Volunteer as a tutor, mentor, participate in events.Volunteer
To increase public awareness of the crisis many families and youth in Los Angeles County are currently facing in foster care. We do this through activities including advocacy work as well as at events where attendees can stop by and learn more at our lawn table.
To improve the quality of lives of children and youth in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through the provision of direct services to the children or to the agencies serving them.
To improve the quality of the lives of children and young people in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through system changes.
Become a trained volunteer coach monitor and provide court-ordered supervised family visits so that children, removed from the care of their parents, can visit their parents in a family-friendly setting filled with toys, games, books and art materials. These visits are an essential service to increase the family’s chances for reunification and reduce the children’s anxiety while in out-of-home placement. The visits will take place in an agency setting that provides strict health and safety protocols to protect the coach monitor and the families.
Imagine being a kid again… What did you want to be when you grew up? How did you get there, and who influenced your life? As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) you can be the person who listens, who cares, who advocates for a child. CASA volunteers hold educational rights, work with a team of peers to find a safe and suitable home, advocate for medical care, and ensure that the well-being of each child is the central concern of everyone involved in that child’s life. Being a child in the foster care system is not easy but having a CASA by their side has proven to result in improved outcomes. Can you be the person who makes a difference in the life of a child who needs the support of a CASA volunteer?
My Friend’s Place is a drop-in center in Hollywood offering support and resources to homeless youth in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County is home to one of the largest populations of homeless youth in the country – with 4,000 young people experiencing homelessness on any given night. My Friend’s Place is here to help.
There will be a special volunteer opportunity to prepare and provide a special breakfast on Friday September 30. It would be great if you could cook our simple but delicious breakfast sandwich. An event the youth do not want to miss.
My Friend’s Place is a drop-in center in Hollywood offering support and resources to homeless youth in Los Angeles, home to one of the largest populations of homeless youth in the Country with more than 4,000 young people experiencing homelessness on any given night.
You can help. Current needs include:
· Blankets/Sleeping Bags
· Clothing and Hygiene Supplies: Ever day our youth need clean, casual clothing to help build their self-esteem and their ability to achieve their goals. We have the greatest need for sizes XL and up and for men’s casual clothing.
· Snacks: Non-perishable food items are most needed for our young people to take with them when they leave My Friend’s Place for the day.
Your donations make a difference.