Special Projects


My Friend's Place

The Crail-Johnson Foundation provided support for the Health and Wellness program, which provides medical, health, and mental health services for homeless youth.

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.

JEDI Vision

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

Service Model

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.
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