Our Friends Place

Our Friends Place Our Friends Place is a 501c3 nonprofit in North Texas, helping young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness through our Transitional Living Center (TLC) program and our SOAR to Success prevention program.

Our Friends Place opened the doors of its first home in 1987 to address a gap in services available to young women in Dallas who were experiencing abuse and neglect and came from generations of poverty and generations of homelessness. Today, Our Friends Place has two homes to deliver an award-winning Transitional Living Center (TLC) program and delivers an innovative homeless prevention program at

Our Friends Place opened the doors of its first home in 1987 to address a gap in services available to young women in Dallas who were experiencing abuse and neglect and came from generations of poverty and generations of homelessness. Today, Our Friends Place has two homes to deliver an award-winning Transitional Living Center (TLC) program and delivers an innovative homeless prevention program at

Operating as usual

12/28/2021
Watch Perla's Message

Our Friends Place alums tell their stories best in their own words. Watch messages from Perla, Autumn, Breasia and more at ourfriendsplace.org/videos

Dear Friends, Each holiday season gives us the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the young women we work ...
12/26/2021

Dear Friends,
Each holiday season gives us the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the young women we work with each day. Your support made this incredibly difficult year a successful one!

You helped us navigate a winter storm like no other, helped us find a place for our young women to stay warm, and helped us complete reconstruction on our Transitional Living Centers to welcome more young women needing a home.

You also helped us reach an important milestone... over 1,000 served through our residential and non-residential programs!

We would like to personally thank you as a staff for making our work possible.

Happy holidays from the staff at Our Friends Place ❤️

This December, we're celebrating our 34th Anniversary of helping young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect...
12/22/2021

This December, we're celebrating our 34th Anniversary of helping young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. Thanks to everyone who joined us earlier this month to celebrate! Our Friends Place is possible because of friends like you.

📷 The Mamones LLC
📍 Saint Rocco's at Trinity Groves

#BeAFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Photos from Our Friends Place's post
12/22/2021

Photos from Our Friends Place's post

At Our Friends Place, young women are empowered with skills for stability, self-reliance, and independence. Give a gift ...
12/20/2021

At Our Friends Place, young women are empowered with skills for stability, self-reliance, and independence. Give a gift that change lives: ourfriendsplace.org/donatenow

#BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

At Our Friends Place, young women are empowered with skills for stability, self-reliance, and independence. Give a gift that change lives: ourfriendsplace.org/donatenow

#BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Our residents had so much fun at their holiday party with their @jldallas life skills coaches—who finally got to meet in...
12/18/2021

Our residents had so much fun at their holiday party with their @jldallas life skills coaches—who finally got to meet in person after bonding over Zoom meetings!

#BeaFriendChangeaLife ourfriendsplace.org

Volunteer with us! Our Friends Place needs help on Monday, Dec. 20th to wrap presents for the young women in our Transit...
12/17/2021
Volunteer — Our Friends Place

Volunteer with us! Our Friends Place needs help on Monday, Dec. 20th to wrap presents for the young women in our Transitional Living Centers 🎁
Sign up: ourfriendsplace.org/volunteer

#BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Volunteers are instrumental in serving our mission of changing the lives of young women. We offer several opportunities to share your time and talents with Our Friends Place. Stay tuned for upcoming OFP volunteer opportunities. 

At Our Friends Place, young women learn to THRIVE, not just survive. Give the gift of changing lives this holiday season...
12/16/2021

At Our Friends Place, young women learn to THRIVE, not just survive. Give the gift of changing lives this holiday season at ourfriendsplace.org/donatenow
❤️ Thank you!

#beafriendchangealife
#ourfriendsplace

At Our Friends Place, young women learn to THRIVE, not just survive. Give the gift of changing lives this holiday season at ourfriendsplace.org/donatenow
❤️ Thank you!

#beafriendchangealife
#ourfriendsplace

BIG thank you to our community partners donating presents to our young women for the holidays! We are still looking for ...
12/15/2021

BIG thank you to our community partners donating presents to our young women for the holidays!

