Sunday, October 09, 2011

Please read!!! It's Urgent!!!

This morning I received this e-mail with the harsh reality that we need funds for Shannon's Hope Maternity Home as soon as possible or it is in danger of closing. I ask you to look at the eyes of these babies....please don't ignore them...I cry at the thought of asking these woman to go back to the streets because I know that their is a possibility that some mothers might be forced to put themselves in to the hands of an abuse man to keep a roof over their child's head. Or worse they will go into other shelters in which they can only be there from 6:00pm to 6:00am and then they are forced to walk the streets with a small newborn and perhaps even a small child.

LeAnn Rimes has donated over $5,000.00 towards homeless mothers in less than 3 months. There are no words to express our appreciation for all she has done and continues to do through the eBay account: I'm going to trust God that it is okay to ask this question...I would like to ask ALL my celebrity buddies to give as LeAnn has given! If you can please help by starting a campaign to help meet or match LeAnn's donation? Help us keep Shannon's Hope open! It has been a maternity home for homeless mothers for 30 years!!!! I cannot ask these mothers to pack up their belongings and leave the home that was to keep them out of the cold this winter.... Here's the letter I received....

Dear Friends,
Shannon's Hope Maternity Home
currently has an immediate need for financial contributions of any size. Please go to their website at They process their donations through PayPal or you can send the donation directly to their address:
Shannons Hope; PO Box 1477; Wheat Ridge, CO 80034.
No contribution is too small, and every amount will help. Please know that your contribution is tax deductible as it is a 501(c)3 organization. You may call their phone number (303) 480-5433
(LIFE). This is a
critical time for the 13 homeless, and pregnant women and their children to continue living in a safe, secure, and loving home. Please do what you can NOW to help them!! Bless You Everyone!

Here is Shannon's Hope Maternity Home!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never forget the men and women we lost on September 11, 2001

There is a feeling of sadness still after many years...Tell me I'm not alone feeling the darkness of that day.....
Please tell me your experiences of September 11,2001 when America was attacked by leaving comments below!....Here's a excerpt from my book remembering that horrific day!

"Looking Through the Eyes of an Unseen Child"
...many were unseen that day 10 years ago....let us never forget them....:

[Chapter 1
It was 3:00am, the morning of September 11, 2003. The flashing lights from my clock lit the room. It was too early to be awake...a heavy sick feeling rested in my stomach...Was it the memory of my husband's family, and the friends they lost this day, two years ago....? Or could it be that this day held something even more frightening...? My mind drifted back....

My husband was born and raised in New York before he traveled out west to attend the Bible College where we met, in the early 1980's. We were married shortly thereafter. The mid-west became our home, and New York City was where my new in-laws lived. After twenty years, I felt like I was part of this large family and New York was my favorite place to visit, with so much love and happy memories. Every visit meant an incredible view of the Twin Towers from my in-laws window. The same view shared by so many people on their way to work everyday, each with a different face, and a different story to tell. The morning of the attack seemed like any other morning. I was in my home switching the channels on the television when, in a flash, fear filled the air. A plane had hit one tower, and within minutes, another plane went soaring through its twin. Instantly, a blanket of confusion and grief covered the United States.

Knowing that my brother-in-law worked as a New York City police officer, the reality that his life could be in danger caused my family panic. He managed a brief phone call to assure us that he was alive, but as the phone went dead seconds late, I felt my life slipping. I was losing all my happy memories and the only past I had chosen to tell my children. As the day went by, it felt like weeks. Once again, death was moments away from those I loved.

The day that America lost so many lives reminded me of my loss also, the loss of my own childhood and the reality of the dark cavity that rested within me. I was no longer able to forget my childhood and to tell only the stories of my life in New york City. Now, this incredible city would be another tragedy from which I must run. As I lay in bed, I closed my eyes tightly and curled up, wanting to forget about the huge dark cloud and the belief that there was nowhere to hide from danger.]
End of excerpt....

Sending much love and prayers to my brother-in-law Seargent Mark Albertsen NYPD and his family today! It was a day that changed history...but, also a day that changed my brother-in-law and the Albertsen family forever!

