WeAreVisible.com – Empowering Homeless People Via Social Media
WeAreVisible.com’s mission is to give people dealing with poverty and homelessness the tools they need to get online and have a voice. The site teaches them how to sign up for email, open a Twitter account, join Facebook, create a blog and, in general, take advantage of the benefits of online social media. It also has the potential to become a model for virtual case management as it helps build a community among homeless people and support service providers…
Horvath is currently reaching out to public libraries across the U.S. to inform homeless people about the new WeAreVisible.com site.
“While many homeless people frequent public libraries and have access to the Internet, they need help learning how to use social media,” he added. “WeAreVisible.com is designed to make it easy for them to connect with one another, tell their stories and find support services.”…
The site is designed to load on just about any computer, and includes video and written tutorials. The “Why Social Media” page features personal stories from homeless people discussing how social media has already impacted their lives.
“Social media is transforming how people from all walks of life communicate,” Horvath concluded. “The homeless have been among the last to benefit… but we’re determined to change that!”
I’ve always appreciated Mark’s passion and innovation towards ending homelessness. I’m proud to be on his team in continuing the growth of this resource. Please take a moment to watch the following video that introduces the heart of WeAreInvisible.com.