Footie Mob, Supporter Group for Atlanta United FC, is proud to be raising donations for Lost -n- Found Youth.
For our campaign, we are asking for you to pledge $5 for every goal scored by Atlanta United for the month of June. At the end of the month, you will be contacted on how to send your donation to Lost -n- Found Youth.
Lost -n- Found Youth's mission is to end homelessness for all LGBTQ youth by providing them with the skills and support needed to live independently. More than 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ, and this disparity in the homeless youth population continues to grow. They envision a world where all youth feel safe and supported to live and love authentically.
Lost-n-Found was started by a group of activists led by Rick Westbrook. They were turned away when attempting to place queer youth into local shelters and youth aid programs. They noted that something needed to be done to address the immediate need.
They called a public town hall meeting and invited these local homeless youth support agencies to express outrage and determine what resources existed. The meeting clarified that no organization was specifically actively working to take LGBTQ homeless youth off the street. Rick and others assembled in November 2011 with the support of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to establish a privately funded emergency shelter, and the Saint Lost and Found project (now Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc.) was born.