Posts by Larkin Street Communications

  1. Video: Warriors’ Kevin Durant brings holiday gifts to Larkin Street

    We were thrilled to host a special guest today: the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant! He came to visit one of our transitional housing programs and hand out gifts. Huge thanks to our friends at Alaska Airlines for introducing us to KD and making this day happen! Here is a video of the visit thanks to…

  2. #InvisibleNoMore: New video on young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco

    Young people experiencing homelessness are often invisible to the world. In order to survive, they find ways to blend in, hiding in plain sight. Our new video, #InvisibleNoMore, brings to light the resiliency of young people and the extremes they face to ensure they have enough to eat, a place to sleep and some level of…

  3. Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 8th Annual Ice Skating Party – Dec. 6, 2017

    Thank you for joining us for the 8th Annual Friends of Larkin Street Ice Skating Party! We had a great time last week, and hope you did too! Your contributions go towards providing housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness support to help young people get off the street for good. A huge…

  4. In Memory of Mayor Edwin M. Lee

    We were shocked and saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of San Francisco’s Mayor, Edwin M. Lee. A dedicated public servant, he embodied the values of San Francisco throughout his more than 30 years of service. For those of us at Larkin Street, his leadership on issues of homelessness and its impact on individuals,…

  5. GROUNDBREAKING STUDY: One in Ten Young Adults Experience Homelessness During One Year

    As the U.S. grapples with youth homelessness, a Chapin Hall study reveals new insights into a hidden and underserved population.   The groundbreaking study released today by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago reveals one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between…

  6. A message to our community in response to the wildfires

    Dear Friends, On any one day, week or month there are certainly tragic events in our lives. But it seems over the past few weeks there’s been a disproportionate number, with the catastrophic fires in the North Bay, the Las Vegas shootings, numerous hurricanes in the U.S. and Caribbean, and earthquakes in Mexico. On top of…

  7. California Senate/Assembly Joint Hearing on Youth Homelessness – Oct. 10, 2017

    On Tues., Oct. 10, California State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Blanca Rubio held a joint informational hearing at the Los Angeles LGBT Center to discuss the causes of homelessness among youth and young adults and the need for solutions, including funding, to get young people off the streets. Members of the California Coalition for Youth…

  8. Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant’s mother, speaks at Larkin Street

    We want to sincerely thank Wanda Johnson for visiting Larkin Street today to share her experiences and a message of hope with our staff and young people, as we grapple with the disproportionate number of deaths among young black men at the hands of police officers. Wanda’s son, Oscar Grant III, was 22 when he was fatally shot…

  9. UCSF, UC-Berkeley, and Larkin Street Selected for National Program to Build Health Equity

    With an ability to design research to meet urgent community needs—and to directly apply that research to create change—researchers and community leaders are powerful partners for impacting community health needs. Dr. Colette Auerswald from UC-Berkeley, Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot from UCSF, and our own Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director of Larkin Street Youth Services, are among 15…

  10. Request for Proposal (RFP) for evaluation of programs at Larkin Street Youth Services

    Larkin Street Youth Services seeks an evaluator for a formative evaluation of Larkin Street’s transitional housing programs. More specifically, we are seeking a consultant to assess whether and to what extent these programs have met their goals, understand why and provide recommendations for improvements. The primary audience for the evaluation is Larkin Street’s management team,…