Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Local Author’s Inspirational Memoir to Aid in Encouraging Homeless Families in Transition

Kirkland, WA – July 10, 2013 – A local non-profit is receiving a gift of books from a Kirkland insurance agency with hopes the story will encourage men and women faced with the challenge of homelessness.

John Cysewski, owner of Insur-All Agency in Kirkland, purchased 20 copies of Pieces of Me: Life of a Recovering Dysfunctional for donation to Vision House.

Vision House, founded in Renton in 1990, provides transitional housing and services to homeless single mothers and their children. Residents are allowed and encouraged to stay up to 36 months in order to gain stability and self-sufficiency. Its new Jacob’s Well housing complex in Shoreline is opening this fall, increasing Vision House’s capacity to accommodate 35 families. On-site counseling services, case management, child advocacy programs and licensed, accredited daycare are some of the key services available to residents.

Pieces of Me is a personal story of perseverance in the face of many struggles endured by local businesswoman Diana Lynn. Lynn overcame the challenges that accompanied young motherhood, an abusive relationship and divorce, estrangement from one parent and death of another, starting a business, and finding a new relationship. Through it all, she remained optimistic and upbeat. Her story is an inspiration to readers of all ages.

Lynn met Cysewski at business networking functions. He heard her story and sought a way that it could help others. Vision House’s mission offered that. Cysewski‘s Insur-All Agency at 11416 Slater Avenue NE in Kirkland supplies Allstate Insurance products that provide support of one sort. His donation of Pieces of Me will lend support in another manner.

Learn more about Vision House at Pieces of Me can be found online through at or can be ordered at local bookstores.