We are still looking for volunteers to help us wrap these presents before they go under the tree 🎄sign up for a shift Thursday-Monday: ourfriendsplace.org/volunteer 🎄

#beafriendchangealife #ourfriendsplace

Give the gift of changing lives 🎁 Our Friends Place relies entirely on donations from friends like YOU to help young wom...
12/14/2021

Give the gift of changing lives 🎁 Our Friends Place relies entirely on donations from friends like YOU to help young women like Morgan break cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. Your gifts make a difference!

Give: ourfriendsplace.org/donatenow

#beafriendchangealife #ourfriendsplace

Give the gift of changing lives 🎁 Our Friends Place relies entirely on donations from friends like YOU to help young women like Morgan break cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. Your gifts make a difference!

Give: ourfriendsplace.org/donatenow

#beafriendchangealife #ourfriendsplace

We need your help! Sign up for outdoor holiday decorating THIS Saturday, 12/11/21 at our Transitional Living Centers. Th...
12/07/2021
Volunteer — Our Friends Place

We need your help! Sign up for outdoor holiday decorating THIS Saturday, 12/11/21 at our Transitional Living Centers. The time you spend will light our young women’s home for the holidays 🏠✨

#BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace #volunteer

Volunteers are instrumental in serving our mission of changing the lives of young women. We offer several opportunities to share your time and talents with Our Friends Place. Stay tuned for upcoming OFP volunteer opportunities. 

Thank you for including Our Friends Place in your #AmazonSmile shopping. We're already getting deliveries for our young ...
12/01/2021

Thank you for including Our Friends Place in your #AmazonSmile shopping. We're already getting deliveries for our young women's wish list!

Now, we need help wrapping these gifts for the holidays. Please sign up for a volunteer shift and bring friends with you! Visit ourfriendsplace.org/volunteer for various times Thursday, 12/16/21 - Monday, 12/20/21

#BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Thank you for including Our Friends Place in your #AmazonSmile shopping. We're already getting deliveries for our young women's wish list!

Now, we need help wrapping these gifts for the holidays. Please sign up for a volunteer shift and bring friends with you! Visit ourfriendsplace.org/volunteer for various times Thursday, 12/16/21 - Monday, 12/20/21

#BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Please give a gift of hope for #GivingTuesday today. Your gift to Our Friends Place helps young women build brighter fut...
11/30/2021

Please give a gift of hope for #GivingTuesday today. Your gift to Our Friends Place helps young women build brighter futures. ourfriendsplace.org/donatenow

Our team has been working with one 17-year-old young woman who is worried her parents planned to kick her out after graduating high school this December…

She and our #SOARtoSuccess staff have spent time together to create a safety plan if this happens. After one of their meetings, she texted “It makes me feel better to have these options just in case. Thank you so much.”

Your gift supports over 1,000 youth and adult allies with stories like this young woman. Thank you for #giving! ❤️

#beafriendchangealife #ourfriendsplace

Our Friends Place is thankful to have friends like YOU!As Our Friends Place nears our 34th anniversary this December, we...
11/25/2021

Our Friends Place is thankful to have friends like YOU!

As Our Friends Place nears our 34th anniversary this December, we are so grateful for your support to continue helping young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season! #thankyou

#BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Our Friends Place is thankful to have friends like YOU!

As Our Friends Place nears our 34th anniversary this December, we are so grateful for your support to continue helping young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season! #thankyou

#BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Thank you so much to Chi Omega Christmas Market for all your hard work putting together such a phenomenal event and cont...
11/18/2021

Thank you so much to Chi Omega Christmas Market for all your hard work putting together such a phenomenal event and continuously supporting Our Friends Place! We could not support young women without you!

Please make sure you grab tickets for the Chi Omega Christmas Market.
https://cocmtickets.eventbrite.com/

Thank you so much to Chi Omega Christmas Market for all your hard work putting together such a phenomenal event and continuously supporting Our Friends Place! We could not support young women without you!

