The Empowerment Plan…

Today’s post is part of the annual A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. For more information on the challenge and its creator visit:

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My theme this year is An Intimate Look at the Homeless and Mental Health Epidemic in America which just happens to be the subtitle of my next book, The Stranger in My Recliner. The book is the true story of, Sophie.  She was the eighty-year-old homeless woman that my husband brought home one night. She lived with us for nearly three –years.



Empowerment Plan

I would like you to meet Veronika Scott. She is the CEO and founder of the Empowerment Plan. This beautiful, smart and inspiring young woman has renewed my faith and hope in our young people:

Talk about walking the walk.

Mission Statement– The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless community. Our goal is to help build a better life for those that have become trapped in the cycle of homelessness. We mostly hire homeless parents from local shelters to become full time seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and gain back their independence for themselves and for their families.

The Empower Team

The individuals they hire are trained to manufacture a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag at night, and a bag when not in use.  The coats are distributed to homeless people living on the streets at no cost to them through partnerships we have established with outreach organizations in communities around the nation.

​They believe in giving second chances to those who want it, and providing warmth to those who need it.

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