Praying for my hubbies friend the late NYC Fireman - Paul Gills family...
....and all families that lost a loved one on that day 10 years ago on September 11, 2001...
To the lost: You are not forgotten!
To the living: You are in our prayers!

God bless you all!
~Diana Joy~

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Give" by LeAnn Rimes

Everyone support and go to and tell her how much she has GIVEN to you or inspired you to GIVE to others!!!!

Here's my post to LeAnn on the site:
LeAnn always talks about her fans and all the wonderful things they do...well, I want to make people aware of what a HUGE impact she has had on the homeless families here in Denver, Colorado. LeAnn inspires me every day to continue to GIVE to the homeless and get kids off the streets.

My name is Diana Joy and I am the CEO of the Unseen Child Foundation. I have been helping the homeless here in Denver for almost 30 years. I am writing on here to let others know that me and my team were able to help more mothers with LeAnn's help. Her donations are helping feed, clothe and educate the homeless in Denver so that the cycle of homelessness, poverty and child abuse can be stopped!

LeAnn GIVES to so many people with such UNCONDITIONAL love, not expecting anything in return. The song "Give" is in my eyes just an example of how LeAnn lives every day! Love you LeAnn!!!

Here's the information again!!
*wink* *wink*
and go to and tell her how much she has GIVEN to you or inspired you to GIVE to others!!!!

Picture designed by LeAnn Rimes friend Daniel Galvan

Sunday, July 10, 2011


LeAnn Rimes put's her talent and celebrity recognition behind raising money to stop child abuse and national attention, to the Unseen Child Foundation of Denver Colorado!!
Own a piece of Country Music History and help stop the cycle of poverty, homelessness and abuse.
The Unseen Child Foundation is proud to announce the auction of LeAnn Rimes’ items to make a difference in the eyes of an unseen child.
LeAnn Rimes has been a supporter of the Unseen Child Foundation Clothing Bank/Food bank since 2010. She has donated a large amount of items to help the Unseen Child Foundation reach out to the Denver community.

In the last year the Unseen Child Foundation and Shannon’s Hope have partnered to give the community not only a clothing bank and food bank, but now also a Shelter for young mothers to find safety from domestic violence, child abuse or from being homeless.

By purchasing even one item you will be standing beside LeAnn Rimes to stop the cycle of abuse! One hundred percent of all items auctioned will go to funding a Safe House and Clothing Bank!

Through your donation you too will be that one person to make a difference in the eyes of a child.

To bid on the items go to:

Thanks so much for your support!!!
God bless!!
Diana Joy

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Thanks LeAnn Rimes for all your support!!!

Thank you so much LeAnn Rimes for all your support!!! Here is a radio interview that was sent to me last week. It was done by Bob TV: Link:
Stay tune peeps to see a video and hear LeAnn's newest song!! Writing another post this week...keep checking in! *wink*

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Unseen Children need you now!!!! Please help!!!

The latest news!!!
Well I am proud to announce that the Unseen Child Foundation is partnering up with Shannon's Hope Maternity home for homeless moms! I was so sad to hear that it was about to close due to funding. The founder came to me and asked if I could help....ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?! Of course we will help!! We can't have one of the most valuable homes in Colorado close due to funding! Shannon's Hope has been going strong for 30 years and to have it shut down now is a tragedy!!!
It was two weeks ago that Leslie Pottebam (Founder of Shannon's Hope) approached me. Since that day I have not stopped telling the world about how important it is that we as a society keep this home open. The young women in the shelter have now become my family! The Unseen Child Foundation is determined to make these moms seen!

Here is the Mission Statement for the Child Foundation:
To stop the cycle of abuse through raising awareness of all forms of child abuse; through community involvement such as education, mentoring, life skills training and advocates for youth we will stop the cycle of abuse and make the world a safe place for children of many generations to come. Which also includes: financially supporting safe houses, mentoring programs and other services that would otherwise close due to funding.

Shannon's Hope Maternity Home's Mission Statement:
Shannon's Hope offers a safe, loving environment for pregnant women and their children. An opportunity for success through each individualized program. Proper nutrition through a balanced diet and large food pantry. Mentoring through hands-on life-skills training. Counseling to heal from past abuse and pain Most importantly a place these moms can call home!

