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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, … Continue reading PHOTOS FROM THE SECOND ANNUAL UNCORKED WITH FRIENDS OF LARKIN STREET – APRIL 27, 2017

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 … Continue reading Young people reaching their dreams at Larkin Street: Yesi

#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 … Continue reading #40toNoneDay #Unselfie Photo Booth

Larkin Street staff/youth recognized at CCY Taking Action Conference

Please join us in congratulating Allie Cannington and Jayson Dowker, award winners from the California Coalition for Youth’s Taking Action Conference in Sacramento! CCY’s annual Taking Action Conference includes speakers, workshops and more, in order to build community, knowledge and connections between young people who have experienced homelessness, service providers and advocates from across the … Continue reading Larkin Street staff/youth recognized at CCY Taking Action Conference

The real experts on young peoples’ needs

Our staff members, while extremely knowledgeable and well-trained, are not the experts on the lives and needs of young people. Young people themselves are the experts. Our Youth Advisory Board is one way we bring young people’s voices directly into the decisions that affect them here at Larkin Street. As a leadership and advocacy program, … Continue reading The real experts on young peoples’ needs

A final step towards independence: Pathways

Finding an apartment in the Bay Area is a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now, imagine facing that process without credit history, a down payment or help moving from friends and family. Given that’s the situation of many young people who’ve experienced homelessness, we launched Pathways, a new program that provides rental subsidies, furniture, … Continue reading A final step towards independence: Pathways

Relay Run Raises Epic Funds for Larkin Street

Thanks to teams from PwC and ClearSlide, runners in the Ragnar Relay contributed more than $20,000 to Larkin Street! Members of the team raise funds directly from friends and family, as well as through a match from PwC, and their combined donations were extremely impressive! We’re so proud of these individuals, not only for getting … Continue reading Relay Run Raises Epic Funds for Larkin Street

A Message from Sherilyn, Spring 2017

Dear Friends, Spring is a time of anticipation: from warmer weather to upcoming graduations. This year, we’re also anticipating significant social, economic and political changes. Many of you have asked recently how the President’s proposed discretionary budget will affect our work. The truth is, we don’t know yet. For example, Congress typically makes changes to … Continue reading A Message from Sherilyn, Spring 2017