Category Archives: Our Perspective

  1. Restorative Practices – Focusing on Relationships & Community

    “Restorative justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offense and to collectively identify and address harms, needs, and obligations, in order to heal and put things as right as possible.” –Howard Zehr During the course of a young person working to achieve independence at…

  2. #40toNoneDay Addresses Disproportionate # of LGBT Homeless Youth

    It’s a statistic that may shock you, but that doesn’t make it any less true: approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), while about 7% of the general youth population does the same. The discrepancy is outrageous, and it’s impossible to ignore. On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Larkin…

  3. Watch Larkin Street’s Newest Agency Video

    Have you seen our latest agency video? This video tells the stories of four of our clients, and how with the support of Larkin Street they’ve changed their lives and gotten on the path to self-sufficiency. Thanks to Storytellers for Good for producing the video.

  4. LARKIN STREET JOINS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

    America is in the midst of an unprecedented homelessness crisis; over 2.5M youth are affected every year, and they’re the fastest growing demographic. Only 17% of America’s millions of homeless youth are ‘visible’. While many people view homelessness as panhandling, begging, and sleeping on the street – in fact, the vast majority of those experiencing…

  5. Policy and Advocacy Update – January 2015

    Looking to the Year Ahead Year End Wrap-Up As the year came to an end the so-called CRomnibus bill was passed which kept the government running and set funding levels for social programs for the remainder of the federal fiscal year.  While the Homeless Assistance Grants programs received an increase in funding of $30 million,…

  6. Guest Blogger: Jeff Foote “There is success everywhere I look.”

    Larkin Street relies on hundreds of volunteers every year to keep our programs running and to help us create safe, welcoming spaces for our youth. In the spirit of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we’ve asked Jeff Foote to share his thoughts about the volunteer experience at Larkin Street. Jeff, who volunteers as a tutor at our…

  7. Guest Blogger: Cosgrove Norstadt “I’m a volunteer and proud of it.”

    Larkin Street relies on hundreds of volunteers every year to keep our programs running and to help us create safe, welcoming spaces for our youth. In the spirit of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we’ve asked Cosgrove Norstadt, who has been volunteering for over two years at our Education & Employment Center, to share his thoughts about…

  8. Happy Birthday Larkin Street!

    This year’s Paving the Way Gala: “30 Years Giving Hope”, hosted March 14th, was a momentous occasion for Larkin Street. Not only did we raise a record-breaking $1 Million, we officially launched our thirtieth anniversary celebrations! As hard as it may be to believe, Larkin Street has been delivering critical services to homeless youth for…

  9. Bringing In Our Youth from the Cold: How Many Homeless Youth Is Too Many?

    There are an estimated 1,600 children and youth sleeping on the streets of San Francisco on any given night, and HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report estimates there are 46,924 unaccompanied homeless children and youth nationwide. While this Point-In-Time count offers a limited, and at times disputed, glimpse of the numbers of homeless youth on any given night, one…

  10. How Larkin Street is helping to fight HIV through prevention, testing and housing

    How Larkin Street is helping to fight HIV through prevention, testing and housing – KQED California Report, November 30, 2012