Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. #InvisibleNoMore: New video on young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco

    Young people experiencing homelessness are often invisible to the world. In order to survive, they find ways to blend in, hiding in plain sight. Our new video, #InvisibleNoMore, brings to light the resiliency of young people and the extremes they face to ensure they have enough to eat, a place to sleep and some level of…

  2. 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…

  3. Thanks to our sponsors for our new all-gender bathrooms!

    We would like to extend our gratitude to our partners in designing, building and funding our Engagement and Community Center’s new all-gender bathrooms. We replaced our original bathrooms in order to create a safe and accessible space for transgender youth, who are often over-represented among young people experiencing homelessness. The stalls and sinks are also…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Help our young people have a happy holiday – 2017 Holiday Gift Drive

      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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…