Posts by Larkin Street Communications

  1. 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…

  2. Among major cities, SF has highest percentage of unsheltered homeless youth

    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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. College Readiness Programs Lead to Success for San Francisco Homeless Youth

    Adventure awaits for the latest cohort of Larkin Street’s college readiness program, Bridge Academy.  The graduates were celebrated with a ceremony in our Engagement and Community Center at 134 Golden Gate.  Check out an excerpt from the article: “One of the programs within the Larkin Street Academy is the Bridge Academy, a 10-week college readiness…

  9. Larkin Street is Honored as a Citi Foundation Community Progress Maker

    The Community Progress Maker Fund is a two-year initiative of the Citi Foundation to support high-impact community organizations driving transformative local solutions to complex problems. Larkin Street is among forty organizations in six US cities to receive a $500,000 grant over the next two years to support their work to combat youth homelessness. The initiative…

  10. YouthForce, a Holistic Approach to Workforce Development

    Recent years have seen growth in Larkin Street’s YouthForce program, from a single crew supported by two counselors to three crews supported by four counselors and a lead counselor providing services to three neighborhoods: the Haight, the Castro, and the Tenderloin. Youth participating in the program are welcomed into a supportive employment team to take…