October 22, 2013
ATLANTA, GA—Lost-n-Found Youth (LnF), Atlanta’s only LGBT youth homelessness program, will mark two full years in operation with a weekend of events to raise awareness and educate about the problem of LGBT youth homelessness in Atlanta.
November 1, 2013 – November 3, 2013: 48 Hours of Homelessness
Starting 9:00 p.m. on November 1, 2013, LnF’s Executive Director, Rick Westbrook, will become homeless. Encamped on a truck in the parking lot next to Burkhart’s, Rick will have only his clothes and cell phone, relying entirely upon the goodwill of passers-by for food for the next 48 hours.
Why on top of a truck? Community members are encouraged to bring donations for the LnF housing program and soon-to-open thrift store, such as gently used clothing, housewares, blankets, new undergarments and socks, razors, shaving cream, and the like. Gift cards to stores such as Kroger and Target also help us feed and provide interview-appropriate clothing for our youth clients.
November 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m.: 2nd Year Follow-Up
LnF began in a town hall meeting, and annually thereafter updates the community about the progress of the organization in the past 12 months, plans for the future, and important up-to-date data describing the 258 youth we have helped since we began in November 2011. Join us as we clarify what the LGBT youth homelessness problem looks like in Atlanta and what LnF has done and plans to do about it.
The event takes place in the Burkhart’s patio area at 6:30 p.m.
November 3, 2013 Celebration with Armorettes 11/3 9p
At 9:00 p.m. on November 3, Rick’s 48-hour experience as a homeless man comes to a close, and we celebrate two years of fighting LGBT youth homelessness with some of our most fabulous supporters, the Armorettes! Join us for a special show, where we rejoice in what the Atlanta LGBT community has empowered us to do.
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About Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc. Founded in November 2011, Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc. is Atlanta’s only nonprofit agency working to take homeless LGBT youth off the street. Lost-n-Found provides temporary housing, job search assistance and counseling, and many other services for LGBT youths aged 18-25 who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness. www.lostnfoundyouth.org