works at a group home in the north side of Youngstown, where she takes care of men with mental disabilities. Her dream is to one day run a group home of her own, where she can take her clients out to the amusement park and nearby cities like Cleveland or Pittsburgh. Hood hasn't decided who she will vote for this year. She is excited about the idea of Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman president, but she doesn't think anyone in the field can help her or her community. "It don't really matter to me because ain't nobody gonna help me no way," she says.
When Darlene Hood thinks about her life, she remembers these years: 1965 was the year her father died; 1978 was the year her mother died; and 1985 was the year her oldest brother was killed. Hood was born in Youngstown in 1954, and her family left the city after the mils closed. But Hood decided to come back to a city that haunts her in the 1990s, and to this day, she can't explain why. "This is my home," she says. "You know how you can love and hate something at the same time?"
Hood works at a group home in the north side of Youngstown, where she takes care of men with mental disabilities. Her dream is to one day run a group home of her own, where she can take her clients out to the amusement park and nearby cities like Cleveland or Pittsburgh. Hood hasn't decided who she will vote for this year. She is excited about the idea of Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman president, but she doesn't think anyone in the field can help her or her community. "It don't really matter to me because ain't nobody gonna help me no way," she says.

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Darlene Hood supports Hillary Clinton but does she think whoever the next President is will help her? No, she has plans to help herself.

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Darlene Hood supports Hillary Clinton but does she think whoever the next President is will help her? No, she has plans to help herself.