The Importance of Cultural Experiences for Homeless Youth

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

SLP kids at Columbia Museum of Art

The arts should be a part of every child’s life–and, therefore, part of every homeless child’s life as well. But homeless and poor parents, who are struggling with the demands of their everyday lives, are hard-pressed to provide culturally-enriching activities for their children. And yet, these children need such experiences as much as other children do to complete their education.

What a Home Means to Me

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

kids at teaHome

These poems were written by the children of St. Lawrence Place. While they are different in many ways- they have at least two things in common: they have lost a home and they have found another here.  Below is a sample of the poetry the children created. READ MORE

2013 Angel’s Tea – HUGE Success!

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

teaWhat could have been a horrible situation (delayed set up of the auction and seating tables due to a funeral in Saterlee Hall on Thursday) brought together the Board, SLP staff, volunteers, friends and family to make this Angel’s Tea the largest to date. READ MORE

Want to Be An “Angel” for St. Lawrence Place?

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

On Friday, April 19th from 11 AM- 1 PM, St. Lawrence Place will host our 7th Annual Angel’s Tea & Silent Auction at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.  This event is seriously fun!


Kids Create: Science & Music Fun!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

For over 6 years now, USC Masters Level Science students have been coming to St. Lawrence Place to provide an after school science program called Science Quest.  This inquiry-based program incorporates hands-on experiments to get the kids excited about Science!

Communities in Harmony, a musical group of volunteers from USC, visits twice monthly to teach the kids about music and instruments.

The first session of the semester took place back in February.  Here’s a clip of the kids coloring and personalizing their “experiment aprons” and one of the kids and the Communities in Harmony mentors playing with their newly-created music shakers.

This post is part of an on-going series of St. Lawrence Place kid-created and kid-focused content, published every Thursday.

Success Story: From Homeless to Happy

Posted by: Ashley Harp

A lot of times we go through things in life so that we may use our story as a testimony for someone else in need. As I interview potential clients, a good bit of them tell me that they would like to give back and share their story with others who are in the same situation as they are. READ MORE