MFP Shares Thanksgiving with the Youth!

MFP celebrated the bounty of the season with a delicious feast on November 21st. We welcomed over 120 young people and treated them to a meal of turkey, potatoes, veggies, pie and all of the fixings. Many of you joined us, volunteered or contributed to this truly special annual event. Thanksgiving is an beautiful occasion […]

Happy Halloween from MFP!

Bringing Tradition Back to Youth! On October 31st, staff got into the Halloween spirit with creative costumes and festive decorations. At MFP, we encourage the young people to take part in these holiday traditions in a fun, non-threatening setting. Youth enjoyed treats, arts and crafts, a costume station and face painting. We even took a […]

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MFP Partners with the Do ArT Foundation for Community Mural Project!

MFP’s Resource Center for homeless youth has undergone some incredible renovations this year! The generosity of partnering foundations and friends have made it possible to significantly increase our capacity to serve the young people in a safe and welcoming environment. In addition to the extraordinary transformations taking place within our walls, MFP and the Do […]

Open Heart, Open House

Click here for an event gallery! My Friend’s Place was honored to welcome over 100 friends -new and old- to our Open House event this past Saturday. Thank you to everyone who showed up to help us celebrate the right way—with our wonderful community! We had a fantastic time showing off the large-scale renovations brought […]

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Sheryl’s Story

I’m 33 years old, married to a wonderful man, and we have three great kids. They have such a depth of perspective and kindness that it’s difficult to imagine that things could’ve been very different for them. It’s hard to see it now, when you look at me and my family, or when I tell […]

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Health & Well Being

The Health & Well Being Program provides youth with clinically and culturally appropriate medical, health, and mental health services. This program includes health education workshops to teach creative and realistic strategies addressing the most common health threats among homeless youth: • Partner violence • Substance Abuse • Mental Health Issues • Sexual Health Issues Our […]

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Transformative Education

The Transformative Education Program is a vital part of My Friend’s Place continuum of care. Through its focus on creative and life skills programming we: 1) equip youth with marketable skills, 2) encourage positive behaviors, 3) teach youth how to connect with resources that improve their self-sufficiency, and 4) create an alternative way for staff […]

Safe Haven

The Safe Haven Program provides daytime shelter as well as basic needs services such as meals, showers, clothing, hygiene supplies, transportation, and communication tools. These emergency necessities alleviate the demands of survival that often distract youth from engaging in educational or health-related activities. Informational materials and field trips link youth to free and specialized neighborhood […]

MFP Featured on Gimme Mo’

Monique Coleman of High School Musical recently featured My Friend’s Place on her new web-series, Gimme Mo’.

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Kobe Bryant Helps to Improve MFP!

We’re excited to announce that Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation has generously funded a large-scare renovation of our resource center for homeless young people! We’d love to share with you all of the incredible changes taking place throughout the agency.