akt are the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity; focused on prevention and early action, they provide: safe homes, mentoring, training, advocacy and support to young people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment after coming out to their parents, care givers and peers.
What is the #aktogether emergency appeal?
“Your support is needed more than ever. It’s scary that referrals are increasing as LGBTQ+ young people’s friends and family are not willing to allow them to sofa surf, from fear of the current climate. Our young people have nowhere to isolate and we are working hard to ensure that they have somewhere safe to stay, with access to food and vital supplies. They don’t have family to support them through these uncertain times so the Services team at akt has become a lifeline to keep up hope and to be a friendly dace.” – Nathan East, Caseworker, akt.
The Little Box of Happy are aiming to raise £200 over the course of Pride month, so if you can donate even £1, please do!