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Interview with Jama Shelton: Ending Gay and Transgender Youth Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.04.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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...

It's not Housing First or shelters. It's Housing First AND shelters!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

We have a problem. A very serious problem that is getting worse. A problem that we created! A problem that is polarizing homeless services in communit...

Coke Gave Us Santa. Hanes Is Helping to Fight Homelessness.

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The Santa Claus we all know today -- that big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard -- was brought to us by Coca-Cola. From 1931 to 1964, Coca...

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day: a Day That Shouldn't Exist

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When a homeless person dies in Los Angeles and no relative claims the body, the person's body is cremated. Once a year, all the remains of bodies that...

Amazing Look thru Google Glass of a Tent City in Rural America

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Carmen Guidi, from Second Wind Cottages, was nice enough to give me a tour of one of this countries most infamous tent cities. Known as The Jungle, th...

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...

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...

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...

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...