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Phone: 630/225-5012
115 E Ogden Ave. 117-329
Illinois 60563

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Target demographics: Homeless children and youth, in families and on their own

Direct beneficiaries per year: Every homeless child who gets into school.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: My Own Four Walls
It's About the Children
On the Edge: Family Homelessness in America
Compassion Epidemic

HEAR US gives voice and visibility to homeless children and youth.
>Our documentary, "on the edge: Family Homelessness in America" appeared on PBS across the country!
>We generated major media coverage (Huffington Post) on the invisible issue of homeless families.
> We appeared 2x on CNN to discuss homeless kids.
> We presented to dozens of audiences about homeless kids and their issues.
> We filmed and produced 6 YouTube videos to educate people about issues facing homeless families/youth.
> We received 2 major awards for our efforts.
> We won the CITGO Fueling Good contest, giving us $5000 gas cards.

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Diane Nilan has worked extensively with the homeless population for many years. She has devoted her life to helping homeless kids. They are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population explosion. They try to give a voice and a face to the kids who are the most affected and least ... more »
I worked with Diane Nilan many years ago and was not surprised when she embarked on this amazing journey to work toward the eradication of homelessness in America. There are few Americans more devoted to making this world a better place and I wish we had a thousand more of her... more »
I became involved in HEAR US (Homeless Education Awareness Raising in the U.S.) after reading Diane Nilan's book Crossing the Line and viewing My Own Four Walls documentary. I believe the ability for such a small amount of people to advocate for so many is remarkable. I have met people who have been... more »
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