RETIRED MARINE PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR THE VETERAN COMMUNITY
BY TIA CAROL JONES
Christopher M. Edwards founded Back on T.R.A.C. in 2013 to help his brothers and sisters in uniform. Edwards, a retired Marine who served for 14 years is also an educator.
with his fellow Marines. If he had, they had and if they had, he had. That philosophy translates to a win for everyone. Whether it is a word of encouragement or utilizing resources, it is something the armed services community needs.
Confidence. The mission of the organization is to provide mentorship, education and housing to young adults and homeless women veterans through community partnerships.
veterans from homelessness to homeownership. The goal is to assist with suitable housing and provide wraparound services that create opportunities for the women to be self-sufficient. A lot of Edwards’ sisters in uniform face issues which include stability, and with kids it compounds the situation. Back on T.R.A.C. partners with other organizations to make the process of helping the women veterans transition smoother.
because of past traumatic events and not being able to reposition themselves back into society.
veterans there are resources available.
gmail.com, or call 312-523-3318.
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