Announcing our 2019 Champions of the Year

My Friend’s Place is excited to announce it will honor GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Halsey, actress, dancer, and model Maddie Ziegler, actress, dancer, and singer Mackenzie Ziegler, fashion brand ModCloth, and others at its annual Gala event, “Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend’s Place,” on April 6, 2019 at the Hollywood Palladium, it was announced today by the organization’s Executive Director Heather Carmichael, along with event co-chairs Gregory Butler, CEO & Co-Founder of ReCain and ShadowScience /Co-Creator-Executive Producer of a new A&E investigative series for Fall 2019; and Anticipate Productions Founder Chase Simonds.

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“We are thrilled to honor our 2019 Champions at Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend’s Place—a night that will bring together our amazing Honorees – including Halsey, Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler, and ModCloth – with our organization’s past and present Board of Directors, and our supporters, volunteers and alumni,” said Ms. Carmichael. “Connection, community, visibility and the space to craft one’s own identity is at the core of the work being done at My Friend’s Place. It is there, standing by our side in partnership, that you will find our 2019 Honorees, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to our young people. While reflecting on our 31-year history in Los Angeles, we feel fortunate to celebrate our amazing community, and remain resolute in our mission of developing and sustaining innovative programming with the goal of ending youth homelessness, one young person at a time.”

For one special night, more than 500 business and philanthropic leaders, community members and advocates for homeless youth will come together to celebrate My Friend’s Place and the champions of our community who make transformative opportunities possible for young people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. An evening of festivities that includes world-class entertainment, dining and auctions, Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend’s Place celebrates the partners who have tirelessly worked to help My Friend’s Place become the organization that it is today.