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Bridging the Gap for Veterans


Providing home healthcare support to disadvantaged veterans. Building veterans’ financial security and literacy by teaching budgetary proficiency and promoting solid emotional well-being.  Our vision at VWAP is to become the leading organization in creating a community where veterans can thrive and lead fulfilling lives.


Our mission is to subsidize the cost of home health services, ensuring that veterans can receive the care they need without financial burden. In addition to our focus on home healthcare, we also provide support to veterans transitioning from military to civilian life and promote psychological well-being.

Helping veterans receive the home healthcare they need and deserve.

Meet Our Board

Chantel Lawrence

Chantel Lawrence is a best-selling author, finance coach, speaker, and veteran. Chantel is extremely passionate about bringing awareness to the issues and challenges that veterans, women, and their families face. This is done through her children’s literature, her self-development and financial programs, and individual coaching. 

Her aim is to help women live happily and purposefully. She is also a successful business owner of Clayton’s Angel, LLC, a Healthcare Agency that caters to the sick and elderly in their home, and her Nonprofit, VWAP-Veterans with a Purpose, that bridges the gap between financial literacy and home healthcare needs for the sick and elderly veterans.

Coach Chantel has an extensive educational background in business and public health. Chantel has earned her:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Admin
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Masters in Public Health 
  • Graduate Certificate in Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting 
  • Doctorate in Performance Psychology 

Coach Chantel’s motto is “To grow into your best self, you must first know yourself”.  

Tricia Smith

Tricia Smith is a proud army veteran and mother of three who holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology. She was born in Jamaica and raised in New Jersey, which has given her a deep appreciation for diversity and the importance of values like kindness and compassion.

Tricia's childhood memories of watching her mother care for patients as a nurse inspired her to help others, and she is passionate about assisting mothers and babies, as well as promoting sustainability. Currently, she is involved in researching ways to help pregnant veterans and women in need through her organization's mission.

Described as fun, artistic, and optimistic, Tricia strives to create beauty in the world through her work and relationships. She firmly believes that life rewards those who spread happiness, and she is committed to doing just that.

Sheri Munsell

Sheri is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience working with various non-profit organizations. During this time, she has been instrumental in launching several churches and non-profit organizations, utilizing her leadership skills to drive positive change and make a meaningful impact in the community.

Sheri's passion for VWAP's mission stems from her personal connection to the cause. Her own father was a Vietnam Vet, and she has a deep understanding of the struggles that veterans face. This has motivated her to take action and dedicate her time and energy to supporting veterans and their families.

In addition to her non-profit work, Sheri partners with her closest friend to help aspiring entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground through their venture, First Elevation LLC. Her drive and passion for empowering people to succeed in their professional endeavors is truly inspiring.

Overall, Sheri's dedication and unwavering commitment to creating positive change in the world is an inspiration to us all.

Yolanda Barrows

Yolanda is a successful business owner of Two Caring Hands. With over 20 years of experience in mentoring, coaching, teaching, and providing compassionate care to members of the community, young and old, she brings a unique perspective on being an overcomer in plain sight.

Yolanda has been a leader within her community for over 30 years. During this time, she has assisted children in the foster care system with the much-needed love and guidance of a big sister's approach. She has also helped seniors with the care and assistance they require. Yolanda is passionate about helping others achieve their personal and professional goals, and this is evident in her approach. Her level of care cannot be denied or ignored.

As a licensed and CPR professional, Yolanda has saved lives with both learned and experienced skills. She understands the importance of safety and makes it her top priority as a protector of those entrusted to her. Yolanda is a caring and compassionate individual who is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those around her.

Kim Johnson Danner

Kim Johnson Danner is a retired naval officer and a native of Waynesboro, GA. She joined the Navy in 1990 and served onboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS-39), Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, VA. During her career, she conducted briefings, trained naval pilots, and managed intelligence operations.

Mrs. Danner received several awards during her military career, including Naval Station Norfolk Sailor of the Quarter, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, Five Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Two Navy Commendation Medals, Five Good Conduct Medals, and a Volunteer Service Medal. She was crowned American Beauties National Woman in 2017 by American Beauties National Pageant system.

As a PTSD survivor from her experience of being stationed at the Pentagon during the September 11 terrorist attack, Mrs. Danner advocates for Women Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She works to bring attention to the psychological and neurological wounds that are often overlooked. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Saint Leo University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Southern University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and traveling.