Handup Community Resource Center Transitional Newsletter
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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"