• 2.4 Million youth experience homelessness each year in the United States
  • 3,164 youth experience homelessness in Los Angeles on any given night
  • 1,400 young people are served every year at My Friend’s Place

What We Do

My Friend’s Place offers comprehensive services to nearly
1,400 homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 25, and their children,
each year, out of our dynamic resource center in Hollywood.

News at MFP

Popcorn 11: Writing & Artwork by Youth at My Friend's Place

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and global uprisings for racial justice, youth at My Friend's Place have utilized creative writing and visual arts to process, reflect and engage with the current state of the world. In volume 11 of Popcorn, we are honored to once again amplify the voices of youth experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, and share their creativity, perspectives, words, and visions through the Popcorn zine.

Popcorn 10: Honoring Pride Month & Black Lives Matter Through Youth Art & Writing

Volume 10 of Popcorn Zine comes at a time when social justice, identity and community are on the forefront of our minds. The youth served at My Friend's Place are predominantly Black, with significant youth identifying as part of the LGBT community. This special issue celebrates those identities while offering an opportunity for young people to express themselves during a particularly significant and emotional moment in historical.

The devastating impact of systemic injustice and institutionalized racism can no longer be denied, ignored or excused

Like so many of you, we are outraged by the continued racism and violence affecting black people here in Los Angeles and across the country. My Friend’s Place stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all who engage in the peaceful rebellion seeking an end to violence, systemic and institutionalized racism and widespread inequities that leave us a weaker, less humane nation. 

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