I AM Optimistic: Tajhanae’s Story

“Being optimistic allows me to grow, be open minded and be understanding of others.” – Tajhanae

“I am optimistic,” said Tajhanae, a current client at Pathways, CHS’ transitional housing program. Tajhanae has been living at Pathways for a little over a year.

“I wasn’t living in an environment where I felt safe or comfortable,” she said. “So a friend recommended me to Pathways and within a week I moved in.”

Tajhanae says her time at Pathways has taught her how to be an adult, to be responsible and to do things for herself.

Since living at Pathways, she started working at the Boys and Girls Club where she enjoys passing on valuable skills she’s gained.

“At Pathways I go to counseling and a class called seeking safety,” Tajhanae said. “I can use the skills I learn at Pathways to help teach coping skills and other skills to kids at the Boys and Girls Club.”

Optimism is important to Tajhanae in her everyday life. “Whatever circumstances I face I have to be open and willing to have a different perspective,” she said. “Being optimistic allows me to grow, be open minded and be understanding of others.”

I AM is a multimedia project showcasing the faces and stories of Center for Human Services (CHS) through photos, words that define their stories and video.

2018-08-07T17:10:11+00:00