This afternoon: Mothers In Charge holding ‘Welcome Home’ press conference and celebration

Members of the Mothers in Charge Community gather for a photograph at one of their community meetings earlier this year. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Jim MacMillan.

Members of the Mothers in Charge Community gather for a photograph at one of their community meetings earlier this year. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Jim MacMillan.

Mothers in Charge, one of Philadelphia’s leading violence prevention, education and intervention organizations, is holding a special dinner early this evening to celebrate women who have graduated from the “Thinking For A Change” program and are returning home from incarceration.

The press conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. For more information, press inquiries and to RSVP for this event, please contact the MIC office at 215-228-1718.

Thinking For A Change is a 22-week, cognitive-based skills curriculum that encourages participants to adjust thinking patterns and utilize social skills in order to make positive changes in their lives.

Valerie Todd-Listman, former inmate and “Thinking For A Change” graduate at Riverside Correctional Facility, will hold a book signing for her published work: Inviting & Exciting: God’s Will.

Check our previous report on the “Thinking For A Change” program led by Mothers in Charge at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center.

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