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  • TRIPLE Your Investment In Support For Homeless Youth This December!

    "When I walked through the front door of My Friend’s Place, I honestly didn’t feel homeless anymore. I felt like I was going to be able to get the help that I needed."

  • Double Your Support For The Safe Haven Program!

    This October, your gift of support for our Safe Haven Program will be MATCHED up to $75,000!

  • Summer Field Trips at My Friend's Place!

    Summertime at My Friend’s Place means field trips with the young people we serve! From the DTLA to Santa Monica, our young people and Transformative Education staff have been traveling all over Los Angeles.

  • Housing Case Management at My Friend's Place

    Over the past 12 months, in spite of all of the challenges arising from COVID-19, My Friend's Place has continued to make a significant impact in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness.

  • An Update on Programming at My Friend's Place

    As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, My Friend's Place has embraced an innovative service model that allows us to safely serve nearly 100 youth each week.

  • Art, Clothing and Jewelry Handmade by Youth at My Friend's Place Available for Purchase

    Looking to treat yourself or someone special in your life to a beautiful gift? Do you want to make an impact in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness? Then check out The Corner Collective!

  • My Friend's Place Launches Annual "Pull Up" Event

    On July 10th, My Friend's Place held our inaugural day of racial justice and action. Steered by our JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion) Committee, the day was named "Pull-Up: Celebrating Youth of Color in the Fight Against Racism."

  • Summer Celebrations Return with Juneteenth and Pride Month BBQs

    For the first time since the pandemic began, we were able to welcome some of our amazing Emerging Leaders Council members for two special BBQs celebrating Pride and Juneteenth.

  • Inside The My Friend's Place Access Center

    As an Access Center, we provide youth experiencing homelessness with a 'one stop shop' to access resources to resolve their housing crisis. We focus on early intervention to resolve first-time homelessness so that it doesn’t become chronic and/or long term, and provide youth with connection to the Coordinated Entry System

  • Support+Feed Brings Delicious Vegan Lunches to My Friend's Place

  • Join Us For "Young, Black & Homeless: The Devastating Consequences of Racism" 

    As part of our ongoing commitment to centering social justice, diversity and equity in our work, we are excited to announce a panel discussion on the severe impact of anti-black racism on homelessness in Los Angeles. 

  • Join the 2021 Hollywood Homeless Count

    We're looking for volunteers to join us Feb. 25 for a COVID-safe count!

  • Check Out Popcorn Vol. 17

    The latest edition of our youth zine has arrived—honoring Black History Month and the vibrancy and beauty of our young people and staff!

  • Remembering Kobe Bryant's Legacy at My Friend's Place

    The staff, board and young people of My Friend's Place are thinking of Kobe, Gigi and the entire Bryant family today, as well as the loved ones of the other victims from the horrible accident one year ago. Thank you to CBS LA and the L.A. Times for honoring Kobe's legacy at My Friend's Place.

  • Update Regarding Clothing Contributions

    Please note: Due to the overwhelming support of our community within the last few months, My Friend’s Place is only accepting limited clothing contributions for specific items at this time. Please click here for more info and to learn of other opportunities to support!

  • S. Mark Taper Foundation Awards My Friend's Place $100,000 Grant

    We are excited to announce that My Friend’s Place has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation!

  • Heather Carmichael Named Nonprofit Hero of 2020

    My Friend's Place Executive Director named to Charity Matters Nonprofit Heroes of 2020 list, in recognition of the entire My Friend's Place staff and their unwavering work last year.

  • Check Out Our Youth Art Zine, Popcorn, Volumes 14 & 15!

    We are so excited to announce the release of Volumes 14 and 15 of Popcorn, our youth zine featuring original writing and artwork by youth at My Friend's Place! Popcorn Zine is a monthly publication showcasing amazing creating writing and original visual arts made by youth at My Friend's Place during our daily creative workshops.

  • Help Provide Essential Care for Hundreds of Homeless Youth

    For many in our community, the COVID-19 health crisis has been devastating. For young people experiencing homelessness, the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded with the crisis of homelessness, creates an almost unthinkably challenging situation. Our young people’s need for essential care and support is greater now than ever before. We need your help to ensure that these young people can continue to count on My Friend’s Place for vital care, community and connection - especially now.

  • Celebrate Socktober with My Friend's Place!

    On average, My Friend’s Place serves 60-80 young people experiencing homelessness each day, and every young person is offered a new pair of socks and underwear on each visit. Help My Friend’s Place celebrate Socktober by contributing new socks and underwear, to ensure that we will have a steady supply for our youth in the coming months. Our goal is to collect 3,000 pairs this month and we need your help to make it happen!

Together We Can!

Assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.