Homelessness doesn't pause for a pandemic.
We are facing an unprecedented worldwide crisis, and in the face of the coronavirus crisis, youth experiencing homelessness are uniquely vulnerable. Homeless youth are largely unsheltered, less likely to seek care and often have underlying health conditions, all factors which place them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than their housed peers.
To mitigate the devastating impact of this crisis on our global community, #GivingTuesdayNow is a new, worldwide day of giving and unity taking place today, Tuesday, May 5 as an emergency response to the increased need caused by COVID-19. And youth at My Friend's Place need your support.
We don't know what the future will look like once this pandemic ends. But we do know that youth experiencing homelessness will continue to seek community, care and connection, and services and resources that provide the support needed to move toward a permanent exit from homelessness—and My Friend's Place will be there, just as we have been for the past 32 years.
Right now, with matching funds provided by a generous community partner, every dollar raised up to $50,000 will be matched! Your doubled gift of support will ensure that youth experiencing homelessness are not only able to survive the COVID-19 crisis, but continue their journeys toward a permanent exit from homelessness once the pandemic is over.
Please give today, May 5, to double your impact!