A Place Called Home

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Sports & Recreation


2830 South Central AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90011 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

At A Place Called Home, our mission is to inspire, encourage, and support the young people in South Los Angeles to achieve social, emotional, and economic success.


A Place Called Home first swung open its doors in 1993 - a year after the LA Unrest, amidst a crime epidemic that rendered the streets of South Central unsafe for its children of any age. APCH’s mission was simple, but wrought with challenges: to provide gang-affected youth of South Los Angeles with a safe haven away from the life-threatening dangers and temptations of the streets.

Since then, a dynamic, multi-service youth and community center has evolved and grown on the corner of South Central Ave and 29th Street. For 30 years, A Place Called Home has been serving South Central youth ages eight to mid-twenties and their families through education and arts programs, mental health counseling, mentorship, job readiness, college scholarships, civic engagement, and more. At our core, we are still a place where young people who face tremendous challenges can experience the safety, joy, and opportunity that should be a part of every childhood.


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by Mike R. (October 2, 2016)
A great non-profit is not just an organization based on good intentions and new ideas that are aimed to help its demographic. It's more than that; a great non-profit such as A Place Called Home is much more than just a foundation built from one persons dream to help the community. It stems from something much more than that; a passion deep down within, a passion that is driven by first-hand experience and a vision to WANT to see a change in the community APCH stands for. I have been volunteering at APCH for more than a year now and have spent hours and hours working with staff, members and other volunteers. Since I started volunteering at APCH, I was seeing change; positive change. Whether it was seeing members get served nutritious meals, members being taught general education or seeing the kids open up to staff and volunteers simply because they are there to support and listen. It really is good to see. Thank you APCH for doing your part!
by steve l. from Yosemite, CA (March 18, 2014)
I've been volunteering at APCH two days a week for the last few months, and I look forward to going every time. The people are easygoing and fun to work with, they care, and they work hard. I do wish there was a little bit more of an orientation for new people - we got a good tour of the campus before I started, but my first day of "work" felt like sink-or-swim. That said, it didn't take me long to feel comfortable and have fun helping out. APCH is pretty awesome.

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