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  • Mark Horvath and Invisible People Fighting Homelessness

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    Since its launch in November 2008, Invisible People has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media to share the compelling, gritty, and unfiltered stories of homeless people from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The vlog (video blog) gets up close and personal with veterans, mothers, children, layoff victims and others who have been forced onto the streets by a variety of circumstances. Each week, they're on Invisible People and high traffic sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, proving to a global audience that while they may often be ignored, they are far from invisible.

    Invisible People goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages can understand, and can't ignore. The vlog puts into context one of our nation's most troubling and prevalent issues through personal stories captured by the lens of Mark Horvath - its founder - and brings into focus the pain, hardship and hopelessness that millions face each day. One story at a time, videos posted on Invisible People shatter the stereotypes of America's homeless, force shifts in perception and deliver a call to action that is being answered by national brands, nonprofit organizations and everyday citizens now committed to opening their eyes and their hearts to those too often forgotten.

    This short video is the trailer of @home, a documentary that tells the story of modern U.S. homelessness and one man's fierce commitment to end it. Mark Horvath and Invisible People travel around North America using social media to fight homelessness.

    Click here to see more video previews from @home http://www.youtube.com/play...

    Kindling Group is the production team behind the @home documentary, following the work of homelessness activist Mark Horvath (aka @hardlynormal), and to produce a smartphone game for change that you can play in your community. For more information visit http://www.athomedocumentar... Show less
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    • Celebrate My 21st Sober Birthday by Helping to End Homelessness. - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 10 hours ago
      • 112 views
      Click here to donate: https://www.crowdrise.com/celebrate-21-years-sober-by-end...

      August 24th, 1995 was my last day homeless.  August 24th of this year will be my 21st sober birthday...
    • Anastasia - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 1 day ago
      • 508 views
      Anastasia is 22. She has been on and off the streets since she was 18. Her fiance has been on the streets for about ten years. Anastasia tries to go home, but her mom cannot afford it, and Anastasi...
    • Hanging in Skid Row with Skid Robot and Pauly's Project. - Duration: 93 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 169 views
      I first became aware of Skid Robot from a story in the LA Times [http://lat.ms/1RWHEfx]. Having lived and worked in Echo Park for many years, I was always intrigued by "Birdman", a homeless man who...
    • 360 Video from Skid Row of Brian's Story - Duration: 4 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 387 views
      Brian says life on Skid Row is no different than any other life. On Skid Row good things happen and bad things happen! Brian has lived on Skid Row since 1999. He won a bet that he could stay in a t...
    • Michelle - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 513 views
      Michelle was in an abuse relationship for 30 years. She left to Chicago to get away, but without an income, she ended up on the streets homeless. Michelle's granddaughter also left an abusive relat...
    • Arien - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,382 views
      Arien is homeless on the streets of Hollywood. She says homelessness is rough. That a lot of people look down on her. That guys proposition her with money to go home with them. She's had soda throw...
    • Augustine - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 month ago
      • 748 views
      Augustine has lived on the streets of Chicago ever since she got out of prison. She says there is no support for people after being released.

      It's nearly impossible for anyone with a record to ge...
    • Charlie - Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,464 views
      This is Charlie's 1st day homeless. Charlie had an apartment on Staten Island, but he lost everything in a fire. The night before Charlie slept in an abandoned building.
    • Shannon and Her Father - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 901 views
      When I asked Shannon about homelessness in San Jose, she responded it is cold and very rough. "People steal from you when you're sleeping" Shannon continued. Bob, her father, goes on to say there ...
    • Joseph - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 966 views
      The night I met Joseph it was 21 (°F) outside. He has lived outside in Toronto for over ten years now. Joseph said last year he spent the whole winter outside with temperatures as low as -40. He...
    • Bam Bam - Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,871 views
      WARNING: This post contains adult language and disturbing content! It's disturbing that anyone has to live on the streets. It's heartbreaking the amount of childhood trauma and abuse that people go...
    • #CSHspeakUP Advocates in Sacramento 2016 - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 232 views
      Just a fun short video with CSH​'s SpeakUp Advocates and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation​ in Sacramento for Housing California​ Conference and Lobby Day 2016. We had some much fun last year making this...
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    This Invisible People road trip is made possible by Sevenly and Virgin Mobile USA, who are partnering to end youth homelessness through Virgin Mobile USA's initiative, RE*Generation. For more information please visit: http://invppl.tv/regen
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