Maryam Henderson-Uloho is the founder of SisterHearts Re-Entry Program (SHERO) and SisterHearts Thrift Store. When Maryam was in prison, she identified the need in the community to assist women transitioning from prison back into society. She recognized quite often that many people come out of prison with the intentions to better themselves but the pressures of day-to-day living make it hard for them to adjust. Many formerly incarcerated individuals are released with no support system, housing or funds. Making it impossible for them to achieve the goals they set for themselves prior to being released.
Sometimes society makes life unnecessarily difficult for one to decarcerate after being incarcerated. Re-entry is becoming a social word but many programs are not intended to rehabilitate ex-offenders. Maryam vowed to be the bridge that the formerly incarcerated could cross over into society with dignity. She gives second chances to returning citizens while assisting them to build economic stability.
In less than three years SisterHearts rose to become a reentry giant starting from $40 from in Maryam's pocket from selling junk out of a suitcase walking street corner to corner to having built a successful thrift store and re-entry program. She is currently recognized nationally as a motivational speaker, re-entry specialist and entrepreneur.
Maryam travels all over the country sharing her amazing story of how she rose from the devastation of Prison to Power. She is the mother of seven children lives in Arabi, Louisiana.