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Finding Stability and Happiness in Davidson

by | Oct 15, 2017 | Davidson Housing Coalition

Michele and Jayden Crowell at a Scout outing.

Michele Crowell moved into one of DHC’s apartments at Creekside Corner in July of 2016. Before coming to DHC, she had moved around for a year since losing her job in 2015. During that time, Michele and her son moved about ten times, staying with friends, living in hotels, and finally coming to live at Hope House in Huntersville for a month. Michele drove her gifted son, Jayden, to and from Charlotte every day so that he could attend a magnet school. She worked for a cleaning company while looking for a better job.

Around the time that Michele found a secure and beautiful rental unit at DHC’s Creekside Corner, she started a new job with GP Strategies. She works out of the Ingersoll-Rand headquarters, a mere five minutes from her home, as a part of the training team.

Currently, Michele is enrolled in a local “Getting Ahead” program and is finishing her bachelor’s degree online from North Carolina State University in Interpersonal Communications. She is involved in service within her community, which includes Cub Scouts, her church, and membership on DHC’s Board of Directors. Her two main goals are to get her health in order so that she can continue to lead a busy life with her son and to purchase a home.

Michele is working with Gail to improve her credit and position herself to purchase a home. In the fall, Jayden started school at Woodlawn. Michele and Jayden will have less than a 10-minute commute to work and school.

While Michele admits that she never thought that she would move outside of Charlotte, she loves living in Davidson. She thinks that the community is wonderful and enjoys the quiet and safety of small town life. Through it all, Michele has shown strength, fortitude, and a never-give-up attitude that has brought her and Jayden to a place of stability and happiness.

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