A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness

A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness

by Karen M. Skalitzky
ISBN-10:
0879463252
ISBN-13:
9780879463250
Pub. Date:
01/15/2007
Publisher:
ACTA Publications

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A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness

In A Recipe of Hope, the popular misconception that most homeless are uneducated, mentally ill or addicted to drugs is challenged by true, diverse stories of struggle and defeat, victory and love. Collected from among the men and women of Inspiration Corporation, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless back to self-sufficiency while restoring their dignity and self-respect, these first-person accounts show how homeless can affect and afflict everyone, and they reveal the complex humanity behind this often "faceless" problem.

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ISBN-13: 9780879463250
Publisher: ACTA Publications
Publication date: 01/15/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Forward     9
Introduction     11
About the Recipes     17
Fortitude
"I don't want to just be something that passed"   Michael Purnell     21
"Every day was like a miracle at the cafe"   Lisa Nigro     26
"I want to stand up on my own"   Kevin Lancaster     35
"Whatever it takes"   Deirdre Merriman     38
Recipe: Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin and Parsnips   Dominique Tougne     49
Generosity
"Now I can help others"   Robert Willingham     53
"You don't have to look like you're homeless"   John Hart     56
"All people have are memories of us"   Alfred Smith     61
"Not gonna do what my father did"   Jose Contreras     66
Recipe: Curried Chicken Salad   Sharon Goodloe Ako     70
Forbearance
"Our place"   Ms. E.B     75
"I'm not a bad person"   Sidney Wright     82
"You can't run nothing on me"   Cecile Stone     92
"I was never taught to sleep on the ground"   Joann Breivogel     97
Recipe: Warm Potato Salad with Smoked Sausage and Blue Cheese   Ted Cizma     100
Humility
"You never know who you're going to be with"   Shiriony Shrodney VanChilds     105
"We're all connected"   Rian Wanstreet     113
"Never kick a person when they're down"   J.C. James     122
"This is where I wanted to be"   Michael Mudd     131
Recipe: Zucchine A Scapece   Jonathon Goldsmith     136
Love
"There was a peace"   Tasha Madix   Harry Madix     141
"I'm a mama!"   Tasha Madix     144
"It's a hell of a ride"   Harry Madix     151
"Its almost like a fairy tale"   Michael Korzun     159
Recipe: Pears in Red Wine   Jean Banchet     162
Responsibility
"You can't give up on life"   Kimi Kahl     167
"I've always been work-minded"   Arnell Dupree Leggs     177
"I proved them all wrong"   Rodney Lewis     180
"I only ever thought of feeding the rich"   Jenny Urban     187
Recipe: Cuban Black Beans   Jenny Urban     192
Compassion
"Ten dollars in my hand"   Gloria Carter     197
"This is the one day I do something special"   Chris Brunn      204
"I want to feed the homeless"   Adie Martinez     207
"Just something that says I love you"   Mary Morgan     213
Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Soup   Dominique Tougne     218
Trust
"Tears of joy"   Gerald Holman     223
"The days go fast"   Phil Green     230
"We have to aspire to greatness"   Erick Hampton     231
Recipe: Inspiration Cafe Wednesday Morning Tortila Casserole   Michael Kuhn     240
Afterword     243
About Inspiration Corporation     247
About the Front Cover     250
Notes     251
Acknowledgments     255

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