Charlie, the little boy whose image launched the movement to improve homeless children's educational rights...
Pat Van Doren's poignant, memorable, photo adorned every piece of promotional material about the
ILLINOIS EDUCATION FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN ACT of 1994.
Read an excerpt from Diane's book, Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness,
about the improbable beginnings of this law,
now represented in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2001.