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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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    • Victor - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      Victor is homeless in Chicago. He says panhandling is the better of other options to survive homelessness. To Victor, a person has to be strong to panhandle.

      Victor shows us the scar he has from ...
    • Lanny Tribute: Good-bye Lanny. Thank You for Changing My Life - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      I was working as an outreach case manager when Glendale Police called about a homeless man they found in an abandoned building. Upon arrival I found a scared older man huddled in a corner in the wo...
    • Arthur - Duration: 6 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Arthur is a Vietnam era veteran who lives in the woods near Ithaca, New York. A relationship gone bad and the high cost of housing left him no choice but to make a home outside.

      Something as sim...
    • Shelly - Duration: 7 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Shelly is homeless in Hollywood, but she refers to herself as a "canner that sleeps outside". Shelly survives by recycling cans. She says it's just a band-aide until the economy gets better. Thing ...
    • Carroll - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Carroll is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He made me feel so good just by having a simple conversation with him. A trait I wish more people would put into practice.

      Carroll is homeless...
    • Help Celebrate 20 Years of Sobriety by Donating $20 to Help Fight Homelessness - Duration: 84 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Click here: https://www.crowdrise.com/sober20years This August 24th I will have 20 years sober. It's nothing short of a miracle that I have even 1 day sober - much less coming up on 20 years. I wa...
    • Lee Lee and William - Duration: 6 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      The first thing you notice about Lee Lee and William is how nice they are. We met while I was visiting Tent City 3 in Seattle. The first day I visited Lee Lee was working security and gave me a tou...
    • It's Not "Wet Housing". It's Just Housing. - Duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      When I landed in Seattle last month, I received an email from Daniel Malone, who at the time was Deputy Director of DESC and is now Executive Director. In the email, Daniel asked me what I wanted t...
    • Seattle's Tent City 3: a Solution to Lack of Housing and Shelter Beds. - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      Los Angeles Times reported transient encampments and car camping grew 85% countywide in the last two years. This week the Los Angeles City Council voted to make it easier for authorities to clean u...
    • Carolyn - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Carolyn and her sister Linda [ http://bit.ly/1JDhycn] live on Hollywood Blvd. They became homeless because they cannot afford the high cost of rent in Los Angeles.

      The two sisters are sleeping i...
    • Seattle's UGM Search and Rescue for AGRM Conference - Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Association of Gospel Rescue Missions asked me to ride along with Seattle's UGM Search and Rescue and produce a quick video to be played before a keynote. Franks story is so powerful, given the tim...
    • Linda - Duration: 3 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Walking down Hollywood Blvd I noticed two homeless women sitting on a bench across the street. It looked as though they had been sitting there for some time because of all the "stuff" they had wit...
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  • 2013 Sevenly and Virgin Mobile Homeless Youth Road Trip Play all

    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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