A Place Called Home

By: Alexa Franks and T.J. Blanchard

What APCH does

APCH or A place called home helps the youth by giving the people that have been in a dark place before a safe and friendly environment. "Home" means so much to so many. It's a place where we feel safe...where we can be ourselves...where we can be with our friends, family, and loved ones. Most of all, home is where a community comes together. Home is where the heart is."

The Money Split

APCH Narrative of Ethan Smith

In the zip code of 90011 "the high school dropout rate is 50%." "Parents in the area say there kids have seen things that have never wanted them to see."" The average income for a family of four is $22,000." They have needles in allies and and drugs everywhere. " 90% of residents are impacted by violence." Ethan Smith is a APCH Alum. His mom raised 5 kids by herself since he never knew his dad. On Ethan's 13th birthday his brother was shot. His house was then raided at around 3 or 4 in the morning by police. He said it was a "wake up call." Then that's when he became involoved with APCH.