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Diane Nilan Hear-us   
Naperville, IL

Role:  Advocate
Area of Work:  Children, Families
Focus of Work:  Local, State, National

I started HEAR US Inc., a nonprofit organization to give voice and visibility to homeless children/youth, then filmed a documentary on homeless children/youth, My Own Four Walls. My past includes running emergency shelters for 15 years, a ton of advocacy work, and writing a reader-friendly book on homelessness, Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness. More info at