2024-07-15 12:57 PM

F.C. Resident Volunteers for Alternative Spring Break

Lily Slonim, a Falls Church resident and junior political science major at James Madison University, spent her spring break doing service work in Wellington, Co., working at Harvest Farm, a 209-acre farm and rehabilitation center for men. The farm accommodates up to 72 men who participate in a long-term programs with the goal of breaking the cycles of addiction and homelessness.

The program combines academics, life skills classes, Bible study, work therapy and Christian counseling in a curriculum extending up to 27 months. Slonim and her schoolmates delved into health and substance abuse social issues while working alongside the men on the farm.

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