As Leslie and I talked we went over the statistics of abuse! I talked about how my entire goal was to stop the cycle of abuse and she just grabbed me and cried! It must have been a very interesting sight...too old women holding each other crying in a very loud restaurant! I YI YI!!!

Did you know?
*1 in 4 women are victims of domestic violence
*20% of domestic violence victims are pregnant
*Pregnant women are at higher risk of becoming victims of domestic violence
*In Colorado, every day there are 504 homeless women with at least one child
*85% of homeless women will get pregnant within the first 3 months of homelessness
*22% of pregnant homeless women have substance abuse problems
*37% of teenage mothers will have another child within 24 months of giving birth

What can we do to stop the cycle?......
You can help the Unseen Children by donating goods:
*diapers - we can use every size
*food - we teach each resident how to eat healthy and balanced
*Clothing - some residents enter the home with just the clothes that they are wearing
*toiletries - we can use everything from shampoo to toilet paper
*Baby supplies - each newborn needs everything from diapers, tiny t'shirts, baby clothes, winter baby blankets...the list continues! You can help us by having a baby shower for the Unseen Children from Shannon's Hope!

Most importantly this home will be closed due to the funding if we don't raise money quickly! This home has 10 bedrooms and each room has a bathroom. That's 12 mothers people!!! The Unseen Child Foundation has personally taken on this project to make a difference in the life of these children. We received one new mom yesterday and tomorrow we will be interviewing another young mom!

I have been on the phone talking to my friends from LA, NYC, Nashville and Colorado! I will not stop until this house is funded!

We appreciate any contribution, big or small. We have setup online payments, one-time or monthly, on the website There will soon be another page on to make a donation.
You can make your checks payable to "Shannon's Hope" Or "Unseen Child Foundation" All donations go to PO Box 1439 Wheat Ridge CO 80304

To all my celebrity buddies you can make a donation by sending auction items! We have already collected over 25 items and the boxes are coming in! Please help me help these children!?!

Much love to all!!!

Diana Joy...
Unseen Child Foundation Team
Shannon's Hope Home Team
And all the many young moms and children waiting for your help :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thanks Leann Rimes for your kind donations to the homeless!

The Unseen Child Foundation wants to thank Leann Rimes for her kind donations to the homeless kids here in Denver Colorado. Also, we want to thank Denvers KYGO radio station for having us at the event Feb. 3 2011!

The "Unseen Child Foundation" needs you!!!!'

My adopted son is back after being gone for three days. The last two days have been filled with constant chatter of how NASA has a bunker and is hiding the reality that we are about to be attacked. That there are many in authority who are out to destroy well as us. And of course the government is one big conspiracy!

I feel so helpless due to the reality that his therapy has ended after 3 months and will not start up again for another 3 months! So, we will need to keep him safe and focused for the next 90 days! Because he is now home, my job is to keep him in a structured environment and out of the way of the news. My husband wakes him up at 7:30 am and then we begin our day of following a list of chores or activities. While helping him keep busy, I have to hear the constant talk of paranoia!

My husband and I have been doing this for over 20 years. People keep asking us when we are going to stop? Well, right when it's time to retire...another kid comes across our door step needing food or clothing! Some will send a endless amount of texts through my phone asking for a place they can go to talk or not feel alone. Most of the text are always the same...the world is ending and they are going to need to get weapons or anything they can to survive. The texts are some times filled with Bible verses proving the end is near. These kids, young adults or homeless moms are just asking for a place they can go to, to connect with other people....just to feel safe with out any questions of where they came from or what lies ahead.

Since September 11, 2001 the problem has more than quadrupled! Denver has gone from 10,000 to 20,000 homeless! Dave and I don't take the kids that are just homeless because of abuse or aging out of the foster care system. There are plenty of shelters for those kids or young adults. The majority of our young adults are mentally ill or have a criminal record as long as a 10 story building...(ok...maybe that's a little bit of a overestimation!) But, when hearing why they are on the sure feels like the list goes on forever!!!!!

The only homeless young adults (or teens) we see are the ones that wander the streets, talking out load to nobody. Or hanging out down town trying to make a connection with some one to warn them of what danger is ahead.

