Community Service (God’s Hands and Feet)

Community Service

We view service learning—that is, the opportunity to give back through meaningful community service—as an essential part of our program. Service learning has been associated with enhanced self-esteem, improved academic performance, and increased community involvement. It has also been shown to help at-risk young people focus on positive activities.

At Lauren’s House, service learning allows our clients to experience the joy of sharing, and the sense of pride that comes from making a difference. In addition, it enhances their awareness of community needs and lets them see the value of reaching out to help. Our service learning activities have included…

  • Visiting seniors at a local assisted living facility to sing, talk, read, or work on art projects
  • Preparing and distributing bag lunches and personal-care packages to the homeless
  • Partnering with the Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program to provide back-to-school clothes and Christmas gifts to the children of prisoners