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For nearly 30 years, A Place Called Home has been providing South Central youth with a safe, nurturing environment and proven programs in the arts, education, and wellness to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling, and purposeful lives.

Changing the world starts at home

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.

Our Impact

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The community served by APCH is historically under-resourced and suffers from generational poverty and persistent adversity. Families in South Los Angeles face some of the most difficult conditions in our city and country.


  • A crime rate 60% higher than the national average
  • 88% of reporting families living at or below the federal poverty line
  • Nearly 50% of students don’t graduate from high school
  • 20% the number of college graduates as the rest of the nation
  • Unemployment rate three times as great as the national average, and even higher among young adults
  • Families of four and more have a median annual income under $28,000

That’s where we come in. Since our founding, A Place Called Home has had the privilege of serving more than 20,000 young people and families, empowering them to self-reliance and ownership of their own lives. With your help, we will continue to grow and serve another 20,000 more young people and families in the years to come.


Our Programs

Committed to a culture that fosters personal responsibility and celebrates creativity and diversity, APCH staff and members engage in daily activities informed by our core R.E.A.C.H. values: Respect, Empathy, Accountability, Courage and Hope.

We provide FREE, year round programming for our members in six core areas:

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