Hakim is compassionate and sees herself as a servant of God. Hakim, a former resident at A New Way of Life, was arrested at 15 and incarcerated for more than two decades. During those years, Hakim lost hope that she would ever be released. Finally, after almost 25 years, Hakim was granted parole. After release, Hakim became a resident at A New Way of Life Reentry Project. A New Way of Life offered a judgment-free environment to reenter society and marked a new start for Hakim.