There's easily dozens of places to get models, and all of them have their ups and downs. As a general rule: getting started shooting is never easy, especially not models. There is no magic site/place/resource where you get quality models who are reliable and are capable of helping your portfolio....without some type of effort put forth. In reality: You'll spend most of your time looking for models, and very little actually shooting. The same goes for when you start working as a photographer: the majority of your time will be spent on marketing, networking, and looking for work...instead of actually shooting.
Now, that being said...off the top of my head some resources for models:
Friends, and Friends of Friends/referrals
modelmayhem knockoffs (Brokendollmodels, Onemodelplace, Purestorm, Musecube, etc etc)