Whether it’s dealing with family, unemployment, or the streets,
we know that life throws many curve balls. These curve balls came at me in
2002, when my only child was murdered and I was arrested for drug
possession. I had no one to confide in about losing of my child and
going to prison. My life didn’t seem too promising. I heard about the
TAP program in 2003 and I knew my life would change. I was then accepted and paroled to the TAP program. ADI helped me address my needs. I successfully completed the TAP program with the assistance of my counselor Ms. Michelle Kelly. I know that GOD has sent her into my life for a reason. Now I see the lessons of life. I volunteered at ADI for awhile, assisting with various tasks throughout the office.
I’m working on getting my GED at The Learning Bank. I also sit on the board for an organization called Out for Justice. We work towards removing barriers that offenders and ex-offenders face once they are released from prison. I can honestly say it’s up to the individual to catch that curveball and run down the right path with it. I’ve been working at Johns Hopkins for almost a year now and I know that I’m doing great things with my life. I’m currently working on finding a new residence and learning about technology so I can stay connected with my family. I also am interested in staying connected with women behind the fence; attending workshops to
give advice and making them aware of the obstacles they may face coming out of prison.