• Interview

“I Know I’m on the Right Path”: Student Graduates Despite Homelessness

“I don’t think anyone knew until I wrote the newspaper article for my school.” As a child, Ashley Danielson was homeless with her family, bouncing from staying in motels to doubling up with relatives to living in the family car. As a result, going to school took up to 13 hours a day. Ashley talks about her struggles to stay in school with her former case manager from Cocoon House, Marty Shaw, the “go-to” person who helped her get a job and keep high school graduation in her sights.

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