My name is Rex Hohlbein.
I began the Facebook page ‘Facing Homelessness’ in March of 2011 with the simple thought of telling something beautiful about each person living on the street.
Each story included a dignified portrait asking the viewer to see the person rather than the issue of homelessness. The hope was to re-brand homelessness in a way that allowed us to see the beauty we all have.
In a very short time a community of compassion formed that profoundly challenged the negative stereotype against homelessness.
When you take the time to get to know someone that is homeless you can break through negativity; you can see that person's true beauty and open your compassion to create a new connection of friendship.
The amazing thing is that this connection will transform you.
Our belief is that through these transformations we can then change how we as a community face and resolve the issue of homelessness.