Meet the TEAM
Co-founder / Executive Director
Melissa Johnson was born February 20, 1984 to Patricia and Keith Johnson. During a time when the Johnsons should have been celebrating their first born child and experiencing life’s milestones, they instead heard comments from doctors like, “she will never be the older sister.”
The Johnson family was blessed with two more children, and Melissa did in fact become an older sister. Melissa’s “little sister,” Ashton Johnson, has always played an active role in her sister’s life. She saw her mother’s concern for the lack of support for older individuals with disabilities and realized that she could be part of the solution.
After researching and planning with her mother, Ashton started a pilot program at the City of Charleston as a trial life skills program.
Co-founder / Chief Operating Officer