Tag Archives: Diane Nilan

Homelessness and Me

I have never been close to being homeless.  I’ve worked in homeless shelters for over 30 years, though, first at Hesed House in Aurora, and now for over 15 years coordinating my church’s homeless program at the Daybreak Shelter in … Continue reading

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The Daybreak Team

Sunday, February 1st, saw the biggest snow fall so far in the Chicago area.  The foot of snow—at least!—left us hoping it will be the biggest of 2015.  This winter does not seem—seem—that it will be as brutal as 2014’s, … Continue reading

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Daybreak Video

The video below shows a few who have come to the Daybreak homeless shelter in Joliet, Illinois, to cook, serve, and be with the shelter’s residents.  For over 15 years I have coordinated volunteers—mainly from Friendship United Methodist Church—who come on the third Friday … Continue reading

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