MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - Dozens of Mid-South adults who have turned their lives in wrong direction have a second chance thanks to the HopeWorks program.
One of the adults is a woman who is using music to get back on track.
The same hands that play her a violin were in handcuffs close to 12 months ago. Now, Heather Grady is playing for students in her HopeWords class.
Years ago, she played a violin with the symphony in Forth Worth, Texas.
"It's relaxing, it makes me feel good about me. It helps put me in another world," said Grady.
However, Grady's violin playing came to a screeching halt after she moved to Memphis and got in trouble with law.
When Grady finally got released from jail she enrolled in Hopeworks, which is a 13 week program that teaches everything from self esteem to career development.