Calendar 2023

2022-23 Month

Event Details About Diane/HEAR US

 NC Piggies Blanket Events, Brevard, Morganton, Asheville

DDN-canonBWDiane's Bio

Diane's Facebook Page

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

Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness

Dismazed and Driven - My Look at Family Homelessness in America

Diane's blog: MEDIUM

Diane's Awards:

  • 2022, Honorary membership, ODK, SUNY, Oneonta
  • 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


 1Dismazed/Driven virtual author talk, DLFF
20, w/Pat Van Doren, Heritage Woods, Bolingbrook, IL


 Details on the Babes Page: Babes of Wrath Banned Book Tour

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 12, 7 - 8:30 pm, University of St. Francis, San Damiano Hall, Dismazed and Driven talk, free, public.1 USF details small





24, Univ. Wisc. BASES class 3 - 4:30 pm


 1, 7 - 8:30 pm, DeKalb (IL) Public Library, Panel on Family Homelessness

12, 10 a.m., Congressman Bill Foster Honoring Pat Van Doren, at Heritage House, Bolingbrook, IL

December 21, noon - 9 pm, US Capitol, Memorial Blanket Project ( for info)



9, NCHE McKinney-Vento State Coordinator Conference, Washington, DC

15, Office of Student Life conference, Newark, NJ 


7, New Hampshire McKinney-Vento conference (virtual) 

May  Filming, North Carolina

Filming, North Carolina 

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