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June Newsletter

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"

Handup Community Resource Center

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