Healing the Heart, Healing the 'hood

Healing the Heart, Healing the 'hood

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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. 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.


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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

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He returned from Vietnam on drugs, bitter, and without hope. His recovery from each, and his subsequent achievements in a new life as an activist and healer of neighborhoods may seem to be nothing short of a miracle, but Williams assures readers it can be done, and done well, if one seeks healing within one's own heart. His memoir is part commentary on what happens to hope after a lifetime of struggle, and what happens to it with just that little extra. He is unflinching in detailing the behaviors that could have meant his death, but he is also painfully realistic about how difficult that "just a little extra" can be on both good days and bad. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In Healing the Heart: Healing the 'Hood, Olgen Williams traces his journey from embittered drug-using Vietnam veteran to nationally acclaimed neighborhood activist. 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.
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 theater, from community policing to parenting - that serve the diverse needs of a multiethnic inner-city neighborhood.

Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781557533791
1557533792
Branch Call Number: Biography W6741w
Characteristics: xvii, 135 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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