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baby_tears-PVD.jpgHEAR US knows homelessness comes in many forms. It affects children, youth and adults in every part of the country.

Over 2.5 million children endure homelessness in the U.S. Millions of hard-to-count youth also experience homelessness.

Because children and youth have been largely overlooked in the past decades of "modern" homelessness, HEAR US calls attention to their plight.

This does not diminish the value and needs of the single adult population. It's a humble attempt to level the playing field in the minds of the public and policymakers.

Photo (C) Pat Van Doren

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Download the 1-page (pdf)

"Causes of Homelessness"

from Diane's book

Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness

Diane's book, Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness,illustrates her concern for the adult homeless population as well as her work with children, youth and families.

It's an ideal book for high school and college classes!


Explore the HEAR US website. We offer many resources to increase the understanding and awareness of the issue of family and youth homelessness.