My Friends Place
My Friends Place is Southeastern Washington's first safe overnight sanctuary for homeless teens. My Friends Place had its ribbon cutting ceremony on November 30, 2011 and is currently providing immediate basic human survival needs for youth on the streets. Warm meals, showers, laundry, and a safe place to rest, for youth ages 13 through 17.
Dedicated staff and volunteer mentors assist the teens in accessing long term solutions including family reconciliation services, transitional living arrangements, educational programs, job training, and help with mental health or chemical dependency.
On November 30, 2011 My Friends Place opened to provide dinners, showers, homework help, laundry facilities, clothes, school supplies, access to community services and fun to any homeless youth up to age 21. We have now open up as an overnight shelter for youth ages 13 to 17 years old. We have dinner and breakfast for the youth as well as the services listed above. Most of the youth who have come to My Friends Place have had family problems and some form of life trauma. Our staff are welcoming and provide support to re-unite families when possible. When reunification is not in the best interest of the youth, efforts are made to connect them to resources to become independent.
- Hot, nutritious meal and snack
- Laundry services
- Welcoming and helpful staff and volunteer mentors
- Hygiene travel kits, warm clothing and other survival essentials
- School supplies and homework assistance
- Access to community resources, family reconciliation assistance, etc.
- Movies, games and good company!