This interview covers Travis' memories of supportive and protected childhood in Louisville's West End. She talks about being homeless, and moving into Sheppard Square. She recalls her despair over the community's violence. She identifies herself as a peacemaker within the community. Community-based organizations such as the Network Center for Community Change and Women in Transition, and Spaulding University, were important resources and support networks for her. She applauds the Presbyterian Community Center and is concerned that this quality of programming may not be available in the neighborhoods where residents have been relocated. She expresses dissatisfaction with how the HOPE VI project was communicated to the residents, the program's relocation efforts and case management as a whole.
Sheppard Square (Housing project : Louisville, Ky.), Louisville Metropolitan Housing Authority (Louisville, Ky.), Smoketown (Louisville, Ky.), African American neighborhoods ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville, Presbyterian Community Center (Louisville, Ky.), Childhood development, Public housing ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville, Housing authorities ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville