Category Archives: Our Perspective

  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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

  7. Larkin Street Panel: Innovation and outcomes in HIV care – June 12, 2013

    Larkin Street Youth Services hosted Innovation in HIV Care for Youth & Young Adults: What’s New in HIV Care and Outcomes, a panel discussion and tour of Larkin Street Youth Services’ HIV services facility on Monday, July 10, 2013.  The panel experts discussed the latest national, regional and local trends as well as important advancements…

  8. White House Honors Sherilyn Adams as Champion of Change – July 11, 2012

    White House Honors Sherilyn Adams as Champion of Change  – July 11, 2012

  9. A message of Hope from Jeremy Affeldt, SF Giants Pitcher

    Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants Pitcher, talks about hope and how Larkin Street Youth Services instills hope in the over 3,100 homeless, at-risk and runway youth we serve each year.

  10. Building Community During the Holidays

    Building Community During the Holidays – Fostering Media Connections, December 21, 2011