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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.

Committed to a culture that fosters personal responsibility and celebrates creativity and diversity, we stay true to our core R.E.A.C.H. values:

Respect, Empathy, Accountability, Courage and Hope.

Free, year-round programs are provided to more than 1,000 members and their families annually, in six core areas:

What We Do for Education Services


Daily tutoring and homework assistance from 2nd grade through college level, and our on site charter high school partnership.

What We Do - Arts and creative expression

Arts & Creative

Digital media, music, dance, theater and fine arts programs help fill an enrichment and creative skills training gap in local schools.

What We Do for for the Community


Families and community members participate in the agency’s mission to help children grow and evolve toward fulfilled, purposeful lives.

What We Do - Health and Nutrition

& Health

Nutritious meals, urban agriculture and cooking classes, free mental health services for youth and their families, and free dental examinations.

What We Do for Teens and Young Adults


Mentoring, life skills, career and college guidance, counseling, and scholarships help teens transition successfully into adulthood.

What We Do - RISE High School Program


A high school program serving and supporting students on probation, in the foster system, and without stable homes.

We have had the privilege of serving more than 20,000 young people and families over the past 25 years. We will continue to grow locally and regionally, and with your help, we will serve twice as many youth and families over the next 25 years.

We commit our resources to the young people and families of South Central Los Angeles and the community as a whole. Our holistic approach allows us to make a deep impact and provide a platform for the next generation to pursue healthy, productive lives.

At A Place Called Home, we respect WOMEN. We value BLACK LIVES and ALL LIVES. We embrace LGBTQIA COMMUNITY MEMBERS. We welcome IMMIGRANTS and REFUGEES. We stand with ALL PEOPLES OF ALL ORIGINS and we support PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS based on love and acceptance.

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