To us, Twitter is more than an amazingly powerful communications platform – they’re also an amazing partner! Since 2012, when the company first engaged with us by donating two dozen MacBook Pro notebooks, Twitter has supported our programs through donations, volunteering and providing services and space. Today, we’re celebrating another generous gift from Twitter: a $50,000 grant for … Continue reading Twitter makes $50,000 gift to Larkin Street Academy
Larkin Street Youth Services started more than 30 years ago with a single drop-in center to address the issue of young people living on the streets.
Since then, we’ve expanded to offer a continuum of services that are necessary to help young people successfully transition into adulthood and have a permanent pathway out of homelessness.
In this video, California Assemblywoman Young Kim interviews our team and clients to learn more about how Larkin Street is ending youth homelessness:
Learn more about our programs and services here.
Our annual Winter Festival is one of our favorite events of the year, and this was no exception. More than 100 young people joined us for a sit-down dinner celebrating the winter holidays, followed by dessert, activities and gifts! We had a cookie-decorating station, music, and special guests Very Fairy Hair offering “fairy hair” makeovers including … Continue reading Photos from our annual Winter Festival – Dec 30, 2016
All are welcome to join us on Fri., Dec. 30 for our annual Winter Festival at Larkin Street headquarters! Young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, this event is for you: breakfast and lunch will be served, followed by gifts, crafts, live music and more! Larkin Street supporters: you’re welcome too! Join us as a … Continue reading Holiday events at Larkin Street: you’re invited!
We had a blast skating, sipping and snapping, all while raising funds for Larkin Street’s housing programs! The Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party on Dec. 8, 2016, got us all in the holiday spirit with hot toddies, tasty treats, and of course ice skating! The chilly weather just made it that much more … Continue reading Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party – Dec 8, 2016
No matter how we celebrate the holidays, we all share a desire for connection and community. For young people at-risk of homelessness, this time of year can be especially challenging. Nearly half have been physically abused by a caretaker, and many are also escaping sexual or emotional abuse. Larkin Street provides not only housing for … Continue reading Grateful for Community, Grateful for You
San Francisco’s homeless service providers are in agreement: Props J and K must pass to provide essential funding that addresses our homelessness crisis! Experts in the field, including our Executive Director Sherilyn Adams, submitted the following op-ed with our position: On July 1, San Francisco took a bold step toward ending chronic homelessness with the … Continue reading Vote Yes on J and K to address SF’s homelessness crisis
Mary Kate Bacalao, Larkin Street‘s Director of Public Funding, was featured in the San Francisco Examiner on behalf of the San Francisco Homeless Emergency Services Providers Association and Larkin Street this week. Her op-ed is posted here online, and we’ve included the full content below, too! Most importantly, please vote on Tuesday! We recommend a ‘no’ vote … Continue reading Vote No on Q: Larkin Street’s Mary Kate Bacalao op-ed in San Francisco Examiner