EJ UPDATE! No Longer HOMELESS!

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I first met EJ on Hollywood Blvd in 2013. At the time, EJ was an 18-year-old homeless youth trying to survive while learning about this scary world we all live in.

EJ's real name is Daniel, and he is now 26 years old. EJ was his street name. It's very common for homeless people to not use their real names. Daniel has been off the streets for five years now. He was lucky. A good samaritan helped Daniel out with a place to live and a job to provide a purpose.

As of today, EJ's original video interview on Invisible People has 13,711,311 views and growing. It's our most-watched video! Many of you have asked countless times for an update on EJ, so I am glad Daniel and I were able to make this happen.

Watch Daniel's first interview here: EJ is 18. He told me he has been homeless for 11 years.

While Daniel's story is a happy one, there are tens of thousands of homeless youth that need help. Please click here to tweet, call, or email your state and federal legislators to tell them ending homelessness is a priority to you.

Here's Daniel's Twitch

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#homeless #homelessyouth #losangeles
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