My Friend’s Place has created a virtual gala model to replace their annual “Ending Youth Homelessness” gala, which was cancelled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the importance of keeping all in our community safe and healthy during this especially trying time, this year’s virtual event, “My Friend’s Place Summer Festival,” will expand the reach of a single in-person event, into a multi-day series of online events. The festival kicks off on Sunday, August 9, 2020, with “Standing Together: A Virtual Concert” benefiting youth experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. The festival will close with “A Night United,” hosted by “Grey’s Anatomy” star and My Friend’s Place champion, Giacomo Gianniotti, on Thursday, August 13th. Tickets and more information for the My Friend’s Place Summer Festival are available now on the organization’s website, myfriendsplace.org.
Since its inception in 1988, My Friend’s Place has assisted tens of thousands of youth experiencing homelessness between the ages 12 and 25 discover a path to wellness, self-sufficiency and a permanent exit from homelessness.