A Place Called Home

Rating: 4.89 stars   163 reviews


2830 S. Central Ave Los Angeles CA 90011 USA


A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where undeserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.


• In 2010 nearly 50% of students in our educational programs were able to increase their skills by a full grade level, remaining students increased by ½ grade • 3,000 hours of free, comprehensive mental health counseling services for students and their families • Computer training and access for homework. Most of our kids have no computer at home • Over 3,000 nutritious meals are served every month to youth who live below the poverty line • APCH offers college preparation and scholarships for students who once did not think college was a viable affordable option for them. The following are results from these programs: • In 2010 over 60 youth received scholarships and many are the first in their families to attend college • Bridge to the Future offers SAT, CAHSEE, GED preparation with a six-month College Prep course • In the past year, more than 80 APCH youth attended tours of college campuses • APCH members with long-time gang affiliations are now attending college • 157 unduplicated APCH members, to date, have received Shaheen Scholarships for college • 100% of APCH members receive support and opportunities for higher education

Target demographics:

Low income and underserved youth (8-20 years old) and families in South Central Los Angeles.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

More than 1,000 youth

Geographic areas served:

South Los Angeles


Our FREE programs offer outstanding enrichment services using proven models to increase youth performance and behaviors socially and academically. These programs include: CREATIVE EXPRESSION provides training in music, dance, digital media and fine arts; EDUCATIONAL SERVICES where we provide tutoring, literacy, math, science and a drop-out recovery program through LAUSD; HEALTH, NUTRITION AND WELL-BEING that offers daily nutritious meals and snacks, counseling and health resources; COMMUNITY & VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES to empower parents & members towards advocacy and recruiting volunteers to help with APCH's mission; RECREATION/ATHLETICS provides physical education and sports; BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE offers transitional opportunities for teens to enter into a healthy adulthood.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Reviews for A Place Called Home

Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

everyone is happy and likes what they do, when i was there, there were more than necessary volunteers

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love this place. The volunteers really care and make a difference for the community they serve. They treat everyone with such dignity and respect

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Rating: 5 stars  

The students really love this place and it's inspiring to see an organization make a difference

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keep up the good work. Contact me again at bringingjoyandpurpose@gmail.com

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Rating: 5 stars  

This nonprofit is doing amazingly and need no improvement

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Rating: 4 stars  

Great variety of social offerings

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Rating: 5 stars  

The place is very friendly and they meet the expectations of taking care of kids

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was an amazing experience!

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are giving back to the community they want to help others. A Place Called Home is doing such a good organization they give their time to help the community

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Rating: 5 stars  

Everything they do is amazing. Far beyond what I expected. They do so many amazing things for the children as well as families and communities.

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