Ending Youth Homelessness

Tonight, more than 1,300 young people will find themselves on the streets of San Francisco through no fault of their own.

Tomorrow must be different—our collective future depends on it.

Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives. We provide housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness supports to help these young people get off the street for good.

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For Young People

Do you need a safe place to sleep, a warm meal, or help with school or job resources? The team at Larkin Street is here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Why help homeless youth?

Young people experiencing homelessness are not hopeless. They are resilient and achieve great things – like living-wage jobs, college success and stable housing – when they have the support and guidance needed to reach their full potential.

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What We Believe

We believe that every young person deserves the same things we want for ourselves and our children: a stable home, happiness, health and meaningful work.

That’s why we provide more than just a bed for young people experiencing homelessness. We offer comprehensive services, from emergency shelter to supportive housing, to healthcare, education and employment, that help young people build a foundation for lifelong well-being.

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You Can Help

Our community is integral to our work to end youth homelessness. From volunteering, to sponsoring events, to donating, individuals and partner groups enable us to provide services at a higher level and to spend efficiently – a full 80% of funds we receive go directly toward our programs.

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