Crossing the Line challenges ordinary people to get involved in alleviating suffering caused by homelessness. Poignant and hard-hitting, these stories clarify and humanize tough issues that demand greater understanding and response. For two decades, Diane Nilan created and operated hectic shelters and vital services to address the myriad causes of homelessness. She is a respected and relentless advocate on the national, state and local level. Nilan continues to issue an unmistakable call for action to address the injustice and suffering endemic to homelessness, particularly for children and teens that get turned away from school and other opportunities because of homelessness.