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Mark Horvath

Could a Tiny House Movement End Homelessness?

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Carmen Guidi has an incredibly huge heart As he showed me around Second Wind Cottages, and told the stories of the men who will soon call the place h...

I'm Thankful I'm One Of The Lucky Ones Who Was Saved From Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

What has four wheels and carries a turkey? Unless you own a turkey farm, chances are that the bird in your oven took a spin in a shopping cart. Most ...

Coordinated Entry Helping Los Angeles House Homeless People

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Imagine a system where thousands upon thousands of stakeholders pretty much did their own thing without communicating or coordinating with other stake...

New and Improved Rescue Mission: Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

As I was driving into downtown Syracuse, I noticed a traffic sign pointing to The Mission District, which is home to the Rescue Mission Alliance of Sy...

@home's Latest Webisode: Youth Homelessness in Chicago

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

More than 1.35 million children are expected to experience homelessness in the United States in a given year, representing 39% of America's homeless p...

Check out the House That FreeFest Built

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.21.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I am so excited about being able to share this story. Not only have I been wanting to visit the House that FreeFest built ever since I heard about it,...

Social and Economic Crises Increase Youth Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

It's pretty much common sense that a bad economy will influence youth homelessness both in the present and in the future, but I never thought about th...

Amid Stagnant Poverty Rate, Here Are 7 People Helping Us Out Of This Mess

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 09.19.2013 | Impact

The Census report released Tuesday showed that poverty figures have remained abysmally stagnant for six straight years, but the people determined to p...

La Casa Norte: a Champion of Change Fighting Youth Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Last year while visiting Chicago I met a young man who was 19 years-old at the time. Jermire had been homeless since the age of 13, but thanks to the ...

Covenant House Missouri Feels like Home

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.15.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

My very first interaction with a Covenant House was years ago when I was going to college to be a drug and alcohol counselor. I applied at Covenant Ho...

How Do You Help Young People? Listen to Them!

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.14.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"How do you help young people? listen to them! It really is that simple. Sandwiches are sandwiches, a shower is a shower, a bed's a bed! But for too l...

The Domestic Labor and Sex Trafficking of Homeless Youth

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"Children and youth victimized in human trafficking are not social outcasts or criminals. Rather, they are our neighbors and friends, our nieces and n...

The Homeless You Don't See, but Need to See! Warning: This Video Will Mess You up!

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Being on a road trip focusing on homeless youth it was important to tell the story of the homelessness you don't see - the millions of American famili...

What Would Jesus Do to Help Homeless Youth?

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

My hope in writing this post is that we can all enter into a healthy conversation about faith based organizations and homeless services. I strongly be...

Using Employment and Education to Help Homeless Youth: Interview with Urban Peak

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I was introduced to Urban Peak's work fighting youth homelessness in Denver during Invisible People's 2nd national road trip. To be honest, it was a l...

Increase of Schizophrenia in Homeless Youth: Interview with a Youth Therapist

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.31.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

In 2009, on my very first road trip, the State of Utah contacted me and asked me to visit Salt Lake City. Invisible People is not your conventional ho...

Families Are Still Downsizing: Interview with NPHY on Youth Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

In 2009, the first stop on my very first road trip, thanks to an introduction made by National Safe Place, was at Nevada Partnership for Homeless Yout...

Road Trip to Fight Youth Homelessness with Virgin Mobile, Sevenly and Ford

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

If you've been following me for any amount of time you already know I am a huge Virgin Mobile fanboy! In the past, Virgin Mobile in the U.S. and in Canada has supported Invisible People. It's probably not news to you that Virgin Mobile has taken on the cause of youth homelessness.

Assemblymember Toni Atkins Talks Homelessness in California

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I think homelessness and government what comes to mind is Housing and Urban Development, Interagency Council on Homelessness, and local governmen...

People Living in Vehicles Need a Safe Place to Park, Not Fines or Jail

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

This week, Palo Alto, California passed a vehicle dwelling ban. People found living in their vehicles will be charged with a misdemeanor and face a ma...

HuffPost Super User Elijah 'NatureBoy's' Office Is a Park Across From the White House

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I have been blogging for Huffington Post since December 2009. Probably my most popular post is a short story I wrote about my first night homeless. M...

San Diego's Nonprofit Recycling Center That Employs Homeless People

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Recycling has a become a way of life as we all start becoming more conscious of the environment. Many low-income people and people experiencing homele...

San Diego's Waterman Dave As Seen Through Google Glass

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Anyone and everyone connected to homelessness in San Diego knows "Waterman Dave". Dave Ross, who most people call Waterman Dave, spends his days handi...

Supervisor Jane Kim on San Francisco's Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

On a recent trip to San Francisco, Bevan Dufty, the city's Director of HOPE, invited me to a hearing on family homelessness. The hearing was about add...

There Is HOPE in San Francisco's Homeless Count

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The phone rings nonstop with people in emergency need of food and shelter. Others stop by the office of HOPE to find help. The stories would break eve...