Hearing the Homeless is creating a community of support for the homeless.
7

patrons

$130
per month
Welcome to the Family
Hearing the Homeless (HTH) is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in Austin, Texas.




HTH utilizes storytelling and art to empower and inspire both homeless and non-homeless alike. By documenting these snapshots of humanity, we hope to show you that nothing is more deserving of investment than human life. There is no darker place than the belief that light will never return. We strive to shine our light into the darkness with the hope others will do the same. One person can’t do everything, but one person can do something, and together, we can change the world.

Join the HTH community and help us to shine a brighter light.

Your support will allow us to shine a brighter light and foster sustaibable change in the lives of the homeless community...one human at a time. As we grow and become sustainable we aim to develop a platform that will allow others to become sustainable through offering micro-enterprise jobs to pay for things such as certifications, transportation, medical procedures, etc. Your patronage in our early stages will pave the way for us, to pave a way for others.

Join HTH as a Patron and help us paint a brighter picture for those living in darkness. 





Kevin's Story
Hear how Kevin, founder and CEO of HTH, developed a heart for the homeless at a young age.

Growing up in a small town, I was pretty sheltered. I had no clue how big of an issue homelessness was. My town only had one person who was homeless, a man by the name of Ricky D. Over a fifteen-year period, Ricky D and I developed a deep friendship. Initially, I was drawn to Ricky D because of his incredible stories. I would spend hours outside of that tin shed he called home, captivated by his stories of life in the 70s, Desert Storm, and his travels across America. I learned many valuable lessons from Ricky D, but the most important lesson I learned was power of genuine human connection.

Human contact is a basic human need. Despite some donations of food, clothing etc, no one ever spent time with Ricky. Most people will never understand the sheer psychological isolation homeless people experience, and just how detrimental that can be. But by spending time with Ricky, and by establishing a genuine friendship with him, I was able to, in some ways, bring him back into society. I was able to impact Ricky D’s life financially, but more importantly establish a genuine friendship, and that my friends is priceless.

I vividly remember the first day I visited Austin. Driving in and seeing the incredible skyline, the beautiful murals, the lake. I felt so inspired and connected. Then I drove into the downtown area and for the first time I saw what homelessness looked like on a systemic scale. It was something I will never forget.

I received the vision for Hearing the Homeless a week after moving to Austin. The vision was to create a platform that humanizes the homeless while giving the community a secure pathway to directly impact one human at a time, as I had done with Ricky D. A platform where the homeless can be heard and the community help, effectively and efficiently using technology.


Today, Ricky D. has a stable home, steady income, is active in his community, while also enjoying his main passion, creating artwork. We are on a mission to alter the story of homelessness using the power of technology, art, and human connection, so that we can paint a brighter future for those living in darkness.

Join the movement and help us to impact one human at a time.


Kevin and Ricky D



Thank you!
The HTH Team



Tiers
Associate
$10 or more per month

As an HTH Associate, you join an exclusive Patreon community with the ability to interact with other Patrons and receive a monthly newsletter with progress updates, while also having access to our private Patreon content feed. For less than the cost of a basic Netflix subscription, you can contribute to the individual well being and success of our mission.  


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible.   


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Join the patron community
Manager
$20 or more per month

As an HTH Manager, Access to all previous rewards, plus exclusive access to behind the scenes footage and livestream video content. 


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible.  


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed and newsletter
  • Join the patron community
  • Patron-only livestreams
Producer
$50 or more per month only 99 left

As an HTH Producer, Access to all previous rewards, as well as a matted 4x6 Fine art quality photography monthly, some of which may be used in upcoming documentary series. 


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible. 


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed and newsletter
  • Join the patron community
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Custom HTH Merch monthly 
Director
$100 or more per month only 20 left

As an HTH Director, Access to all previous rewards, influence and insight into creative process, monthly Q&A sessions where you can ask questions, voice ideas, and get involved. You or your business will also receive on-air mentions in all Patreon livestreams as well as branded listings in our monthly newsletter. 


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible. 


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed and newsletter
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Custom HTH Merch Monthly
  • Your name in the credits
  • On-air mention and newsletter listing
  • Creative control
Executive Director
$1,000 or more per month only 5 left

As an Executive Director (ED), you can feel proud that you are making a significant contribution towards the growth of Hearing the Homeless, allowing us fulfill our mission on an unprecedented scale.


As the ED, you will receive all previous rewards, plus a profile of you or your business on our website, social media shoutouts, custom artwork and HTH merchandise on a monthly basis.


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible. 


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed and newsletter
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Your name in the credits
  • On-air mention
  • Creative control
  • Profile on our website
  • Social media and newsletter shoutouts
  • Custom art and merch monthly
Goals
$130 of $1,000 per month
Once we hit our goal of $1000, we will be able to create one story a week and begin to directly impact the lives of the individuals in our stories in substantial ways. 
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Welcome to the Family
Hearing the Homeless (HTH) is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in Austin, Texas.




