Sheltering in Place is an Impossibility for Atlanta’s LGBTQ Homeless Youth (OP-ED)

Turn on the news. Scroll through Instagram. Go to the grocery store. No matter where or what you’re doing, the impact of COVID-19 is inescapable.

Anxiety is high. Emotions are out of control and wits are nearing their ends. On top of it all, we’re struggling to keep pace with the latest health mandates and precautions that seem to change by the hour. It began with “wash your hands” and evolved into social distancing, until we were all resigned to our respective homes to “shelter in place.”

But for many—approx. 3,200 youth in Atlanta experiencing homelessness— “sheltering in place” is an impossibility.

READ THE FULL STORY: The Georgia Voice