SisterHearts Decarceration Program is focused on providing formerly incarcerated individuals with a safe environment to achieve their goals with dignity. The program is centered around decarceration, offering a space for healing while rehumanizing those suffering from the trauma of incarceration. SisterHearts also provides personal development training, transportation, bank account support, driver’s license support and other resources to assist returning citizens as they reintegrate into society.
Thanks to the generous donation of Jack Dorsey. SisterHearts is proud to announce the soon to open "The Decarceration Center" in our newly purchased building located at 2338 Martin Luther King Blvd in New Orleans. This will be the future home of the first Decarceration Center in the country. As a formerly incarcerated person it's important for community to see the positive effects that returning citizens can have on the community when given opportunities. This is a reflection of how to shine as a beacon of light as a formerly incarcerated individual. Thank you Jack for believing in us.
The thrift store provides a space for formerly incarcerated individuals to develop a human-to-human connection through customer service. Individuals who work at SisterHearts are taught how to take hold of their agency, breaking down dependency habits built up during their incarceration to create more independence. After holding a job at SisterHearts, it’s easier for individuals to get a job because they have worked at SisterHearts while gaining the soft skills to succeed.
Jack Dorsey (https://twitter.com/jack) is helping to change the way society views people from prison. He believed in us without the stereotypical mentality forced on individuals that have been to prison. The facility is one of the first decarceration programs in the Greater New Orleans area led by our specialist, Maryam Uloho. We monitor progress and offer counseling for those who may have emotional difficulties along the way. SisterHearts will continue to act as a model for reintegrating people into society as functioning members in the community.