HTH utilizes storytelling and art to empower and inspire both homeless and non-homeless alike. By documenting these snapshots of humanity, we hope to show you that nothing is more deserving of investment than human life. There is no darker place than the belief that light will never return. We strive to shine our light into the darkness with the hope others will do the same. One person can’t do everything, but one person can do something, and together, we can change the world.

Join the HTH community and help us to shine a brighter light.

Your support will allow us to shine a brighter light and foster sustaibable change in the lives of the homeless community...one human at a time. As we grow and become sustainable we aim to develop a platform that will allow others to become sustainable through offering micro-enterprise jobs to pay for things such as certifications, transportation, medical procedures, etc. Your patronage in our early stages will pave the way for us, to pave a way for others.

Join HTH as a Patron and help us paint a brighter picture for those living in darkness. 





Kevin's Story
Hear how Kevin, founder and CEO of HTH, developed a heart for the homeless at a young age.

Growing up in a small town, I was pretty sheltered. I had no clue how big of an issue homelessness was. My town only had one person who was homeless, a man by the name of Ricky D. Over a fifteen-year period, Ricky D and I developed a deep friendship. Initially, I was drawn to Ricky D because of his incredible stories. I would spend hours outside of that tin shed he called home, captivated by his stories of life in the 70s, Desert Storm, and his travels across America. I learned many valuable lessons from Ricky D, but the most important lesson I learned was power of genuine human connection.

Human contact is a basic human need. Despite some donations of food, clothing etc, no one ever spent time with Ricky. Most people will never understand the sheer psychological isolation homeless people experience, and just how detrimental that can be. But by spending time with Ricky, and by establishing a genuine friendship with him, I was able to, in some ways, bring him back into society. I was able to impact Ricky D’s life financially, but more importantly establish a genuine friendship, and that my friends is priceless.

I vividly remember the first day I visited Austin. Driving in and seeing the incredible skyline, the beautiful murals, the lake. I felt so inspired and connected. Then I drove into the downtown area and for the first time I saw what homelessness looked like on a systemic scale. It was something I will never forget.

I received the vision for Hearing the Homeless a week after moving to Austin. The vision was to create a platform that humanizes the homeless while giving the community a secure pathway to directly impact one human at a time, as I had done with Ricky D. A platform where the homeless can be heard and the community help, effectively and efficiently using technology.


Today, Ricky D. has a stable home, steady income, is active in his community, while also enjoying his main passion, creating artwork. We are on a mission to alter the story of homelessness using the power of technology, art, and human connection, so that we can paint a brighter future for those living in darkness.

Join the movement and help us to impact one human at a time.


Kevin and Ricky D



Thank you!
The HTH Team



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Tiers
Associate
$10 or more per month

As an HTH Associate, you join an exclusive Patreon community with the ability to interact with other Patrons and receive a monthly newsletter with progress updates, while also having access to our private Patreon content feed. For less than the cost of a basic Netflix subscription, you can contribute to the individual well being and success of our mission.  


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible.   


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Join the patron community
Manager
$20 or more per month

As an HTH Manager, Access to all previous rewards, plus exclusive access to behind the scenes footage and livestream video content. 


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible.  


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed and newsletter
  • Join the patron community
  • Patron-only livestreams
Producer
$50 or more per month only 99 left

As an HTH Producer, Access to all previous rewards, as well as a matted 4x6 Fine art quality photography monthly, some of which may be used in upcoming documentary series. 


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible. 


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed and newsletter
  • Join the patron community
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Custom HTH Merch monthly 
Director
$100 or more per month only 20 left

As an HTH Director, Access to all previous rewards, influence and insight into creative process, monthly Q&A sessions where you can ask questions, voice ideas, and get involved. You or your business will also receive on-air mentions in all Patreon livestreams as well as branded listings in our monthly newsletter. 


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible. 


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed and newsletter
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Custom HTH Merch Monthly
  • Your name in the credits
  • On-air mention and newsletter listing
  • Creative control
Executive Director
$1,000 or more per month only 5 left

As an Executive Director (ED), you can feel proud that you are making a significant contribution towards the growth of Hearing the Homeless, allowing us fulfill our mission on an unprecedented scale.


As the ED, you will receive all previous rewards, plus a profile of you or your business on our website, social media shoutouts, custom artwork and HTH merchandise on a monthly basis.


Hearing the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible. 


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed and newsletter
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Your name in the credits
  • On-air mention
  • Creative control
  • Profile on our website
  • Social media and newsletter shoutouts
  • Custom art and merch monthly