Zee End

Today’s post is my final in the 2015 annual A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. For more information on the challenge and its creator visit:


a-z 2015 Z

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

That book will be out later this year.

So; I decided this year’s challenge posts would be on programs that actually help the homeless and the mentally ill, programs that don’t, when did homelessness become a problem and what or who caused it, famous homeless people, famous people that help the homeless and the mentally ill, what you can do that will help in a real way and a whole alphabet more…

Zee End

I thank you so much for following along this month with Sophie’s story. I hope her story inspires you to do something to help the homeless and or mentally ill in your community by writing letters to your community leaders, politicians and churches insisting on homes not hospitals or jails for the homeless.

If you have any suggestions or want to share what you have done please post on twitter using #sophieschallenge.

Happy May and thank you again for following along,


I’m one of Lisa’s Live Wires! Lisa was a fabulous challenge co-host Lisa Buie-Collard

My fellow live wires:

Rhonda Albom – Bob R. MilneTamera NarayanStephanie FarisHeather McCubbin

*I am a day late because I was admitted to the hospital. I will be fine, cannot wait to get home!

4 Responses to “Zee End”

  • Oh, I’m sorry to read that you need surgery! I hope you’ll recover soon!

  • Congrats on finishing. Sorry we didn’t find each other sooner. Not only was my theme homelessness, but my entire blog has been dedicated to homelessness for the past 8-9 years. I was thrilled When The Cat is Away mentioned another blog and asked her to let me know whom…so here are now officially introduced.

    Looking forward to reading your posts, and your book…congrats on it almost being done. It’s a sad and huge problem across the country.

  • Hi! I’m dropping again by at the end of the challenge. How are you doing? Are you still in hospital? I hope you’re feeling better and that you got help!

    It’s funny, I discovered http://homelessbridge.blogspot.fi/ today, and I thought I had come again to your blog. Sandy’s blog is dedicated to helping homeless, and others in need in Central Ohio and she was writing about homeless people in her A2Z challenge. I also gave her the link to your blog, maybe you could promote something together?

    Congratulations on making it through the challenge! All the best for you and your family and thank you for your effort for homeless and mentally ill people! I’ve added your blog to my RSS feed, and I’m looking forward to reading more!

    • Thank you so much for sharing my blog w/ Sandy. I am out of the hospital but am headed for surgery soon:(
      And congratulations on finishing the challenge!

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