Memorial Day Hours Notice

My Friend’s Place will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume accepting in-kind donations on Tuesday, May 31, 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 Turns 28!

Happy Birthday to…us! Today, My Friend’s Place turns 28, and there’s no doubt in our minds that we would have never reached this milestone without the dedication of many. So to all our current and former staff, past and present board members and our tremendous community of supporters, THANK YOU! Know that your partnership has […]

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YouTube Star Hannah Hart Volunteers At My Friend’s Place

YouTube star Hannah Hart and her trusty team of volunteers recently spent a day at My Friend’s Place to learn about our services for homeless youth, meet the dynamic young people here and volunteer! Hannah and her friends joined us as part of her “Have A Hart Day” series of events, which aims to organize and […]

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SAG-AFTRA Delegates Support Homeless Youth At My Friend’s Place

As the second SAG-AFTRA National Convention closed on Oct. 4 at the Sheraton Universal, convention delegates came together to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Taking collections throughout the convention, delegates collected hundreds of unused hotel amenities, including soap, shampoo, conditioners, lotion, mouthwash, tissues and other toiletries. The donation was then […]

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Thank You!

After an exciting opportunity to have all gifts up to $100,000 tripled matched in the month of June, we are thrilled to announce that we not only met our $100,000 goal, but we surpassed it! Thanks to your tremendous generosity, together we were able to raise more than $115,000 to support our homeless youth! Your […]

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Your Gift For Homeless Youth Will Be Tripled Today!

Time is running out to make your support for homeless youth go three times as far! Thanks to an amazing friend, your gift will be tripled through a generous match, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000—but only through June 30, 2015. Every dollar that My Friend’s Place receives makes a tremendous impact in providing safety, inspiration […]

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Triple Your Impact For Homeless Youth

Today, 100 homeless youth on the streets of Los Angeles will turn to My Friend’s Place. Some will be in search of safety and a hot meal, while others will be looking for clothing, a shower or a trusted professional to confide in. Many will return tomorrow as they continue on their journeys toward self-sufficiency, and […]

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KPCC’s “Off-Ramp” Visits My Friend’s Place

John Rabe and KPCC Photographer Maya Sugarman recently visited My Friend’s Place to learn about our expanding services and programs and the impact that Miley Cyrus’ Happy Hippie Foundation has had for homeless youth. Click here to listen to the “Off-Ramp” segment.

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Miley Cyrus Launches Happy Hippie Foundation To Fight Youth Homelessness

Nearly nine months after first visiting My Friend’s Place, Miley Cyrus has officially launched her Happy Hippie Foundation, which will work to end injustices, including youth homelessness. After a successful fundraising campaign in the fall of 2014 for My Friend’s Place, Miley is now casting a wider net to support numerous organizations, while using the power of […]

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My Friend’s Place and USC Partner to Prevent the Spread of HIV

USC researchers have teamed up with My Friend’s Place to address a public-health problem—the spread of HIV—using an unlikely method: mathematics. According to USCNews, relying on word-of-mouth advocacy among the social connections of homeless youth, USC computer scientists created an algorithm that can pinpoint the best person to spread the word while accounting for uncertainties […]

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