Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. Larkin Street and partners present on HIV prevention

    In partnership with the University of California San Francisco and the San Francisco Department of Public Health, we are working to address HIV prevention and the care needs of LGBTQ youth and youth of color in San Francisco. Eva Kersey, our manager of Health Interventions and HIV Prevention, worked with Adam Leonard, a nurse in the…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Help our young people have a happy holiday!

    More than 450 young people will spend the holidays with Larkin Street – staying in our emergency shelters, transitional living programs or accessing our drop-in centers.   Help make this season special by donating an item from the list below!     NEW: You Shop, Amazon Delivers! Now you don’t even have to leave home…

  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. New data on youth experiencing homelessness – 2017 PIT Count released

    On Fri, June 16, San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing released the 2017 San Francisco Point-in-Time (“PIT”) Count report. On one night in January, volunteers canvassed the City to count the number of people experiencing homelessness. The PIT Count attempts to capture anyone who is visibly homeless in San Francisco, both in shelters…

  8. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jeff Sheehy announce new investments for transitional age youth programs

    UPDATE: The San Francisco Chronicle just posted coverage of today’s meeting, and shared more background. Read more in the Chronicle‘s SF supervisor, mayor earmark more money for homeless youth   Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jeff Sheehy today announced $1.54 million in increased funding for services to support San Francisco’s youth, particularly those experiencing homelessness….

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…