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Spotlight and Appeal for CHGM Client, Danielle Johnson

By: Karen Cunningham

CHGM is thrilled to announce the upcoming college graduation of Danielle Johnson, the eldest child in one of the families in CHGM‘s Shelter Plus Care Permanent Supportive Housing Program. CHGM staff watched Danielle grow up in our program and head off to college. She is now a senior at Virginia University & Lynchburg College, where she is majoring in business and playing varsity basketball.

Danielle’s mother, Florence, is wheelchair-bound and unable to talk after suffering from a stroke years ago. As the oldest of three children, Danielle has handled her home responsibilities with maturity and grace, often returning home from school to support her father, Danny, who became a home health aide in order to care for Florence. Danielle has beautifully juggled her familial obligations with school and basketball, maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

CHGM could not be more proud of Danielle’s hard work and commitment to her family, and is looking forward to celebrating her graduation in less than a month. As a congratulatory gift, we hope to provide Danielle with a new laptop, which will be incredibly useful as she enters the professional world. If you would like to contribute to this gift, please donate by credit card here and indicate “graduation gift” in the “add special instructions” box on the second page where you confirm your payment, or send a check to CHGM, 421 Seward Square SE, Washington, DC 20003.