Healing the Heart, Healing the 'Hood

Healing the Heart, Healing the 'Hood (Hardback)

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 Healing the Heart, Healing the 'Hood
Hardback
Purdue University Press
03/28/2005
160pp
Social Science, Science
English
5.50" x 8.50"
1557533792
9781557533791
Unavailable

Book Description

In Healing the Heart: Healing the Hood, Olgen Williams traces his dramatic journey from embittered, drug-using Vietnam veteran to nationally acclaimed neighborhood activist. His sudden, miraculous re-orientation from drugs and despair to faith and freedom will inspire all those concerned with the social and personal costs and consequences of illegal drugs and drug-related crime. In, December 2002, for his crime of having stolen less than eleven dollars while serving as a postal worker in 1971, Olgen Williams received one of seven pardons granted by President George W. Bush. Healing the Heart is not only the story of an extraordinary life-in-progress but also a working handbook of tools and techniques for neighborhood activism and transformation.

About the Author(s):

Today, Olgen Williams is firmly grounded in family, faith, and neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he serves as Director of Christamore House, a community center in the settlement house tradition. At Christamore House, he has pioneered and nurtured many programs-ranging from carpentry to theatre, from community policing to parenting-that serve the diverse needs of a multiethnic inner-neighborhood. In, December 2002, for his crime of having stolen less than eleven dollars while serving as a postal worker in 1971, Olgen Williams received one of seven pardons granted by President George W. Bush.