Coachella Weekend 2 Opportunity Drawing

We’ve got an incredible opportunity for you to win 2 General Admission wristbands and a car camping pass to Coachella Weekend 2 (April 21-23), featuring performances by Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, the XX, Bon Iver, Lorde, and many, many more! Coachella is happening this weekend in Indio, CA and these wristbands are sold out online!

Here’s how it works: Every $20 contribution to My Friend’s Place made before 12pm NOON on Thursday, April 20 gets you a ticket in the opportunity drawing. Every $20 you give is one (1) entry. You can give $20 for one entry, $40 for two entries, $60 for three entries, etc. Just go to, hit the GIVE TODAY button and type “Coachella” in the notes section.

We’ll pull the winning ticket Thursday afternoon. After the winner is confirmed, you and your guest will be all set for two general admission wristbands and one car camping pass for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you so much for supporting the young people of My Friend’s Place!

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My Friend’s Place invites you to a special exhibition for one night only!

SEE ME A series of portraits by Jacek Laskus, featuring the youth of My Friend’s Place.

A timely and moving collection, SEE ME explores the diversity of ways in which young people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles seek to craft identity and desire to be seen in the world.

Thursday, May 4 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Underground Museum
3508 W Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90018

Please RSVP by May 2 to Susan Zeren Dutra at

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The Corner Collective Website Is Live!

Driven by the creative energy of young people engaged in programming at My Friend’s Place, The Corner Collective is an income-generating enterprise that offers youth experiencing homelessness an opportunity to build skills, engage in self expression through a variety of mediums, and earn income through their creative endeavors. Previously located exclusively at My Friend’s Place and various pop up events, The Corner Collective can now be found online, connecting the youth artists of My Friend’s Place to individuals all over the world. To shop The Corner Collective, please visit the website.

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Day & Night: Spring In-Kind Campaign

For homeless youth, the difference between being able to access the vital resources needed to survive and having to go without can be like the difference between day and night. This spring, help My Friend’s Place meet these critical needs of our young people by hosting a drive with your coworkers, classmates, family or friends!

Day & Night Wish List:
  • Hoodies
  • Jeans
  • Backpacks
  • Boxer Shorts
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Blankets
  • Warm Socks
  • Flashlights

To schedule a drop off, please contact Dana Rust at 323-908-0011 ext. 124 or For more information, please visit

*Artwork by a youth of My Friend’s Place

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Love All Serve Art: An Art Show By The Young People Of My Friend’s Place

RSVP by April 21 by e-mail

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