Homelessness, especially as experienced by millions of families and teens in America, is largely invisible and quite misunderstood.
A new documentary, "on the edge," shines a light on this issue, focusing on 7 women who share their experiences of life without a home. It's a powerful film, one that could change the way this country views homelessness. HEAR US Inc., the national nonprofit behind the film, teamed up with award-winning documentary maker Dr. Laura Vazquez of Northern Illinois University to film and produce the film to raise awareness, and hopefully spur action.
They confidently know on the edge will resonate and inspire all types of audiences. Our nation's leaders and policymakers need to spend 60 minutes watching on the edge. It's an important first step to prioritizing our nation's approach to ending homelessness--understanding the perspective of families and teens.