ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2014 – Lost-n-Found Youth launched its new website with a simpler, updated domain and improved its website content as it launched LNFY.org through a partnership with Slalom Consulting’s GLASS community (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Allied Employees Succeeding at Slalom). Through employee volunteer efforts, Slalom has contributed more than 200 hours of volunteer service in-kind donations since March 2014 to help Lost-n-Found Youth review its processes and focus on future development opportunities for growth. Over the coming months, the team at Slalom will continue as a key public relations and marketing partner to aid Lost-n-Found Youth in spreading its message through social media, traditional marketing efforts and public relations activities by engaging its diverse audiences.
In August, Lost-n-Found Youth announced new members for its Board of Directors and new executive leadership as part of its mission to expand its services to the LGBTQ homeless youth of Georgia. While focusing on efforts to renovate a historic home on Juniper Street in midtown Atlanta, Lost-n-Found Youth has increased attention of its $1 million capital campaign in the community to help bring the expansion project to life and provide for its first two years of operations for its transitional housing program. When complete in 2015, it will triple the number of beds in its transitional housing facility and will eventually house 18 short-term living spaces for youth between the ages of 18 and 25.
“As we continue to grow, it’s important to have expert outside perspectives from a top-tier agency like Slalom Consulting so that we can bring our advocacy efforts to a mass audience and engage community support,” said Rick Westbrook, Lost-n-Found Youth’s Executive Director. “The passion and commitment from their volunteers to support our mission speaks volumes for Slalom’s commitment to diversity and the community where they live and work.”
“Lost-n-Found Youth is an incredible organization for Slalom to partner with and help bring its mission to life,” said Carl Newton, managing director at Slalom Consulting in Atlanta. “The organization’s volunteers never stop looking for ways to really impact these young people’s lives, often when they are most vulnerable and in danger, and that is both humbling and inspiring. The new website is an important step for Lost-n-Found Youth, and we can’t wait to work with them to take their message even further.”
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About Lost-n-Found Youth
Founded in December 2011, Lost-n-Found Youth is Atlanta’s only nonprofit agency working to take homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth off the street. Lost-n-Found Youth provides temporary housing, job search assistance and counseling, and many other services for LGBTQ youth aged 13 to 25 who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness. In 2014, the organization was named ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ by the Human Rights Campaign of Atlanta and ‘Best LGBT Nonprofit of 2014’ by the readers of Georgia Voice. More information is available at LNFY.org or at facebook.com/LostNFoundYouth and twitter.com/LostNFoundYouth.
Lost-n-Found Youth offers a 24-hour Homeless Youth Hotline at 678-856-7825 to provide support to youth in crisis. Since the organization began serving Atlanta’s LGBTQ community in 2011, LNFY has been able to help over 400 homeless youth. During the first half of 2014, , Lost-n-Found Youth has continued to see an increase of the number of youth in need of shelter, support and assistance transitioning to a safe and stable living environment.
The Lost-n-Found Thrift and Consignment Store and Lost-n-Found Youth Center are located at 2585 Chantilly Drive NE in Atlanta. The thrift store is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Lost-n-Found Youth Center is open Monday and Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday from noon to 8 p.m.