Maryam Henderson-Uloho is the founder of Sister Hearts Exit ReEntry Organization (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. The collateral consequences of incarceration tear down all efforts of rehabilitation.
Re-entry is becoming a social word that sounds good to the ear. Many programs in society are not intended to rehabilitate ex-offenders. Maryam's goal is to be the bridge for formerly incarcerated to 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 with an initial investment of $40 and 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 as a national leader, motivational speaker, decarceration 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 and currently living in Arabi, Louisiana.