Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. HUD awards SF $2.9 million grant to end youth homelessness

    We are thrilled to share the news that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded San Francisco $2.9 million through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. San Francisco is one of just ten cities selected nationwide! Many folks on the team here at Larkin Street, as well young people in our services, participated in…

  8. 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…

  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…