Books & Products

A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness, by author Karen Skalitzky, dispels the misconceptions around homelessness.
“This incredible book should be a staple in every American household.”
– Armchair Reviews


Available on Amazon.com

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

A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness was inspired by the men and women I met volunteering at Inspiration Cafe, where restaurant-style meals are among a menu of services that enable people to rebuild their lives. Featured on WGN-TV Chicago’s Very Own and WTTW 30GoodMinutes, these stories are a celebration of the human spirit and a testament to possibility.

Together with those featured in the book, I speak to faith communities, schools, and community organizations throughout Chicago. Please contact me to learn more.


Finding Fertile Ground: A Memoir on Faith (forthcoming)

Karen Skalitzky reads “Out,” an excerpt from her memoir, at the Tuesday Funk reading series.


Articles

No One Tells You
During the adoption process, hearing “no” is never easy. Saying it is even harder.
Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, Spring 2013

Even Exchange
Former schoolteacher learns to listen to the inspiring stories of the homeless people she serves – and finds herself transformed.
Northwestern Magazine, Spring 2007

Take the plunge (PDF download, 190kb)
Getting your feet wet isn’t enough; motherhood requires diving in headfirst.
U.S. Catholic, June 2012

Lake Effect
Surviving grief, looking for a way back home
U.S. Catholic, February 2009

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