In an effort to dispel harsh and unproductive stereotypes, Rethink Homelessness has launched Cardboard Stories. Taking the common signage often used to appeal for money in ways that range from funny to sad, the Rethink Homelessness movement has become more of a confessional. The homeless are invited to reveal a surprising fact about themselves, which grants more insight into their current situation.
Combing the street of Orlando, Florida, the Rethink Homelessness program highlighted people who knew who to speak multiple languages and were once promising athletes. Some people escaped from domestic abuse while others are suffering from medical conditions that basically bankrupted them. There is a story behind every displaced person and Rethink Homelessness endeavors to give them a platform to share theirs.