What You Need to Know: LGBTQ Charity Helps Homeless Youth During Pandemic (VIDEO)

Nasheedah Muhammad, the director of the Atlanta LGBTQ charity Lost-n-Found Youth, knows firsthand what it is like to be without a home.

“This is so important to me, the work that I’m doing,” she said. “I’ve been homeless. I’ve actually lived on the street for a year myself.”

According to True Colors United, some 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBTQ. The Atlanta-based charity Lost-n-Found Youth is trying to protect this community by providing shelter and support services.

As some businesses reopen, the public has been urged to continue following social distancing guidelines. That can be challenging for those who are homeless and in a vulnerable position to get sick.