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 2017-18 Event/Location/Link About Diane Nilan, HEAR US President/Founder
July 2017

12-13, McKinney-Vento sessions and keynote, Clarksville, AR


DDN-canonBWDiane's Bio

Diane's Facebook Page

Diane's book, Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness

Diane's Awards

  • 2015, NAEHCY, Best Targeted Campaign, Worn Out Welcome Mat - KS
  • 2015, Sisters of St. Francis, Joliet, IL, Mother Alfred Moes Award
  • 2014, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL Sister Clare Award
  • 2013, Texas Homeless Network, Kathy Reid Award
  • 2012, National Association for Education of Homeless Children Youth, Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2012, The Education Center, Naperville, Kids’ Best Friend Award

  • 2012, Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness, Community Builder Award

  • 2012, Bridge Communities, Transforming Lives Award (YouTube video of her acceptance speech)

  • 2008, Naperville Church Women United, Human Rights Award

  • 2007, NAEHCY, Outstanding Media Award

  • 2006, Kane County (IL) Hidden Hero; and University of St. Francis Award of Merit

August '17

September '17

13, Ryan's House for Youth, Whidbey Island, WA

Filming, New Jersey

October '17

6-12, Indy, NYC Babes of Wrath

 Filming. NJ 

November '17

 Video editing

December '17  Video editing
January '18

10-12, Institute of Children, Poverty and Homelessness conference,  NYC 

February '18

Arizona. California, TBD 

March '18

23, NJ MV Conference

April '18


May '18

 19, University of St. Francis, Bluestem Festival, Joliet, IL

June '18


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