Please make sure you grab tickets for the Chi Omega Christmas Market.
https://cocmtickets.eventbrite.com/

Please support Our Friends Place and the 2021 Chi Omega Christmas Market Nov. 17-20 by purchasing tickets for you and yo...
11/16/2021

Please support Our Friends Place and the 2021 Chi Omega Christmas Market Nov. 17-20 by purchasing tickets for you and your friends!

https://cocmtickets.eventbrite.com/

#chiomegaxmas

Please support Our Friends Place and the 2021 Chi Omega Christmas Market Nov. 17-20 by purchasing tickets for you and your friends!

https://cocmtickets.eventbrite.com/

#chiomegaxmas

Our Inaugural Conference: Reframing Youth Homelessness, is starting on Monday Nov. 8! Make sure to grab tickets for you ...
11/05/2021

Our Inaugural Conference: Reframing Youth Homelessness, is starting on Monday Nov. 8! Make sure to grab tickets for you and your friends with this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-friends-place-inaugural-conference-reframing-youth-homelessness-tickets-184939658497

Our Inaugural Conference: Reframing Youth Homelessness, is starting on Monday Nov. 8! Make sure to grab tickets for you and your friends with this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-friends-place-inaugural-conference-reframing-youth-homelessness-tickets-184939658497

Please join Our Friends Place Nov. 8-11 for our Inaugural Conference: Reframing Youth Homelessness, to gain knowledge fo...
11/04/2021

Please join Our Friends Place Nov. 8-11 for our Inaugural Conference: Reframing Youth Homelessness, to gain knowledge for supporting youth experiencing homelessness.

We are so excited for our 4 daily sessions and you can purchase tickets using the QR code in the flyer or this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-friends-place-inaugural-conference-reframing-youth-homelessness-tickets-184939658497

Please join Our Friends Place Nov. 8-11 for our Inaugural Conference: Reframing Youth Homelessness, to gain knowledge for supporting youth experiencing homelessness.

We are so excited for our 4 daily sessions and you can purchase tickets using the QR code in the flyer or this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-friends-place-inaugural-conference-reframing-youth-homelessness-tickets-184939658497

Thank you so much to the Dessert First - Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas, Inc. for generously donating home ess...
11/01/2021

Thank you so much to the Dessert First - Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas, Inc. for generously donating home essentials and helping to refresh the common room and one of the apartments in our transitional living center, after being damaged in the 2021 Texas winter storm.

Your thoughtful gifts and amazing support will have an impact on every young woman welcomed to Our Friends Place. You make Our Friends Place possible! #thankyou #BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

We've been chosen as a #ChiOmegaXMas 2021 beneficiary and we are so excited! Support Our Friends Place by supporting thi...
10/27/2021
Chi Omega Christmas Market

We've been chosen as a #ChiOmegaXMas 2021 beneficiary and we are so excited! Support Our Friends Place by supporting this year's Christmas Market Nov. 17-20 at Fair Park. Thank you!

Att'n: MERCHANTS - thank you for your interest in the 2021 Christmas Market. Use this link to submit your application now:

Photos from Zonta Club of Dallas's post
10/15/2021

Photos from Zonta Club of Dallas's post

We’re so excited to be included in the #JLDallas Centennial exhibit at the @statefairoftx! Please visit the exhibit and ...
10/13/2021

We’re so excited to be included in the #JLDallas Centennial exhibit at the @statefairoftx! Please visit the exhibit and tag @ourfriendsplace to let us know what you think!
#bigtex #beafriendchangealife #ourfriendsplace

We’re so excited to be included in the #JLDallas Centennial exhibit at the @statefairoftx! Please visit the exhibit and tag @ourfriendsplace to let us know what you think!
#bigtex #beafriendchangealife #ourfriendsplace

We’re so excited to be included in the #JLDallas Centennial exhibit at the State Fair of Texas! Our Friends Place was fo...
10/09/2021

We’re so excited to be included in the #JLDallas Centennial exhibit at the State Fair of Texas! Our Friends Place was founded by Susybelle Lyons Gosslee when she saw a need to address the gap in services for girls & young women in Dallas during her time as a JLD volunteer. Please visit the exhibit and tag @ourfriendsplace to let us know what you think!
#bigtex #BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

