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  • Mark Horvath and Invisible People Fighting Homelessness

    17,018 views 2 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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    • Alexander - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 484 views
      It was not hard to notice Alexander was living homeless in Boston. He was carrying most everything he owned on his back. Before I started the camera, I asked Alexander how long he was on the stree...
    • Heather and Mark: a 360 Video of Homelessness In Toronto - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 967 views
      * this is a 360 video and will only play correctly in Chrome or in YouTube app.

      Heather has cancer. When she found out she started to use drugs and quickly became addicted to crack cocaine. Soon ...
    • Jessica - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,158 views
      Jessica was panhandling near downtown Boston. If she hadn't approached me and asked for money, I would have never known she was homeless. The night before Jessica washed her hair in a bus station b...
    • Joseph - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 830 views
      Joseph has a different story to tell, but sadly it's a story that is becoming far too common. Joseph's life was destroyed from smoking what's known as Spice, K2, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Moon Rocks...
    • Douglas - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 805 views
      Douglas is a disabled veteran living on the streets of Hollywood. He sleeps on the sidewalk every night. Douglas says wherever he lays his head is home.

      There is a big push in this country to en...
    • Mark - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 912 views
      This year's Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Conference was held in Montreal. As I always do when traveling, I grabbed some socks and took to the streets. I happened to be walking through Mon...
    • Iain De Jong Interviews Mark Horvath after @home Screening - Duration: 46 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 166 views
      Super grateful that Robyn Andrews made this happen. This video is from a Periscope live feed. The quality is not the best, but the content is beyond awesome. Iain De Jong hits it out of the park a...
    • What's Wrong (with Homeless Services) and How Do We Fix It! - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 796 views
      This is a short clip from Q&A session with Iain De Jong and myself at Florida Institute on Homelessness & Supportive Housing Conference.

      I agree with Iain De Jong so much so I felt what he says i...
    • Victor - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,021 views
      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.

      • 4 months ago
      • 717 views
      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.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,738 views
      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.

      • 5 months ago
      • 1,936 views
      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 ...
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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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