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  • Mark Horvath and Invisible People Fighting Homelessness

    19,945 views 3 years ago
    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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    • Russ - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 22 hours ago
      • 292 views
      The night before, Russ and his wife were ticketed in Santa Monica for sleeping on the sidewalk. Criminalization of people experiencing homelessness is growing. It's the fastest way to get homeless ...
    • Rita - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 364 views
      Rita is a kind and gentle woman who has a strong faith in her God. She has lived on the streets of Los Angeles for a few months now. The night before she slept on a bus.

      As I was walking up, I n...
    • Kat in the Hat - Duration: 6 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 735 views
      I was walking downtown Los Angeles and happened to meet Kat in the Hat, which is the name this gentle homeless man prefers to go by. One of the saddest things to witness is a homeless person making...
    • Repurpose Content for Consistent Storytelling - Duration: 6 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 166 views
      Video goes with this post: http://www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/blog/2016/08/18/re...

      After I had posted a little rave about repurposing content on ...
    • Dion - Duration: 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 759 views
      Dion is living in a small tent community near downtown Chicago. To me, it's really shocking that Chicago now has tent cities popping up. I am not sure why I'm shocked since most inner-city streets...
    • Celebrate My 21st Sober Birthday by Helping to End Homelessness. - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 396 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 month ago
      • 1,362 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 262 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 541 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 month ago
      • 827 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.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,750 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.

      • 2 months ago
      • 860 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...
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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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