Safe Place for Youth

Safe Place for Youth’s mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.

Our program prioritizes low barriers for entry, harm-reduction, a trauma-informed approach, and the provision of a safe, supportive environment.  

Basic human needs are addressed through a “safe haven” atmosphere of hope and concern. SPY provides three core areas of service provision: Street Outreach, Drop-in Center, and Case Management.

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  • Safe Place for Youth Holiday 2014

    Hear directly from our clients what makes SPY special. Visit to contribute this year. Help us continue to serve our clients and help them move from the streets and into stability.

  • LA City Council Meeting

    Former client Mickey addresses members of the LA City Council in honor of Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness month in November.

  • Ray

    One of our clients talks about what SPY means to him...

  • Face 2 Face Preview

    Here is a little preview of the artwork being created through the Mirror, Mirror project.

  • SPY is one of the few Drop-In Centers that is pet friendly. We have a dog park for the animals outside, and provide pet food as well as occasional pet clinics through a local veterinarian. It is a little known fact that many homeless youth keep pets for security and companionship.

  • Safe Place for Youth Needs Your Help to Help Homeless Youth in Los Angeles