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HEAR US is a unique, effective national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving voice and visibility to homeless children and youth.

HEAR US believes that:

  • Homeless young people are effective spokespersons. My Own Four Walls      → watch a short MOFW trailer
  • Caring people across the country are willing advocates for systemic change. SEE COMPASSION EPIDEMIC
  • Valuable tools to foster understanding of homeless families will enlighten those unaware-policy makers, educators, and the public. SEE PROJECTS
  • Shining a light on issues facing homeless families and youth is the best way to raise awareness and encourage local, state and national solutions. SEE on the edge: Family Homelessness in America
  • Children can learn about homelessness and help. See It's About the Children
  • Babies and toddlers in homeless situations must receive significant help (and their families need housing & services). Learn why in the new HEAR US film, Littlest Nomads.

HEAR US Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation dependent on donations and grants to support its unique and essential mission.

Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  (FEIN 32-0155105)DN2Button-SkyBlueSmall copy
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READ the latest HEAR US Annual Report

Why HEAR US? - click here





HEAR US makes a difference!
We're proud of recent recognition bestowed upon our efforts:

DDN TX THN 9-13The Texas Homeless Network bestowed their highest award on Diane at their statewide conference in Sept. 2013, the Kathy Reid Award.









Diane received the esteemed Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award from her peers at the National Association for Education of Homeless Children at their October 2012 conference in Albuquerque, NM.







Professor Laura Vazquez, Northern Illinois University Department of Communication media instructor, has worked with HEAR US for 7 years on documentaries. She received NAEHCY's Distinguished Service and Leadership Award for her extraordinary efforts.



Kids best friend

In November 2012, back in Naperville, IL, Diane's work was honored by The Education Center. She received the Kids' Best Friend award, their top honor. She's pictured here with HEAR US board members Rita Sullivan, Helen Jilek OSB, and (seated) Pat Van Doren.