Finding safety & shelter
for Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ Youth
Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that exists to end homelessness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) and all sexual minority youth. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to end homelessness.
Our Response to COVID-19
During this time of uncertainty, our focus is, as always, on the health and safety of our employees, customers and community. The situation is changing rapidly, and to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, we have decided to temporarily suspend operations at the Lost-n-Found Youth Thrift Store, effective immediately. This decision was not made lightly as we understand the impact a closure can have on our employees, our clients and the community, but we are relying on trusted and respected health services when communicating about and responding to COVID-19. These include the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
As part of our response, Lost-n-Found Youth is taking extra steps to deep clean and sanitize the store in accordance with CDC guidelines. We are committed to offering a clean, healthy space for our staff and customers when our store reopens, and we cannot wait to welcome you back through our doors at that time!
Store reopening will be announced on our website, www.lnfy.org, and across all of our social media channels.
How you can help:
As we are all working to care for one another during this time, we ask that you consider making an online donation to Lost-n-Found Youth. Sales from our thrift store annually fund over half of the operational budget for Lost-n-Found Youth. While we will not be able to accept thrift store donations at this time, your financial contribution will help us maintain the support that is needed for our staff to continue to care for our clients who would otherwise have no safe place to go during this outbreak.
Thank you for being a part of our community.
Here at Lost N Found Youth, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.