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Nepal: The Truth Of What Happens After The News Dies Down

Emma Tryon | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Emma Tryon

The people of Nepal are wading through problem after problem, many of which are incomprehensible until you really take interest.

Jason Silva: "I'd brainwash myself into fearing nothing."

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Ioana Budeanu

Photo from Jason's personal collection Jason Silva is maybe the most powerful and attractive philosopher of our times. When I listen to his voice and...

Radu: "I would do stand-up comedy every Friday!"

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Ioana Budeanu

Photos from Radu's personal collection I met Radu last year at a luxury event and we bound in an instant. He is a remarkable man and I let him to tel...

Neil Patel: "I want to help people"

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Ioana Budeanu

Photo from Neil's blog I met Neil last year in Bucharest and it was an honor for me to be able to share my dreams with him. Neil Patel is an entrep...

It's Not 'Wet Housing' -- It's Just Housing

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When Daniel Malone said to me: "We don't use the term 'wet housing.' We use the term 'housing' because in housing people get to do what they want to do." something just clicked it made so much sense!

Using Tent Cities to Fill a Gap in Services

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Tent encampments are increasing across America. There is no community, rural or urban, that is immune from homelessness and tent encampments. Directly and indirectly, tent cities effect you!

CSH's Community Activists Speak Up!

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

People need to have a reason to get up in the morning. When someone goes from the streets to housing, it's often a very scary experience. Obviously, the advocacy aspect of a "lived-experience" peer support program is invaluable, but equally important is the worth and boost in self-esteem such programs give to the people involved.

Please Call Your Senator Today to Help Millions of Homeless Kids

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Mark Horvath

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) current definition of homelessness excludes most children and youth who are actually homeless: those staying in motels, or temporarily with others because they have nowhere else to go.

Over 900,000 Homeless Kids Are Invisible to HUD. We Can Change That!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I worked as an outreach case manager in Los Angeles, nothing was more heartbreaking than when I would have to turn a homeless family away because U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn't feel the family was "homeless enough."

I See You

Justine Solot | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Justine Solot

A woman walks through a busy mall. Tears distort her vision. Grief guts her. She feels invisible. A part of her is gone and will never return. A stranger approaches her and looks at the woman's swollen red face. "Can I help you?" The stranger asks.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Insite Loves People Right Where They Are

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

One of the most common phrases homeless services nonprofits or faith based ministries say is: "we build relationships", and many do just that, but often there is a catch or an agenda at the relationship's foundation.

Homeless People Tweeting in Amsterdam

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

As I normally do on most speaking trips, I fill my luggage with Hanes socks and plan on spending some time on the streets meeting new homeless friends. What happened this trip still blows my mind.

Why We Should Empower Homeless People with Technology: Meet James

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Over the years several people experiencing homelessness have reached out to me online. Each experience in itself was unique and always beyond amazing.

Tiny Homes Will Not End Homelessness -- Community First! Village Will

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Seems like it's only been a moment since Alan Graham first invited me to Austin to see the amazing work he is doing. Since then, I have visited Mobile Loaves and Fishes more than any other nonprofit homeless services. The reason for that is simple: Alan and his team place people first!

Nonprofits: Are Your Clients Integrated Into Your Organization?

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

By including clients in every aspect of a charity, the organization is transformed immediately into a nonprofit that can adopt to the real needs of the people they serve. Plus, clients will develop self-worth and ownership in their own lives and the charity.

Invisible Bird

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Peter Baldwin Panagore

Strapped into My stilts I am The Great Blue Heron

Social Media Is an Equalizer, When You Make the Time to Use It

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

As we're being pulled in so many directions, it's hard to find time to slow down and figure out a solid social media strategy -- but it's worth it. Here's why.

Rescue Missions of the Future: Speaking to the Faith Community About Housing First

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I firmly believe the faith-based community is our best chance of ending homelessness. However, we must adapt to new models and new ways of thinking, and we must embrace disruptive change to help better serve our communities.

Taking Steps to Ease Affordable Housing Crisis in Los Angeles

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I would argue that perhaps the biggest crisis facing America today is our lack of affordable housing. I would also argue that our lack of affordable housing has the biggest influence on the increase of people experiencing homelessness.

Ithaca Rescue Mission Launches to Fight Rural Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

My travels have taken me through most every large shelter in North America, and I always get a smile when I first walk into rural services. In contrast to spaces in large shelters, the "Friendship Center" in the Ithaca Rescue Mission, is more like a living room.

Interview with Jama Shelton: Ending Gay and Transgender Youth Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Many of you know me as a follower of Jesus, and those of you that have been paying attention, also know me as a "straight ally." To me, I actually believe both of those descriptions of me are connected.

Community First Is a Brilliant Model to End Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Each year as I visit SXSW in Austin I always make it a point to spend some time with Alan Graham, and each year he has something new and amazing going on.

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph on Public Feedings in Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

No community should ever get to the point where public feeding has to be regulated, and if it does, it our fault as Christians that it got that far.

Clean Out Your Closet to Help End Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I'll admit it: I was wrong! Very wrong! Up until I connected with the Rescue Mission in Central New York, I pretty much thought giving directly to peo...