Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. 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…

  2. 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….

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. A final step towards independence: Pathways

    Finding an apartment in the Bay Area is a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now, imagine facing that process without credit history, a down payment or help moving from friends and family. Given that’s the situation of many young people who’ve experienced homelessness, we launched Pathways, a new program that provides rental subsidies, furniture,…

  6. Relay Run Raises Epic Funds for Larkin Street

    Thanks to teams from PwC and ClearSlide, runners in the Ragnar Relay contributed more than $20,000 to Larkin Street! Members of the team raise funds directly from friends and family, as well as through a match from PwC, and their combined donations were extremely impressive! We’re so proud of these individuals, not only for getting…

  7. A Message from Sherilyn, Spring 2017

    Dear Friends, Spring is a time of anticipation: from warmer weather to upcoming graduations. This year, we’re also anticipating significant social, economic and political changes. Many of you have asked recently how the President’s proposed discretionary budget will affect our work. The truth is, we don’t know yet. For example, Congress typically makes changes to…

  8. Double your impact – donate to our Growth Campaign today!

    When Larkin Street launched our $10 million Growth Campaign, we promised to give young people experiencing homelessness more opportunity to achieve a permanent pathway off the streets. This Campaign is part of a strategic shift in our work with young people. More than ever, Larkin Street aims not just to interrupt homelessness, but to end…

  9. Join us! Corporate Leadership Breakfast, Thurs., April 6

    “Technology, Innovation, and Ending Homelessness” benefiting Larkin Street Youth Services Thursday, April 6, 2017 The City Club: 155 Sansome St., 11th Floor 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. – Coffee and Networking 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – Buffet Breakfast and Program A panel discussion featuring: Jeff Kositsky  Director, San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Jay…

  10. Larkin Street’s 2016 Annual Report

      We’re proud to share our 2016 Annual Report, detailing our expenses, revenue and programs for the past fiscal year. Click here to view and download Larkin Street’s 2016 Annual Report   Here, we’re including the full text of the letter from our Executive Director, Sherilyn Adams, and Board Chair, Laura Powell, with their update…