• 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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    • Katina - Duration: 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 13 minutes ago
      When I met Katina, she had lived homeless with her children for three months. Katina got behind on rent and the family ended up in a shelter in St Louis.

      I was introduced to Katrina through Saint...
    • Morris - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      While I was interviewing Jossalyn, I looked over and saw a homeless man on a bicycle in the alley patiently waiting for me to finish. Morris just happened to be riding by and stopped because he wan...
    • Jossalyn - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Jossalyn has lived on the streets of Los Angeles for 15 years. She sleeps any place that's safe. Jossalyn can't afford to pay for rent in Los Angeles with the income she gets. Jossalyn survives by ...
    • Justin - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      I was handing out Hanes socks to a woman next to Justin when he speaks up and asks me for socks stating he's also on the streets! "I may be the part, but I don't want to look the part," Justin says...
    • Cushan - Duration: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      I was walking down a back street in Hollywood and ran into a small group of men and women setting up their tents for the night. Cushan and I started to talk. He was telling me that he is moving on...
    • Jana - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Jana slept on the sidewalk in Los Angeles last night. She has been homeless a little over three months now. Jana's husband of twenty-two years was shot and killed. She was the housewife and shortly...
    • Doing outreach in Venice with C3 team - Duration: 5 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
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    • Tera and her son Ramin - Duration: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Tera and her children have lived without a home in Los Angeles for the last three years. When they first became homeless, the family stayed with whoever would let them. "Couch surfing" is never eas...
    • Leonardo - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      "It was bad during the war, and it's bad now," says Leonardo, a Vietnam veteran talking about living homeless in Los Angeles.

      Leonardo says he was once in VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housin...
    • Michael - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Michael is homeless in Toronto, Canada. He has walking pneumonia. Michael has been in and out of the hospital. The night we met, it was cold and damp. I can tell you first hand, living on the stree...
    • Roy - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Roy is homeless in London, a Canadian city in southwestern Ontario, located just north of Lake Erie and the U.S. border. He says he has been on the streets for ten years now.

      Roy worked for 21 ye...
    • Jeffery - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 month ago
      Jeffery is homeless in Toronto, Canada. "You're cold. You get soaking wet. You never know where you're going to sleep," Jeffery said about homelessness. He also went on to say that the one thing yo...
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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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