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Handup Community Resource Center Transitional Newsletter


Father’s Day is an opportunity to tell dad how much you appreciate him. New dads, old dads, granddads, dads-in-law, stepdads, serious dads, goofball dads. Your hard work, patience, and unwavering acts of love and prayers are more than appreciated. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, we would not know what to do without you all.






Introducing Mr. J Taylor:




Mr. Taylor served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Field Radio Operator, during his tenure, Mr. Taylor reached the rank of a Lance Corporal. He completed his basic training on Parrish Island, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Mr. Taylor served two tours of sea duty, stationed twice in California and he also had the pleasure of spending one year in Japan.


Mr. Taylor lives by this simple quote, “A day without learning is a day wasted.”


While being enrolled in the Transition In Place Program, Mr. Taylor has accomplished just a few things, he was able to gain financial stability, applied and secured employment at a more

prestige restaurant, and importantly, he received a chance to build a stronger bond with his

youngest daughter and to play a bigger role in her life.


Mr. Taylor described the TIP Program as being “Motivational, inspirational, and life changing.

This program has given me both the motivation and inspiration to set forth and reach higher

goals, while making better life changing decisions.”


In July, he has plans on moving into his own place, to gain full use of his drivers before the

month of June is over, and to start taking steps toward investing, into his future home.


I asked Mr. Taylor, “what or who motivated you while you were in the program?” Mr. Taylor

responded, “The whos’ would be Ms. Kiarra, for she always showed a genuine concern, and trust in me enough to let me run my race my way, and Mr. Lamont who always has a good word of encouragement whenever I saw him. The what that motivates me is knowing that there is a better life out there and I’m watching it unfold right in front of me.”


Lastly, he would like to see better health services set up for veterans and more places like

Hands Up around the country, because sometimes all that is need is a helping hand.



"Helping individuals and families in transition"

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We would like to give a BIG Thank You to Kroger for donating $2500 and WAWA $500 to assist with food for our food pantry!






Handup Community Resource Center would like to extend a heartfelt and sincere Mother’s Day wish to all the wonderful mothers out there. Your hard work, patience, prayers and kind words are more than needed and appreciated. You all are more than loved, supported and appreciated, we would not know what to do without you all. Have a marvelous weekend!




It’s a crazy world we live in. Between the day to day stress, social anxieties, and the overwhelming feeling that comes from being bombarded with world news all the time, it’s no wonder that things can get a little tough. We must find a way to keep ourselves sane, grabbing a good book, going for a walk in the evenings, painting, opening up to a loved one about our issues, or maybe finding new recipes to try twice a week. There is absolutely nothing better than addressing issues pertaining to your mental health. Always remember, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!



Transitional Testimony:




“For a long time, it had seemed to me that life was about to begin real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to go through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last, it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”


(A Letter to Jennifer. James Patterson).






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