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Diane Nilan
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Too good not to share. Pat LaMarche rocks!
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Tis the season? Homeless Kids don't quite see it that way.
From my vantage point, tethered to the electrical outlet a few feet from the front door of the daytime resource center at Carlisle Cares, I heard the morning murmurs of the early arrivals, those who walked in the brisk Pen...
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Just asking...and suggesting things that can be done by almost anyone, anywhere.
 I was one of millions enthralled to watch and listen to Pope Francis address Congress. Sure, my evil self wanted him to flog the recalcitrant, heartless members. But the Pope's compassion prevailed, not before he gave them, ...
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I've been to Naples. Homelessness is much worse than most imagine there. Here's my response to a recent op-ed column in the local paper.
(I read a column in the Naples Herald and have submitted this response to them. DDN) Kudos to Gary Levine and the Naples Herald for a thoughtful examination of the oft-ignored issue of homelessness (8/17/15). Mr. Levine po...
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Nice article about our HEAR US 10th Anniversary! Please read, LIKE and share!
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Yikes! We've got to get this done before July 1!! Please help! 
Sometimes I just don't do well asking for money. We have our 10th anniversary coming up July 1. Donations up to $5000 will be matched, so we can raise $10,000 without having a dinner, dance or auction. For the past 10 years, ...
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Happy holidays! Merry Christmas!
Peer into the face of any of America’s 2.5 million+ homeless children. What could you do to ease their suffering? A toy for Christmas does not assuage their basic human need of housing, but that seems to be all they’re likely...
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Shocked. Honored. And hoping this award gives this issue of doubled up homelessness more coverage!
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Some things defy my comprehension. This is one.
St. Coleman School, Pompano Beach, FL I’ve always held the Joliet Franciscan Sisters (Order of St. Francis, OSF) in deep regard, even when I was in trouble with a good Sister, a frequent event from 3rd grade on.  They ran,...
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My new film--a look at doubled up homelessness in Kansas! 
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I've posted it, but you sure can do it again! And...did you see my email about my 10th Anniversary promo?
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This will only get even more interesting as Pat LaMarche takes a stand with the Bangor Police Department.'
BANGOR, Maine — Green Party leader Pat LaMarche, a political activist, author and homeless shelter staffer, has taken offense to a Thursday morning post on Bangor Police Department’s Facebook page about panhandling and, in protest, she will be out in front of the station panhandling Monday morning. She’s calling the [...]
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Have her in circles
137 people
Anita Stewart's profile photo
James Jones (Pinellas Greens)'s profile photo
Peggy Noel Bouchard's profile photo
Nsiko Samuel's profile photo
Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness's profile photo
Maibritt Brodersen's profile photo
Julie Gerdes's profile photo
Ayesha Gaddafi's profile photo
Gail Russell Chaddock's profile photo
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  • HEAR US Inc.
    Activist, author, filmmaker, 2005 - present
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giving voice and visibility to homeless children, youth and families...
Introduction
For a quarter of a century I've worked with homeless families, teens and adults, realizing that they have a slippery upward slope to climb.

Part of the problem, I've found by talking to countless people--legislators, policy wonks, ordinary folk--is lack of awareness. So, in true Nilan fashion, I set out to do whatever I can do to change that.

HEAR US Inc. is my nonprofit that strives to give voice and visibility to homeless children and youth. It's been an amazing journey!
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My book will inspire and enlighten you! http://booklocker.com/books/2265.html
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on the road
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CT, FL, IL - all over US