Posts by Larkin Street Communications

  1. Photos from our annual Winter Festival – Dec 30, 2016

    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…

  2. Holiday events at Larkin Street: you’re invited!

    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…

  3. In Data-Driven San Francisco, Why Isn’t The Homeless Count More Accurate? – Hoodline SF

    As hundreds of volunteers prepare to take part in San Francisco’s 2017 Point-In-Time Homeless Count and Survey, many wonder why there aren’t more accurate ways to produce this data.  Check out a short excerpt from an article on the count by Hoodline: “The count serves as the primary source of data on homeless persons in…

  4. Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party – Dec 8, 2016

    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…

  5. Among major cities, SF has highest percentage of unsheltered homeless youth – SF Examiner

    Thank you to the San Francisco Examiner for bringing awareness to the issue of unsheltered homeless youth in San Francisco.  Here is a short excerpt from the article: “That glaring fact about a segment of the homeless population some call “invisible” comes as The City is considering new efforts to reduce the number of homeless…

  6. Grateful for Community, Grateful for You

    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…

  7. Vote Yes on J and K to address SF’s homelessness crisis

    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…

  8. Vote No on Q: Larkin Street’s Mary Kate Bacalao op-ed in San Francisco Examiner

    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…

  9. Photos from the 7th Annual Larkin Street Golf Tournament, October 24, 2016

    We’re calling it “Lucky Number Seven” because our 7th Annual Golf Tournament was just so amazing! Despite foreboding weather, more than 100 supporters came out to Lake Merced Golf Club for a day of games and good vibes to raise funds for Larkin Street Youth Services. After an afternoon on the course, we moseyed into…

  10. Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Ice Skating Party

    Join the Friends of Larkin Street for our 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party on Thursday, December 8th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm @ Justin Herman Plaza (right on the Embarcadero!) We’ll have snacks, holiday games, and skate rentals ready to go so you can join us on the ice rink! Beer will be provided, but if…