There are several you won't see. Those are the ones that only come out at night. They hide due to the reality that they need to stay "Unseen" from the police or others in authority. They can't go to a shelter because that would require a name....that would put them at risk of being arrested. So, what can we do for those children and adults?.....Ignore them? Continue to let them be "Unseen" and continue the cycle of abuse on to their children? We need a place that the young mothers can go with their children...that require no name to receive help. A supervised environment that won't ignore the homeless. That will give them mentoring and resources (like computer lab) to get a job.

Most of the women are in a relationship (or married) to a pimp or abusive adult. Unfortunately, a lot of the men are up to 10 or 20 years older than the young women. The young woman often will have more than one child and suffer with some type of "Mental Illness" or "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder".

So, now you know about how the Unseen Child Foundation came to be.

How can you help the "Unseen Child Foundation"???
We provide:
*Clothing Bank - Clothes for all ages needed! Especially birth to child size 16.
*Computer Lab - Apple donated computers so that the young moms, young adults or homeless teens can get their G.E.D
*Mentoring Program - Volunteers needed!
*Back to school Back pack program - School supplies!
*Christmas program - giving gifts to children who would otherwise not have them.
*Thanksgiving program - giving a meal to a family who would other wise not be able to eat a meal on the holiday.
*Annual "Baby Shower" that provides diapers, wipes and items that most government funded programs do not provide.

The most important gift you could give the "Unseen Child Foundation" is a building! For almost 20 years we have been "Mom & Pop" program. Which means my husband and I have been working this alone. As of 2 years ago we became a "Non-profit - 501 C3". We now have volunteers...but, need many more! Most of all we need a building to run all of these programs. The stress of having people come in and out of our home has been too much. Due to the reality that we live in one of the lowest income area's in the largest county in the Denver Metro Area our needs are extremely high!

Go to and help us help the homeless!!!

God bless!

Diana Joy

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound

Since my last post I have realized that yes, there are people who want all the latest "yuck" from County Music Artist, Actors and Celebrities. But, I hope that those people are in the minority. Please confirm this to be a accurate assumption! The majority of society truly wants to see the good in everyone. So today I am no longer keeping silent. I want society to know what the media doesn't tell them.

I have kept my mouth shut while watching E!News and other media outlets bash Leann Rimes! E!News recently launched a very hurtful,extremely opinionated, story about Leann. I understand the point of celebrity news casts. There job is to dig up the worst dirt possible. But, since when has it become about posting personal opinions of someone they do not even know personally? Truthfully, I really believe deep down we all want to hear the BEST in celebrities. After all we are the ones who push them upon pedestals and demand that the rest of their lives become about being our futures role models.

As I watch television I notice that we are a world obsessed with the day's "most popular drama" and reality TV shows, less and less do we stop anymore and take the time to actually know someone for who they really are (and not who they are "edited" to be).

It appears that there are seldom people who freely give of themselves anymore without expecting something in return, whether it be free publicity for their next album, or a chance to look good in front of the cameras before the debut of their next film. But, after meeting Leann (and other heroes I have met in Hollywood and Nashville) I have hope in our future.

Leann; time and time again has given of herself not because it would benefit her career, but just because her heart called her to. We are all struggling in this scary economy and pinching every little bit that we have left to hold on to. Yet, all the while she is to this day one of a dying breed who is not concerned with hoarding her precious material things. But would actually give them away for the purpose of putting a smile on a young woman's face. A woman who wakes up every day hoping that today will be a day in which she will be able to "Create a memory" with her daughter. And dreading the days she is taken away to the hospital separated from the very child she fights to live for.

I was in the hospital sitting with that same young woman and her name "Crystal". While sitting in the hospital room I saw E!News make the announcement regarding Leann Rimes. My heart broke because Crystal and I know the REAL Leann Rimes. She isn't the horrible person the media makes her out to be.

