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Meet Huck House Youth Award Winner, Roxanne Johnson.

Roxanne has faced several challenges, including teen pregnancy, mental health issues and one of her biggest challenges, a custody battle with her mother over Roxanne’s daughter. Her cousin recommended she go to Huck House, where she found shelter support at the Crisis Shelter. Roxanne has since completed the Huck House Transitional Living Program and moved into a new apartment. Although saddened that she is unable to see her support system from TLP as often, she is very thankful for her ongoing relationship with Tyia and Kenosha.

Her daughter is her motivation and Roxanne plans to tell her, “No matter what life throws at you, don’t give up.” She also wants to stress the importance of staying focused in school and avoiding outside distractions. Roxanne’s long-term goals are to get back into working, enroll part-time in school, and get a car