• 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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    • Vote YES on Prop HHH to End Homelessness in Los Angeles. - Duration: 6 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 21 hours ago
      This video is for this post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-horvath/vote-yes-on-pr...

      If you follow me on social media, I am sure you've noticed I'm sharing a lot about...
    • Beverly sleeps on a mattress on the sidewalk in Los Angeles! - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 22 hours ago
      This Video is for this post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-horvath/vote-yes-on-pr...

      Beverly is homeless in Los Angeles. She doesn't even have a tent. Beverly sleeps o...
    • Kevin - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      Kevin shares about being homeless in Los Angeles when it rains!

      Kevin’s three wishes: housing, clothing, food!

      Angelenos can help end homelessness this Election Day. Vote YES on Proposition HHH ...
    • Luke - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      Luke is a Vietnam combat veteran who has lived homeless in Los Angeles for a little over 7 months now. After a recent major surgery, he was not able to work or pay rent.

      Luke doesn't plan on stayi...
    • David - Duration: 4 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      David is a gentle man with a positive attitude. David is also deaf and homeless in Los Angeles. He was overjoyed to share that one of his stepdad's relatives has a star on the Walk of Fame. It's ha...
    • Robert - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Robert lives in a tent under a bridge near downtown Los Angeles. He doesn't get enough money from disability to pay for rent so his only choice was sleeping outside!

      It used to be you'd only see ...
    • Randy - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Randy is a homeless veteran living in a tent near Columbus, Ohio. He keeps trying to work with Department of Veteran Affairs, but they informed him that he is not "homeless enough".

      Randy's downwa...
    • Homelessness Is a Symptom of Racism: Interview with Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      "What we do not say often enough or loudly enough is that racism and homelessness are inextricably linked. Yes, racism. It is time to speak truth. It is time to call it what it is." ~ Jeff Olivet
    • Linda - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Linda worked as a dental hygienist but started to lose her vision and lost her job a little over four years ago. She is now homeless and sleeps on the streets of Boston.

      Linda had her wallet stol...
    • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program - Duration: 4 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Life on the streets is hard. Far too often people experiencing homeless die on the streets. It's horrible when anyone dies homeless, yet it's even worse that most of the deaths can be avoided. Home...
    • Tommy - Duration: 6 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      I met Tommy at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Tommy ended up in the hospital for pneumonia as a result of him sleeping outside. Sometimes he tries to get a few hours inside at train s...
    • Nicolas - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Nicolas has been homeless in San Jose for about a year. He doesn't have ID, which makes it challenging to find work or support.

      Nicolas doesn't want to talk about homelessness because he says bee...
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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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