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On the front line in response to COVID-19

A Place Called Home has served South Central youth and families with its life-changing programs for 26 years. During these uncertain times, one thing is for sure: APCH is still here, resolved to serve our community in the midst of this crisis and beyond.

In the face of the coronavirus emergency, APCH quickly mobilized to respond to urgent and ongoing needs of youth and families that were already struggling with poverty. Since temporarily suspending regular operations on our campus, we launched:

  • A Family Resource Depot to deliver groceries, household necessities, books and art supplies to local families in need
  • An online APCH Programs Hub to provide our members with daily access to academic tutoring, mental health counseling, robust arts programming, athletics, and intensive college preparation and career readiness support.

As we head into what will likely be a long term economic crisis, our youth and families need APCH now more than ever, and APCH needs you! We invite you to check this page weekly for fresh updates on our work during these unprecedented times and to learn more about how you can continue to support our community!

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A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.

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Letters from our Executive Director and APCH Family
COVID-19 and Racial Injustice Response
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A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.

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Letters from our Executive Director and APCH Family
COVID-19 and Racial Injustice Response

APCH Creates
Virtual Programs Hub.

APCH quickly shifted to provide programming and support for our members, including the creation of a virtual campus, where members can access the same services and educational opportunities they experience on our physical campus!

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Educational Services

Our Ed Services team led the charge in launching our online programs hub and provides daily enrichment and learning activities, tutoring and academic advising.

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Health, Nutrition, & Well-Being

Encouraging members to develop and maintain healthy habits, we’re holding online fitness classes, sharing cooking tutorials and challenges, and showing how to connect with nature.

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Teen & Young Adult Services

We continue to offer our college preparation and scholarship programs remotely and keep our mentoring programs thriving via our dedicated social media accounts.

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Counseling and Membership

Staff are on call daily to provide case management and mental health services by phone and make referrals to emergency resources.

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Arts &
Creative Expression

Dance, Digital Media, Music, Theater and Visual Arts programs are conducting online lessons, using video conferencing software and instruments we delivered to music students.

Family Resource Depot

Providing Relief to Families in Need

APCH continues to monitor our member families’ mounting needs, and after a brief hiatus, our Family Resource Depot (FRD) returned as a weekly grocery and household essentials delivery service, providing hundreds of families with thousands of pounds of fresh produce, paper goods, books and art supplies weekly. We are also responding directly to families and our college scholars with acute needs to provide additional resources.

APCH Members in need, please contact [email protected].

In the News!

ABC 7
Coverage

“South LA nonprofit community staple stepping up to make sure hundreds don’t go hungry”

L.A. This
Week

“A Place Called Home has converted its community kids’ safe space into an impromptu mobile food pantry.”

CBS Los
Angeles

“Daniel Steres, Joe Corona & members of the Galaxy packed and delivered food to LA families in need”

Weekly Bulletins!

Take a look at our weekly Community Bulletin for further updates on our remote programming, safety tips, resources for food, housing, financial assistance, and more!

Thank You For Your Support!

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A Place Called Home is a bridge from South Central to the rest of the world.

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Lupe, APCH first-generation college scholar
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A Place Called Home is a bridge from South Central to the rest of the world.

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Lupe, APCH first-generation college scholar

A Place Called Home is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law (Tax ID# 95-4427291).

Let’s set a benchmark for the healthy future of our neighborhood, our City of Angels, and the world.

More info: [email protected]

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