Posts by Larkin Street Communications

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. Photos from Outward Bound City Skyline Challenge – Aug. 19, 2017

    Looking out over San Francisco from the roof of the 46th floor of the Hilton Union Square was a lovely experience – until we remembered we were about to go over the edge of the building, rappelling down 23 stories! Team Larkin Street would not be cowed by fear though – all five of our…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. A Hidden Population: Youth Homelessness Is on the Rise – Huffington Post

    Thanks to Stateline Magazine for their coverage on of youth homelessness throughout the nation. Many communities, including San Francisco, are now providing early interventions and services to end homelessness before it becomes long-term.  Here’s a short excerpt from the article featuring Larkin Street’s executive director: “Ultimately, the best approach to ending youth homelessness is to take…