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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

APCH is the best non profit in LA they are always so helpful and make your day wonderful. The people at APCH will always have a place in my heart. Thank you will certainly come back in summer.

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It was a great experience working with A Place Called Home. They were organized, friendly and helpful. I was a volunteer for the Cinderella and Prince Charming project. It felt great helping the kids get ready for their prom. The organization made sure everything was in place for us to be efficient while helping the kids. I couldn't have hoped for a better experience.

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It was a pleasure to volunteer my time with such a great group of volunteers and staff. Everyone was gracious and polite..... I look forward to helping more.
David Taylor

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Rating: 5 stars  

A Place Called Home is an incredible organization that serves the kids of Los Angeles who need it most. The Cinderella & Prince Charming Project event was fantastic, incredibly organized and a pleasure for my whole family to be a part of.

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It was so great to help out with the Cinderella/Prince Charming Project! Your staff is loving, kind, and super organized. The opportunity to work with such an amazing group is one I will encourage all my co-workers to get involved with. It was such a blessing to see the girls choose their dresses and be excited about looking beautiful. It was my pleasure to serve!

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It was such a great oppurtunity to be able to be a part of the christmas event at A Place Called Home. It was amazing to see the reactions of all the children receiving the gift bags that we were able to put together. I will definitely be back to volunteer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello Everybody!! Had the best time #Volunteering @APlaceCalledHome. Seeing the kids all with smiles made up for waking up a bit earlier than usual and dealing with the cold weather. They have multiple events all year long sign up and volunteer. Happy Holidays!

Best Wishes,

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was a struggle to get up so early on Saturday, but TOTALLY worth it to see all the excited faces of the children, and felt great to be able to help out! The children were greeted by Santa and were able to take part in crafts, go sledding down real snow, sip on hot chocolate and snack on cookies and then receive gifts to top it off. It was great to see all the people who took time out of their day to come out and organize and put this altogether. I'd definitely come back and help out next year and interested in helping out with future events!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Helped out at Home For The Holidays. Was very relaxed, while still getting work done. Enjoyed myself, the atmosphere, and the other volunteers. Will definitely help out again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was really fun and rewarding thank you. I really liked seeing the smiles on everyones faces and bonding with other volunteers.

The staff were very friendly an helpful also. Thanks!!

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