Lost-n-Found Youth (LNFY) was founded in 2011 out of a critical need for an LGBTQ-competent youth shelter and support center in the city of Atlanta.
Initially run by volunteers, LNFY has expanded from an emergency shelter to now providing comprehensive care that includes a 24-hour crisis hotline; emergency and transitional housing; emergency food, showers, and clothing; and a full-service youth center that offers case management and other supportive services.
In 2018 alone, LNFY aided more than 1,000 homeless youth, serving more than 17,000 meals, providing 2,688 nights in warm beds, and handing out more than 300 tents, 500 blankets, and 300 coats.
Through the operation of the Lost-n-Found Thrift Store, LNFY provides clothing to its homeless and at-risk clients, while also using proceeds from sales to fund their programs and services being offered by LNFY to its youth clients.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Ways to get involved:
- Give your time: Individuals and groups can volunteer at the Lost-n-Found Youth Thrift Store or at the youth center.
- Donate your treasure: Invest in the lives of our youth by giving online at lnfy.org/donate. Donate items or shop at our award-winning thrift store.
- Sponsor a meal or a care pack: Provide one of the three meals LNFY offers its clients daily.