My Friend's Place
My Friend's Place is a steadfast organization with a 33-year history of supporting and motivating young individuals experiencing homelessness as they strive to establish self-sufficient lives. From its humble origins as a volunteer-driven initiative, providing meals from car trunks, to its current dynamic resource center, My Friend's Place has evolved to offer a comprehensive range of services to approximately 1,000 homeless youths aged 12 to 25, as well as their children, each year. Their mission is to guide homeless youth toward well-being, stability, and self-sufficiency.
My Friend's Place acknowledges homelessness as a complex issue intertwined with social, racial, and economic justice. In line with this recognition, the organization is unwaveringly committed to uplifting all youths experiencing homelessness. They actively align their trauma-informed service delivery and organizational framework with guiding principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
JEDI Guiding Principles
- Anti-racist & LGBTQ+ Affirming
- Confront Systems of Oppression
- Create Equitable Opportunities
- Disrupt & Dismantle Racism
My Friend's Place offers a comprehensive array of services to support 1,000 youths experiencing homelessness annually, ranging from ages 12 to 25. These services include:
- Safe Haven
- Intake & Crisis Care
- Transformative Education
- Health & Well-Being
The mission of My Friend's Place is to assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.