Recipient Spotlight: Rashidah 

Rashidah has to wake up at 5:00 am in order to get her two year old son to daycare and herself to work on time. Her two hour commute involves three buses and walking over twenty minutes. She worries about her son being outside in the elements, especially in the winter.

In Rashidah’s neighborhood buses stop running at 6:00 pm, so she and her son are hardly able to do anything outside of their normal routine. The cost of buses and the occasional taxi cab add up, and Rashidah has been finding it difficult to balance the cost of transportation with her other bills.

She is beyond excited to receive her car award from Vehicles for Change. Rashidah is going to drive her son to Chuck-E-Cheese’s and plans on helping out other people that are struggling with transportation. 

Read other recipient’s stories here.

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Check out the recent coverage of our Detroit program on NBC’s morning segment "Live in the D.” Teresa McFadden, our Director of Operations does a wonderful job of highlighting the various aspects of our organization and the impact that we make on the Detroit community. 
Solutions for Succesful Prison Reentry
April 26, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

As one of the region's leading sector-specific prison reentry programs, Vehicles for Change (VFC) will host a series of panel conversations about issues facing returning citizens.

The town hall meeting will be hosted by WBAL-TV's  I-Team Chief Investigative Reporter, Jayne Miller. She will lead a panel of returning citizens, local, state and religious reentry activists, and employers in a discussion about how to make the journey of returning home from prison one that breeds opportunity rather than rising recidivism. 

Panelists will represent: Prison Fellowship International, Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), Crossroads Freedom Center and more. This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information about the Prison Reentry Town Hall Meeting, please call 410-242-0732 or email

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