At that time few people knew that Crystal was in the hospital battling cancer and that she has a 9 year old daughter who is also hurting. They were "Unseen" to many. But, they were not "Unseen" to Leann! Do you realize that BEFORE E!News starting the "End of 2010 drama" Leann wanted to give Crystals daughter a gift. Crystal's daughter didn't ask Leann to cure her mom from cancer, or for her to give them lot's of money...all she ask for was for some one to help her mom feel pretty. Leann made sure that gift was granted. Within a day after hearing Crystal's story, Leann sent Crystal some of her own clothes! No one knew but us. Leann felt that out of respect for Crystal's daughter the gifts were to remain private. It was private, but now Crystal and Leann have agreed to make this public

Leann has been sending boxes to the Unseen Child Foundation for 2010 and now 2011. Leann and Eddie came to Denver after vacationing in Aspen. While the media was talking negative about the two of them, Leann was setting up a time to meet with Crystal and I at a KYGO party. Unfortunately, Crystal was back in the hospital when Leann arrived here in Denver. Very few people even noticed that Leann cried that day when I told her Crystal couldn't make it! That same day Leann fought back tears as she sang at the KYGO event because she looked at my assistant and saw pain in her eyes.Also, Eddie took me aside for a hug and to remind me that he and Leann were listening to our cries for support. He took time to ask more about how they could help! Wow! Did E!News catch that on camera?...sadly not.

I know that this is not what E!News would have reported. To them this isn't worthy material. The media believes all we want is the gossip of "Celebrities gone bad". But, I don't believe that is what you really want to hear. You want to hear the truth and that is that both Eddie and Leann are NOT who the media portrays them to be.

So, yes, there are celebrities that do wonderful things for the right reasons. Leann is one of the Unseen Child Foundations Silent Contributors. She kept quiet and respected the privacy of a young mother with cancer. She has continued to make donations to the Unseen Child Foundation which helps young mothers who are in the Witness Protection Program (due to domestic violence). Also,she helps homeless teens who have aged out of the foster care system. It was very emotional to hand some clothes and a pair of boots to a homeless teen that never thought she was seen. But, on the day I dropped the donation off, she was not only seen...but, was seen wearing a celebrities clothes! How awesome is that!!!

I met Leann Rimes through twitter. I talked about the old hymn "Amazing Grace" and how much it meant to me. Her response was, I can't get through that song with out crying. From that time on our relationship and trust grew. She was no longer just a celebrity...but a hero to so many who depend on the Unseen Child Foundation. I just ask you to think before you talk about another person. Do you really know who they are? Have you walked in their shoes? And most of all can you give them the "Grace" that you would want given to you?

When I see Leann's picture I don't think about what others say. I hear the song that we share together. The words that she has not only said, but lives today.
A verse from the song: Amazing Grace
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see".

God bless to all who have supported the Unseen Child Foundation! It is because of you that many homeless and needy people receive food and clothes through out this cold winter!

Diana Joy
CEO Unseen Child Foundation

Crystal Chapman
VP Unseen Child Foundation
Crystal has requested this blog be posted!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Don't ever say "NEVER"!

Some times God tugs at my heart to write.. But, yesterday afternoon I felt like He knocked me over the head to get my attention! It was the string of negativity through twitter that was the straw the broke the camels back! My blood started to boil with the twitters of judgment, racism and prejudice! At that moment I made a commitment to myself (and God) that as soon as I found a window of opportunity, I would obediently let my fingers hit the key board and let God do the talking! I pray that my emotions and past experiences do not prohibit God's ability to use me as I type today.

I want to finally respond to some of tweets, DM's and e-mails sent to me from random people over the internet the last few weeks. The majority of the negative e-mails were from people I do not know. I guess they felt the need to educate me (with what they believed was the God's truth) regarding the people I follow both on facebook and twitter. They sent me links to blogs, articles and pictures of certain celebrities gone bad!

My adopted mother would probably do the "Happy Dance" if she knew I was admitting this to the world! She used to say, "Don't ever say "NEVER", because that's when you find yourself in the same position as someone you just judged." I remember as a teen saying in her presence "I'm NEVER going to be that bad!" I can still see the look in her eyes and the way she quickly sounded out the words..."Don't ever say never"...Ugh! That was all it took! At that point I realized that I am never above another person. That at any time in my life I could easily find myself in their shoes.

You would think I would learn when I was told the first time about being prejudice or judgmental...but, no. It wasn't long before I was talking as if I was God's gift to the world and this girl in high school needing saving from her sinful ways. Then I heard my mom say, "Yikes!!! Do you want God to pull out the lists of all the garbage you carry??...Then why would you make a list on some one else?" Ouch!....My mother was right again!

