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Mark Horvath

Don't Call Bevan Dufty San Francisco's Homeless Czar

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

One of the many things we agree on is education of marginalized people. Many programs teach low or no income people to wash dishes or similar minimum wage jobs, but with San Fransisco's tech community, it should be easy to start teaching people computer science.

1 In 3 Transgender Homeless People Is Turned Away From Shelters

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"I don't care who you worship or what you believe. I don't care who you sleep with. If you are helping hurting people, you're my friend and I will sup...

Are 'Homeless Street Treats' The Next 'Homeless Hotspots'?

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

A little over three years ago Alan Graham "talked" me into visiting Austin, Texas because he knew what he was doing to help our homeless friends was s...

'Homeless Hotspots' Won't Continue After SXSW Trial

Posted 03.15.2012 | Impact

The N.Y.-based advertising agency BBH Labs sparked strong debate this week with its "Homeless Hotspots" initiative, a program that set up outposts of ...

Why I'm In Favor Of 'Homeless Hotspots'

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

We've all been panhandled by a homeless person on street begging for money. I bet every one of you reading this has even been aggressively panhandled....

Are Schools On Wheels An Answer To Child Homelessness?

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

On a past road trip, I connected with Indianapolis School on Wheels. The program provides educational help to homeless students in 10 shelters and 2 s...

An Interview With The National Law Center On Homelessness And Poverty

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

About a year ago I was speaking at the State Department thanks to an invite from my friend Beth Kanter. While in Washington, D.C., my friends at the C...

Barbara Poppe and Laura Zeilinger From Interagency Council on Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I know that our current system of fighting homelessness is broken. I also know we can end homelessness by all of us working together and working smarter.

Social Good Stars: Mark Horvath Gives Voice To Homeless

Amy Neumann | Posted 03.16.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

This is the fourth installment of the Impact series, #SocialGoodStars. The people highlighted here are passionate, dedicated philanthropists, strength...

Arrested for Not Having a Home Yet Wall Street Bankers Get Away With Taking Homes

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath


Eleanor Goldberg

Resolve To Become An Activist In 2012 | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

When Time Magazine named "The Protester" the person of the year, it confirmed one the most critical lessons of 2011. When brave, impassioned voices c...

Homeless Former Minister Shares Story Of Arrest In Tent City

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.28.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

It's really hard to explain the feeling of powerlessness I felt today. But I guarantee my feelings don't even compare to the feelings of desperation our friends had while police were evicting them from their tents today.

Help Fight Homelessness With 12 Days of Giving

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Every day is starting conversations, raising awareness and changing stereotypes about homelessness.

Toronto Dedicates Entire Wall To Fighting Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.15.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I'll be honest, it was so cold I thought my face was going to fall off. A few times even I started to scream "I can't feel my nose" and was concerned ...

Join Me and Zach Bonner at United Way's Homewalk (Oh, and Kobe Bryant Too)

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Homelessness is a very serious social crisis that affects us all and it looks like such a massive problem, it's a normal reaction to feel we cannot do anything about it. But we can do something about it.

Homeless No More: Meeting Paul a Second Time

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Paul has a serious brain injury that makes him vulnerable on the streets. In simple terms, if Paul did not get into housing his chances of surviving homeless are not so good.

Arkansas School Provides Clothing, Food For Growing Number Of Homeless Students

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

This week I was visiting Northwest Arkansas for The Farm's Harvest Festival and my friend Mike Rusch connected me with Marian Riner, Families in Trans...

Creating Movements and Cause Marketing Dreams Can Come True

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I started I had a dream that to change the story of homelessness and get people into housing we would need to partner with new people and reach new stakeholders.

Update: The Farm After Three Years

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Thanks to the generous heart of Mike Rusch I was able this year to attended The Farm's Fall Harvest Party. It's actually hard to imagine me even being on a farm in Arkansas, much less having played a part of any farm's creation.

Street Medicine: Making House Calls to People Without Homes

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

During last year's road trip I was honored to be introduced to two great men, Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and James S. Withers, M.D. of Operati...

Conversation of Aboriginal Homelessness Continues: Interview With David Ward

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The best way to share the Aboriginal story of homelessness in Canada was to simply empower my new Aboriginal friends to tell their own story.

Why A Christian Nurse Helps Addicts Shoot Up

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

It's easy to judge from a distance, but the people who have problems with the harm-reduction model just have never seen Hell like I have.

Starting the Conversation of Aboriginal Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The aboriginal population is disproportionate in homelessness around Canada.

Homeless to Housing Success Story: Meet Donny in His Apartment

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

It's nearly impossible to get sober while living on the streets. People need dignity and self-worth. Once Donny was in an apartment, he decided to change his life. He has stopped using drugs and is even looking for a job.

WATCH: Homeless Mom Calls for Help

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

What happens when you empower a homeless mom with a video camera? We get to see first-hand homeless service's failed systems. I wrote this partially ...