I am Brenda Ellis, I work as a Case Manager for CAPUP in Petersburg. My career in Human Services expands forty-plus years, where I have been fortunate to work for the Virginia Department of Social Services and Non-profit agencies. As a youth, I volunteered for Volunteer in Service to America (better known as VISTA), which planted the desire to pursue a degree in Community and Human Services.Working for CAPUP has afforded me the opportunities to serve low-income families with financial hardships and continue to provide outreach services within my community. Such as helping senior citizens fill out complex benefits paperwork and assisting individuals to become self-sufficient and more career-oriented. I counsel and direct them to become better citizens.I enjoy traveling, fishing, shopping, spending time with family, and staying in touch with close friends.