The Homeschool-Homeless Connection

The Homeschool Homeless Connection

Each week, I am challenged to write at the crossroads of homeschooling and life.  And of course, beyond.  🙂

Some days it’s about homeschooling.

Some days it’s about life in general, or the crocheting life, specifically.  🙂

Some days , it’s about the retirement sabbatical year I’m taking.

And some days, I throw in a little health.


So, Why Talk About the Homeless?

Where does homelessness fit?

Homeschooling and the homeless are connected, if by nothing other than our differences.  But are we really all that different? 

Here are a few thoughts about The Homeschool-Homeless Connection:

  • Homeschoolers work hard – really hard – to make home a special place for their children because they understand the Power of Home.
  • Have you heard the childhood stories of the homeless?  Hearts break that many never had – even a taste of – what we prepare for our families daily.
  • Homeschoolers have flexible hours and flexible hearts.
  • The homeless have flexible hours and broken hearts.
  • The homeless are, many times, in so much pain they can’t discern it anymore.
  • Homeschoolers understand painI imagine it is one of many reasons why many of us homeschool.
  • Homeschoolers influence other homeschoolers.
  • Homeschoolers influence the world.

The World Needs Influence

  • The world needs influence.
  • Jesus experienced homelessness.  He can help us!


There’s much more to the Homeschool-Homeschool Connection.  But for now, I leave you with this thought …


Having a low, slow heartbeat of love that our children – and the homeless – can hear is more effective than a beating to the tune of a hickory stick, literal or figurative.


REALITY CHECK:  I’m sitting here typing in my colorful caftan, thinking back on all the times our children saw with their own eyes the power and destruction of addiction.  And sometimes even the peace of restoration.


Wanna Help?

City Rescue Mission

(editor’s note: The official penny drive is over, but I imagine they will always accept the gift!)


Next time …

(edited: It’s here!)  Crochet for a Cause: Homeless Ones


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  1. Hi Suzanne, I am exploring the possibility of a ministry in connecting homeless children with homeschooling. I am interested in what you have so far. My church has a knitting/crochet outreach group. We make hats and scarves for the homeless. We passed out Christmas bags yesterday with a Bible to the homeless on the streets in Olympia, WA. Washington State is very “homeschool friendly” and I am seeing if it is something to pursue. Thanks

    • Hi Kim, Sorry I didn’t back with you sooner. Lots of techno-blog challenges. Things are back up and running, so I popped an email your way. Let me know if you it doesn’t arrive and I’ll try again. 🙂

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