Change Thinking About Homelessness

Dispelling 3 Myths about Homelessness, Poverty and Addictions

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Packing it in. Photo Diane Nilan

In the 35 or so years I’ve been working in the “field” of homelessness and poverty, not in an ivory tower but hands on, people ask me what’s so hard about pulling up the old bootstraps and getting on your feet? They cite either personal experience or examples of people they know who made good after hard…

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Founder/pres. HEAR US Inc., gives voice & visibility to homeless families & youth, ran shelters, advocate, filmmaker, author, 16 yrs. on US backroads. hearus.us

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Diane Nilan

Diane Nilan

Founder/pres. HEAR US Inc., gives voice & visibility to homeless families & youth, ran shelters, advocate, filmmaker, author, 16 yrs. on US backroads. hearus.us

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