Hearing the Homeless

is creating a community of support for the homeless of ATX.

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All pledge levels provide access to all content on the Patreon page. Your patronage allows us to fulfill our mission of capturing powerful stories that breakdown stigmas while building community through creative events. Funds will also be used to fulfill basic needs of our homeless brothers and sisters and used to plan and execute community building events.


Pledge whatever amount you're comfortable with. Any contribution is greatly appreciated! Together we truly can change the world..one human at at a time.


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

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All pledge levels provide access to all content on the Patreon page. Your patronage allows us to fulfill our mission of capturing powerful stories that breakdown stigmas while building community through creative events. Funds will also be used to fulfill basic needs of our homeless brothers and sisters and used to plan and execute community building events.  


Pledge whatever amount you're comfortable with. Any contribution is greatly appreciated! Together we truly can change the world..one human at at a time.  


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


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All pledge levels provide access to all content on the Patreon page. Your patronage allows us to fulfill our mission of capturing powerful stories that breakdown stigmas while building community through creative events. Funds will also be used to fulfill basic needs of our homeless brothers and sisters and used to plan and execute community building events.


Pledge whatever amount you're comfortable with. Any contribution is greatly appreciated! Together we truly can change the world..one human at at a time.


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

About

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




The mission of Hearing the Homeless is to capture powerful stories of those living on the streets in an attempt to humanize the homeless while also building a community of support for those who live in darkness and isolation. 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. Therefore, 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, starting with Austin, TX. Your support will allow us to foster sustainable change in the lives of the homeless...one human at a time.


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


Kevin's Story
Kevin, founder and Executive Director 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.

His vision for Hearing the Homeless is to capture powerful stories that humanize the homeless and provide a glimpse into not only the suffering, but the into the community, love, and joyful aspects of homelessness. Through powerful vivid storytelling and videography, we strive to inspire and awaken individuals to the realization that we are all connected and in need of love and connection in an attempt to build a community of support for those in need. 

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. 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
-Margaret Mead
 


Kevin and Ricky D



Thank you!
The HTH Team



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Once we hit our goal of $1500, we will be able to finish developing our crowdfunding platform.
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