A helping hand for women who've been incarcerated

From prison to finding her purpose. Susan Burton was once incarcerated and now she's helping other women to re-enter society after prison.

There's a reason there have been so many national honors for A New Way of Life Re-entry Project.

Susan Burton is marking the 20th year of being released from incarceration. She founded her non-profit eighteen years ago. She now has five transitional housing homes.

Burton got her life together after serving time for drug related felonies. She got sober and got a job as a live-in caretaker that allowed her to save every dime. With that money, she bought a home in South LA.

Her works have not gone unnoticed. Starbucks has a series called Upstanders and showcased her story on its website. They showed how she'd go to the very bus stop where she was dropped off after being released from prison. She'd offer a place to stay for women just released from prison. CNN recognized her as a CNN Hero.

A New Way of Life is holding it's annual benefit on December fourth. Visit this website for more information.

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