We’re so excited to be included in the #JLDallas Centennial exhibit at the State Fair of Texas! Our Friends Place was founded by Susybelle Lyons Gosslee when she saw a need to address the gap in services for girls & young women in Dallas during her time as a JLD volunteer. Please visit the exhibit and tag @ourfriendsplace to let us know what you think!
#bigtex #BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Thank you so much to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Mu Omega Chapter for donating toiletries and home ess...
10/08/2021

Thank you so much to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Mu Omega Chapter for donating toiletries and home essentials for our young women! Your gifts will have an impact on every young woman welcomed to Our Friends Place this year. You make Our Friends Place possible. #thankyou #BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace

Our Friends Place has already exceeded our number of clients served last year! From January to December 2020, we served ...
10/06/2021

Our Friends Place has already exceeded our number of clients served last year!

From January to December 2020, we served 756 clients through our transitional living and SOAR to Success programs. Starting January 2021, Our Friends Place has served 756 clients (and counting) by this September!

Thank you for helping Our Friends Place grow to help more young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness.

#BeAFriendChangeALife #ourfriendsplace

Our Friends Place has already exceeded our number of clients served last year!

From January to December 2020, we served 756 clients through our transitional living and SOAR to Success programs. Starting January 2021, Our Friends Place has served 756 clients (and counting) by this September!

Thank you for helping Our Friends Place grow to help more young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness.

#BeAFriendChangeALife #ourfriendsplace

09/28/2021
Photos from Our Friends Place's post
09/25/2021

Photos from Our Friends Place's post

09/25/2021

Thank you for your gift to Our Friends Place to help us celebrate another successful #NTxGivingDay! Including $40,000 in matching funds from The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, our goal was to raise a grand total of $80,000 to meet the increased number of youth and adult allies Our Friends Place is serving this year.

We're excited to announce yesterday's tally was $92,677!

Thanks to you, Our Friends Place is able to support more young women with housing, case management, and opportunities to break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. #BeaFriendChangeaLife #ourfriendsplace #thankyou

Address

6500 Greenville Avenue, Suite 620
Dallas, TX
75206

General information

Our Friends Place is supported through charitable gifts from individuals, foundations, corporation, community and religious organizations. We also have special events to support awareness and raise funds for the young women who call Our Friends Place home. The nonresidential SOAR to Success outreach curriculum teaches young women weekly life skills through high school, community college, and local nonprofit programs. The SOAR to Success program focuses on building knowledge of personal Strengths, Opportunities available to the young women, building Allies and resources, and developing Resiliency.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(214) 520-6268

Products

SOAR to Success prevention program for at-risk youth ages 12-24: The nonresidential SOAR to Success mentoring curriculum teaches young women weekly life skills through high school, community college and local resource programs.

Transitional Living Center (TLC) program for homeless young women ages 18-24: Residents in the Transitional Living Center program must enroll in educational or vocational classes, be employed, pay a portion of earnings toward rent and savings, as well as attend weekly life skills programming.

OFP Alumni Group: Alumni from Our Friends Place's 30 years of programs meet regularly at our office. Alumni offer unique guidance for current clients because they can relate to our young women like no one else can. Alumni also meet to catch up, learn from their own advanced life-skill lessons, and plan their next group outing together.

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Mission

Our Friends Place is dedicated to helping young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness through empowering self-reliance and independence.

History

Our Friends Place opened the doors of our first home in 1987 to address a gap in services available to young women in Dallas who were experiencing abuse and neglect and came from generations of poverty and generations of homelessness.

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I saw Libby's & Nicole's presentation on "The Impact of SES on Adolescents" at #2020TNOYS conference. Incredibly informative and engaging. Thank you for all you do to serve youth.
Our Friends Place is the recipient of the First Sunday offering at First Unitarian Church of Dallas this Sunday -- each month we give away the plate to a local organization whose work reflects our own principles -- honoring the worth and dignity of every individual. I'm excited to be the connecting link for these two great organizations. #ourfriendsplace