MOCA Community Day

Join us March 11 at The MOCA Geffen Contemporary Museum for a day of art, education and community! We will be accepting donations of white tube socks as well. No need to RSVP, just come out for what is sure to be a fantastic day! More details available here.


11am Activities on the plaza, music, food trucks

12pm Panel I: Art As Transformation
June Cigar, Artist
Shepard Fairey, Artist
Penney Manning, DWC Artisan
Dominique Moody, Artist
Moderator: Heather Carmichael, Executive Director of My Friend’s Place

1:30pm Urban Voices performance

2pm Panel II: Envisioning a Different Framework
Michael Arnold, President and CEO of Midnight Mission
Sofia Borges, Director of MADWORKSHOP
Betty Chinn, Activist
Gregory Kloehn, Artist and Activist
Moderator: Saul Gonzalez, Reporter at KCRW

3:30pm Street Symphony performance

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Jack Black to Host My Friend’s Place 30th Anniversary Gala

My Friend’s Place will commemorate 30 years of providing vital, life-changing services to tens of thousands homeless youth in Los Angeles with a 30th Anniversary Gala event on April 7, 2018 at the Hollywood Palladium. The announcement was made today by the organization’s executive director, Heather Carmichael, along with event co-chairs art consultant Sylvia Chivaratanond and WholeWorldBand CEO, Gregory Butler.

Actor/comedian/musician Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) will host the benefit Gala as it honors the individual work of the following: The Happy Hippie Foundation, founded by Miley Cyrus; USC Football’s Angela Helton; Renowned chef, author and food activist Alice Waters; My Friend’s Place Board member and community advocate Cheryl Hayward; and Social media platform Instagram. The Gala is open to the public and ticket/sponsorship package information is available here.

“We are thrilled to have the acclaimed Jack Black host this year’s special My Friend’s Place 30th Anniversary Gala, a night that will bring together our amazing Honorees; our organization’s co-founders; past and present Board of Directors; supporters; volunteers; and alumni who have benefited from our wide range of services and programming over the years,” said Ms. Carmichael. “As we reflect on our 30-year history in Los Angeles, we feel fortunate to celebrate our accomplishments, and remain resolute in our mission of developing and sustaining unique programming with the goal of ending youth homelessness, one young person at a time.”

Mr. Black said, “As a native born and raised in and around Los Angeles it is my pleasure to host this event honoring those who have stepped up with creative solutions to homelessness in this great city of ours. Les do dis!”

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 include world-class entertainment, dining and auctions, the 30th Anniversary Gala celebrates the partners who have tirelessly worked to help My Friend’s Place become the organization that it is today.

Last month, My Friend’s Place was awarded a Mayoral Proclamation designating January 8, 2018 as “My Friend’s Place Day” in Los Angeles by the Honorable Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, with the support of 13th District Councilman Mitch O’Farrell. Since its inception, My Friend’s Place has helped tens of thousands of homeless youth between the ages 12-25 discover a path to wellness, self-sufficiency and a permanent exit from homelessness.

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30th Anniversary Gala Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities On Sale Now!

Tickets are now available for our 30th Anniversary Gala. Purchase your tickets today and join us in the celebration of 30 years of service and commitment to youth experiencing homelessness.  If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please click here or contact Jeff Katz at Stay tuned for exciting announcements about the gala!

30th Anniversary Gala
April 7, 2018
The Hollywood Palladium
Tickets • Sponsorship

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My Friend’s Place 30th Anniversary Benefit

Save The Date

My Friend’s Place
30th Anniversary Gala
April 7, 2018
The Hollywood Palladium

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My Friend’s Place Day In L.A.

January 8, 2018, marks My Friend’s Place 30th anniversary! To honor this momentous occasion Mayor Garcetti and Mitch O’Farrell have declared today My Friend’s Place Day in L.A. Here are a few ways you can get involved in the celebration:

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