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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Announcing our 2019 Champions of the Year

My Friend’s Place is excited to announcing it will honor GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Halsey, actress, dancer, and model Maddie Ziegler, actress, dancer, and singer Mackenzie Ziegler, fashion brand ModCloth, and others at its annual Gala event, “Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend’s Place,” on April 6, 2019 at the Hollywood Palladium, it was […]

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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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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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