Posts by Larkin Street Communications

  1. Hate has no place here

    To our young people, staff and community, In the wake of the hateful people and ideas behind the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA this weekend, we would like to take this opportunity to re-affirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Larkin Street rejects the hatred, violence and ideology driving the…

  2. Photos from Larkin Street’s Annual Education Graduation – Aug. 4, 2017

    Congratulations to the Class of 2017! We celebrated all of our graduates from the past year at our Annual Education Graduation on Aug. 4, 2017. Amidst a crowd of friends, family, staff and supporters of Larkin Street, our young people received certificates and were recognized for their accomplishments over the past year. We’re so proud…

  3. New data on youth experiencing homelessness – 2017 PIT Count released

    On Fri, June 16, San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing released the 2017 San Francisco Point-in-Time (“PIT”) Count report. On one night in January, volunteers canvassed the City to count the number of people experiencing homelessness. The PIT Count attempts to capture anyone who is visibly homeless in San Francisco, both in shelters…

  4. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jeff Sheehy announce new investments for transitional age youth programs

    UPDATE: The San Francisco Chronicle just posted coverage of today’s meeting, and shared more background. Read more in the Chronicle‘s SF supervisor, mayor earmark more money for homeless youth   Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jeff Sheehy today announced $1.54 million in increased funding for services to support San Francisco’s youth, particularly those experiencing homelessness….

  5. We need your help! Support state funding for runaway and homeless youth

    Larkin Street has joined the National Network for Youth to encourage sustained funding and congressional support for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) and Education for Homeless Children and Youth Act (EHCY), and we need your help! We urge everyone who is concerned with the well-being of children, families, and youth to take the…

  6. Photos from the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards – May 24, 2017

    Our 12th annual CFO of the Year Awards was wonderful! More than 500 guests helped us recognize the Winners and Finalists for the 2017 CFO of the Year, including 2017 Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Robin L. Washington, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences, Inc. Robin delivered an exceptionally moving acceptance…

  7. Photos From The Second Annual Uncorked With Friends Of Larkin Street – April 27, 2017

    What a night! This year we gathered at Tank18 to eat, drink, and raise money for Larkin Street Youth Services. The Second Annual Uncorked with Friends of Larkin Street was a night of great wine and even better company, with a silent auction that kept us on our toes and an open bar that kept conversations flowing! The food was delicious,…

  8. To end homelessness, we must end youth homelessness

    We’re excited to share some wonderful coverage in the Chronicle and Examiner over the last week about Larkin Street’s work to advocate for more funding specifically for youth homelessness. While there has been much talk lately about addressing chronic homelessness in SF, Larkin Street’s position is that to end homelessness, we must end youth homelessness….

  9. Young people reaching their dreams at Larkin Street: Yesi

    Meet Yesi. Born in Ethiopia, she came to the U.S. to attend school, an impossibility in Ethiopia as the youngest child of a poor family. She was adopted by a foster family, but then kicked out for participating in a LGBTQ pride parade. With few friends and no family nearby, Yesi was suddenly homeless. After…

  10. #40toNoneDay #Unselfie Photo Booth

    Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), yet LGBT young people make up less than 7% of the general youth population. While identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason, there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness. The True Colors Fund is working to reduce…