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Friends of Larkin Street Volunteer Gardening Project

After 90 hours of hard work with 18 volunteers, our Haight Street housing program has a beautiful new garden!  Friends of Larkin Street, our next-gen group of supporters, organized their first volunteer gardening event on Sat., April 1, and we’re so impressed with the result. Young people living at this facility can now enjoy and … Continue reading Friends of Larkin Street Volunteer Gardening Project

SF prepares to count its homeless, braces for cuts under Trump

In an effort to qualify the city for as much federal funding as possible, hundreds of volunteers will disperse throughout San Francisco to count the city’s homeless population.  Check out a short excerpt from the article: “For more than a decade, cities and counties have been estimating the number of homeless people the same way … Continue reading SF prepares to count its homeless, braces for cuts under Trump

In Data-Driven San Francisco, Why Isn’t The Homeless Count More Accurate?

As hundreds of volunteers prepare to take part in San Francisco’s 2017 Point-In-Time Homeless Count and Survey, many wonder why there aren’t more accurate ways to produce this data.  Check out a short excerpt from the article: “The count serves as the primary source of data on homeless persons in San Francisco. But its methodological … Continue reading In Data-Driven San Francisco, Why Isn’t The Homeless Count More Accurate?

Among major cities, SF has highest percentage of unsheltered homeless youth

Thank you to the San Francisco Examiner for bringing awareness to the issue of unsheltered homeless youth in San Francisco.  Here is a short excerpt from the article: “That glaring fact about a segment of the homeless population some call “invisible” comes as The City is considering new efforts to reduce the number of homeless … Continue reading Among major cities, SF has highest percentage of unsheltered homeless youth

College Readiness Programs Lead to Success for San Francisco Homeless Youth

Adventure awaits for the latest cohort of Larkin Street’s college readiness program, Bridge Academy.  The graduates were celebrated with a ceremony in our Engagement and Community Center at 134 Golden Gate.  Check out an excerpt from the article: “One of the programs within the Larkin Street Academy is the Bridge Academy, a 10-week college readiness … Continue reading College Readiness Programs Lead to Success for San Francisco Homeless Youth