Finding Home:

Restoring the Sacred to Life - Stories of Women in Homelessness & Transition

Published by Nicasio Press, 2016.
Book: $14.95 + shipping

This luminous collection of stories by and about newly homeless women reveals how the deepest form of empowerment can be found when women are given a heartfully-tended space in which to reconnect with the sacred within themselves. Deftly weaving the women’s own writing and sometimes their dreams with Anne Scott's own reflections, Finding Home presents an inspiring and compassionate picture of the healing that is possible for women when held in safely contained groups whose focus is on listening within, to the beauty and wisdom that awaits our attention.

Offering invaluable guidance for those wishing to work with homeless women in transition, this book also serves as a beacon to us all, for finding our true inner home, through the eloquent ways it points us back to a deeper way of relating to life and its sacred source.


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Finding Home is really about remembering "home," the hearth of the soul in every woman whose inner sacred fire is lit by rising spiritual consciousness. Anne Scott privileges us by sharing stories of real women, blossoming out of despair with the realization they are so powerful and dynamic that each can change the world. Women are vessels of Spirit, the life force that heals, and heals the earth, with love.”
--Kahotakwas Diane Longboat, Turtle Clan, Mohawk Nation
"The stories in Finding Home: Restoring the Sacred to Life confirm my experience of sojourning our common home for 90 years. Wherever we find ourselves, the heart is where we belong - no matter how estranged we have become. And when we are there, we belong, because what makes home home, is that each belongs to all and all to each. I hope Anne Scott's stories from her circles with homeless women touch our hearts and ripple out until all experience our essential belonging."
--Br. David Steindl-Rast, founding advisor of
 “In Finding Home, Anne Scott shares the unique, heartbreaking, and yet fiercely hopeful stories of homeless women of all races and ages. These women, like us, hunger for and seek the truest home, and their stories touch a deep chord. Throughout the book, Anne’s subtle observations and weavings awaken our own longing for the sacred place within, leading us to genuine contemplation and prayer. This book deserves to be in the hands of social workers, counselors, pastors, and friends and family members of the homeless alike.“
-- Regina Sara Ryan, retreat leader, and author of The Woman Awake: Feminine Wisdom for Spiritual Life, and Igniting the Inner Life
“I picked up Finding Home: Restoring the Sacred to Life in the midst of a very active and challenging time of transition in my life -- and could not put it down until I inhaled its essence through to the final word.  I so needed the healing balm of stillness and love that is the heartbeat of these stories. There is a wholeness about the way Anne Scott has surrendered to this important work on behalf of the feminine that is woven throughout the fabric of her book; that wholeness communicates directly to the sacred center of my being as a woman. Like the women in the circles, I feel deeply seen and known and valued. I can return to face the complexities of my life with renewed stamina because I have been reminded of the truth of who I am. Anne offers this gift to women who find themselves living on the margins of our communities, welcoming them with such authenticity and allowing herself to be awed by their wisdom. Along the way, we all discover grace.”
-- Kathe Schaaf, Co-Founder of Gather the Women and Women of Spirit and Faith

“In this luminous collection of stories by and about homeless women, Anne Scott conveys the sacred power that bubbles from the wellspring of the feminine soul when plunged into groundlessness.  Weaving the women’s own writing and the recounting of their dreams with Anne’s own wise reflections, Finding Home is not only a testament to the courage and grace of the women it celebrates, but a call to us all to embrace radical change and bless all that is.”

--Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation