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!

The Corner Collective is a gallery space for youth experiencing homelessness to exhibit and sell art, jewelry and design pieces produced entirely through the creative arts programming at My Friend’s Place. Previously located exclusively at My Friend’s Place and various pop-up events around Los Angeles, The Corner Collective can now also be found online, connecting the young artists of My Friend’s Place to individuals all over the world.

All art and design pieces displayed through The Corner Collective are for sale, with 80% of proceeds benefitting the individual artists and 20% benefitting the larger My Friend’s Place youth community. Please visit for more information, or e-mail to schedule a time to visit The Corner Collective at My Friend’s Place.

The work featured in The Corner Collective is created through the Transformative Education Program at My Friend’s Place. Partnering with creative professionals in the community, the Transformative Education Program provides opportunities for youth to practice self expression, explore identity and develop marketable skills and competencies that support their journey toward lives of stability and self-sufficiency. To learn more about the comprehensive programming available to our young people at My Friend’s Place, please visit our 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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The ELC Presents Legendary Drag Bingo

Are you feeling lucky?! The Emerging Leaders Council of My Friend’s Place is excited to present a special evening of Legendary Bingo (aka Drag Queen Bingo), benefitting the homeless youth services at My Friend’s Place! Join us for what is sure to be a hilarious evening of bingo and fun on April 12!

A $20 suggested donation gets you 10 games of bingo hosted by the sassy and fabulous Legendary Bingo queens, the chance to win amazing prizes and bid on exclusive auction items–all for a great cause!

For 29 years and counting, My Friend’s Place has been assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. My Friend’s Place offers a comprehensive continuum of services to homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 25, and their children, helping our homeless young people to move toward wellness, stability and self-sufficiency.

The ELC is a passionate group of young professionals and community members dedicated to advancing the mission of My Friend’s Place through unique volunteer opportunities, fundraising and exciting social events, while playing a vital role in furthering the conversation about ending youth homelessness. Check out more at

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