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2014 Service-Learning Symposium: Serving HIS Ministries: Addressing Unspoken Social Issues in Glynn County

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

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Serving HIS Ministries: Addressing Unspoken Social Issues in Glynn County

Author: Alexis Holloway

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Phillis George

Abstract:

An organization that was serviced during the Spring 2014 semester was HIS Ministries, Inc.—a Christian, non-profit ministry that provides assistance to the impoverished and drug-addicted within Brunswick, GA. They provide a number of programs to aid those in recovery as well as those looking to rebuild their lives. GED classes, children’s programs, sober-living homes, and women’s art therapy classes are a few of the numerous programs offered.
As a student volunteer for HIS Ministries, I was asked to create artwork for the organization’s building as well as spend time with the homeless and rehabilitated women of downtown Brunswick. By serving food and listening to the women, I was able to build relationships and learn about the nature of the poverty cycle in Glynn County. This helped me better identify, define, and understand the unspoken social issues of poverty and addiction—which continually plague our coastal community.