n YouthPride’s troubles began in December 2011, when the organization put out a public call via Facebook that it needed to raise $40,000 by the end of the year or its doors would close.
n Soon after news of YouthPride’s dire financial straits made headlines, it was also learned the organization, founded in 1995, had no viable board of directors.
n In June 2012, YouthPride was forced to move from its home at Inman Park United Methodist Church after the church sued the organization for more than $50,000 in back rent.
n In June 2013, YouthPride was officially evicted by Fulton County marshals from its location at 955 Washington Place SW in the Ashview Heights neighborhood after nonpayment of rent for one year.
n The leadership troubles also led Fulton County, in August 2013, to take legal action to recover more than $18,000 of a $40,000 grant awarded to the organization for 2011-2012 for failing to provide mental health and counseling services as mandated by the grant.
n Later in August 2013, the federal AmeriCorps VISTA program pulled the funding and volunteers it had provided to YouthPride because, “YouthPride is still in the process of recruiting to fill all their agency board of directors.”
n In February 2014, criminal warrants were issued for the arrest of Terence McPhaul for writing bad checks in the name of YouthPride. To date, McPhaul has not been arrested.
n On May 22, 2014, YouthPride was evicted from 72 Broad St., again for nonpayment of rent.
n On Feb. 12, 2015, the IRS revoked YouthPride’s tax-exempt status.