Support “The Shift” At My Friend’s Place

My Friend’s Place is proud to introduce our newest program, The Shift—an intensive employment readiness program that helps homeless youth see a more stable future for themselves and to pursue meaningful steps toward self-sufficiency by building internal assets and work readiness skills in a safe and supported environment. The Shift, which will serve 30 homeless […]

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The Ballmer Group Invests In My Friend’s Place

With a multi-year grant, the Ballmer Group invests in My Friend’s Place’s programming to support transition to self-sufficiency for youth experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. My Friend’s Place has been awarded a multi-year $375,000 grant from the Ballmer Group as part of the first philanthropic investments by Connie and Steve Ballmer in Los Angeles. This […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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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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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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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Introducing “The Shift” at My Friend’s Place

It’s time to clock in for “The Shift!” Join us for the launch of “The Shift,” an innovative employment readiness program helping homeless youth to prepare for success in work and life. Thursday, November 3rd 6 pm-8 pm My Friend’s Place 5850 Hollywood Boulevard Please RSVP here or to Jeff Katz at 323-203-1220 or

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