Lost N Found Youth - Atlanta, GA
2585 Chantilly Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Description: Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.
We operate a 24/7 hotline at 678-856-7825, a Youth Center, a 6-bed 90 day housing facility, and 3-6 month host home program.
Lost-n-Found Youth is Atlantaâ€™s only nonprofit agency actively working to take homeless LGBTQ youth off the street.
If you are a youth in need of help, reach out (talk or text) to 678-856-7825.
Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We support youth ages 13 through 25 at our Youth Center and provide transitional housing for youth age 18 to 25. Lost-n-Found Youth also provides services and referrals based on the needs of youth entering our program.
43 percent of our clients find us by word of mouth while 38 percent are referred by area shelters. 16 percent find us online and 3 percent are identified through our street outreach program.
24/7 phone, texts, and email response
Emergency and transitional housing
Emergency clothing and food for youth on the street
Mental health evaluations and counseling
Referrals to HIV/STD testing, health and dental services
Assistance for lost or stolen birth certificates, driverâ€™s licenses or state ID cards
Referrals to GED training/testing and other education resources
Resume writing/editing and interview skills training
Volunteers Requests by Lost N Found Youth: Lost-n-Found Youth exists as a mostly volunteer-run organization composed of a volunteer board and a steering committee of roughly a dozen others who give their time, energy, and money as needed to run the mission and operations of the organization, raise funds, and manage community relations. We ask for a six month commitment from all volunteers and provide volunteer orientation prior to welcoming new members of the community to help us with our mission. All volunteers must pay a $10 fee and pass a background check prior to starting work with Lost-n-Found Youth. Volunteer orientation meetings are conducted on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. and the Saturday immediately after from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 2585 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30324. Check out Events for the next sessions.
Donation Requests by Lost N Found Youth: http://lnfy.org/giving-wishlist/
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Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.
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