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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  • Storage Unit Fire

    As you may have heard, our storage unit was part of the large fire a couple weeks ago in Venice where eight firefighters were injured fighting the blaze. Thanks so much to all first responders! We lost a huge supply of new underwear, socks, and warm winter clothing that the homeless youth desperately rely on as the winter months approach. Please contact us at if you are able to donate any gently used winter clothing, or new underwear or socks. Our most needed items during the winter months include warm blankets and sleeping bags. Any funds donated will go directly to serving homeless youth on the Westside of LA. Please use the Donate button at the bottom of the page to donate funds.

  • 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