In 2013, Wanda Taylor founded Ladies In Need Can Survive, Inc. (LINCS). She transformed her private home in the Frayser community to provide opportunities and a safe haven for women in need of a second chance. Taylor has personally funded LINCS out of her own pocket, in addition to other generous donors.
Our backyard is fenced in so our residents can have some privacy. When the weather permits, the residents and their family hang out for picnics and other festivities.
This room is used for classes, visitation, relaxation, and leisure time. We have classes Monday – Friday. After 2:30 p.m., they residents are allowed to relax and watch television. Visitation are held on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The ladies are required to prepare daily meals. For those who do not know how to cook, Ms. Janet from The University of Tennessee comes to our facility to teach our residents how to prep, prepare and cook healthy meals. Each resident is required to learn how to cook basic meals. And each resident is assigned a laundry day. Laundry detergent, bleach, etc. are supplied.
This is our waiting area. Our doors are opened to the public Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
When women are admitted into the LINCS program, their rooms are fully furnished. Each new resident receives new bath and face towels, personal items and other necessities. Two residents sleep in this room. They are responsible for keeping their room neat, clean and organized. In 2017, Mr. Britt Linder and Holly Linder and their company, Peterson Insurance, and others purchased items to remodel this room. They did an amazing job! This room is called “Happiness.”
In 2017, The Home Depot on Stage Road., Madison Ave, Riverdale, and Millington donated gift certificates to purchase items, such as paint, brushes, a vanity, light fixtures, and a mirror to remodel our restroom.