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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My Friend's Place LA Marathon

Run the LA Marathon to Help Homeless Youth

Want to join the other 1 percent? Did you know only 1 percent of the population will run a marathon in their lifetime? Sure, completing 26.2 miles may not sound like a Sunday Funday to everyone, but whether you’re a closeted runner, half-marathon hero or someone who has always dreamed of crossing that item off […]

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“Keep It Brief” Underwear Campaign

This August, we invite you to “Keep It Brief!” Did you know that My Friend’s Place distributes 18,000+ pairs of underwear annually to the young people we serve? Help us support this basic need by participating in our “Keep It Brief” campaign! Consider shopping our Amazon Wish List and/or hosting a drive to collect briefs, boxers, sports bras and […]

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Support April Showers

This April, help the young people of My Friend’s Place stay dry and feel fresh by shopping our Amazon Wish List, and/or hosting a drive with your coworkers, classmates, or family and friends! Please see the list below for items being requested. We ask that all items be new or in good condition. To schedule […]

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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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My Friend’s Place 30th Anniversary Benefit

Save The Date My Friend’s Place 30th Anniversary Gala April 7, 2018 The Hollywood Palladium CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

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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: Give a gift of support Shop our Amazon Anniversary Wish List Purchase tickets to the […]

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Mayor Eric Garcetti Declares January 8 “My Friend’s Place Day In Los Angeles”

Mayoral Proclamation Honors My Friend’s Place On Its 30th Anniversary In recognition of the 30 years of vital and life-changing services provided by the nonprofit homeless youth resource center My Friend’s Place, The Honorable Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, with the support of 13th District Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, announced a Mayoral Proclamation designating January 8 as My Friend’s Place […]

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End of Year Giving

In celebration of My Friend’s Place’s 30th anniversary on January 8, 2018, your gift will be matched—dollar for dollar—up to $250,000 by our friends at the Happy Hippie Foundation, our Board of Directors and several generous community leaders!  Only gifts made by January 8, 2018 will be doubled, so please make a gift to bring twice the kindness, care and opportunity […]

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