Youth Speak, and we listen.

Youth speak, and we listen. At My Friend’s Place, we listen every day as young people experiencing homelessness share their stories, their needs and their hopes for the future. Their desires to heal from past hurts and to find a community where they belong. Their goals of finding a job that they enjoy and a home […]

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April Showers at My Friend’s Place

This Spring, help the youth of My Friend’s Place stay warm and dry by shopping our Amazon Wish List or hosting a drive in your community! Youth are currently in need of: Ponchos Rain Coats Tents Umbrellas Jackets Tarps Hoodies Backpacks Bath Towels Shower Shoes/Flip Flops $10 Target Gift Cards Your gift has the power […]

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Bishops Cuts/Color in Pasadena Partners with My Friend’s Place!

We are so thrilled to announce the launch of an incredible new partnership between My Friend’s Place and Bishops Cuts/Color Pasadena. Franchise owners David and Shirley Lara have been long-time friends and supporters of My Friend’s Place, and have committed an extraordinary amount of time and energy into helping young people experiencing homelessness in Los […]

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Provide a Meal for a Young Person Experiencing Homelessness Today

Many of the young people who visit My Friend’s Place every day rely on federal subsidies to feed themselves, especially when we are closed on the weekends. As a result of the government shutdown, food assistance programs are on hold and many of our young people face an incredibly stressful challenge within the coming weeks […]

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Thanks For Making December a Great Success!

We did it! Thanks to you, My Friend’s Place surpassed our monumental goal of raising $450,000 for our end of year campaign. Support from generous community members allowed us to maximize and fully leverage a triple match of $150,000 from our board of directors and friends. These gifts establish a strong foundation on which we begin […]

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Save The Date! Ending Youth Homelessness 2019

Our annual Ending Youth Homelessness benefit is back! On April 6, My Friend’s Place will celebrate 31 years of assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. More details coming soon! For information on sponsorship opportunities, donating to the auction, or event details, please e-mail development@myfriendsplace.org.

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Petra’s Story

I was raised by a single mother in a very poor household in Portland, Oregon. My mother struggled with extreme depression and anxiety, which I later suffered from as well. I was 10 years old and my mother was consistently faced with suicidal thoughts. She remarried when I was 15, but it wasn’t the fairy […]

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My Friend’s Place 2018 Holiday Wish List

          As you can imagine, the holidays can be a particularly challenging time for young people experiencing homelessness. While many in the community are hosting holiday parties with friends and family or purchasing gifts for loved ones, many of our youth experience a profound sense of disconnection during the holidays. Seeking […]

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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 […]

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DOUBLE Your Giving Tuesday Support For My Friend’s Place!

“The thing about hunger is that there’s no worse feeling in the world. Being hungry feels like being helpless, like you can’t help yourself. ” –Derrick, a My Friend’s Place youth   For young people struggling with homelessness in Los Angeles, the journey toward lives of wellness and self-sufficiency often starts with a meal offered […]

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