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Transitional Story for the Month of August:

Ms. Wanda Scott

Ms. Scott has been apart of our Transition in Place family since July 2019.

She served in the United States Army for three years, during her tenure, she was stationed

in Fort Dix, New Jersey and Fort Polk, Louisiana. Ms. Scott lives by these two quotes, “Be all

I can be” and her favorite quote from the Army, “balls to the wall.”

During Ms. Scott’s tenure in the TIP Program, she has had the opportunity to save a

substantial amount for money, regained for her sense of independency and find permanent

housing for her, her children, and grandchildren. During this interview, I asked Ms. Scott

how she would use to describe the Transition in Place program, her response was “helpful,

caring and giving.”

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming

the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands—your own.” —Mark Victor


As we all know having goals are essential to life, personal and professional growth, Ms.

Scott had three main goals while she was enrolled in the TIP Program, she wanted to

become a homeowner, learn to heal from the death of a very close loved one and find

peace and comfort while moving forward in life. “My favorite past time would have to be

spending time with my 6 children and 16 grandchildren, they’re my world.”

I asked Ms. Scott what services or programs would she like to see set in place for veterans,

she answered “As far as future programs for veterans, I would like to see more homeless

shelters set up across the country, we need them, there are so many veterans who served

and defended this country and don’t even have a place to sleep at night, it’s time to change


“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights,

and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” —Brad Henry

Ms. Scott expressed that while being in the TIP Program, she was pushed to stay motivated

and on track by my children, grandchildren, and my case manager, Katiah John.

Thank you, Ms. Scott, for sharing your story with the TIP family, we appreciate you!

"Helping individuals and families in transition"

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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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