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September Newsletter

Although we are still amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic still, there are sites that are affording our citizens opportunities to be vaccinated. Vaccination Sites are located all over the state of Virginia, if anyone is considering getting vaccinated, please discuss this with your primary care doctor(s), caregivers. Testing sites nearby: Walgreens, Walmart, Neighborhood Walmart’s, CVS, Publix Supermarket, Kroger Pharmacy and a host of other vaccination and testing sites.

Remember the 3 W’s:

WEAR your mask,

WASH your hands,

WATCH your distance.

Within the last two months, the Transition In Place Program (TIP) has said their “See you laters” to a few veterans and also said their “Hellos’” to a few new veterans. Three families of the TIP Program have transitioned into their next phase of life. To those veterans who have recently transitioned, Mr. Canaday, Mr. Elcock, and Mr. Cusick.

Congratulations to you all, job well done, our doors at HandUp are always open for you all!

With welcome arms we would like to extend our open and welcoming arms to all new members of the TIP family. We are more than glad that you all chose to be a part of this marvelous program.


“Transitions aren’t easy, but they’re worth it."

Welcome Ms. D. Thornton and family,

we are more than glad you all are on this journey with us!

A special THANK YOU to Mr. M. Green, who is a part of the HandUp Shared Housing Program recently assisted with laying new flooring inside a few homes.

Mr. Green we appreciate your hard work, dedication and handy carpentry skills.


HandUp Community Resource Center embodies multiple components that the community uses on a daily basis, we would like to present to some and introduce to others the VetLink, Veteran Service Center. This program is available for any Veteran who is at imminent risk of losing housing or deemed as literally homeless. Below is a list of services provided by the Vetlink, Veteran Service Center. Please take heed and advantage of any of these services if needed.

VETLINK, Veteran Service Center

437 E. Belt Blvd

Richmond, VA 23224


Kelly Tumlin, Program Supervisor ext. 121

Desiree Taylor, Program Director ext. 122

Opening Day Hours of Operation

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:30am-4:00pm

*We are able to serve Veterans who are at imminent risk of losing housing or literally homeless. *

Services Provided

Breakfast M,T,W,Th,F 8:30am-9:30am

Lunch M,T,W,Th,F 12:00pm-1pm

Laundry Services By appt only, M-F during reg business hours

Showers By appt only, M-F during reg business hours

Mail Services Veterans can receive mail at the center

Computer Access Employment, housing searches etc.

Small Lockers Unsheltered Veterans important documents

Safe Space Day Program/ relief from weather/Coffee

Access to phone Can use landline to make and receive calls/ messaging

ACCESS POINT Intakes for VetLink completed here. Walk- ins welcome during regular business hours.

Transportation By appt only, To/from VA appts, to/from Service Ctr to GPD’s, Emergency Shelters etc. We will eventually have drop off and pick up points.

HandUp Community Resource Center
"Helping individuals and families in transition”

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