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Mark Horvath

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...

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...

The Silver Tsunami Is Coming, Are We Ready?

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I am 52 years-old. I am unemployed. I lost my house to foreclosure back in 2008. Heck, I lost everything in 2008. I have high debt because of student...

David Wertheimer from Gates Foundation on Family Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"If all we're ever going to do is manage homelessness, we will carry that expense until the end of time" ~ David Wertheimer The above is a quote that...

Research: Vehicular Residency is the Fastest Growing Demographic of Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Working with people who are living in a vehicle requires different strategies and outreach models. The good is that many are new to homelessness and are often easier to help back into normal society.

Homelessness is Lethal, and Catherine's Story is Proof.

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I hope you remember this recent post: "Catherine Died Sleeping Outside Last Night". Sadly, when you work with homeless people, death on the streets ...

Homeless Services Can Do Better

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

No homeless person ever said "Please place me in one room with a hundred other people. Please give me a cot or a mat for the floor to sleep on. Please...

Catherine Died Sleeping Outside Last Night

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Some homeless people are said to be "service resistant," but the real truth is, the current homeless services system fails people!

Twitter Saved My Life and Helps Me Help Others

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

You might think it's funny that I thank a social media company for saving my life, but I genuinely believe that if it wasn't for Twitter, I'd be back on the streets -- or worse.

I Dare You to Watch This Short Video on Veteran Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

On any given night, nearly 633,782 people in the United States experience homelessness -- over 60,000 of them veterans.

We Can End Homelessness: This Video Is Proof

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The truth is, if nonprofits actually had the support needed to do Housing First right, and to QUICKLY move people from street to home, we could drastically reduce homelessness and save lots of taxpayer money!

How Crowdfunding Made Social Justice Cool

Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact

By Rose Spinelli, TakePart My first experience supporting a cause was “adopting” a Native American boy through Save the Children when I was in ...

Herb Smith from Los Angeles Mission on Homelessness and Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Poverty and homelessness is far too big for any one organization, yet many faith-based orgs want to play "Lone Ranger" and do their own thing. Truth is, they just don't want to change. I find it very refreshing Los Angeles Mission (and others) are willing to change to help more people.