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.
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
Lost-n-Found Youth (LNFY) is continuing to provide shelter and support services to Atlanta’s homeless youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, including daily meals and emergency and transitional housing.At the emergence of the global health crisis, Lost-n-Found was able to respond immediately, adapting its operations and facilities to ensure continuation of service and shelter for its clients, who are considered one of the pandemic’s more vulnerable populations.
Just eight years ago this November, Lost-n-Found Youth was opening its doors for the first time. Now, less than a decade later, the once volunteer-run organization is one of the primary service providers for homeless youth in the city and the go-to organization for homeless LGBTQ youth, who, despite representing less than 5% of the overall population, account for 40% of youth experiencing homelessness.
Lost-n-Found Youth funds critical HIV program with gift from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Macy’s
Lost-n-Found Youth (LNFY) has been awarded a grant for $25,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s.
The grant will be used for LNFY’s “PROMISE for HIP” program, which provides a safe space for LGBTQ homeless youth to receive HIV testing and treatment. The grant will also support LNFY’s community outreach and education around HIV prevention.