It would be over 20 years later that I would find myself on the other end of judgment. People would look at me and it was as if they were saying "I'm never going to be like her". Gulp! I was facing prejudice right in the face!

I was now being attacked by the media personally with false allegations! I now know how fast people jump to conclusions based on whatever they read in a newspaper or heard on the television. After all if it's in the newspaper it must be true...right? WRONG!!!! The media had gotten word about my childhood! It felt like minutes and the world knew I was the daughter of a well known criminal! And I was a woman with a mental illness called "Multiple Personality Disorder" My husband and I had some of our closest friends abandon us (to save their own image) right when we needed them most.

When my past was made public, I believed that the twenty years my husband and I had given to children was forgotten. The label "Mental Illness" over shadowed the fact that we were awarded "The home to successfully rehabilitate the top criminals in the state of Colorado".

Some how the label that was placed on me that day, felt like the "Star of David". All Jewish people would have to wear the "Star of David" symbol during Hitler's reign. Hitler attempted to destroy all the Jews and create the perfect human race. Millions of Jews were slaughtered because of their race and religion! The "Star" was threaded on to their coats to announce to the world that they were not worthy of life. It was the worst killings in our entire history!!

I know I wasn't facing death when many found out that I had a mental illness....And I had no "Star of David" on my coat.
But, to me it felt like I was dying. I felt my world crumble around me as I realized that I was now the person who I "Never" thought I would be! I was now the one being judged by others...including the church!

Through all of the trials and tribulations my husband and I experienced, I have learned that no one is perfect. Hitlers hope of a perfect race will never be! Everyone has hidden parts (or secrets). And I'm sure that they live in fear that if anyone knew who they really were death or judgment would be around the corner. Or worse...maybe that person believes they too are the person that society will "Never" accept.

So I ask you, "You who are quick to judge a celebrity, a race, a certain religion, a life do you really know that your time won't come when you will be judged for your belief, your race or what secret you have hidden?"

It was immediate that the State of Colorado quickly apologized for releasing confidential documents...but, the damage was done. However, I learned that we are all damaged and by admitting it we can support and educate others. The only way to survive the massive movement of judgment and prejudice is to educate society on "Multiple Personality Disorder" and "Mental Illness". I now invite you to walk in my shoes and look out of the eyes of a woman with "Multiple Personality Disorder" by reading the book "Looking Through the Eyes of an Unseen Child". Check out my site: to learn more about me, my husband and the "Unseen Child Foundation".

I have a deep respect and admiration for entertainers. They are expected to come up with newest music continually throughout the year. When we are relaxing, they are thinking of the next holiday song, or the music that will be on the top ten list. Some entertainers pursue acting and that complicates life even more! Gosh these people have to put their hearts and lives in the public for the media, internet and tabloids to decide their ultimate fate. How stressful it must be to have little or no control over what others say about you. As soon as something personal in their life happens the tabloids know within a day!

I was watching on the television about Oprah and how she found her sister. It was a hard reality to see her tears fall as she stumbled with the words, "This woman is the only person in my life who hasn't sold me out for money or fame!" Can you believe the only person in her life that had not sold her out was a sister she never met!

Personally, as a celebrity I would have a hard time trusting anyone. I think I would walk around afraid to speak, let alone get up on a stage and poor my heart out to the world to judge! You're entire life can be exposed for the right amount of money! How horrible would it have been if I didn't have that privacy to find my siblings and work through all the secrets from our past together?! It makes my skin crawl to think that parents sell out their own children in show business! Then people on the streets, bloggers, tabloids and the media have the nerve to say, "If she didn't want the world to know her business, then she shouldn't be a celebrity!"....How dumb is that!!!

Also, how crazy is it that society insists the celebrities look perfect...but, at the same time bash them for doing what they must to look great! Ugh! They can get braces, hair dyed, and a make over. But, heaven forbid they get plastic surgery of any kind! We as a society pay them to look perfect and demand it...and yet can't wait to be the first to tear them down when they do!!!

So those of you who are spreading this trash...think before you press "Send", "Twitter" or "Post"...because it is inevitable that your day will will be judged...because there is no perfect race, person, religion...etc. And just think, the next generation is watching us all...learning from us how to survive!
Please think before you speak. And speak with compassion and not judgment!