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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DOUBLE Your Giving Tuesday Support For My Friend’s Place!

“The thing about hunger is that there’s no worse feeling in the world. Being hungry feels like being helpless, like you can’t help yourself. ” –Derrick, a My Friend’s Place youth   For young people struggling with homelessness in Los Angeles, the journey toward lives of wellness and self-sufficiency often starts with a meal offered […]

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We Want To Hear From You!

My Friend’s Place is turning 30 and we would like you to help us shape a year of celebration! If you are a former youth of My Friend’s Place or a past/present community member, check out the details below!         ALUMNI: On January 8, 2018, My Friend’s Place will turn 30! We […]

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Andrea first came to My Friend’s Place when she was just 15 years old.

Andrea first came to My Friend’s Place when she was just 15 years old. Disconnected from an unstable family that gave her little support or stability, Andrea* spent years on the streets, trying to care for herself, overcome the trauma of her childhood and remain safe. But she never gave up her dream that the […]

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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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