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 […]

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Clothing For Every Body

Feeling good about your body and the way you look is challenging enough under the best of circumstances. For our young people experiencing homelessness, body positivity can be particularly challenging, with greater struggle to find well-fitting clothing. In an effort to help our young people feel and look their best, we are asking our community […]

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Animal Companions: Connection and Compassion

If you’ve had the opportunity to visit My Friend’s Place, chances are you met one of our beloved animals even before having the opportunity to meet our youth. But did you know that My Friend’s Place is one of the few resource centers in Los Angeles where homeless young people’s pets are not only welcomed, […]

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S. Mark Taper Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant To My Friend’s Place

We are excited to announce that My Friend’s Place has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. This grant will help support My Friend’s Place’s comprehensive continuum of care helping youth ages 12 to 25 experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles move toward lives of wellness, stability and self- sufficiency. Founded in […]

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Join The #pushups4mfp $1,000 Challenge!

Are you ready for the $1,000 #pushups4mfp challenge?! You can help #myfriendsplace receive a $1,000 gift just by filming a clip of yourself doing pushups! 5, 20, 50 pushups; every one counts!! Post your clip using  #pushups4mfp and if we collectively hit 10,000 pushups by the Tough Mudder on March 25, a generous supporter will contribute […]

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In order to understand homelessness, it is important to underscore the humanity of those it impacts.

In order to understand homelessness, it is important to underscore the humanity of those it impacts; defining them by their potential and not their circumstances. When I found the courage to embrace my Transgender identity, I was unprepared for the social consequences of living in my truth. I was no longer considered a person, and […]

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Are You Up For The My Friend’s Place #GivingTuesday Challenge?!

This #GivingTuesday, please consider supporting the creative programming at My Friend’s Place that empowers homeless young people to discover their identities and tap into their greatest potential. Will you help us meet our $5,000 #GivingTuesday Challenge? Your participation in our #GivingTuesday Challenge can make a tremendous impact for the young people at My Friend’s Place. […]

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Thanksgiving Hours

Happy Thanksgiving! My Friend’s Place will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 & 25, 2016 in observance of the holiday. We will resume accepting in-kind donations on Monday, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m. Should you need further information, please e-mail Thank you for supporting youth experiencing homelessness in our community.

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Brighten The Holidays For Homeless Youth!

Partner with us to provide gifts for 250 homeless young people ages 12-25 receiving care and support in their transition toward lives of stability and self-sufficiency. Contribute items from the list below, sponsor a holiday gift drive, gather gifts with family and friends or host a giving tree at your work, community center or business. […]

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My Friend’s Place Youth Visit “The Voice”

Go behind the scenes as youth from My Friend’s Place and Miley Cyrus’ Happy Hippie Foundation attend a taping of The Voice and get to chat with Miley!  

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