The donation will help fund LAYN’s services for homeless and foster youth in Los Angeles. The donation will help in the vital services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, education and job development, health and wellness, and aftercare program.
“The issues facing the youth served by LAYN are not insurmountable and we knew we could help,” said Taggart. “These homeless, runaway and foster youth are bright, intelligent and have determination to achieve their goals and LAYN is there alongside them to motivate and inspire them,” Taggart added. “The issues facing these youth seem daunting, but we are happy to support this cause and LAYN in its mission to create permanent solutions for these young people.”
“We are honored that Alex and Andrew chose LAYN as their charity of choice,” said Mark Supper, CEO and President of Los Angeles Youth Network. “Partnerships like this, play a critical role in driving momentum and fueling community awareness, and support. This donation and their partnership will make a significant impact on the lives of the homeless and foster youth we serve.”
Annually, LAYN houses over 500 youth and provides more than 16,000 bed nights and 97,000 meals, to youth 12-21 years old. For youth whose histories of trauma have driven them to the streets or placed them in the foster care system, LAYN is there to help and support them. Beyond the basics of shelter, food, and clothing, LAYN gives youth the tools and mindset they need to imagine positive futures. LAYN empowers each youth to realize their academic potential, to identify their career aspirations, and advocate for themselves.