Invisible People

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As an Invisible People Executive Director, you can be proud in knowing you're a significant part of helping end homelessness. You get all the listed rewards plus an Executive Producer credit in all custom videos made for the Patreon community. That's not all. after five months of donations, if travel during the pandemic is allowed, we'd like to visit a city close to you and invite you to spend an afternoon handing out socks to new homeless friends while we capture their stories.

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About Invisible People

THE PUBLIC’S INABILITY TO RELATE TO HOMELESSNESS IS OUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO ENDING IT.



People avoid eye contact. They step away from you. They don't answer you if you address them -- even if you wish them a good day! It's painful. It's debilitating. Over time, it gets worse, not better. There are a lot of bad things about being homeless, but being invisible is the worst!

This is how I know that powerful change can happen when people who are homeless get the chance to tell their stories. You should see someone’s face when they realize another person actually wants to listen to them.

Every human being needs to be seen, heard, and acknowledged. But for homeless people, those who are used to being invisible, being heard can be a big, big deal.



When you support us, you will change too. You’ll see firsthand that you can really be part of positive change. Having that knowledge will empower your heart and your attitude in unpredictable but wonderful ways!



Most people blame homelessness on the person experiencing it instead of on the shortage of affordable housing, gainful employment, living wages, childhood trauma, or countless other reasons that put a person at risk. This lack of understanding creates a dangerous cycle of misperception that leads to the inability to effectively address the root causes of homelessness and poverty, as public sentiment affects public policy.

Invisible People humanizes homelessness by giving a voice to people living on the streets and making their stories impossible to ignore. At the same time, we strive to educate communities about the systemic issues that contribute to the problem, such as job insecurity and the criminalization of homelessness. Our groundbreaking educational content appeals to the hearts and minds of concerned citizens, reaching more than a billion people every year across the globe.

We imagine a world where everyone has a place to call home. Until then, we strive to be the most trusted source for homelessness news, education, and advocacy.



AWARENESS + EDUCATION = ACTION

As our homeless crisis grows at epidemic proportions, so does community resistance to solutions that will save lives and save taxpayer money. Opposition against the creation of new supportive housing units and homeless shelters is often fueled by negative perceptions of homelessness and homeless people.

We believe that awareness combined with education leads to action. Invisible People goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages can understand. We provide context for one of society’s most troubling and prevalent issues through personal stories that bring the pain, hardship, and hopelessness that millions face each day into focus.

In addition to our first-person video interviews, mini-documentaries on YouTube, we publish original news content on homelessness five days a week, andour posts are syndicated on Apple News and Google News. Our writers have their fingers on the pulse of homeless communities. Many are formerly or currently homeless themselves. They are the real experts, passionate about ending homelessness.

We also host an online portal for young adults to learn about homelessness and related topics, as well as an advocacy platform that empowers people to contact their state and federal legislators to influence policy change.

Invisible People's online peer support group for homeless people was recently featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times. We facilitate online peer support and virtual case management to over 1,300 homeless and formerly homeless people.

You've seen other effective efforts at education and prevention -- from anti-smoking to breast cancer, to global warming and more. Now we're bringing the power of storytelling, education, and awareness to show the truth about homelessness. And the truth will change everything!

It won't happen without you! And after 10 years of being an advocate for the homeless -- and once homeless myself -- I am more passionate than ever about the work that you and I do together through Invisible People.

This important journey cannot continue without YOUR help. Telling each story, reaching out in city after city, helping each person we can, takes donations from people like you who want to make a difference. Will you please help keep this work going?

About Invisible People
Invisible People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about homelessness through innovative storytelling, news, and advocacy. Since our launch in 2008, Invisible People has become a pioneer and trusted resource for inspiring action and raising awareness in support of advocacy, policy change and thoughtful dialogue around poverty in North America and the United Kingdom.




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Invisible People will be very close to having the resources necessary to employ dedicated staff for the management of programs. A full-time commitment means we'll be able to do much more! - more stories, more awareness and more impact in the pursuit to end homelessness.
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