Thanks to people who support Invisible People on Patreon [
and other generous donors, this year we were able to launch a new invisible People with a brand new strategy to help educate the public on homelessness. Along with our first-person video content on homelessness, we now publish original news content five days a week that’s also syndicated on Apple News. We now hire formerly homeless and currently homeless writers. We created an online portal for young adults to learn about homelessness and we launched an advocacy platform for people to contact their state and federal legislators.
Behind the scenes, we facilitate an online peer support group for homeless people and formerly homeless people that helps people 24/7/365. I don’t talk a lot about this but Invisible People partners with a laptop refurbishing company to provide laptops to homeless people.
Invisible People continues to be a leader in using new media to reach people and educate the public on homelessness. Last year we reached over a billion people. Our YouTube channel has over 275k subs and growing. Thanks to YouTube and VR Scout selecting Invisible People for their VR Creators Lab, over the next few weeks we’ll be uploading VR180 videos of homelessness in San Francisco. Oculus is partnering with Invisible People to produce a virtual reality film on homelessness that will be released at Sundance next year.
I could go on and on. Invisible People is still the only national education-based nonprofit working to end homelessness. There are many reasons to invest in our important work.
Right now, the monthly revenue we received from Patreon covers our expenses. We get around $4k a month and that goes to producing content and paying writers. As many of you know, for the past eleven years I have done this work without income or healthcare.
On August 24th, I will have 24 years sober. It’s a miracle that I have 24 minutes sober. For the last eleven years, I have given my all to help homeless people, but at 58 years old, I cannot continue without a basic income and healthcare. To help celebrate my 24th sober birthday I am asking everyone to please consider donating $2 a month – $24 a year to support Invisible People’s important work.
Please help support our important work for as little as $2 a month ($24 a year)
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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 InvisiblePeople.tv, 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 InvisiblePeople.tv 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.
Invisible People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way we think about people experiencing homelessness.