Being Beloved Ep. 6 ‘Blessed and Highly Favored’ Rev. Michelle’s was once a returned citizen, today she leads the most successful women’s reentry program in Philly

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Over twenty years ago, Rev. Michelle Simmons was fresh in her sobriety and new in her re-entry journey. Today, she leads the top re-entry program for women in Philadelphia.

While stitching her life together, she received a message from God to open up a transitional housing program for formerly incarcerated women. Leaning on her church family and many years of sacrifice later, Rev. Michelle is one of the most respected re-entry professionals in Philadelphia with her organization, Why Not Prosper. In her conversation

Dr. Spencer is a justice studies professor and re-entry scholar.

with Dr. Rolanda Spencer, she detailed how she continues to carry out her vision.

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