Holiday Time At My Friend’s Place

Get into the holiday spirit and provide some cheer for our youth this holiday season! Partner with us to provide gifts for 250 homeless young people ages 12-25 receiving care from My Friend’s Place and support their journey toward futures of stability and self-sufficiency. Consider contributing items from the wish list, sponsoring a holiday gift […]

May is National Foster Care Month

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system. The campaign raises awareness about the urgent needs of these young people and encourages citizens from every walk of life to get involved – as foster […]

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MFP Welcomes Over 200 Youth for a Holiday Celebration!

Warmest Holidays Wishes from the MFP Family The holidays are the busiest time for MFP, and this year was no exception. On December 14th, staff and volunteers transformed MFP into a winter wonderland for our annual holiday party. The youth enjoyed a festive holiday meal including home-baked treats and of course, Santa! With the help […]

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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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Fun in the Sun: MFP Teams Up with Princeton’s PICS Project!

This summer, MFP has the pleasure of hosting Mariana and Nana, interns from the Princeton Internship in Civil Service Program (PICS). The program provides a valuable opportunity for students to explore potential careers in public service and the non-profit sector and  exposes them to advocacy on behalf of the community. During the ten week internship, Mariana […]

Celebrating MFP with OVO from Cirque du Soleil!

On January 27, MFP and Cirque du Soleil (CDS) shared an evening of magic and amazement with over 250 friends and supporters. The VIP Reception at Pacific Park on The Santa Monica Pier was an enormous success and highlighted our vibrant partnership with CDS. Guests enjoyed food, cocktails and entertainment prior to beholding the wonderment […]

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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