Julie Kissick, co-founder of Streets Alive Mission and the Genesis Women’s Ministry, had the opportunity to speak to Bridge City News about the new program.
Julie describes the new Genesis Women’s Ministry, saying,
“We have been running the ASK Learning Centre now for 5 or 6 years in our Streets Alive building, and we just felt it was time to move it out of that location into it’s own location.”
The Genesis Program has “System Navigator” staff, instructors who teach faith-based curriculum, and professional counsellors.
Julie explains that,
“The whole vision of it was to be able to navigate people through difficulties in their life, navigate them through systems because sometimes systems can be quite prohibitive.”
Four years ago, Shawna Clark became sober through Streets Alive Mission and now wants to help other women do the same.
“I get to help other women who are in the same hopeless state of mind that I was in at one time, and now I get to direct them and navigate them, help them, and show them what recovery really is about.”
“It’s my pleasure to be able to help women to be able to move into a new beginning in their lives.”
Julie says that Genesis was birthed out of what they saw as a great need. The idea was to fill the gap between treatment and merging into society safely.
For more information visit the Genesis Women’s Ministry page.
Source: Genesis Women’s Program at Streets Alive Mission by Laurice Alexander – Bridge City News